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A foundation program officer researches funding proposals and decides who receives grants from the foundation . In this position, you work with nonprofit organizations to get information about their charity projects and other forms of philanthropy.

Program officers are critical to a foundation or nonprofit organization as they oversee program development, seek grants and proposals, oversee budgets, and manage projects . They ensure the organization's activities and programs align with a foundation or nonprofit's goals and mission statement.

Primary responsibilities of the program officer position include:
  • With TRUU WITH THE ROBERTS managing director and team, contributing to grantmaking strategy implementation for the program.
  • Participating in funder and cross-sector collaboratives to achieve program objectives.
  • Contributing to the team’s development of criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of the portfolio and participate in the evaluation of the results.
  • With other team members, sharing collective responsibility for reaching annual investment and grant targets.
  • Obtaining, maintaining and sharing a high level of knowledge of the most effective strategies and current thinking in the education and social-change fields - what works, what are the most effective and/or innovative ways to support the work and how to implement strategies with partners.
  • Interacting with other education grantmakers, nonprofit leaders and public- and private-sector stakeholders active in postsecondary access and success to assess developments in the field and strategic points for philanthropic engagement.
  • Preparing, individually and with other team members, strategy papers, grant recommendations and other written materials for the foundation’s management and Board of Trustees.
  • Identifying grant possibilities that advance TRUU WITH THE ROBERTS strategies.
  • Evaluating ideas submitted via in-person meetings, phone calls, letters of inquiry and/or grant proposals.
  • Analyzing grantee reports and updates.
  • With other team members, exploring the use of social-investment tools - such as program-related investments - to achieve program objectives.



  • A minimum of five years of experience and senior leadership in relevant postsecondary or nonprofit education services fields is required.
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in the postsecondary access and success is required; a master’s degree and relevant credentialing preferred.
  • Grantmaking experience is preferred.
  • Experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies to affect change is required.
  • Experience in working collaboratively across the nonprofit, private and public sectors is required.


  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Effective time-management skills, with demonstrated ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to speak publicly and work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrated financial-analysis skills, including the ability to analyze audited financials, balance sheets and business plans of nonprofit organizations; facility with complex financial instruments desirable.
  • Excellent project-management skills and the ability to chart one’s own direction collaboratively.

Supporting the work of TRUU WITH THE ROBERTS

  • Ability to serve as an ambassador for the foundation externally, including the ability to undertake extensive (about 30 percent of time) domestic and, on occasion, international travel.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with several of the TRUU Program team’s grantmaking areas


  • Commitment to the foundation's vision and its five values (humanitarian, mental illness, homelessness, youth and cure for cancer), and the ability to demonstrate that commitment in daily interactions.
  • Commitment to low-income people and social justice.

2 Shifts

  • morning / 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
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Mission Statement

At TRUU WITH THE ROBERTS, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to positively impact vulnerable local communities. We deeply empathize with those affected by cancer, hunger, and poverty, and we are passionate about our role in improving their quality of life. We firmly believe that every person deserves access to basic necessities like food, housing, and healthcare. Our unwavering dedication to this vision drives us to instruct communities on sustainable resource management, creating a brighter future for all. With our combined efforts, we have the power to make a significant difference and inspire hope in those who need it most. We are honored to be a part of this meaningful work and look forward to continuing to serve our community in any way we can.


TRUU WITH THE ROBERTS vision is clear ambition: to help every cancer and homeless patient survive, and thrive. Our team is very passionate and has a personal connection to cancer & homelessness along with mental health deeply invested in our mission.

That is why TRUU is dedicated to funding the most cutting -edge research to find a cure, and feed hunger, and find different ways to deal with mental illness along with fighting with cancer and look for other revenues to hold accountable life-saving results. Because we all are in this together no one is left out.

We offer critical advice, support, and assistance to families engaged in this life-altering struggle. Together with our ever-expanding network of local divisions across the country, we offer essential programs and services designed to address the critical needs that families facing this dreaded diagnosis encounter every day.

If you have a child fighting, love one with cancer; homeless,mental disadvantages, if you have lost a child, or love one to cancer,homeless,mental disadvantages or if your child, love one is a survivor, then we are here for you, and we are committed to serving you and others like you in our nation-wide community until the day is left with life-long effects from this devastating disease.


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This opportunity has 2 shifts


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Market Research
  • Business Development
  • Donor Management
  • Resource Development / Management




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 20 hours a week
  • virtual

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