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Analyst

Schmidt Futures is a philanthropic initiative, founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt, that bets early on people who will make our world better — helping people to achieve more for others by applying advanced science and technology thoughtfully and by working together across fields. To realize this vision, Schmidt Futures uses a broad set of tools — including gifts, grants, investments, and startup activity — for charitable, educational, and commercial efforts with a public purpose. Our initiative brings together the efforts of various charitable and non-charitable entities to improve our potential impact by making diverse types of capital available to the efforts we support.

Analysts work directly with other members of the Schmidt Futures team to perform implementation support and analysis relevant to:

  • Monitoring and support for existing programs and individual gifts, grants, or investments either underway or completed
  • Support for Schmidt Futures’ cross-portfolio operations in strategy, budget, organizational design, implementation, and talent management
  • Development of new programs or individual gifts, grants, or investments through due-diligence processes

Key Responsibilities

Program Development and Gift/Grant/Investment Support

  • Conduct research and analysis designed to outline potential opportunities for impact, understand relative effectiveness of alternative models, and quantify likely results of programs overall and/or individual gifts, grants, or investments
  • Perform landscape analyses to identify potential opportunities for partnership as well as lessons learned from existing efforts in the field
  • Working closely with others on the team, perform independent analysis to help verify outcomes of Schmidt Futures’ programs and/or individual gifts, grants, or investments

Strategic and Operational Planning Support

  • Provide execution support for implementation of existing programs, tracking project development and program efficacy
  • Identify important issues to be resolved through organizational planning processes, and propose alternatives based on research of potential scale and scope on criteria to be defined
  • Prepare relevant communications for senior members of the Schmidt Futures team in support of their communications and thought leadership

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Some of the desired capabilities include:

  • Project management skills, including capabilities to drive efforts independently, and ensure effective implementation
  • Ability to coordinate efforts across multiple stakeholders, partners, and portfolio teams
  • Ability to work under pressure, across multiple work-streams, in order to meet project timelines
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, for both conceptual and analytical problems
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, including quantitative modeling
  • Values-based, collaborative working style with demonstrated commitment to the highest standards of ethics and confidentiality
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Requirements

Analysts will:

  • Have between 1 – 2 years of fellowship, internship, or work experience in business, government, philanthropy, technology, or the military
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Be based at the Schmidt Futures offices in New York and be able to travel within the U.S. and internationally on a regular basis as needed.
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