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Manager, Corporate Grant Programs



Washington, DC, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Manager, Corporate Grant Programs

Washington, DC or Remote (US)

Are you passionate about collaborative programs working at the intersection of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and community impact? Do you thrive in an environment where you can oversee the implementation of diverse grantmaking programs and build relationships with high-profile companies interested in partnering to accelerate community-led change? GlobalGiving is looking for a Manager, Corporate Grant Programs to join our team. You will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of a multimillion dollar portfolio of grant programs and serving as a trusted, internal and external advisor on awarding charitable funds to both domestic and overseas entities. You'll have the opportunity to join a purpose-led team and contribute to best practices and approaches for influencing and shaping the accessibility of aid and corporate philanthropic programs to community-led partners the world over. The successful candidate will be an experienced grants and program manager, an adept relationship manager and supervisory experience.

We have a collaborative work atmosphere where everyone’s input and ideas are valued. We’re committed to work-life balance and offer everyone opportunities to learn, experiment, and grow. Since creative, enthusiastic employees are our most valued resource and the basis for our success, we take great care in how we attract, hire, and support our employees for a successful career. If you care about collaboration, curiosity, communication excellence, and continuous improvement, this position is right for you.

Primary Responsibilities

The Manager, Corporate Grant Programs is a key member of the Grants Team that works closely with other Program and Growth Team colleagues to design and execute corporate grant programs in collaboration with companies, private foundations and donor advised funds. The Manager serves as an internal and external consultant and advisor on program design, system requirements and approaches to community-led philanthropy, anchored in trust-based principles. In addition, the Manager indirectly supervises and coaches grants staff throughout program implementation.

  • Portfolio Management: Oversee a multimillion dollar portfolio of global grant programs of varying size and complexity. In close coordination and partnership with the managers of corporate partnerships, build and manage GlobalGiving’s relationship with corporate funding partners. Advance GlobalGiving’s trusted advisory role in the philanthropic sector with demonstrated expertise in program design and management and philanthropic best practices. Balance qualitative, human realities with a data-informed approach to program planning and management.
  • Grants Expertise: Leverage your mastery of grantmaking, the grants management lifecycle and relevant regulatory guidelines to inform “committed to wow” collaborations with fellow colleagues, corporate partners and grantees alike.
  • Coaching, Facilitation & Advisory: Provide direct supervision of junior staff assigned to support program execution. Lean into strong interpersonal skills to deliver coaching and actionable feedback to support staff learning and growth. Facilitate inclusive and effective meetings and design and deliver compelling training and presentations for internal and external audiences.
  • Lead on Equitable Grantmaking Practices: Improve and develop grantmaking policies, procedures and workflows that advance equity in our work. Facilitate grantee access to the GlobalGiving community and its other offerings. Identify and contribute to opportunities for improved knowledge management. Stay abreast of philanthropic sector trends, standards, and regulatory developments.

Required Qualifications

For our team to be a great fit for you, the following qualifications should resonate with you:

  • 6+ years of program and grants management related experience
  • Successful track record in collaborative program design and management
  • Demonstrated professional supervisory experience and ability to effectively delegate, monitor, and develop full-time professional staff.
  • Strong relationship building and management skills
  • The ability to leverage dashboards and data analysis to inform your work
  • The ability to communicate ideas effectively, (orally and in writing), to listen to others' ideas, and to collaborate to arrive at great solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and experience coaching and guiding the success of others; ability to discern and handle sensitive matters with discretion, confidentiality, and tact.
  • The ability to lead meetings and deliver presentations and training to a variety of audiences.
  • Strong problem-solving and investigative skills; an understanding of and ability to talk about compliance and risk management and mitigation concerns with diverse audiences.
  • Experience with cross-cultural communications and a culturally sensitive orientation.
  • Attention to detail, integrity and judgment - the ability to make well informed decisions despite ambiguity.
  • A passionate belief in the mission of GlobalGiving and a commitment to our core values.

Preferred Qualifications

In addition, the ideal candidate would also have some or all of the following qualifications:

  • Experience in an international grantmaking organization
  • Demonstrated success in CSR, business or client support and management
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge of United States IRS guidelines for public charity or private foundation charitable giving highly preferred
  • Experience with intermediary organizations and grantmaking
  • Experience with Fluxx Grant Management System
  • Familiarity with trust-based philanthropic approaches and practices
  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Experience with Google Suite applications, Metabase and/or Canva

Salary + Benefits

Starting salary range: $72,500 to $82,500.

Benefits include flexible work hours, remote work options, up to 5 weeks of paid time off per year, professional development opportunities, and a meaningful job where you can go home at night and say, "Today, my work helped more than 700 kids get their essential health and educational needs met." (One of many true stories.) And of course, we've also got you covered with benefits like health care, dental/vision, paid family leave, paid sabbaticals, commuter benefits, and 401K.


This is a full-time position reporting to the Senior Manager, Corporate Grant Programs. GlobalGiving is a hybrid workplace. Candidates are welcome to work from GlobalGiving’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., remotely or some combination thereof. If you intend to apply as a remote-worker, be prepared to speak about your experience with remote employment in the recruitment process. In addition, be advised that remote workers will be expected to align most working hours with US/Eastern time.

Applicants must reside in the United States. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have legal authorization to work in the United States for the duration of this permanent position. GlobalGiving does not sponsor employment visas.

In efforts to safeguard the health of our staff and their families, GlobalGiving requires all staff to adhere to the GlobalGiving Vaccination Mandate policy upon their start date. New staff will be required to be fully vaccinated upon their start date, if expected to work from the office. Religious or medical accommodations can be provided for those staff who are hired for a remote position. New staff working remotely who will have occasional contact with the office and/or our partners will also be required to be fully vaccinated.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.