Global Philanthropy Relationship Manager | Net Impact

Global Philanthropy Relationship Manager

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase strives to be a catalyst for meaningful, positive and sustainable change in communities across the globe. Along with its corporate foundation, JPMorgan Chase annually invests over $200 million to create pathways to opportunity to ensure that individuals have access to the knowledge, skills, resources and capital they need to secure their futures and compete in the global economy. 

These efforts are lead by the Global Philanthropy team, which includes regional teams that make investments locally and strategy teams that set the overall approach and make global investments. Global Philanthropy’s Relationship Managers (RM) partner with community stakeholders to develop programs aligned with the firm’s economic opportunity agenda. RMs also engage with other JPMorgan Chase leaders to improve business engagement with the Foundation’s strategies and to ensure that the Firm is leveraging its resources to maximize impact and visibility in the community. 

The East Region Team is currently seeking a Relationship Manager to lead the Workforce Development strategy in the NYC Metro Region, which includes New York City, Westchester, Rockland, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut. The position is based in New York City. 

The ideal candidate will have deep knowledge of and experience in the workforce systems in these communities and will manage the following: 

  • Grant Portfolio: Develop and implement a grantmaking strategy aligned with the philanthropic goals and objectives of the firm and rooted in local context and conditions; develop and implement business plans for the respective markets; draft grant-write-ups, periodic program reports and briefing papers for internal and external stakeholders; and present strong proposals to internal Contributions Committees. 
  • Grantee Relations/Technical Assistance: Identify potential partners and projects that are consistent with the firm’s philanthropic goals; provide counsel to organizations invited to develop proposals; review proposals and determine which ones will be further developed and recommended for funding; provide primary program support for the maintenance of active grants including regular communications and problem solving with partners and consultants, report review, analysis and feedback; maintain an open, ongoing relationship with community leadership. 
  • Planning: Participate in meetings to review grant recommendations; provide updates on grantee progress; determine technical assistance needs of grantees; plan convening, evaluation and communications activities; share and reflect on experiences in the field and related program activity. 
  • Cross-Firm Integration: Develop and maintain effective relationships with local line-of-business leaders; communicate firm’s philanthropic strategy to multiple internal constituencies; provide local leadership teams with frequent updates about portfolio partners and community priorities; coordinate local firm leadership involvement in local, state, and regional events. 
  • External Visibility: Ensure the firm is recognized for its significant community investments and seen as a thought leader in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors; originate, facilitate and attend meetings with funders, grantees, grant-seekers, and community leaders; develop and maintain a productive network of professional relationships with key government, philanthropic, not-for-profit and community leaders; work closely with media relations and other corporate responsibility team partners to leverage grants and events for maximum visibility. 
  • Fiscal Oversight: Monitor grants budgets and grantee expenditures, as well as organizational budgets, as appropriate; recommend for approval any deviations from approved plans and budgets, and ensure that such changes are documented. 
  • Contribute to National Workforce Efforts: As the successful candidate will have deep workforce experience and be co-located in New York City with the program strategy team, s/he may be called on to help shepherd national grants; represent the firm at conferences; and provide additional support to the global strategy team as needed. 

JPMorgan Chase is a leading corporate philanthropist, and we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver a unique business minded approach to social investment. In alignment with the firm's global corporate responsibility strategy, best-in-class RMs leverage deep market knowledge to find an intersection between community, business and employee needs and objectives to deliver on the firm’s focused grantmaking strategy. They effectively communicate business objectives to the community and possess a strong ability to build and cultivate relationships with a varied list of stakeholders. Best-in-class RMs possess an awareness of critical needs and social issues facing the market within the scope of the firm's philanthropic priorities, familiarity with JPMorgan Chase lines of business operating in the market and their corresponding products and services, an ability to identify and connect with best-in-class nonprofits, specific knowledge of socioeconomic conditions at the community level, access to key community stakeholders and an understanding of the local policy environment. 


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred 
  • Demonstrated leadership in the New York City region workforce community with significant experience working in or with the leading nonprofit, government and/or philanthropic leaders 
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of relevant work experience in program development, implementation and/or policy 
  • Passion for the Foundation’s mission; deep knowledge of and experience related to economic development and workforce readiness 
  • Understanding of grantmaking and the nonprofit sector; ability to assess the leadership, track record, fiscal health and capacity of a nonprofit organization 
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and strategically about program design and implementation 
  • Creative, flexible, and collaborative with an ability to work in a team-oriented environment; demonstrates a high degree of initiative; results-oriented 
  • Desire to continually seek information and look for new approaches to processes and practices 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Personal presence to represent the firm in diverse forums and organizational relationships 
  • Ability to travel