Board Liaison

Remote /
President's Office /
/ Remote
The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation (PJMF) is a private foundation dedicated to advancing artificial intelligence and data science solutions to create a thriving, equitable, and sustainable future for all. PJMF works in partnership with public, private and social institutions to drive progress on our most pressing challenges, including digital health, climate change, broad digital access, and data maturity in the social sector.

For more information, please visit our website at Core to PJMF’s mission is inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA). We apply the IDEA framework to all we do, from growing a diverse team within the foundation to coalition building with organizations and people around the world, and to democratizing the development and rewards of AI and data.

About the role:

The Board Liaison will play a crucial role in supporting the Board of Directors and the Office of the President of PJMF. The Board Liaison will serve as a primary point of contact for the Board, support and advise the Board on specific philanthropic initiatives, support external Board engagement, and support the Office of the President in designing and delivery of content for Board and committee meetings throughout the year. 

This role will involve high level partnership support to Board members and the President, requiring exceptional ability in handling sensitive matters, stewarding decision-making processes, and designing Board engagement that enables the organization to achieve its strategic goals inside a trustee-led organization. This role will also include focused grantmaking support on the Board’s portfolio of grants, requiring strong analytical and project management support of the research and diligence process. This role reports to the Director of the Office of the President.

How you will make an impact:

    • Supports the Board and staff in the tracking, cultivation, and diligence process for a portfolio of direct grantmaking activities
    • Conducts research and analysis on grant proposals, special projects, and potential funding initiatives
    • Provides thought partnership and support to the Board as needed on direct grantmaking, including focused project management on specific initiatives as well as providing a “big picture” perspective on how board activities ladder into the foundation’s broader strategic objectives
    • Collaborates with leadership team, including the Vice President of Operations, as well as the Operations team to advance grantmaking opportunities
    • In support of the President, acts as a point of contact for members of the Board and as an advisor on emergent questions and ideas coming from the Board
    • Acts as a bridge between the Board and the organization, synthesizing Board activity and points of view and ensuring strong, productive communication between the Board and the Office of the President
    • Schedules and manages logistics around Board and Board committee meetings in collaboration with the Operations team, as well as calendar management with partners, events, and potentially grant partners
    • Takes notes and reports back key points discussed at all Board meetings
    • Supports the overall design and cadence of Board engagement; plans and oversees the Board and Board committee calendars, and coordinates the design of Board meetings with the Chair, Trustees, President and operating leadership
    • Guides the process of preparing and publishing of Board materials, working closely with operating team
    • Acts as record-keeper for the Board, organizing and maintaining files of minutes, Board meeting materials, and other Board activities

What you will need to succeed

    • Growth mindset - Creative, naturally curious, and willing to take intellectual risks; ability and desire to learn quickly and constantly
    • Passion - Genuine enthusiasm for building a better future in the digital era and ensuring that the benefits of technological advancement are shared by all
    • Experience - Demonstrated experience working with C-suite and Board-level executives in a fast-paced environment
    • Communication - Stellar written and verbal communication skills; able to communicate concisely and effectively at all levels
    • Capabilities - Analytical and data-driven approach, but willingness and ability to function in ambiguity and think creatively about problem solving and achieving goals. Experience with quickly compiling and designing text and graphical collateral for presentations is a plus
    • Results-oriented - Highly organized and detail-oriented, with strong project management skills, and ability to efficiently manage multiple inputs
    • Collaboration - Comfortable with startup context; strong ability to navigate and lead through ambiguity
    • Cultural alignment - An advocate for social progress; interest in emerging technologies and their ability to advance societal outcomes
    • 100% Remote - Desire to work remotely, but not alone - with mature, socially minded professionals

What we offer:

    • Compensation – Anticipated starting salary range of $80,000-$120,000, with flexibility based on experience
    • Health Coverage – Foundation-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees, spouses/domestic partners, and dependents. HSA/FSA plans, life insurance, and short- and long-term disability coverage
    • Long-term Rewards – 401(k) retirement plan with generous matching up to 6% of annual pay, plus an additional discretionary match at the end of year
    • Flexible PTO – Unlimited paid time off, which allows team members to take the time they need for vacation or illness so they can return to work able to contribute fully to our mission. The foundation recognizes 11 paid national holidays per year and may also announce closure for local, regional, or state holidays
    • Remote Work Environment - Ability to work 100% remotely, but not alone - with mature, socially minded professionals
    • Wellness Support – Access to Ginger, Gympass, Headspace, and SmartSpend Plus, along with financial well-being providers
    • Parental Leave – Up to 6 months of gender-neutral paid leave for parents and caregivers when they have a new addition to their families
    • Learning Reimbursements – Foundation policy encouraging employees to explore development opportunities such as peer learning, internal trainings, and external activities; savings on student loans (available via insurance provider)
    • Philanthropic Gift Matching – opportunity for team members to support vulnerable communities, reflecting PJMF’s commitment to social impact vulnerable communities
The attributes listed above represent our current thinking for the role. You can be a great candidate even if you don't fit everything we've described below. You can also have important skills we haven't thought of. If that's you - even if you’re on the fence - we encourage you to apply and tell us about yourself!

We have built an environment that celebrates the differences in backgrounds and experiences. PJMF invests in activities that lead to greater inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in how AI and data are conceptualized, developed, applied, and deployed. We are applying the same framework as our team grows and expands. We are an equal opportunity employer and we especially encourage and invite members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.

All PJMF team members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.