Program Director, Home Region

Program Director, Home Region

Walton Family Foundation

Bentonville, AR   |   April 6, 2021

About the Walton Family Foundation

The Walton Family Foundation (“WFF”) is at its core, a family-led foundation. Three generations of the descendants of its founders, Sam and Helen Walton, and their spouses, work together to lead the foundation and create access to opportunity for people and communities.

The Foundation works in three areas: improving K-12 education, protecting rivers and oceans and the communities they support, and investing in its home region of Northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta.  The foundation awarded more than $525 million in grants in 2019.

With headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, and offices in Washington, D.C., Jersey City, New Jersey, and Denver, Colorado, and over 100 talented and dedicated staff, WFF is committed to long-term solutions and constant evaluation and improvement.

The Home Region

The purpose of the Home Region program is to honor the Walton Family’s shared values and commitment to communities in the Home Region by creating opportunity and enhancing quality of life for all.

The Home Region stretches across Northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta and the annual grant budget is in excess of $50 million.

The Opportunity 

The Walton Family Foundation is seeking a skilled, highly motivated leader to join the Foundation as the next Program DirectorHome Region.

The Program Director will have the ability to shape the future of this growing region with values of inclusion and community-driven change at the forefront, as articulated in the 2025 Strategy.

A key aspect of the Program Director’s role will be to work with family members to implement the Home Region’s mission, vision, strategy and values with the goal of maximizing measurable impact.

Reporting to the Executive Director of WFF, the Program Director will lead and manage a strong team overseeing a diverse portfolio of municipal and non-profit grantees.

Read and download the Position Profile HERE.