Founded by Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is a new kind of philanthropy that’s leveraging technology to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges – from eradicating disease, to improving education, to reforming the criminal justice system. Across three core Initiative focus areas of Science, Education and Justice and Opportunity, we’re pairing engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy work, and movement building, to help build an inclusive, just and healthy future for everyone.
We believe we can help build a future for everyone.
- We aim to be daring, but humble: We look for bold ideas — regardless of structure and stage — and help them scale by pairing engineers with subject matter experts to build tools that accelerate the pace of social progress.
- We want to learn fast, but build for the long-term: We want to iterate fast and help bring new solutions to the table, but we also realize that important breakthroughs often take decades, or even centuries.
- Stay close to the real problems: We engage directly in the communities we serve because no one understands our society’s challenges like those who live them every day.
Our success is dependent on building teams that include people from different backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, we look for a diverse pool of applicants including those from historically marginalized groups — women, people with disabilities, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or gender nonconforming, first and second generation immigrants, veterans, and people from different socioeconomic backgrounds.
Do you have a passion for building and implementing systems to achieve measurable social impact in the world? Do you want to be part of building ways to do Philanthropy in a different way? Do you enjoy setting up organizational processes to scale? Do you have an interest in science?
Working in partnership with the CZI Grants Team, you will play a lead role in developing, implementing, and iterating on a grants process that effectively and efficiently meets the needs of our Science Initiative Team, our various charitable vehicles and our portfolio of current and future partners.
This role is for a professional with experience, aptitude for, attested skill in, and a passion for grant making, including grant management, compliance and systems administration. The candidate will operate in an intelligent, flexible, patient, and principled way, and who cares deeply about impact through our Initiatives.
- Lead the full lifecycle of all grants, from diligence processes through final reporting and evaluation across CZI initiatives and vehicles
- Collaborate with the Director of Grant Management on the ideation, build-out and continuous improvement of CZI’s online grants and contact management tool, including design and refinement of the grants management workflow and execution of systems and procedures that ensure efficient and effective grant making
- Forecast and track grant payments across initiatives and liaise with internal and external partners to plan for appropriate cash flow and ensure timely payments of grants
- Oversee and help ensure all administrative, legal and tax compliance aspects of grants, partnering closely with initiative teams, internal and external legal teams
- Cultivate relationships with existing and new partner organizations as it pertains to the life cycle of a grant
- Serve as a grants system partner with initiative staff to ensure optimal usage of the online grants and contact management tool, developing and sharing best practices for database management, tracking and reporting
- Develop and administer competitive grant programs in partnership with science program officers
- 5+ years in a grants management role
- Experience working with databases, spreadsheets, and technology related to grant-making (preference for familiarity with Salesforce)
- Familiarity with tax rules governing private foundations
- Familiarity with the use of data and analytics to measure impact
- Familiarity with drafting process materials for internal and external audiences
- Familiarity with competitive grant programs
- Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks with comprehensive follow through and attention to detail
- Experience implementing systems and processes to increase organizational efficiency
- Ability to communicate technology issues to leadership, staff, and vendors
- Demonstrated ability to handle confidential, sensitive information
- Comfort taking initiative and working in a rapidly changing environment
- Strong social skills, including verbal and written communication skills - and a sense of humor!