Program Associate 

About the Organization

The Philanthropy Roundtable is a well-established organization in the philanthropic sector, serving as a resource for hundreds of donors and foundation leaders. Its mission is to foster excellence in philanthropy, protect philanthropic freedom, and help donors advance liberty, opportunity, and personal responsibility.

The Roundtable’s key goal is to be the leading champion of philanthropic freedom, and more widely known and utilized as a trusted resource for philanthropists seeking to advance liberty, opportunity, and personal responsibility. We work with both individual donors and institutional funders.

With this goal in mind, the organization plans to hire a program associate to join a group of experienced program directors and managers to provide added research capacity for non-profit due diligence assessments and grant making landscape analysis to support the Roundtable’s donor services work. This role will join the team that provides the information necessary for donors to make the best investment decisions when allocating their philanthropic dollars. This is an exciting opportunity to inform the work of multiple donors and foundations across the country.

About the Role

Reporting to the Senior Director of Programs, the Program Associate is part of a dynamic team committed to supporting a robust movement of donors who share the Roundtable’s principles and want to invest their philanthropy in strengthening a free society. The ideal candidate has an interest in research to support philanthropy in the core values of liberty, opportunity, and personal responsibility. The ideal candidate will be a strategic self-starter passionate about the Roundtable’s mission and core values.

The Associate will be expected to work from the Roundtable’s Washington, DC office at least 3 days a week.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support the completion of high-quality due diligence of organizations by engaging with these organizations and their programming by completing research and compiling data from various sources
  • Complete research requests from program directors and other Roundtable leadership as assigned
  • Support the production of written content, research and analysis to help share examples of philanthropic excellence through a wide variety of channels including white papers, briefings, blogs, videos, webinars, interviews, and digital items for social media
  • Support the content elements for large- and small-scale donor convening events
  • Help meet the needs of Roundtable donors looking for advice and support in making well-informed investment philanthropic decisions in line with the Roundtable’s giving principles, the donor’s intent and our shared values
  • Tracking research and related information in Salesforce as well as Microsoft 360 folders


  • At least 1-3 years of work experience with a demonstrated commitment to areas relevant to the Roundtable’s three programmatic pillars – Pathways to Opportunity, America’s Founding Principles, and Strong Communities
  • Excellent research skills and ability to learn from experts who are promoting the values of liberty, opportunity, and personal responsibility
  • Demonstrable experience in producing excellent written and digital content and a developed ability to deftly communicate information to those outside your field
  • Versatility to be both a self-starter who takes initiative while also being highly collaborative, energetic and supportive team member
  • Possess strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Able to complete high-quality projects, juggle multiple projects at once, and consistently meet deadlines with enthusiasm and professionalism
  • High standard of integrity and able to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Endorses and is motived by the guiding principles, mission, and vision of the Roundtable
  • Passionate about philanthropy and its role in strengthening a free society


  • Experience with Salesforce, or other similar database, and Microsoft 360 is ideal
  • Existing relationships with experts and leaders that can be leveraged to expand the Roundtable programming and network

To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials (in order) in one PDF document:

  • Cover Letter detailing your interest in the position/the mission of The Philanthropy Roundtable and your salary requirements
  • Resume

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:

Questions can be directed to Stephanie Keaveney, Senior Manager of Outreach at Talent Market, who is managing the search process: [email protected].