Foundation Officer

The Pacific Council seeks to hire an experienced Foundation Officer to oversee, create and manage a successful foundation fundraising program. The Foundation Officer will be responsible for all elements of foundation relations, including research, cultivation, solicitation, program development, proposal development, reporting, grant management, and stewardship on behalf of the Pacific Council. The Foundation Officer will support other fundraising initiatives as needed.

Key Responsibilities

    • Build and maintain strong relations with the philanthropic community, donors, and peers.
    • Research, identify and cultivate new foundation and corporate prospects.
    • Undertake a wide range of unsolicited written and verbal inquiries to prospective funders.
    • Prepare and submit applications to foundations and corporations to meet agreed income target goals.
    • Develop and submit high standard concept papers and project proposals in collaboration with senior staff.
    • Ensure grant submissions meet foundation guidelines and deadlines. ­
    • Draft and negotiate external donor contacts and agreements. ­
    • Ensure compliance with internal and external reporting requirements, including budgets and financial reports.
    • Develop and maintain a grants and contracts tracking system for foundations. ­
    • Maintain and grow existing donor/partner relationships .
    • Conduct donor briefings and updates.
    • Manage/augment fundraising projects on an as-need basis.
    • Support special fundraising events, including biannual Gala.


  • Strong understanding of the US foundation/philanthropic sector.
  • Five years of experience in the nonprofit or philanthropic sector preferred.
  • Demonstrated track record in securing and managing both foundation and private sector grants . ­
  • Proven ability to write detailed proposals and reports in a concise way, including financial elements. ­
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to manage a wide variety of internal and external relationships.
  • Demonstrated high energy and the ability to handle multiple and often competing deadlines.
  • Ability to balance the needs of multiple internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven experience in budget management.
  • Higher level education qualification in a relevant field is preferred.
  • Commitment to the work and values of the Pacific Council on International Policy .


The Pacific Council partners with the University of Southern California. You must apply for this position through the USC Jobs portal by clicking here.


Virtual Content Associate

The Pacific Council seeks to hire a Virtual Content Assistant to support the development of new communications and web content. Reporting directly to the Communications Officer, the Virtual Content Assistant would both produce and coordinate written and audio/visual content that highlights Council activities and initiatives on Pacific Council web platforms while maintaining organization style/messaging standards and advancing the institutional brand. The ideal candidate would have a demonstrated substantive interest in international affairs, background in journalism, new media, or a related field, and experience editing audio, video, and photos. Applicants must be comfortable working in a fast-paced and demanding work environment. Initiative, a high degree of creativity, and exceptional written and verbal communication skills are essential.

Key Responsibilities

  • Produces and coordinates timely content for the Pacific Council website and social platforms.
  • Develops and manages an editorial calendar of regular written commentary/updates.
  • Produces engaging multimedia (audio, photo, video and graphic) content.
  • Coordinates web content production by staff and non-staff contributors.
  • Works across departments to ensure accuracy and timeliness on department-specific pages and updates.
  • Spearheads coverage of relevant Pacific Council events and members. ­
  • Attends events and produces associated social media and website updates. ­
  • Supports development and execution of event-specific content strategies.
  • Highlights member activities and commentary when relevant to Pacific Council strategy and vision. ­
  • Coordinates and manages intern contributions to event coverage and commentary.
  • Supports the Pacific Council’s communications strategy and branding efforts.
  • Builds content plans that support the Pacific Council strategic vision and communications strategy.
  • Manages the Pacific Council’s social media platforms and coordinates updates.
  • Assesses effectiveness of social media engagement strategies.
  • Supports other institutional priorities and special projects on an as-needed basis.
  • Reviews and edits major reports, opinion editorials, and other materials. ­
  • Provides support upon request for programming and conference production. ­
  • Other responsibilities will be assigned at the direction of the supervisor.


The Pacific Council partners with the University of Southern California. You must apply for this position through the USC Jobs portal by clicking here.


Pacific Council on International Policy Internship Program

The Fall 2014 Internship application period is now closed. Please check back in December for Spring 2015 internship opportunities.

Program Description

Individuals selected will complete projects in the departments of Event Programming, Membership, Communications and Development. Tasks will include assistance with event programming, logistics, writing, editing, research, membership administration, and completing all other tasks assigned by Pacific Council staff. This internship is unpaid. For a breakdown of internship responsibilities, please click here.


Eligible candidates must be in their junior or senior level of undergraduate courses, a graduate student, or a recent graduate of either with a degree in international relations or related subjects; must have a strong academic record; and must be eligible to work at least 15 hours a week in the Pacific Council office in downtown Los Angeles – days are flexible. Candidates should have prior experience in a professional office setting, excellent written, oral communication and computer skills, strong attention to detail, resourcefulness and creativity, and the capacity to balance and efficiently prioritize a range of responsibilities. Interest in international policy and a commitment to the Pacific Council’s mission is critical.

Application & Submissions

Applications must be submitted before Friday, August 22. Candidates identified as finalists will be notified by August 25 and interviewed by telephone or in person from August 25-Sept 12. Internship offers will be extended no later than September 19. The fall internship will begin Monday, September 22. No applications will be considered complete until the following items are received by the Pacific Council: a cover letter; an updated resume; a complete copy of the intern application with references, and a short writing sample. When all four documents are compiled, the complete package should be sent in one email to with the subject heading "[Last Name], [First Name]: [Term] Intern Application”. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. No phone calls or drop-ins, please. You may download the application by clicking here.

Key Dates

 * June 30, 2014                 Application period opens  

* Aug 22, 2014                     Application deadline  (DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 29)

* Aug 25-Sept 12, 2014      Interviews extended to finalists    

* Sept 19, 2014                    Finalists notified of awards  

* Sept 22, 2014                    Fall Internship begins

*Mid December                    Fall Internship ends                  

Pacific Council – Korea Foundation Internship Program

The Pacific Council is proud to announce its partnership with The Korea Foundation in launching the Pacific Council – Korea Foundation Internship Program. The program will provide outstanding young Korean nationals with the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles for an intensive six-month residency at the Pacific Council. Koreans with interest in the program and demonstrated commitment to global affairs are encouraged to contact The Korea Foundation about this proram (full application details available here).   




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