Program Officer, Education & Economic Mobility

Joyce’s Education & Economic Mobility program seeks a creative, collaborative, and outcomes-oriented policy expert to serve as program officer for Post-Secondary Success. This is an exciting opportunity for a thought leader in the post-secondary space to influence policies that have an impact on the lives of students of color and students from underserved communities in the Great Lakes region and across the country.

The program officer will work closely with policymakers, researchers, funders and advocates in the field to advance the program's goals. The ideal candidate will be deeply committed to the Foundation’s mission and understand the critical role that philanthropy plays in advancing social change.

About us

The Joyce Foundation is a private, nonpartisan philanthropy that invests in public policies and strategies to advance racial equity and economic mobility for the next generation in the Great Lakes region. Joyce supports policy research, development, and advocacy in six program areas: Culture, Democracy, Education & Economic Mobility, Environment, Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform, and Journalism. The Foundation, based in Chicago, focuses its grant making primarily in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, while also exploring promising, evidence-informed policy solutions nationally and at the federal level.

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$14.4 million for Chicago’s Cultural Treasures

Forty organizations that contribute to the history, culture, vibrancy, and identity of communities of color in greater Chicago will be receiving $14.4 million through the new Chicago's Cultural Treasures initiative.