TITLE: Chief Program Officer
FOCUS AREAS: Jewish education
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PROFILE: Josh Miller is the chief program officer and previously served as a senior program director and a senior program officer at the Jim Joseph Foundation. He has been with the foundation since March 2008. Before this, he worked as a nonprofit consultant for the Professionals Leaders Project. Miller’s JJF bio shares:
Josh Miller is a Senior Program Officer at the Jim Joseph Foundation. In addition to managing a portfolio of major grants, Josh also oversees the Foundation's multi-year effort to develop and invest in new models for community-based Jewish education for teens through a joint collaboration with local and national funding partners. Josh's areas of interest include the development of effective multi-funder partnerships, strategic investment in organizational capacity building for the Foundation's grantees, and evaluating collective impact initiatives.
Josh brings direct field expertise to the Foundation's grantmaking work from his fifteen years as an experiential educator, community builder and social entrepreneur in a range of settings. Josh holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA from Brown University. When he isn’t working, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons hiking, biking, cooking, making music, and volunteering at his kids' schools.
In 2014, Miller won the JJ Greenberg Memorial Award for being an outstanding young Jewish foundation professional. Or view his power point presentation for the Jewish Communal Professionals of Southern California. Read his Grant Craft blog post, “Shared Measurement Tools for Jewish Education: Could It Happen?” to learn more about his approach to philanthropy.