Corporate Responsibility, Global Philanthropy – Program Associate – Greater Washington Region

Corporate Responsibility, Global Philanthropy – Program Associate – Greater Washington Region
Organization Name: 
JP Morgan Chase
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Job Description: 

At JPMorgan Chase, our global presence and scale provide us with unique insight into some of the most urgent challenges facing communities and the ability to approach them comprehensively, removing barriers to opportunity and opening pathways to economic growth and success. Our approach is different than that of many other businesses. We leverage the resources of our firm to develop a comprehensive approach to addressing major social and economic challenges, and use our scale to deliver maximum impact at the local level.

The Corporate Responsibility (CR) Division is responsible for the development and implementation of the firm's CR agenda by crafting goals, policies and initiatives that support the communities where we do business, reflect our values, and align with the firm's business strategies. The Division includes Global Philanthropy, Global Government Relations and Public Policy, the JPMorgan Chase Institute and Sustainable Finance. Please visit JPMorgan Chase & Co. Corporate Responsibility for more information.

The Global Philanthropy team manages investments that include multi-year, global initiatives aimed at increasing economic opportunity around the world by expanding workforce readiness, growing small businesses, improving consumer financial health and expanding the economic vitality of the world’s cities. The East Region Global Philanthropy team oversees philanthropic grant-making in domestic markets from Florida up to Massachusetts.

The Greater Washington Signature Cities Investment

In 2017, JPMorgan Chase made a $10 million commitment to support D.C.’s underserved neighborhoods - focusing on Wards 7 and 8. In April 2018, we announced a major new branch expansion to the Greater Washington region. With expansion, we more than doubled our philanthropic commitment from $10 million to $25 million over 5 years to ensure inclusive regional growth. We have committed $19 million to date and successfully brought signature initiatives such as Entrepreneurs of Color Fund and New Skills For Youth to the DC region and supported innovative new collaboration models among nonprofits. Building on our investments in the Greater Washington region, we are continuing the expansion of our work with a focus on areas that have been chronically disinvested, harnessing regional assets and promoting collaboration from Northern Virginia to Baltimore.

Position Summary

JPMorgan Chase is seeking to fill the role of a Program Associate to provide support related to the firm’s Greater Washington Signature City Investment, with additional projects supporting the larger East Region Global Philanthropy team. The program associate will report to the Program Officer for Washington, D.C. but also receive direction on regional priority projects from the East Region Executive and Corporate Responsibility leadership.

The Program Associate will support the implementation of a grantmaking strategy aligned with the philanthropic goals and objectives of the Foundation while helping the firm enhance its brand and relationships throughout the region.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

Grantmaking Support

  • Track metrics across Greater Washington investment; Manage internal reporting systems, perform regular data analysis, and coordinate quarterly reporting.

  • Help troubleshoot issues that arise related to grantees grant application and reporting.

  • Help pipeline grant applications through internal vetting and approval processes; Cross-check metrics and impact reports in internal systems, track and regularly report on status of in-process grants, provide feedback on content and local context to program officer.

  • Conduct research to support the development of the local grantmaking strategy including performing due diligence on grantees, budgeting and other tasks.

  • Help maintain CyberGrants/ Market Facts databases to confirm grantmaking data is accurate and up to date.

Communications and Events

  • Collaborate on projects with Communications, Government Relations, Public Affairs, and Line of Business colleagues to increase JPMC’s visibility/local engagement in the Greater Washington region.

  • Engage in consistent internal communication including summaries of grant investments, event briefings, and recaps to support and highlight the region’s event activity.

  • Assist in preparation of internal and external-facing materials related to the region, including: quarterly reports, strategy powerpoint decks, presentations, talking points and briefings, meeting materials, and correspondence.

  • Aggregate data, upcoming grantee events or significant moments, and human interest stories to aid in the development of communications and marketing materials for the firm’s work in the Greater Washington region.

  • Support local firm leadership involvement in local, state and regional events.

  • Maintain and develop internal and external distribution lists.

  • Provide logistics support for events and executive site visits.

  • On occasion, represent the firm at both internal and external events to strengthen relationships, support key initiatives, and maximize firm visibility.

Project Management

  • Collaborate with the Greater Washington Program Officer and CR colleagues to develop meeting agendas, create minutes, track action items and deliverables, support management of Greater Washington region calendar.

  • Work closely with Grants Manager and co-associate to forward East Region-wide projects such as annual business planning and market facts updates.

  • Supporting East Region Executive and team on discrete projects and tasks as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 3 – 5 years of relevant experience, preferable with some experience in economic development, public policy and/or philanthropy.

  • Deep knowledge and passion for Washington, D.C.

  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and strategically about grantmaking, program design and implementation.

  • Excellent organizational, administrative, and time-management skills; detail- and results-oriented with a commitment to establishing and executing on deadlines and goals.

  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment.

  • Ability to independently manage projects and solve problems without close oversight.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and comfort delivering presentations to a wide variety of audiences.

  • Comfortable with engaging with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside of JPMorgan Chase.

  • Proven to be a strong team player with a diplomatic, professional manner.

  • Excellent Powerpoint and Excel skills.