Infrastructure, Learning, Workforce

Help Us Ask the Right Questions

Posted on Monday, August 5th, 2019

The way to reach a strong conclusion is to start with the right questions. It’s a core reason we apply a scientific method to our grantmaking, inspired by our chairman and founder David Siegel’s approach to his own life’s work.

We ask questions that can help us develop an informed hypothesis, support the academic and field-work that will allow us to uncover evidence, be thoughtful about tracking and interpreting outcomes, and apply that knowledge to our big picture questions in order to inform the next phase of the work.

SFE is growing our leadership team, and refining the questions we’ll be asking in the next stage of our work. We’re looking for a Director of Research and a Director of Grants Management to help guide us towards answers for our key questions, and guide the next phase of our inquiry:

  • Learning: How do the content and modalities of learning need to change in order to best equip the greatest number of people with future-relevant competencies?
  • Workforce: How do we bests leverage the potential of the innovation economy to create access to opportunity, rather than exacerbating the opportunity divide?
  • Infrastructure: What does rapid innovation mean for the structural elements that underpin civil society?

If you’re interested in exploring these questions with us, we invite you to apply for one of our open positions, and be a part of our work to understand and shape the impact of technology on society.