Building a Creative Livelihood


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dream Job #1: Program Manager, Levi Strauss Foundation

Job Purpose

Develops and implements corporate philanthropic programs with a focus on Europe, Middle East and Africa on behalf of the Levi Strauss Foundation. Supports the Foundation’s mission to advance the rights and well being of underserved people in places where Levi Strauss & Co. has a business presence through the following strategies:

•Creating asset building opportunities,
•Promoting the rights and well-being of apparel workers, and
•Confronting HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination.
•Acts as advisor or partner to business on community and citizenship issues.

Critical Results
•Philanthropic grants in Europe, Middle East and Africa that strategically align with the Foundation’s global giving priorities, facilitate the Foundation’s vision of long-term social change in the community, and are measured to assess performance, progress and impact.
•Key advisor to business on community and corporate citizenship issues.
•Grantmaking activities adhere to departmental requirements, regulations and best practice models
•Key spokesperson for foundation and company.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

•Accountable for community investment and relations in Europe, Middle East and Africa on workers’ rights, asset building and/or HIV/AIDS that advance global strategies and supports relevant corporate citizenship strategies (70%)
•Acts as a key spokesperson and communicator for foundation and company (20%)
•Consults with business as a key advisor on community and corporate citizenship issues (10%)
•Craft communication materials (memos, presentations, etc.) for various audiences that captures the essence of the work
•Annual Operating Budget (Grants and Administration): Approximately $1 million

More info can be found here.

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