Chicago was great! So here's a job there…

Alison L. sent me this posting for a job that has come up in Chicago. Actually it was held by fellow Canada25 and all round cool guy Aly K.

The job sounds amazing and, as earlier posts can attest, Chicago is a great town!

Program Officer, MacArthur Foundation, Chicago

The MacArthur Foundation seeks a Program Officer for its General Program. The Program Officer will take responsibility for developing and managing the Foundation’s work in three program areas – New Ideas Initiative, Arts and Culture in Chicago and the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. From time to time, he or she may work on other grant making within the General Program. This diverse portfolio will require a Program Officer to help guide strategies for three distinctive programs at different stages of maturity. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity for a young professional with creativity and insight to guide important grant making at the Foundation.

The General Program has almost doubled in size over the last five years and in 2006 made $44 million in grants. During that time is has added two new projects – the New Ideas Initiative and the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions – both of which would be in the portfolio of this Program Officer.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private, independent grant making institution dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the human condition. Through the support it provides, the Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, strengthens institutions, helps improve public policy, and provides information to the public, primarily through support for public interest media.

With assets of over $6 billion and grants and program-related investments totaling approximately $225 million annually, MacArthur is one of the nation’s largest private philanthropic foundations. The Foundation believes its grant making is most effective when focused on relatively few areas of work, combined with sufficient resources over a long enough period of time to make a measurable difference.

For more information about the requirements of the position, see:

If you are interested in the position, please send your resume to Aly Kassam-Remtulla at

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