The Perrin Family Foundation envisions a Connecticut where young people are vital leaders in creating safe, healthy, and just communities. Our mission is to partner with organizations in under-resourced communities across the state in order to create environments that support youth as leaders of social change. Since adopting this new mission five years ago, the social and political climate of our country has generated new “movement momentum,” and we have witnessed an exciting growth in youth-led social change efforts across our state. PFF seeks a creative, forward thinking Program Associate to provide key administrative and programmatic support for the foundation’s core operations, communications, and grantmaking. This is a full time, salaried position based in New Haven, CT.

The responsibilities of the Program Associate include but are not limited to:

  • Working in partnership with other members of the PFF team to ensure smooth design and implementation of PFF’s workshops and capacity building initiatives.
  • Managing PFF’s grant database and ensuring timely and accurate processing and recordkeeping associated with grant applications, award letters and payments, and reports.
  • Serving as the primary lead for PFF communications, including website updates, preparation of our e-newsletter, and managing content for our social media platforms.
  • Assisting with the grantmaking process, including reviewing grant applications and final reports.
  • Providing general administrative support for board meetings, office operations and fiscal systems, and foundation events.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelors degree or comparable experience in the field.
  • A minimum of three years experience working in the nonprofit sector at a youth-serving or community change organization, and a keen interest in deepening their leadership and professional development by working in the philanthropic sector.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and alignment with our foundation’s values around youth voice and youth-led social change and proven track record in working collaboratively across boundaries of race, ethnicity, immigrant status, gender identity and sexual orientation.
  • Exceptional project management skills and experience with event planning, workshop and program design; ability to self-start and manage multiple projects that require close attention to detail and deadlines.
  • Strong communications background; experience with digital communication platforms and social media channels is required; graphic design skills and familiarity with WordPress is a plus.
  • Other Core Competencies: Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to working productively and proactively both independently and as part of a tight knit team; strong interpersonal skills; ability to adapt to a shifting environment and priorities.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter describing your specific qualifications and interest in the position. Submissions without cover letters will not be considered.

Cover letter and resume should be submitted via email to by May 30, 2017 with subject line “Program Associate Position.”

The Perrin Family Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.