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Special event: What does it take to become a program officer?

This week, we’ve been exploring different career paths in the nonprofit sector.  The conversation will continue on Monday, April 1st as Rosetta Thurman and Trista Harris speak with program officers about what it takes to land a job in grantmaking.


So You Wanna Be A Program Officer?
Get the job and excel in the work!

This is a free online event.
Date: Monday, April 1, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
Where: via teleconference, dial-in information will be provided upon registration
Register here:

If you are like many nonprofit staff members, you daydream about what it would be like to sit on the other side of the table and give away money. But, what is it really like to be a program officer and how do you get the job?

Join the April Nonprofit Rockstar teleseminar to hear from Trista Harris and Rosetta Thurman, as well as two foundation program officers about the down and dirty secrets of becoming a program officer.

We’ll cover:

  • What does a program officer do in an average day?
  • How does the work of a program officer change by foundation type?
  • How do to make your resume stand out?
  • How do you find out about un-posted positions?
  • What are the best and worst parts of being a program officer?
  • What professional development resources are available to make you a better grantmaker?

Register now for this Nonprofit Rockstar Teleseminar. You’ll get insider tips and advice as you consider a job in philanthropy.

Joining us this month will be Christine Rhee and Jasmine Hall Ratliff. Christine is a manager of Philanthropy at American Express within the Corporate Social Responsibility team, where she applies her diverse background in for-profit and non-profit to support nonprofit leadership development. Jasmine is a program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with a national health portfolio focused on childhood obesity. Previously, she was at the Missouri Foundation for Health.

This teleseminar will be recorded, so if you can’t make it this time, you will still receive the replay afterwards! Be sure to register so you receive it.


  1. Valerie Lamont

    I can’t participate in the program officer tteleseminar on April 1 but I would like to have access to it afterward.

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