Director of Grants Management | The JPB Foundation

Director of Grants Management
New York, NY
Organization Name: 
The JPB Foundation


 The JPB Foundation (JPB), one of the largest grantmaking private foundations in the United States, seeks nominations and applications for the position of Director of Grants Management (Director). Reporting to the President and Chief Operating Officer, the Director will lead JPB’s grants management operations, including supporting the administration of more than $250+ million in grants each year, improving all aspects of the grants administration process, and providing support and trainings to grants management and programmatic staff. 

Based in New York City, JPB’s mission is to advance opportunity in the United States through transformational initiatives that empower those living in poverty, enrich and sustain our environment, and enable pioneering medical research. JPB’s three program areas are Poverty, Environment, and Medical Research. As the foundation continues to grow and deepen its mission impact, it is looking for a passionate, mission-aligned grants management leader who can help steward and transform how grants management is positioned and performed at JPB. 

The incoming Director will be an experienced philanthropic grants management leader with expertise in effective grants life-cycle administration and compliance for varying types of grants and grantees. She/he will bring strong financial analysis acumen and grants management experience to partner with leadership and staff in assessing grantee capabilities and sustainability and providing them process and systems support. The ideal candidate will be passionate about systems improvement, customer service, analytics and learning, and process documentation. The Director will drive continuous improvement efforts in grants administration through best practices, understand the intricacies of JPB’s funding work across its portfolios, and work collaboratively with JPB leadership and staff to achieve the Foundation’s strategic goals. Given JPB’s investment and transition to Fluxx, its new grants management system, two years ago, the ideal candidate will also bring prior experience with the implementation and/or utilization of this technology platform 


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This search is being conducted with assistance from Linh Nguyen and team members of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Nominations and applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail

The JPB Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity.  Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.