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Program Staff, Environment Portfolio

New York NY

The Robertson Foundation is a private, family-led foundation established in 1996 by Julian Robertson and his wife Josie. By taking a targeted yet creative approach to philanthropy, Mr. Robertson, the Chairman of Tiger Management LLC., and his family seek to have a positive social impact and create a legacy that reflects the family’s values. The Robertson Foundation looks to maximize the impact of its efforts and drive superior results by making large, transformative grants that leverage the Foundation`s resources beyond the immediate funds committed, thereby reorienting the thinking, policies, and approaches of governmental entities and other philanthropic initiatives.


Key Responsibilities:

• Manage multiple grants, working with external advisors and colleagues and reporting to senior leadership and/or the Environment Portfolio Lead;

• Assist with design and implementation of new strategies;

• Monitor and evaluate grant progress, budgets, and metrics through site visits and written reports;

• Prepare presentations and written materials for internal and external audiences;

• Draft and prepare written materials with quick turnaround including Power Point presentations, Excel spreadsheets, one-pagers, talking points or web content;

• Ensure team leaders are prepared for presentations, meetings, and other key activities;

• Assist on other projects as assigned.



We seek responses from a range of dedicated, curious individuals with outstanding analytic, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Qualifications include:

• Undergraduate degree, graduate degree preferred;

• At least 5 years relevant career experience;

• Deep knowledge of climate change, energy technology, and familiar with other environmental problems;

• Coursework in science or engineering, or work experience in these areas;

• Excellent writing and research skills;

• Outstanding analytical and critical thinking skills with an openness to contesting ideas and recommendations and flexibility to change course as needed;

• Ability to synthesize large quantities of information and distill into relevant analysis;

• Adaptability to a variety of work styles, from fast-paced to quiet and serious;

• Creative, proactive, and entrepreneurial mindset;

• Acute attention to detail;

• Strong understanding of quantitative research methods (e.g. ability to interpret statistical analyses, financial metrics, etc.); and

• Commitment to a collegial, team-oriented workplace.



Position is full-time; compensation includes salary and full benefits package.


To Apply

If interested, email or send a cover letter and resume to Ruth Brenner at or 101 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10178.

Robertson Foundation values diversity and is committed to the recruitment and retention of individuals of diverse backgrounds, sex, race, religion, age, disability, gender preference and sexual orientation.



Posted January 2, 2018

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