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So, as I was kindly reminded, LM_NET does not "do" attachments.  Clearly
a sign that I'm losing it.

So, for those of you who might be interested - here's the job posting - 

Title: Program Officer, Program on Human and Community Development


 The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, one of the nation's
largest charitable organizations, with assets of approximately $5.2
billion, seeks a program officer in its domestic grantmaking program.
This position, based in Chicago, Illinois, offers a singular opportunity
for an experienced professional to contribute to the domestic program's
emerging portfolio of work in digital media and education.

The MacArthur Foundation is a private, independent grantmaking
institution dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting
improvement in the human condition.  It seeks the development of healthy
individuals and effective communities; peace within and among nations;
responsible choices about human reproduction, and global ecosystem
capable of supporting healthy societies.  The organization's 175
employees serve these goals through support for research, policy,
education, and practice.  

As one of the two major grantmaking programs at the MacArthur
Foundation, the Program on Human and Community Development (HCD)
operates in the United States and in 2004 awarded grants and
program-related investments totaling $70.6 million.   The Foundation is
seeking to fill a Program Officer position in the Program on Human and
Community Development with an individual who has training and experience
that is relevant to this area of work. Significant understanding of and
engagement with new digital media is required.


The Program Officer will be responsible for managing grantmaking
activities in this area, and will: design and refine grantmaking
strategies, identify prospective grant recipients, review and evaluate
proposals, and prepare grant descriptions for administrative and board
consideration; maintain relationships with individuals and organizations
relevant to the field; manage complex program elements; monitor the
performance of grantees and the implementation of grant strategies;
organize meetings with prospective grantees, grantees and program
advisors; represent the Foundation at program-related meetings and
conferences; and participate in planning future program strategies. 

This role will provide a good opportunity for an experienced
professional who is interested in exploring a career in youth
development and learning with a specific emphasis on the role of
technology. This may be an appropriate opportunity for a mid-career
professional who is interested in a two-to-three-year appointment while
on leave from his/her current position. Some travel is required.

*       Graduate training and experience as a researcher or designer,
with a strong grasp of research and theoretical literature relating to
adolescent development and technology.
*       Practical, on-the-ground experience.

*       Familiar with significant thought leaders and national

*       Proven ability to serve as a respectful, collaborative colleague
with the ability to build bridges and actively engage diverse staff
members, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in productive,
vigorous debate.

*       Excellent oral and written communications skills, including the
ability to write for presentation and publication.

*       Self-confident, with good diplomatic instincts, a collegial
personality, high professional standards, and good judgment.

*       Able to work with minimal support staff.

*       Able to be persuaded by evidence and to recognize important
insights as they emerge from research.  

*       Able to work across disciplines in a rigorous environment in
which staff members are expected to engage each other in thoughtful
intellectual exchange.

*       Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to function as
part of an interdisciplinary team.

Compensation:  The Foundation offers a competitive salary and generous

Application:   To apply or to recommend candidates, please contact by
INSERT DATE.  Phone inquiries are not accepted.  You may mail or fax
your application to:
                        Search Director
                        John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
                        140 South Dearborn Street - Suite 1000
                        Chicago, Illinois   60603-5285
                        Fax:  (312) 920-6230

The Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and benefits from the
various perspectives and talents of a racially and culturally diverse

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