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Become A Program Officer

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Working As A Program Officer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Processing Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $62,500

    Average Salary

What Does A Program Officer Do At ICF Consulting Group, Inc.

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* Lead and support projects analyzing, designing, developing, integrating, training, testing, documenting, implementing, and maintaining complex systems
* Supervise technical personnel and teams of engineers, scientists and management professionals involved in life-cycle management support of complex systems
* Perform market assessment for complex, innovative and advanced energy technologies, including analysis of commercialization and technology transfer potential, and market opportunities
* Develop technology to market analysis and advice, including market research, and competitive and risk analysis
* Assist in organizing workshops, including identification and communication with invited participants, preparation of briefing materials, reports, and presentations for both senior government personnel and external audiences

What Does A Program Officer Do At Fhi360

* Support project-level procurement of goods and services: ensures documentation is complete and accurate and ensures compliance to corporate policies and USAID regulations; liaises with the procurement and contracts departments to obtain necessary approvals;
* Sub-award management support: works with project managers to develop scopes of work, budgets, convene grant selection committees, obtain all necessary documentation from prospective grantees, and work with the contracts department to obtain necessary approvals.
* Prepares sub-award modifications, reviews deliverables, and processes payments;
* Communications support: as requested, develops short documents and/or presentations to summarize project activities, accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned, for distribution internally and externally.
* Monitor project website(s) and update content as needed/requested.
* Contract deliverables support and tracking: as needed, support projects with writing, reviewing, and translating periodic progress reports; review and contribute to project work plans; maintain system of tracking project deliverables, including uploading all reports and deliverables to the Development Experience Clearinghouse and to the internal Knowledge Exchange;
* Program implementation support: ensures timely implementation, and monitors project activities against work plans; may provide technical input to projects, including monitoring and evaluation.
* Budget support: as requested, support the Finance Manager and project teams to develop activity budgets and monitor spending against approved budgets;
* Travel support: support travel activities for staff and consultants including preparation of expense authorizations, obtaining client travel approval, working with Travel Services to obtain air tickets and advances, and supporting travel expense reporting when required

What Does A Program Officer Do At Columbia University

* Assist with all grant-related finance and accounting tasks; follow-up with vendors and consultants on matters of payment; work with the Department's Junior Accountant to ensure that program invoices are processed and paid.
* Review and approve faculty and staff travel and expense reports.
* Prepare financial reports and work with Sponsored Projects Finance for project closeouts.
* Support research grant applications, including development of budgets, liaison with Department administration and submission to Sponsored Projects.
* Oversee administrative aspects of the PFMH, including the recruitment, hiring and supervision of student employees and other administrative staff.
* Work with the Department's academic administrator to ensure teaching assistants are assigned to PFMH faculty/courses, and that they are performing their duties in a satisfactory manner.
* Organize and oversee TA and administrative staff meetings on a biweekly basis.
* Meet with staff individually as needed.
* Coordinate hiring of vendors and consultants; work with candidates in acquiring all necessary documentatoin submit documents to purchasing department, ensuring contracts are drawn.
* Support PFMH events, including speaker's series, alumni gatherings, and student lead events.
* Ensure administrative, logistical and financial aspects of these events run smoothly.
* Other related duties as assigned

What Does A Program Officer Do At IREX

* Support the Program Manager in all aspects of program implementation to ensure timely and accurate completion of deliverables;
* Manage administrative aspects of the program including recruitment, liaison with payroll company, preparation of consultant contracts, and payment of consultants;
* Manage the implementation of a career center expenses protocol;
* Manage operations, logistics, and travel for international consultant travel and training;
* Track program expenditures and develop and monitor program budgets;
* Contribute to and manage the production of program deliverables including career center staff training curricula, training materials, handbooks, templates and guides;
* Provide administrative and technical support to key program deliverables including an employer conference and design days;
* Track and analyze work plan activity progress toward project objectives and/or track and analyze project indicator data;
* Contribute to and manage the production of program reports;
* Represent IREX and Education Practice interests both within and outside of IREX;
* Other administrative and programmatic duties, as assigned

What Does A Program Officer Do At Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

* Evaluate and support the development of business models for organizations and companies that design and deliver solutions that serve the needs of the field in a scalable and sustainable manner.
* Conduct research and market analysis to understand where and why supply and demand are misaligned for the priority solutions identified by the team.
* Develop and execute strategies that engage key stakeholders to address these disconnections.
* Support the team to improve the rigor with which we apply market dynamics to solve related problems across the K
* program.
* Take a user-centered design approach to help understand incentives for and needs of end users, school/district decision makers, practitioners, developers, distributors, funders and policy makers in ways that improve the impact of the priority solutions.
* Work with the Deputy Director to deeply engage the education private sector relevant to the ecosystems for the priority solutions identified by the team
* Help catalyze external private capital through the use of various Program
* Related Investment (PRI) strategies that contribute to the scaling of innovation and the growth and the sustainability of proven solutions.
* Contribute to the design of new strategies, collaborations and implementation plans to ensure long-term sustainability and impact.

