The Eleanor Crook Foundation employs a team of leading experts in research, public policy, advocacy, and communications who work to identify bold, catalytic, scalable, and sustainable solutions for global nutrition. We ask all candidates to make yourself familiar with the issue and our strategic approach before submitting your application.

ECF Staff Benefits

Flexible Work



Although every member of our team brings unique skills and backgrounds to the Foundation, we are united by a “sick-of-business-as-usual” attitude and a desire to have a meaningful impact on global nutrition.

Current Openings

ECF seeks a Senior Program Officer for Advocacy to serve as a strategic manager of the foundation’s advocacy grants portfolio and help drive forward a policy leadership agenda, influencing and guiding ECF’s strategic investments and shaping global nutrition policy and programs. Reporting to ECF’s Advocacy & Communications Director and working alongside a dynamic team of policy and technical experts, the Senior Program Officer will manage and grow ECF’s advocacy portfolio, helping to guide the strategic focus of ECF’s diverse network of grantees. The Senior Program Officer will specifically focus on ECF’s U.S. advocacy grantmaking, providing leadership over the Foundation’s U.S. advocacy grantee network. This includes efforts to increase the level of knowledge, alignment, and engagement across our grantee and partner network and identifying opportunities to grow and diversify ECF’s grants portfolio. The Senior Program Officer may also support ECF’s advocacy efforts in the UK and other markets. The Senior Program Officer will facilitate impact, identify learning, and mitigate risk by monitoring and evaluating grantees’ work, managing relationships, and overseeing day-to-day grants management.

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ECF seeks a Special Assistant who will directly support the CEO of a mid-sized private foundation. The Special Assistant will function as an indispensable right hand to the CEO involved in shepherding and executing major day-to-day developments and leading on special projects. The Special Assistant’s responsibilities will include: accompanying the CEO in all meetings, managing meeting prep and follow-up, assisting the CEO with written correspondence, speeches, and presentations, monitoring organizational deliverables including liaising with team members and external partners, managing important special projects, and advising on organizational strategy. The Special Assistant will work particularly closely with the Foundation’s Managing Director and Executive Assistant and will work across the organization’s program teams. The Special Assistant will also regularly engage with ECF grantees and partners, which include many of the most renowned organizations in international development policy, advocacy, and research. 

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ECF seeks a Policy Director (PD) to join the leadership team at the Foundation and oversee the organization’s efforts and investments in research, policy, and catalytic scale-up. The PD will help set the Foundation’s long-term goals and priorities, as well as drive progress toward those goals through strategic research, thought leadership, and advocacy. Reporting to the Managing Director and working alongside a dynamic team of policy, advocacy, and nutrition technical experts, the Policy Director will be responsible for developing and executing a multi-year global policy agenda and overseeing ECF’s research, policy analysis, and technical/reform-based advocacy investments. In doing so, the PD will be required to stay abreast of the latest trends across global nutrition policy, financing, and advocacy; engage with decision makers and leaders in the global health, development, and malnutrition fields; and explore and anticipate emerging issues across ECF’s priority areas of focus.

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The Eleanor Crook Foundation (ECF) seeks an Associate Director (AD) of Research to develop and oversee a robust portfolio of global nutrition research on behalf of the Foundation. Reporting to the Policy Director and working alongside a dynamic team of policy, advocacy, and nutrition technical experts, the AD will be responsible for overseeing a multi-million-dollar portfolio of global malnutrition research grants to some of the top research institutions in global health and nutrition. The Associate Director will ensure clear goals for all ECF research grants and will closely monitor and contribute to progress of ongoing investments. In doing so, the AD will be required to stay abreast of the latest research and evidence regarding global malnutrition (especially in ECF priority areas) and explore and anticipate emerging issues across ECF’s 2020-2025 Strategy and organizational goals.

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We take diversity seriously

The Eleanor Crook Foundation is committed to fostering and celebrating diversity and inclusion, both within our Foundation and across our global community of partners. We seek out and welcome differences in experience, thought, and perspective. We believe that a world in which every child receives the nutrition they need to thrive can only exist by fostering the inclusion of a wide range of voices across our work. We hold our policies, our practices, and ourselves accountable to this commitment in everything that we do.

We hope you will join us in this commitment by signing our Diversity and Inclusion pledge.


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