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Global Philanthropy – Relationship Manager, Mid-Atlantic Region

Global Philanthropy – Relationship Manager, Mid-Atlantic Region


Job Description

JPMorgan Chase strives to be a catalyst for meaningful, positive and sustainable change in communities across the globe. Along with its corporate foundation, JPMorgan Chase annually invests over $200 million to create pathways to opportunity to ensure that individuals have access to the knowledge, skills, resources and capital they need to secure their futures and compete in the global economy.

These efforts are lead by the Global Philanthropy team, which includes regional teams that make investments locally and strategy teams that set the overall approach and make national investments. Global Philanthropy Relationship Managers (RM) partner with community stakeholders to develop programs that implement our economic opportunity agenda. RMs also engage with other JPMorgan Chase leaders to ensure: clarity around the Foundation’s strategies; responsiveness to the needs of the various businesses; and that the firm is leveraging resources to maximize impact and visibility in the community.

Global Philanthropy is currently seeking a Relationship Manager to lead giving in our Mid-Atlantic footprint, help develop a coherent strategy and join a team covering our East Region, which manages a combined grantmaking portfolio of approximately $22 million. The pGlobal Phiosition will be based in Washington, DC or Wilmington, DE.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of and experience in these communities and will manage the following:

• Grant Portfolio: 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.

• Cross-Firm Integration: 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.

• Fiscal Oversight: Monitor grants budgets and grantee expenditures, as well as organizational budgets, as appropriate; recommend for approval any deviations from approved plans and budgets.

• Industry Knowledge: Become familiar with the financial services industry and JPMorgan Chase products and services offered in the market, as well as with the Community Reinvestment Act and other applicable regulations.

• 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.


JPMorgan Chase is a leading corporate philanthropist, and we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver a unique business minded approach to social investment. In alignment with the firm’s global corporate responsibility strategy, best-in-class RMs leverage in-depth market knowledge to find an intersection between community, business and employee needs and objectives to deliver on the firm’s focused grantmaking strategy. They effectively communicate business objectives to the community and possess a strong ability to build and cultivate relationships with a varied set of stakeholders. Best-in-class RMs possess an awareness of critical needs and social issues facing the market within the scope of the firm’s philanthropic priorities, familiarity with JPMorgan Chase lines of business operating in the market, an ability to identify and connect with best-in-class nonprofits, specific knowledge of socioeconomic conditions at the community level, access to key community stakeholders and an understanding of the local policy environment.

As a result, the ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred

• Demonstrated leadership in the region with significant experience working in or with the leading nonprofit, government and/or philanthropic leaders

• Minimum of 8-10 years of relevant work experience in program development, implementation and/or policy

• 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 grantmaking 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

• 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

JPMorgan Chase is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer Disability/Veteran.

Corporate Staff

Primary Location
US-DE-Wilmington-One Christina Center / 52381

Other Locations
US-DC-Washington-601 Pennsylvania Avenue / 50621



Job Type

Day Job

Corporate Brand
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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