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Program Officer Career Paths

Program Officer
Program Director Marketing Director General Manager
Business Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Associate Director Business Developer Business Manager
Business Operations Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Nurse Practitioner Staff Nurse
Career Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Program Director
Clinical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Board Member Owner Property Manager
Communications Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Administrative Officer Human Resources Coordinator Project Manager
Construction Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Product Manager Purchasing Manager
Contracts Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager Marketing Director
Development Director
9 Yearsyrs
Board Member Executive Director Consultant
Information Technology Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Manager Production Manager
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Instructor Security Officer Operation Supervisor
Operations Officer
6 Yearsyrs
Program Director General Manager Account Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Administrative Officer Operations Officer Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Associate Director Program Director General Manager
Regional Director
9 Yearsyrs
Program Manager General Manager District Manager
Regional Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Deputy Director Operations Director Management Consultant
Senior Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Program Officer Program Manager Senior Manager
Senior Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Senior Project Manager Program Director
Service Director
9 Yearsyrs
Deputy Director Chief Executive Officer Specialist
Service Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Program Officer Demographics


  • Female

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  • White

  • Asian

  • Hispanic or Latino

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Arabic

  • German

  • Hindi

  • Russian

  • Portuguese

  • Mandarin

  • Japanese

  • Urdu

  • Swahili

  • Italian

  • Korean

  • Chinese

  • Persian

  • Vietnamese

  • Dari

  • Tamil

  • Bengali

  • Nepali

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Real Program Officer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Program Officer The Ford Foundation New York, NY Oct 01, 2015 $175,400
Program Officer for International Relief & Resilience Margaret A Cargill Philanthropic Services LLC Eden Prairie, MN Jan 16, 2016 $163,100
Program Officer, Wild Salmon Ecosystems Initiative Gordon E. and Betty I. Moore Foundation Palo Alto, CA May 13, 2016 $149,200 -
Conservation Program Officer Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Palo Alto, CA Feb 01, 2016 $149,200 -
Conservation Program Officer, Andes-Amazon Initiat Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Palo Alto, CA Jan 02, 2015 $141,800 -
Academic Program Management Officer University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA Nov 09, 2015 $135,000
Program Officer, Strategic Partnerships Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Seattle, WA Apr 04, 2016 $131,123 -
Program Officer, Digital Financial Services at Scale Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Seattle, WA Nov 20, 2015 $127,000 -
Program Officer, Strategy for Integrated Delivery Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Seattle, WA Aug 31, 2015 $124,571 -
Program Officer, Data, Analytics and Evidence Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Seattle, WA Jan 02, 2016 $124,571 -
Program Officer, Program Advocacy and Communications Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Seattle, WA Aug 03, 2015 $121,888 -
Program Officer, Data for Improved Delivery Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Seattle, WA Jul 13, 2015 $120,598 -
Program Officer Open Society Institute New York, NY May 15, 2016 $120,000
M. East & N. Africa Program Officer International Center for Journalists Washington, DC Oct 15, 2015 $89,045
Associate Program Officer, Innovation & Research Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Seattle, WA Apr 29, 2016 $88,000 -
Associate Program Officer, Dpaf, Country Finance Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Washington, DC Sep 26, 2016 $88,000 -
Associate Program Officer, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Bill &Amp; Melinda Gates Foundation Seattle, WA Jan 10, 2016 $87,550 -
Program Officer-International Harm Reduction Devel Open Society Institute New York, NY Jan 02, 2015 $86,184
Program Officer Open Society Foundations New York, NY Feb 05, 2016 $85,000
Program Officer Open Society Institute New York, NY Jan 07, 2016 $84,907
Program Officer Open Society Foundations New York, NY Mar 15, 2016 $84,115 -
Program Officer Pathfinder International Watertown Town, MA Aug 25, 2015 $70,500 -
Program Officer, Open Government Partnership Tides Center Washington, DC Sep 03, 2015 $70,158
Program Officer for Egypt International Budget Partnership Washington, DC Aug 01, 2015 $70,000 -
Program Officer, Latin America International Budget Partnership Washington, DC Jan 05, 2016 $70,000 -
Program Officer Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Washington, DC Aug 22, 2016 $70,000
Program Officer, Asia International Budget Partnership Washington, DC Aug 22, 2016 $70,000 -
Learning Program Officer Open Society Foundations New York, NY Apr 13, 2015 $70,000
Program Officer, Advocacy & Services International Planned Parenthood Federation/WHR New York, NY Jun 15, 2015 $70,000

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Top Skills for A Program Officer


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Top Program Officer Skills

  1. Financial Reports
  2. Policy
  3. Capacity Building
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Worked on budget preparations and financial reports and submitted invoices for the reimbursements.
  • Coordinated with other organizational elements to reduce minimum problems arising from program and policy changes, etc.
  • Grant initiatives in health, education and capacity building.
  • Provided technical assistance to program subcontractors, elementary and high schools, police departments and non-profit organizations.
  • Prepared project proposals and presented to various international foundations for funding.

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