Posted on October 6, 2011
CS Fund - Research Assistant
The CS Fund is seeking a Research Assistant to support program staff in the areas of economic globalization and food sovereignty. This position requires a high degree of skill in research, analysis and writing. Research Assistant must work in the foundation’s office, located in rural Sonoma County, California. Information about the CS Fund’s grantmaking can be found at www.csfund.org.
Job duties include:
Reviewing and evaluating grant proposals.
Undertaking related research.
Assisting with writing detailed funding recommendations, including financial analyses, for presentation to the foundation’s board of directors.
Qualifications and Attributes
We will be looking for candidates with the following personal attributes and professional capabilities:
An understanding of progressive social change.
Commitment to the foundation’s mission and goals.
Intellectual curiosity, strategic thinking, research and writing skills, and an exceptional ability to synthesize and analyze information.
The ability to balance initiative with willingness to take direction.
The ability to work independently and as part of a team, as appropriate.
The ability to perform under pressure and meet deadlines.
Timing and Compensation
The position will commence in January 2012 and last for three months with the possibility of extension. The position is paid, but does not include benefits.
The position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to ResearchAssistant@csfund.org. No phone inquiries please.
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