The Organization

Established in 2006 by Wendy and Eric Schmidt, The Schmidt Family Foundation works to advance the wiser use of energy and natural resources and to support efforts worldwide that empower communities to build resilient systems for energy, food, water, and human resources.

Based in Palo Alto, CA, our small, committed team brings intelligence and diverse backgrounds and perspectives to the work at hand. We value creativity, professionalism, hard-work, commitment to science & justice, and a willingness to do things differently.

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To Be Considered

Candidates with a minimum of seven years’ professional work experience from diverse backgrounds that might include foundations, nonprofits, successful start-ups, or social purpose companies are invited to apply. A bachelor’s degree is required, an advanced degree is an asset. Experience in issue-related work is valued, as is expertise identifying the philanthropic levers that will optimize impact and advance social change.