Siegel Family Endowment (SFE) - Director of Grants Management

New York, New York, United States

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Siegel Family Endowment (SFE) is a foundation focused on understanding and shaping the impact of technology on society. SFE supports organizations whose work contributes to giving everyone the opportunity to learn in and contribute to a rapidly changing society. We were founded in 2011 by David M. Siegel, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of technology-driven financial services company Two Sigma. We primarily focus on three interest areas: Learning, Workforce, and Infrastructure. Our grantmaking philosophy and process differs from many more traditional foundations -- we encourage you to read through “Our Approach” on www.siegelendowment.org/ to understand more about how we work with potential grantees. 

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Grants Management will ensure that the Relationships team is a high-functioning constructive support to our current grantees and is making effective sourcing decisions as we seek new partnerships. In this role, you will work closely with their counterparts on the leadership team, especially the Director of Research to assess and share the learnings from grantmaking, connecting them to the furtherance of our mission. You will contribute to the design and management of SFE’s relationship based grantmaking approach.

You will take on the following responsibilities:

  • Manage the Relationships team to source, vet, and recommend potential grantees to the Board of Directors, and to engage with current grantees to ensure that they are supported
  • Ensure that new grant ideas are aligned with strategy, and that ongoing grant relationships are effectively monitored
  • Lead and manage SFE’s technical assistance and capacity building opportunities for grantee partners, with particular attention to monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, program development, communications and fundraising
  • Work closely with Director of Research to make connections between academic, policy, and field work, and to assess and share the learnings from our grantmaking in service of the mission
  • Ensure grantmaking team collects data and information required for effective evaluation
  • Propose, design, and implement new initiatives and projects that will elevate SFE’s mission and grantees’ work

You should possess the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience working in nonprofit, philanthropy, or relevant field
  • Significant experience with managing a team on a broad array of projects and supporting a diverse group with varied educational and professional backgrounds
  • Knowledge of private foundation operating and finance regulations
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Strong organizational, project management, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
  • Flexibility and ability to operate effectively within uncertainty
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, intellectual curiosity, and strong alignment with SFE’s mission

You will enjoy the following benefits: 

  • Core Benefits: Fully paid medical and dental insurance premiums for employees and dependents, competitive 401k match, employer-paid life & disability insurance 
  • Perks: Onsite gyms with laundry service, wellness activities, casual dress, snacks, game rooms
  • Time Off: Generous vacation and unlimited sick days, competitive paid caregiver leaves

We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics.