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Portfolio Manager, Higher Education
Boston, Massachusetts
Organization Name: 
One8 Foundation
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, April 22, 2023

About the Organization

The One8 Foundation (One8 or the Foundation) seeks a dynamic and collaborative Portfolio Manager to contribute to its innovative Education team by expanding the Foundation’s work in higher education. One8 is a venture philanthropy and pro-bono consultancy – with a dual focus on Education and Jewish Community/Israel – that works alongside grantee partners to create social change both in Massachusetts and on a national level. In its Education branch, the Foundation partners with existing and emerging K-12, postsecondary, and workforce development organizations that exhibit strong potential for measurable and sustained impact, with an emphasis on applied learning. This Portfolio Manager will join One8 at a time of growth, as the Foundation engages in ambitious planning for its future; continues to expand its reach and impact, particularly with an eye toward a rapidly developing portfolio in higher education; and furthers its reputation for hands-on venture philanthropy.

About the Role

The Portfolio Manager plays a key role in advancing One8’s mission of transforming the education sector so that all students, particularly those farthest from opportunity, are prepared for success in a rapidly changing, data-rich world. The future of work demands that students have access to learning that builds essential cognitive and non-cognitive skills so that they can effectively adapt and productively thrive. The Portfolio Manager will create impact by identifying game-changing grantees in postsecondary education, building strong and sustained partnerships, and providing ongoing grantee support. One8 is committed to measuring impact; the Portfolio Manager will be able to see evidence of their efforts and use data to continually learn and help grantees improve results. To accomplish this work, the Portfolio Manager reports to the Vice President of Education as part of an eight-person Portfolio Management team and collaborates with the Vice President and the President to ensure grantee success. This individual will manage Portfolio Associates and Analysts to complete specific grantee projects, as well as pieces of work that support the Foundation’s broader strategy development.
The Portfolio Manager will play a critical role in leading the expansion of a portfolio of higher education grantees. This next Portfolio Manager will build upon One8’s existing work, primarily in the K-12 space, with the goal of effecting change in postsecondary education. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual energized by strategy development, high-touch relationships, and a team that values research-based innovation and big ideas. This new Portfolio Manager will bring a track record of creating strategic plans and working to operationalize these plans, the ability to develop and sustain strong trusting relationships, and the skill to take initiative to solve problems.

How to Apply

The One8 Foundation has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications (resumes and letters of interest) should be sent electronically and in confidence to:
Berkley Burke, Managing Associate
Kelly McLaughlin, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
One8 Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes and benefits from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

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