Overview

POSTING: Associate, Grants Management, Strategy & Operations

LOCATION: Remote, based in east coast US EDT timezone (Delaware, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, preferred) or in the UK

REPORTS TO: Senior Associate Director, Strategy & Operations

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:  Up to 5%

POSTING DEADLINE: This position will close at 9:00am EDT Monday, September 26

SALARY: If based in the UK, the anticipated starting base salary range is GBP 38,000-45,000. If based in the US, the anticipated starting base salary range is USD $61,000-$66,000.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

The END Fund is the world’s leading collaborative philanthropic investment vehicle dedicated to controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs are parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases – including intestinal worms, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis – that affect over 1.7 billion people globally. The END Fund’s vision is to ensure people can live healthy and prosperous lives free of the risk of NTDs and has set out to accomplish this by:

●  Mobilizing and investing resources for maximum impact,

●  Advocating for innovative, integrated and cost-effective NTD programs; and

●  Facilitating philanthropic and private sector engagement to end these diseases.

By engaging a community of activist-philanthropists and taking a systems approach, the END Fund works in collaboration with governments, local and international NGOs, pharmaceutical companies, and academic partners on the global campaign to control and eliminate the most prevalent NTDs by 2030.

Since our founding in 2012 through 2021, with our partners, the END Fund has provided over 1.2 billion treatments for NTDs worth more than $1.5 billion. In 2021 alone, we reached more than 118.2 million people with more than 193.7 million NTD treatments. The END Fund works globally in 25 countries, with a primary emphasis in Africa.

You can learn more about the END Fund here.

 

ABOUT THE END FUND’S STRATEGY & OPERATIONS TEAM

The Strategy and Operations (S&O) department serves the END Fund’s growth and impact goals by leading strategic planning and resource allocation decision-making; ensuring good governance and robust risk management; overseeing operations that facilitate team productivity in alignment with organizational culture and values; facilitating interdepartmental information flow and conducting aggregated data analyses; and designing and implementing strategies and practices to recruit, onboard, develop and retain talent in support of organizational goals and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. In a period of ongoing, significant projected growth and organizational change, the S&O team seeks to optimize performance by ensuring the END Fund strategically and thoughtfully deploys all available resources in pursuit of the mission to end NTDs.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

The END Fund is seeking a resourceful, curious, mission-driven professional to support the initiatives of the Strategy & Operations team, with a particular emphasis on supporting good governance of our programmatic investment funds, data analysis and strategic planning, and compliance and reporting. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a collaborative mindset and strong quantitative skills who is interested in learning about philanthropic grants management, building data analytics skills to facilitate evidence-based decision making in a nonprofit setting, and contributing to organizational development in a mission-driven organization.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES

Support and strengthen data systems and data analytics for the purpose of internal information flow,  cross-team collaboration, and resource allocation decision-making

– Assist the S&O Team in keeping our CRM (Salesforce) up to date with grant allocation information
– Support grant budget tracking and the analysis of related trends, ensuring alignment of records across systems, including Excel, Intacct (accounting tool), and Vena (budget management tool)
– Assist with the creation and maintenance of data tools that track available and needed financial resources to enable strategic decision making; collaborate with colleagues across all departments to regularly update the tools
Support and strengthen the donor financial reporting process in close collaboration with accounting, fundraising, and other colleagues

– Develop and track internal project timelines and deliverables to ensure full and accurate reporting to the END Fund’s investors about actual and projected expenditures
– Contribute data analytics, budget projections and other information to donor proposals; provide proofreading and other support upon request by colleagues
– Support the regular maintenance of detailed spend records of specific projects and funds
– Maintain records of proposals as well as new and existing grants to maximize strategic resource allocation, in collaboration with fundraising colleagues
Support ongoing internal communications and organizational development for a complex global organization with a distributed workforce

– Support initiatives to improve internal workflow, information sharing and data collection, including preparing or editing slide decks for internal or external stakeholders and staffing interdepartmental working groups
– Build sound working relationships with colleagues across different teams, countries and levels
– Help systematize and document the many procedures involved in the operations of the grants management function and the Strategy & Operations team
Support special projects and complete other tasks upon request for the team and broader organization

– Support data requests ad hoc for presentations, meetings, and other deliverables
– Interpret and present data in a variety of ways, including through visualizations, verbal explanations, and written memos
– Other duties as assigned by Senior Associate Director
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

– At least one year of operations assistant, data analyst, research assistant, executive assistant, or other directly relevant experience
– Excellent analytical skills; able to enter and manipulate data in Microsoft Excel and CRM systems; comfort and experience with financial data and/or Salesforce a plus
– Strategic about achieving objectives; handles multiple projects simultaneously with excellent follow through and attention to detail
– A self-starter motivated by an entrepreneurial and results-oriented culture
– Strong written and verbal communication skills, with a facility for preparing and clearly presenting information to multiple audiences; comfortable communicating with a variety of internal audiences
– Interest in philanthropy, international issues and public health, with a global mindset and perspective a plus
– Proactive communicator and collaborator who enjoys working in a dynamic, evolving, globally distributed team
– Familiarity with Google products (i.e. Drive, Mail, Calendar, etc.), or desire to learn
– Comfortable working virtually in a globally dispersed team
– Authorization to work in the United States or United Kingdom required
OUR PHILOSOPHY AND BENEFITS

The END Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. It is our policy and intent that all qualified persons be given full and equal opportunities for employment, training, promotions, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms, and conditions of employment.

The END Fund offers a competitive compensation package intended to motivate employees to perform at the highest level by acquiring superior skills and competencies. Our philosophy is shaped by the following guidelines: 1) understandable, 2) fair and defensible, 3) competitive, and 4) flexible.

The END Fund is at an exciting stage of organizational growth and we are rapidly expanding our global footprint in order to bring on the most talented team members to help advance our mission. Currently, the majority of our team is based in the United States. We maintain physical headquarters in New York City, and other team members work from their homes across the US, Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.

This specific role is open to candidates who live and have the right to work in the US or UK. If based in the UK, the anticipated starting base salary range is GBP 38,000-45,000. If based in the US, the anticipated starting base salary range is USD $61,000-$66,000.

Our benefits packages are also informed by local contexts to ensure appropriateness and competitiveness within specific markets. Regardless of location, all END Fund team members receive cell phone and WiFi connectivity support, flexible work arrangements, a healthy annual professional development allowance, and more. In the United States, the END Fund offers 100% employer-paid health and life insurance benefits and twelve weeks fully paid family leave; similar benefits will vary modestly by country of residency.