Program Officer - Environment

Job Title

Program Officer - Environment

Job Description

The Walton Family Foundation (WFF) is seeking a skilled, highly motivated, and entrepreneurial individual to join the foundation as a Program Officer – Environment, based in D.C. or Denver. The foundation seeks to recruit individuals with a demonstrated commitment to support healthier ecosystems and more vibrant communities, superior interpersonal and communication skills, a respectful and analytical approach to the work of grantees and partners, and a proven ability to work effectively as part of a team. 


Must include cover letter with resume.


About the Position

The Program Officer will help contribute to an ambitious strategy and manage a diverse portfolio of grantees to implement the Environment Program’s new five-year strategy (2021-2025) to protect water resources in the face of climate change, with an emphasis on the Mississippi River Basin. The Program Officer will work on the small team focused on supporting a clean and resilient Mississippi River, as well as be part of the overall Environment Program team. WFF’s strategy is focused on how to scale up the implementation of key agricultural and natural infrastructure practices through federal and state policy, as well as supply chain and community initiatives. Specific duties include the following:


Who we are looking for

Qualifications required for your success


Personal attributes that support your success


All offers of employment are contingent on your successful completion (where permitted by state law) of a confidentiality agreement, background check, credit check, drug screen and verification of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  Vaccination exemptions as a reasonable accommodation for a qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief can be discussed at the time of an offer.  In addition, you will need to provide proper identification verifying your eligibility to work in the United States on your first day of work.


Benefits Information

Compensation Range: $120,000-$150,000

Benefits Information: We offer a comprehensive and generous benefits package which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401 (k) retirement plan and paid time off.

*This information is provided to comply with Colorado Law


About the Walton Family Foundation

The Walton Family Foundation is at its core, a family-led foundation. Three generations of the descendants of our founders, Sam and Helen Walton, and their spouses, work together to lead the foundation and create access to opportunity for people and communities. We work in three areas: improving K-12 education, protecting rivers and oceans and the communities they support, and investing in our home region of Northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta. To learn more, visit Walton Family Foundation.


About the Environment Program

The Walton Family Foundation works for solutions so nature and people can thrive together. 



Learn more about the Environment Program.


The Walton Family Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Basic Qualifications