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Application Support Specialist

Application Support Specialist
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Job Description: 


The Foundation

The James Irvine Foundation is a private, nonprofit grantmaking foundation dedicated to expanding opportunity for the people of California. The Foundation’s current focus is a California where all low-income workers have the power to advance economically. Since 1937 the Foundation has provided more than $2 billion in grants to organizations throughout California. With about $3 billion in assets, the Foundation made grants of $109 million in 2020. We have about 55 staff across two offices, one in San Francisco and the other in Los Angeles. The Irvine Foundation is committed, internally and externally, to the values of accountability, curiosity, empathy, equity, nimbleness, partnership, and transparency.


Reporting to the Director of Technology, the Application Support Specialist is responsible for providing hands-on production support for critical operational systems and helping with special projects. This role requires a technical skillset, service provider oversight, and cross-functional team relationship management.  This role will work closely with both inexperienced users and computer-savvy users in Office 365, MS Teams, Box, Zoom, Salesforce, NetSuite, and other applications, reducing technical information to simple language. Responsible for delivering clear, concise, timely communication to staff to ensure their confidence in our team’s passion to provide a proactive and quality customer experience.  This position requires strong analytical skills, and problem-solving abilities.


This role demands an ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment; experience with troubleshooting principles, methodologies, and issue resolution techniques; ability to absorb new ideas and concepts quickly; and the ability to plan workflow, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, meet deadlines, and provide consistent follow-through.

Application Process

 Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume online or by mail:


Mail:                                         The James Irvine Foundation

Human Resources Department

One Bush Street, Suite 800

San Francisco, CA 94104

Application deadline:        May 16, 2021


The James Irvine Foundation offers an attractive benefits package. The Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage applicants who reflect the diversity of California. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance (“FCO”).

The Foundation greatly appreciates all expressed interest.


Job Type: 
Northern California