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Program Associate, Domestic Programs (Temporary)

Position: 
Program Associate, Domestic Programs (Temporary)
Application Deadline: 
Monday, June 4, 2018
Job Description: 

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation was created in 1944 by international business pioneer Conrad N. Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels and left his fortune to help the world’s disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The Foundation currently conducts strategic initiatives in six priority areas: providing safe water, ending chronic homelessness, preventing substance use, helping children affected by HIV and AIDS, supporting transition age youth in foster care, and extending Conrad Hilton’s support for the work of Catholic Sisters. In addition, following selection by an independent international jury, the Foundation annually awards the $2 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to a nonprofit organization doing extraordinary work to reduce human suffering. In 2017, the Humanitarian Prize was awarded to icddr,b, an international health research institute dedicated to solving the most serious health issues facing low and middle-income countries. From its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.5 billion in grants, distributing $109 million in the U.S. and around the world in 2016. The Foundation’s current assets are approximately $2.6 billion. For more information, please visit www.hiltonfoundation.org/

 

About the Role

The Program Associate will assist in coordinating the domestic grant making activities of the of the program department, provide administrative support to their respective program teams, and act as a liaison between program staff, grantees and external consultants.  S/he will provide support for key operational and administrative areas of the team, including: project tracking, communications, coordination of meetings and, grant oversight, and planning. This position will also assist the team with general administration functions.

This position will work closely with the Sr. Program Officer in the Foster Youth Initiative and as a member of the team, the Program Associate will participate in project and department-wide activities, meetings and conferences.

This is a temporary position (full-time) approximate timeline mid-June through mid-September 2018.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Coordinate the Grant Making Process

  • Serves as the primary contact and provides guidance to grantees and applicants during the application and reporting processes
  • Reviews and analyzes submitted grant proposals
  • Reviews, analyzes, and summarizes grantee reports
  • Performs program related research and special projects as assigned.
  • Coordinates the Grant Making Process

 

Program Liaison

  • Interfaces with grants management to comply with internal audit and grant tracking procedures and grantmaking processes.
  • Provide support for key operational and administrative areas of the team, including: project tracking, communications and knowledge sharing, coordination of meetings and contribution to project reports, grant oversight, and planning.

 

Program Administrative Support

  • Provides support to Sr. Program Officer with travel, appointments, contacts, correspondence, reports and maintenance of information.
  • Coordinates external program related events such as meetings, conferences and presentations.

 

CORE QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience, preferably in the nonprofit sector.
  • Excellent writing skills and the critical thinking skills to analyze and summarize reports.
  • Strong oral communication and relationship-building skills; interacts with others in a professional and diplomatic way.
  • Solid organizational skills, able to effectively manage and prioritize work-flow to meet deadlines, and is highly attentive to detail.
  • Works well independently and collaboratively within a team and demonstrates a high degree of initiative, resourcefulness and flexibility to meet needs of the role.
  • Excellent computer skills to include Microsoft Office and database experience.

 

Desired:

  • An understanding of grantmaking and the nonprofit sector are highly desired.
  • Knowledge of grants management software.