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Job Title: Awards Manager, 100&Change
Location: Chicago, IL United States
Position Type: Contract
Post Date: 06/18/2019
Expire Date: 08/18/2019
Job Categories: Other
Job Description
Awards Manager, 100&Change
The Awards Manager will serve as the client lead and primary relationship manager for ultra-high net worth donor partners who sponsor customized competitions and prospectors who wish to identify projects through the Lever for Change Solutions Bank. As the client lead, the Awards Manager has responsibility for delivery of proposals to clients that meet high standards of quality in accordance with the client’s specifications for projects ready to absorb a large amount of philanthropic capital ($10 Million or more).

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Collaborate with philanthropy team to work with clients to refine their philanthropic interests and translate into specific selection criteria
Serve as the main point of contact for clients throughout their engagement with Lever for Change
Develop and monitor a project schedule
Research and write landscape analyses as required
Assist with the engagement of content experts as required
Conduct due diligence and provide guidance on the selection of finalists and a grantee
Oversee preparation of materials for client review for the selection of finalists and a grantee
Collaborate with the social impact team to provide value-add to applicants (social change actors)
For donor partners who sponsor competitions:
Liaise with internal and external experts to advise on competition parameters and design (application, scoring rubrics, scoring processes)
Monitor competition service provider to assure that the competition website and all competition parameters align with the donor partner interests
Work with client team to identify appropriate judges
Oversee outreach and engagement to assure quality submissions
Work with social impact team to design technical assistance to competition finalists
For prospectors:
Curate a set of potential grantees from the Lever for Change database
Design and implement a secondary application process to support the prospector’s selection of a grantee
Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications & Requirements
Qualifications:

A master’s degree or its equivalent and/or direct experience applying expertise to contemporary social problems
Minimum of five years of program experience with a grantmaking or impact investing institution
Demonstrated ability to work with high-net-worth clients in a consultative fashion (i.e., excellent listener, able to anticipate and assess client needs and craft creative response, and to be proactive in bringing advice and solutions)
Energized by interaction with clients
Outstanding critical thinking, analytical, and investigative skills
Must have a broad intellectual capacity, curiosity, and passion for an eclectic range of issues and subjects across the broadest array of areas, including those not yet defined
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; must be able to organize, synthesize, and clearly convey complex problems/issues in written and oral format for both expert and non-expert audiences
Self-confident, diplomatic, and collegial with high professional standards
Must be able to work in harmony with staff at all levels of the organization
Able to work effectively within a matrixed management framework
Must be willing and able to travel occasionally
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Website:https://macfound.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/MAC_FOUND_EXT_CAREERS//
Company Description:
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. MacArthur is placing a few big bets that truly significant progress is possible on some of the world’s most pressing social challenges, including over-incarceration, global climate change, nuclear risk, and significantly increasing financial capital for the social sector. In addition to the MacArthur Fellows Program, the Foundation continues its historic commitments to the role of journalism in a responsible and responsive democracy, as well as the strength and vitality of our headquarters city, Chicago. MacArthur is one of the nation's largest independent foundations. Organizations supported by the Foundation work in about 50 countries. In addition to Chicago, MacArthur has offices in India, Mexico, and Nigeria.
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