Program Manager, Grants and Community Relations

Program Manager, Grants and Community Relations
Organization Name: 
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
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Job Description: 

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has an opportunity for a Program Manager, Grants and Community Relations who will be responsible for the seamless functioning of the Foundation’s grantmaking operations, including primary responsibility for the grants management system, for monitoring grantee progress, and for grant reporting.  The manager also maintains an awareness of current developments in program areas supported by Foundation grants.  The manager works closely with the Chief of Staff/Director, Philanthropic Investments to inform the Board of Directors about the progress of the Foundation’s grantmaking.  As the Foundation’s community liaison, the manager cultivates and maintains relationships with local organizations and leaders in the Washington DC region, and especially within the Loudoun County community.

Principal responsibilities include working with the Chief of Staff/Director, Philanthropic Investments to formulate grantmaking strategies that will have strong impact in areas important to the Foundation and are consistent with the Foundation’s commitment to antiracism; Actively participating in researching, vetting, and reviewing the Foundation’s charitable giving portfolio (including grants, sponsorships, PRIs, and Matching Gifts) in order to maximize the Foundation’s ability to achieve greater impact. Additionally, the Program Manager will administer all aspects of the grantmaking cycle by utilizing the GivingData grants management platform to create and process grant applications and track receipt of materials; prepare grant related documents such as grant agreements and payment and closing letters; initiate payment workflows; and manage reporting and payment schedules.

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and minimum of 5 years of experience in the fields of education, grant-making, or other related areas. Knowledge of GivingData or current web-based grants management systems a plus.

For a complete job description and to apply, please visit the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Career Center. E-Verify employer. No phone calls please.