Program Manager at Limelight Foundation

Limelight Foundation is looking for a program manager.

Job details

Hours of work

32-40 hours per week



Closing date

May 13, 2022

About Limelight Foundation

Limelight Foundation promotes a strong and free information ecosystem in the digital age. They fund and support journalism and civil society organizations in Europe that focus on:

  • producing and distributing independent quality information;
  • providing the tools and infrastructure necessary to enable journalism and civil society organizations achieve their mission (e.g. legal support, tools to organize digital security, tools to build and investigate big datasets);
  • protecting and improving democratic rights and principles in a digital context. For example: freedom of expression on the internet and online privacy and safety.

Limelight Foundation is an independent and private philanthropic foundation. We are a young organization (founded in March 2021) led by a board of three members, and with currently two employees – the executive director and a program manager. In order to optimally support their  (future) beneficiaries, they are looking for an additional program manager to join their team.

About role

As a program manager, you will have joint responsibility for developing Limelight Foundation’s grantmaking strategy and managing the foundation’s grant portfolio. You will work in close collaboration with the director and the other program manager to keep track of developments in the field, to reach out to new organizations, and to prepare donation proposals for the board. Your key tasks will be assessing funding applications, monitoring current partnerships, and keeping an up-to-date administration of the grant portfolio. Last but not least, as a program manager, you will be the central point of contact for Limelight Foundation’s current and future beneficiaries.

Who are you?

  • You have an academic background and ca. 5 years of working experience.
  • You have a good understanding of recent developments in media / technology / democracy, and you are eager to acquire more knowledge in these areas.
  • You are an enthusiastic professional with strong social and communication skills. You are fluent in English.
  • You enjoy strategic thinking (Where should Limelight Foundation be going? Which organizations match our strategic priorities?), while also paying close attention to detail, accuracy and completeness. You work in a systematic fashion and you follow up on work outputs.
  • You do what is needed without being asked and you enjoy collaborating in a small team.
  • You like contributing to building a new organization where everything is not yet cast in stone.

You can send your job application by Friday May 13th at the latest to

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