Walton family posts an intriguing job ad

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Wanted: Someone who can handle a broad and diverse range of assignments working for one of the heavyweights in the nonprofit world.

And who wouldn’t mind working for America’s richest family.

The Walton Family Foundation, established in 1987 by the late Sam and Helen Walton, posted an intriguing job ad recently looking for someone to fill a newly created position — manager of special projects, office of the executive director.

Kyle Peterson, you may recall, officially started as the foundation’s new executive director a few weeks ago after being announced over the summer. He replaced Buddy Philpot, who resigned to move into a new role with Walton Enterprises, a holding company owned by the family.

The foundation has assets approaching $3 billion, so obviously this is no small job.

According to the job description, it requires someone to support the executive director’s leadership, both internally and externally, and to advance various dimensions of the Walton Family Foundation’s work. 

Among the many qualifications listed, these stood out: 1.) comfortable in an environment that is flexible and with circumstances that will require a high tolerance for ambiguity; 2.) complete discretion required.

As for the salary, the foundation didn’t specify.