Palo Alto | U.S. Remote consideration , CA United States
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Program Manager, Funder Alliances
The Skoll Foundation’s Funder Alliances (FA) team builds strategic and durable relationships with institutional, emergent, and corporate funders—as well as philanthropic intermediaries—to inform and support such allies in their pursuit of aligned goals, guide funder attention and resources to Skoll’s portfolio of Awardee and grantee partners, and contribute to Skoll’s learning and impact. During this exciting period of growth, the Program Manager will provide critical support and leadership for the Funder Alliances team in working with the broader Foundation – in particular, the Foundation’s Portfolio and Investment (PI) team – to advance our organizational goals and impact. A key member of the Funder Alliances team, this person will help oversee the development, coordination, and management of a portfolio of team efforts and lead new strategic initiatives incubated within FA.
The position will report to the Director of Funder Alliances and will work closely with the Managing Director of Funder Alliances, the Managing Director of Portfolio and Investments, and across internal teams. This person will maintain strong connections with external and internal stakeholders and will introduce and oversee new partnerships and initiatives at the organization.
To be successful, the Program Manager will be excited to contribute their growth mindset to the Foundation, helping to drive clarity while bringing others along. This person should be a demonstrated strategic thinker with strong problem-solving skills and a known team player with leadership potential who displays humility, drive, and a passion for the mission of the Skoll Foundation.
Read more here: https://skoll.org/job/program-manager-funder-alliances/
Qualifications & Requirements Qualifications:
Minimum five years of experience in a philanthropic foundation, for-profit, or public sector funder
Demonstrated experience managing and realizing deliverables across a high-performing organization with a multi-tiered and matrixed structure
Ability to focus on the details and also zoom out to broader context and strategic aims
Strong relationship builder with the ability to find common ground, build consensus, and strengthen collaboration among diverse stakeholders
Excellent communication skills—written, oral, and visual (e.g., PowerPoint)
Clear project management, organizational, and planning skills and experience
Demonstrated ability to compile and analyze complex data for patterns, outcomes, and planning purposes
Ability to successfully navigate in a fast-paced, outcomes-driven and entrepreneurial environment
Demonstrated commitment to the values of equity, inclusion, and empowerment
The Foundation requires all staff, vendors, and visitors be fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 and test regularly when accessing the office.
About the Skoll Foundation:
The Skoll Foundation seeks to catalyze transformational social change by investing in, connecting, and championing social entrepreneurs and other social innovators who together advance bold and equitable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.
Jeff Skoll, the first employee and first President of eBay, created the Skoll Foundation in 1999 to pursue his vision of a sustainable world of peace and prosperity for all. The Foundation is part of the Jeff Skoll Group, which also includes Participant and the Capricorn Investment Group. The Foundation is led by CEO Don Gips, an Obama Administration alumnus.
The Skoll Foundation is at an exciting inflection point in its two-decade long history, with equity at the center of an evolving strategy that extends beyond its focus on social innovators of all types working across sectors. The Foundation aspires to fundamentally shift the trajectory on urgent global problems including pandemics and global health systems, racial justice, climate change, effective governance, and inclusive economies. The Foundation does this by connecting social innovators around the world, investing in their solutions, and championing their work.
The Foundation is committed to finding new ways to streamline its operations and support the organization as it drives transformational social change globally. Learn more about the Skoll Foundation at www.skoll.org.