Senior Program Officer – In-N-Out Burger Foundation
Location: 4199 Campus Drive, 9th Floor, Irvine, CA
Job Posting Location - City, State:
Irvine, CA
Job Posting Location - Street:
4199 Campus Drive, 9th Floor
Work Type:
In-N-Out Burger Foundation

Description & Requirements

Come join our family at In-N-Out Burger!  

The In-N-Out Burger Community Engagement Department has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Program Officer in the In-N-Out Burger Foundation, out of our Irvine, CA* office. This position will report to the Program Director for the In-N-Out Burger Foundation. They will play a key role in strategic planning for site visits, coordination of special initiatives, building and maintaining community relationships, and the facilitation and execution of foundation and donor-related activities. This includes high-level strategic thinking, site visits, and grant review. They will have the opportunity to collaborate and act as a liaison with an overall focus on supporting the Foundation and the company’s mission and goals to positively impact our communities.

The In-N-Out Burger Foundation was founded in 1984 by Esther Snyder and her son Rich to assist children and youth who have experienced child abuse and neglect and to prevent others from suffering a similar fate. This person will be a team member of the Community Engagement Department, which includes the In-N-Out Burger Foundation, Slave 2 Nothing Foundation, Fundraising, and Donations.

*This position is full-time, in-office only

General Responsibilities
  • Implement priorities and carry out a strategic plan for non-profit site visits to build relationships and evaluate their programs for funding
  • Assist in implementing, documenting, and monitoring the grant-making processes
  • Help guide funding priorities with a high level of discernment, with the ability to distinguish strong non-profits that connect with the mission and values of the Foundation, company, and Snyder Family
  • Reviews grant applications, compiling and organizing data for grant review and approval
  • Assist in managing and executing all Foundation related communications and correspondence with grantees, our communities, and the company
  • Proactively develop and enact new systems and initiatives aligned with the Foundation and the company’s overall mission to impact our communities
  • Work alongside the Program Director, Executive Director, and Board of Directors to determine and recommend high-level grant decisions
  • Aid in the development and execution of fundraising plans 
  • Assist with developing and maintaining foundation manuals and protocols
  • Develop and present materials for In-N-Out Burger classes and training internally and externally to represent the Foundation and Community Engagement Department
  • Act as a liaison with outside collaborators, non-profit organizations, and vendors
  • Ability to be a team player and work across teams with collaboration to accomplish tasks
  • Create timelines for events, projects, and special assignments with detailed micro and macro objectives
  • Capable of working on a project from inception through to completion with limited supervision

Work Schedule + Benefits
  • Full-time, Exempt
  • Office Hours in Irvine, CA: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm 
  • Department needs will call for occasional evenings and weekends 
  • Travel: It is anticipated that 20-25% of the work time will be spent in the field; out of state travel required 
  • Excellent Benefits, which include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Profit Sharing Plan, and 401(k) Plan

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in non-profit management, business, communications, social work, psychology, or related field is preferred
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of non-profit, philanthropy, program administration, or similar experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a people-first mentality and a passion for great customer service as a representative of the Foundation and In-N-Out Burger
  • A heart that is passionate about serving people and caring for the community, especially children who have experienced abuse/neglect and the adjacent issues of homelessness, domestic violence, and prevention
  • Works with a high level of integrity and consistently carries themselves with tact and professionalism
  • Self-motivated, detail-orientation, thorough strategic and analytical thinker, with a continuous desire to grow and be challenged as a constant learner
  • Consistently confident, professional, adaptable, and comfortable having difficult conversations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to efficiently and effectively communicate with various teams and levels of management within the company and non-profit organizations
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives, projects, and activities, making effective judgments as to prioritizing responsibilities and overall time allocation
  • Knowledge of approaches, tools, and techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational, or process problems appropriately in diverse situations
  • Ability to develop process improvements for planning, communication efficiency, and archiving information for record-keeping

ABOUT In-N-Out Burger

In-N-Out Burger was founded in 1948 by Harry and Esther Snyder in Baldwin Park, California, and remains privately owned and operated. Under the direction of the Snyder family, the company has opened restaurants throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Oregon, and Colorado. In-N-Out Burger’s menu has remained the same since 1948, and we have maintained a simple philosophy – serve only the highest quality product, prepare it in a clean and sparkling environment, and serve it in a warm and friendly manner. We have built a reputation for fresh, made-to-order foods prepared and served by friendly, well-trained Associates.

The In-N-Out Burger Foundation was established in 1984 to assist children and youth who have experienced abuse and neglect in the communities where we live and do business. In-N-Out Burger covers all overhead and administrative expenses so that 100% of the funds raised go back out to the community. The work of the Foundation, along with the other teams within the Community Engagement Department, carries out the 3rd Part of the In-N-Out Burger Mission Statement: Assisting all communities in our marketplaces to become stronger, safer, and better places to live.

In-N-Out Burger offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer by choice. Should there be a need, In-N-Out Burger will provide reasonable accommodation to complete the interview process upon request.