March 8, 2019
Education and Nonprofit
Lumina Foundation is committed to the creation of an equitable, universal postsecondary learning system that is easy to navigate, delivers fair results, and meets the nation’s need for talent through a broad range of credentials; the goal is to prepare people for informed citizenship and for success in a global economy.
The Foundation believes that the postsecondary system must be redesigned to give all Americans—regardless of race, income, and other socioeconomic factors—the opportunities that postsecondary attainment provides. While some progress has been made since 2008, attainment rates for African-American, Hispanic, and American Indian students continue to lag behind those of whites and Asian-Americans. Lumina’s Equity Imperative reflects its commitment to equity across all learning and work contexts (with recognition that historic, persistent factors have created inequity) and excellence (credentials defined by learning and competencies rather than time; assurance of high-quality learning that aligns with 21st century workforce and industry needs; and an affordable system with incentives that encourage students and institutions to increase educational attainment and close achievement gaps).
Lumina Foundation employs a number of evidenced-based approaches in its investment and thought leadership work, including its role as convener and sponsor of networks and partnerships. The Foundation is focusing on five priorities for action—big ideas about how to ensure six of every 10 working-age Americans have meaningful and marketable credentials beyond a high school diploma by 2025:
Lumina Foundation has a passionate and committed staff of 55 and is among the nation’s top 100 private foundations, with an endowment in excess of $1 billion.
The Strategy Officer for Talent Investments conceptualizes and leads a comprehensive portfolio aimed at increasing the number of individuals that gain postsecondary credentials, and will specifically:
Analytical skills, with a strong ability to:
Project and budget management skills, able to:
Relationship & communications skills:
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
This Position Summary is only a summary of the typical job functions, not an exhaustive list of all possible responsibilities, and may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
Commensurate with experience