The Packard Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children, families, and communities—and restoring and protecting our planet. Guided by the principles of our founders, we think big and serve with humility.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are honored that you are interested in joining the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
We know that applying for a job takes a huge commitment on your part. We look forward to learning about you. View the frequently asked questions to learn about the Foundation’s recruiting process. If you have additional questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Do I have to apply online or can I send my resume directly to the Hiring Manager or a personal contact I have with the Foundation?
A. In order to be considered an “applicant” for a Foundation opening, you should follow the “how to apply” instructions on the job posting.
Q. How long will it take me to submit my application with the Foundation online?
A. If you have your cover letter and resume ready, this should take about 10 minutes.
Q. When/how will I be contacted about the status of my application?
A. Once you submit your application, you will receive an email confirmation notifying you that your application has been received and that you will be contacted if you are selected to advance to the next stage of the recruiting process. We are fortunate to receive a lot of interest in our open positions. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide updates on the status of your application. You will be contacted only if your resume is selected to advance to the next step in the process.
Q. Is the Foundation conducting onsite interviews?
A. Currently, most Foundation staff are working remotely so interviews are being conducted virtually.
Q. How should I prepare for the interview?
A. Interviewing helps us learn about your knowledge, skills, and experience. We want you to be excited, not anxious, about your interviews. You can prepare by reviewing your past experiences and thinking about how these experiences relate to the position you are interviewing for.
Working at the Foundation
Q. I currently live outside of the Bay Area, but I’m very interested in working at the Foundation. If I am selected for the position, can I work remotely?
A. If you currently reside outside of the Bay Area and you are selected for a position, you can continue to work remotely while the office is closed due to COVID-19. However, once the office is reopened, you will need to work onsite.