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Program Officer

POSITION: Program Officer – Viking Global Foundation

LOCATION: 280 Park Avenue, New York, NY

HOURS: 8:00am-6:00pm (flexibility required)

EMAIL: Taylor McCormack (tmccormack@vikingglobal.com)

Viking Global Investors LP is a global investment firm founded in 1999, with offices in Greenwich, New York City, San Francisco, Hong Kong and London. The Firm manages approximately $24 billion in capital through long-short, long-only, and hybrid liquid-illiquid strategies.

The Viking Global Foundation was established in 2009. Our mission is to support and promote effective employee philanthropy through grantmaking, volunteerism and education. We make grants to organizations and initiatives, in areas where our employees live and work, that aim to break the cycle of poverty by promoting early childhood development. To maximize our impact, we source and vet grantees and maintain strong partnerships with our nonprofit partners. Foundation staff actively engage a 20+ person grants committee in all aspects of the grantmaking diligence and decision process.

JOB FUNCTION
This Program Officer reports to the Executive Director of the Foundation. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

Grants

Manage administration of the grantmaking process (program research, application support, first- round proposal evaluation, grant activity tracking, contracts, post-grant evaluation).
Support creation of meaningful, high quality analytics, business intelligence, reporting and management Develop outcomes reports and comparison memos for grantees.
Analyze and track grantee audits and financial
Help source and maintain deep familiarity and strong relationships with
Identify opportunities for collaboration, coalition-building and networking among grantees, partner foundations and consultants; vet and support technical assistance opportunities for
Grants Committee

Liaise with grants committee members to ensure each person’s positive, impactful
Lead preparations for grants committee site visits, grant decision and board meetings, including agenda creation, document drafting and portfolio
Summarize and distill information from nonprofits to grants committee
Contribute to small group board presentations as well as overarching board
Assist in scheduling and prioritizing meetings internally and externally to best manage committee member
Operations

Develop written materials including quarterly newsletters, reports, PowerPoints, memos, and additional
Maintain grants management online system, which includes: existing proposals, active grants and robust pipeline of future grant
Maintain Foundation budgets, conduct financial record keeping and analysis; serve as primary auditor
Contribute to, and occasionally manage, employee engagement events including volunteerism, drives, matching gifts and educational events, including annual 200 person Service Day

QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will have:

A completed 4 year degree with a good GPA is
3+ years of work (or related training)
Demonstrated commitment to nonprofit
Experience working with grants management systems, financials analysis and nonprofit/philanthropy
Strong computer skills (MS Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word).
Willingness to participate in occasional weekend and evening volunteer events; must be willing to travel to Connecticut office 3-5 times per
The ideal candidate possesses the following traits:

Strong interpersonal skills: a team-player able to communicate with internal and external contacts of all
Excellent communication skills: strong written and verbal
Efficiency: an ability to stay organized, manage tight timelines and communicate
Adaptability: a willingness to be open-minded.
Accountability: strong ownership of individual responsibilities and willingness to hold team members
Discretion: consistently exercise sound judgement, particularly around confidential

• Location: Manhattan

• Post ID: 146263252 manhattan
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