Associate Program Officer, Education

Job Title

Associate Program Officer

Job Description

The Walton Family Foundation (WFF) is seeking a skilled, highly motivated, and collaborative individual to join the Foundation as an Associate 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 

The Associate Program Officer works to coordinate, enhance, and create new systems in service of the Education Program’s Strategy 2025 goals. The ideal candidate will have experience in project execution, improving processes and strong interpersonal, communication, data and writing skills.

This role has no direct reports. However, the Associate Program Officer will work closely with a team of Program Support Associates to provide guidance and serve as a resource for the team’s operations and grantmaking.

The following are the Associate Program Officer’s key responsibilities:


Grant Management (50% of time)


Support Team Development and Coordination (20% of time)


Collaborate Within Education Program & Across WFF (10% of time)


Special Projects (20% of time)


Who we are looking for

The Foundation seeks a candidate with experience in project management and process improvement, in addition to excellent communication skills, proactive problem-solving abilities a commitment to supporting the work of the Education Program’s Strategy 2025  goals.

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

Qualifications required for your success

Additional Helpful Experience Includes

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 and background check. 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: $92,000 - $115,000

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


The Education Program

Learn more about the Education Program strategy here.

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 aligns to your career goals.


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 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.

Additional Information

*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 aligns to your career goals.

Basic Qualifications