Program Associate, Innovative Finance

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The Rockefeller Foundation has an opportunity for a Program Associate, Innovative Finance. The role is based in New York, New York. As Program Associate for Innovative Finance, you will play a critical role in executing the Innovative Finance’s Zero Gap grant program while also supporting other innovative finance initiatives for the Foundation’s program teams. Reporting to the Senior Associate Director for Innovative Finance, and working closely with the Managing Director and Senior Program Associate for Innovative Finance, you will help the team to identify, fund and support a portfolio of grantees working on developing the next generation of investment products and mechanisms with the potential to mobilize large-scale private capital for addressing the world’s most critical challenges impacting the poor and vulnerable.

This position offers a rare opportunity to work on cutting-edge ideas in innovative finance to drive impact and offers strong opportunities for professional growth. The role will generate functional experience in innovative finance, as well as experience in venture philanthropy, strategy-setting and execution. The work will be fast-paced, diverse, and spread across multiple and diverse projects simultaneously. The role requires travel both domestic and international. The successful candidate will need to blend flexibility with disciplined execution in their work approach in order to manage competing demands and deliver high quality work.

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The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission—unchanged since 1913—is to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Today the Foundation advances new frontiers of science, data, policy, and innovation to solve global challenges related to health, food, power, and economic mobility. As a science-driven philanthropy focused on building collaborative relationships with partners and grantees, The Rockefeller Foundation seeks to inspire and foster large-scale human impact that promotes the well-being of humanity by identifying and accelerating breakthrough solutions, ideas and conversations. Visit for more.

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The Rockefeller Foundation


Program Associate, Innovative Finance


Monday 11th February 2019


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