JP Morgan Chase & Co. Global Philanthropy is currently seeking a Program Officer to join the team covering the West Region and based in Los Angeles, CA.
The Program Officer will lead a grantmaking portfolio and strategy across the Los Angeles region, a key market geography for JPMorgan Chase. In addition, the Program Officer will play a leadership role in coordinating other Corporate Responsibility and lines of business, as relevant, activities, and initiatives in the assigned markets.
The successful candidate will have knowledge of and experience in these communities and will manage the following:
Develop and implement a grantmaking strategy aligned with the philanthropic goals and objectives of the firm and rooted in local context and conditions; develop and implement business plans for the respective markets; draft grant write-ups, periodic program reports and briefing papers for internal and external stakeholders; and present strong proposals to internal Contributions Committees.
Grantee Relations/Technical Assistance
Identify potential partners and projects that are consistent with the firm’s philanthropic goals; provide counsel to organizations invited to develop proposals; review proposals and determine which ones will be further developed and recommended for funding; provide primary program support for the maintenance of active grants including regular communications and problem solving with partners and consultants, report review, analysis and feedback; maintain an open, ongoing relationship with community leaders.
Collaborative Team Planning
Participate in meetings to review grant recommendations; provide updates on grantee progress; determine technical assistance needs of grantees; plan convening, evaluation and communications activities; and share and reflect on experiences in the field and related program activity.
Develop and maintain effective relationships with local line-of-business leaders; communicate the firm’s philanthropic strategy to multiple internal constituencies; provide local leadership teams with frequent updates about portfolio partners and community priorities; coordinate local firm leadership involvement in local, state, and regional events.
External Visibility and Local Engagement
Build recognition for the firm for our significant community investments and serve as a thought leader on the firm’s behalf; originate, facilitate and attend meetings with funders, grantees, grant-seekers and community leaders; develop and maintain a productive network of professional relationships with key government, philanthropic, nonprofit and community leaders; work closely with Media Relations and other Corporate Responsibility team partners to leverage grants and events for maximum visibility.
Contribute to National Efforts
As the successful candidate will work with the program strategy team, s/he may be called on to help shepherd national grants, represent the firm at conferences, and provide additional support to the strategy team as needed.
Corporate Responsibility Leadership
Play a leadership role in assigned markets to coordinate with other Corporate Responsibility and lines of business colleagues to maximize internal and external visibility opportunities, as well as assure management/work efficiencies. This includes working with Government Relations, Communications, the Community Engagement and other CR aligned representatives to help position the firm as a thought leader, host and facilitate meetings/forums with grantees and key stakeholders, including maintaining a network of professional relationships with key government, philanthropic, nonprofit and community leaders.
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred
- Minimum of 8-10 years of relevant work experience in program development, implementation and/or policy
- Demonstrated leadership in the region with significant experience working in or with the leading nonprofit, government and/or philanthropic leaders
- Passion for Global Philanthropy’s mission; deep knowledge of and experience related to workforce readiness, small business, financial capability, and/or community development
- Understanding of grant making and the nonprofit sector; ability to assess the leadership, track record, fiscal health and capacity of a nonprofit organization
- Demonstrated ability to think critically and strategically about program design and implementation
- Commitment to pursuing equity and addressing root causes of poverty in the communities we serve
- Ability to communicate (verbal and written) complex ideas and professional perspective to diverse audiences
- Creative, flexible and collaborative with an ability to work in a team-oriented environment; demonstrate a high degree of initiative; results-oriented
- Desire to continually seek information and look for new approaches to processes and practices
- Welcome feedback as a means to personal and professional growth