About ECMC Foundation
Our mission is to inspire and to facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation.Learn More
Based in Los Angeles, 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.
The primary administrator for the grants management system, the Manager, Grants Administration develops and makes recommendations related to the grantmaking process and for the efficient and effective implementation of the Foundation’s policies and procedures related to grants administration. This includes overseeing all aspects of the grants management system (Fluxx), to processing grant approvals, tracking payments related to grants and program-related investments, and training and supporting staff. A cross-functional team collaborator, the Manager, Grants Administration guides communication between program, finance, information technology and other staff to ensure Foundation grant administration activities are smoothly implemented.
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.
The Learning and Evaluation Officer is part of a collaborative team of talented individuals who will work to further the Foundation's efforts by providing actionable information that informs decision-making about the Foundation's strategy. Reporting to the Director, Learning and Evaluation, this role will participate in strategic discussions to identify goals for prioritized initiatives and how we measure progress towards these intended goals. By partnering with grantees, third-party learning partners, and Foundation staff, the individual in this role will have opportunities to turn data into compelling stories, articulating the value of our grantees' efforts, the impact on the Foundation's overarching goals, and the learnings for the postsecondary and philanthropic fields.
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.