Program Officer, Civic Participation
Jack Mahoney is the Civic Participation Program Officer at Silicon Valley Community Foundation and joined SVCF in March 2018. Previously, Jack spent over five years at the Open Government Partnership, an international initiative to bring governments and civil society together to build more transparent, accountable and participatory institutions. Jack held a variety of roles at OGP, rising to become a Program Officer in the Government Support team, focused on supporting governments in the Asia-Pacific region. Jack led engagement in the region through a challenging period of political transitions, and the number of participating countries in the region doubled during his time as a Program Officer.
Prior to joining OGP, Jack worked for the governance program at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI). He has also worked as a field organizer on Barack Obama's first Presidential campaign, and spent a year on a Fulbright grant in Surabaya, Indonesia. Jack holds an MSc in Public Management and Governance from the London School of Economics, and a joint BA/BS in Religious Studies and Political Science from Santa Clara University.