The Proteus Fund seeks a full-time member of the PIPER Fund Team:  PROGRAM OFFICER – JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE PROJECT

The Program Officer will focus particularly on grantmaking related to state judicial selection and advancing policies related to disclosure, recusal, merit selection and public financing of elections.  S/he will be responsible for working closely with the funding partners of the Piper Fund and helping to engage additional foundations and individual donors in this work.    Candidates must have experience at strategically evaluating an organization’s ability to develop successful grassroots campaigns and win policy victories; a keen understanding of politics at the state level; experience with grantmaking.

Additional qualifications and a detailed job description can be found at

Qualified candidates for this position will hold a bachelor’s degree with five to seven years’ experience in a relevant non-profit setting and/or an advanced degree in a related field.  Having a legal degree is not required, but is preferred and considered valuable for this position.  Although the organization’s main office is located in Amherst, MA, outstanding candidates based in other parts of the state or country will be considered.

Proteus Fund is a grant making foundation committed to advancing justice through democracy, human rights and peace. We partner with individual donors and foundations to achieve their goals, through strategy development, research and fund management. Proteus is known for tailored grant making initiatives that are responsive, have high impact and integrate support for lobbying activity. Our work is at the leading edge of democracy and social change.

Interested candidates shall submit a letter of interest, a résumé, salary requirements, and names and contact information for three references.  Please submit materials electronically to with subject line:  Piper Fund Program Officer – Judicial Independence Project.  Applications received by April 25, 2014 will be given priority consideration.