The William Penn Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region through efforts that increase educational opportunities for children from low-income families, ensure a sustainable environment, foster creativity that enhances civic life, and advance philanthropy in the Philadelphia region. Since inception, the Foundation has made nearly 10,000 grants totaling over $1.6 billion. In 2015, the Foundation made grants totaling over $100 million and held assets of over $2.3 billion.
The Foundation’s three core priorities are to:
• Increase the number of children from low-income families in Philadelphia receiving a high-quality education.
• Ensure clean water by protecting the Delaware River watershed.
• Foster a vital and diverse cultural region by investing in the health and sustainability of arts and cultural organizations and in great public spaces.
The Foundation believes that strategic grantmaking in these areas is critical to the success of the region and seeks candidates who will operate with a sense of urgency and leadership in advancing this work.
The Program Operations Assistant role is responsible for providing a wide scope of administrative support to multiple and varying teams including the scheduling of meetings and travel, preparing documents for presentation and distribution, providing telephone coverage and guest reception, setup and cleanup of meetings, and other general administrative duties as assigned.