Senior Program Officer, Education

Job Title

Senior Program Officer

Job Description

The Walton Family Foundation is seeking a skilled, highly motivated and entrepreneurial individual to join the Foundation as a Senior Program Officer.


Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the organization to foster an environment where all associates THRIVE and belong.  We do this by creating:


About the Position

You’ll join a top-notch team and manage a diverse portfolio of grants and projects in service of the Education Program’s Strategy 2025 goals. The ideal candidate will bring a growth mindset to the work of executing the Program’s mission: to increase access to high-quality education that puts opportunity and a self-determined life in reach for every child, especially those most in need.


What You Will Do

Strategy & Execution


Partnerships & Support


Collaboration & Amplification


Who We Are Looking For

Qualifications required for your success

Attributes to support your success

Additional Helpful Experience Includes

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:  $155k – 194k

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 and follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.


The Education Program

Learn more about the Education Program strategy here.


How to Apply

Interested individuals should e-mail their application documents to Jamie Truman ( with “Senior Program Officer” as the subject line.

Applications must include an updated resume and a cover letter that explains how previous experiences have prepared you for this role and why this role in particular aligns to your career goals.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  


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