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ECMC Foundation is a national foundation working to improve postsecondary outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds. It is one of several affiliates under the ECMC Group enterprise based in Minneapolis, which together work to help students succeed.

ECMC Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The diversity of staff is critical to our success and we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Individuals who reflect the communities and student populations that ECMC Foundation prioritizes are encouraged to apply.


Current Openings

Associate Learning and Evaluation Officer

As part of the Learning and Evaluation Team, the Associate Learning and Evaluation Officer works to further the mission and vision of ECMC Foundation through applied research, facilitation and communication efforts to better understand the process and outcomes of our grant and investment making. This role will support the development and implementation of a wide range of evaluation and learning projects.

Apply for the Associate Learning and Evaluation Officer position here.

Learning and Evaluation Officer

The Learning and Evaluation Officer is part of our collaborative Learning and Evaluation team that participates in strategic discussions that identify the Foundation’s goals for prioritized initiatives, and how we can measure progress towards these intended goals. By partnering with Foundation staff, third-party learning partners and grantees, the individual in this role will have opportunities to turn data into compelling stories, articulating the value of our grantees’ efforts, the impact to the Foundation’s overarching goals and learnings for the postsecondary and philanthropic fields. 

Apply for the Learning and Evaluation Officer position here.

Program Officer

As key members of the program team, Program Officers ensure ECMC Foundation deploys nearly $65 million annually in grants and investments to support project-based and reform-oriented efforts aimed at advancing systemic change to improve postsecondary persistence and degree completion for students from underserved backgrounds. Guided by a strategic framework which was launched in 2022, Program Officers manage a portfolio of strategically responsive grants which positions the foundation to remain open to the changing needs and opportunities identified by the field and/or oversee an initiative which focuses resources on deeper engagements and sustained commitments to address specific challenges in postsecondary education. This position can be based in Los Angeles or Minneapolis.

Apply for the Program Officer position here.


ECMC Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, or current employment status.

ECMC Group is committed to ensuring our diverse, inclusive and equitable culture is built on a strong sense of belonging, where everyone feels seen, heard and encouraged to show up as their authentic self.

Our Mission

About ECMC Foundation

Our mission is to inspire and to facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation.

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