GRANTS MANAGEMENT OFFICE
THE COMMONWEALTH FUND
The Commonwealth Fund — among the first private foundations started by a woman philanthropist, Anna M. Harkness — was established in 1918 with the broad charge to enhance the common good. Today, the mission of The Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high-performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society’s most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, and people of color. The Fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. An international program in health policy is designed to stimulate innovative policies and practices in the United States and other industrialized countries.
The grants management office provides administrative and financial management support for all of the Commonwealth Fund’s grantmaking activities. Grants management is centralized with many of the administrative responsibilities shared with the program staff who support each program area. The grants management department is engaged in all aspects of the Fund’s grant making process, including budget planning, program planning, project development, financial and compliance monitoring, completed grant reporting and evaluation, and historical archiving of completed grant materials. The grants management team includes the Vice President, Grants Management, a Grants and System Administrator, two Grants Assistants (one part time and one full time), and a consulting Matching Gifts Administrator.
GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION
Reporting to the Vice President, Grants Management, the Grants Associate works on the administration and management of Commonwealth Fund grants. The Grants Associate is responsible for providing comprehensive grants management, critical thinking on the Commonwealth Fund’s grantmaking, and fostering good working relationships, both internally and externally. The position requires a high degree of organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to provide proactive support, complete independent projects, as well as to work in a team environment.
Candidates for a grants position should be committed to the Commonwealth Fund’s Vision and Pledge to Promote Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and excited about using technology as a tool to streamline processes and improve organizational performance. The position has opportunities for growth within the department, across the organization, and within the foundation and nonprofit sector through engagement with the Fund’s sector partner organizations.
Grants Management Office
Electronic Records Management and System Administration
The Fund’s philosophy on successful performance in the job includes the willingness on the part of all staff members to handle any assignment necessary to further the goals of the institution. This may include taking on responsibility for other program areas or departments if the need arises.
The Fund has a relatively small staff, and judgment, integrity, and the ability to listen with sensitivity to others are traits that are particularly important in an organization of the Fund’s size, where teamwork is essential to effectiveness. The ability to work collegially with a variety of Fund staff and interest in and strong commitment to the Fund’s mission and grants programs are key qualifications.
This position will be based out of our NYC office. The Commonwealth Fund offers flexible working arrangements. As of September 2022, the Commonwealth Fund staff are free to work from home up to three days per workweek.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately, we are hoping to fill the role in an expedient manner. Please apply using this link.
Employment at The Commonwealth Fund is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, medical condition, disability, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.