International Grants Associate (Temporary)

Posting ID : A1063285154
Date Posted : 2015-07-16
Category : Nonprofit


The grants administration team is vetting international organizations for a client who wishes to strengthen the common good throughout the world. The international grants associate will collect and record due diligence documentation for potential international grantees and other administrative tasks required for this customized philanthropy project. The project is expected to span three to six months.
Salary commensurate with experience.


Send inquiries to prospective international grantees, track outreach and responses, verify that all information needed is received and follow up as necessary to meet deadlines.

Enter and update database records and create due diligence packets for management review and approval.

Prepare correspondence and client-specific outreach documents.

Answer phone, email and in person customer inquiries from grantees and colleagues regarding due diligence status and procedures.

Provide timely, responsive and professional customer service throughout the community foundation.

Document due diligence procedures as needed.

Manage data and produce reports that track the due diligence process.

Work with the grants administration team to improve processing, procedures and to solve challenging problems.

Additional hours may be required as needed throughout the year; March, November and December are considered peak season.

Other duties as assigned.


Two years of college with an AA Degree or relevant work experience; BA preferred.

Demonstrated interest and ability in working with international partners, clients and/or counterparts

High-level capacity and skills in organizational file management, database management and communications are essential.

Exceptional computer skills with strong experience in Word, Excel and Outlook; experience with mail merges and EchoSign a plus.

Ability to learn new database systems; Knowledge of Fusion Labs' GrantedGE, Blackbaud's the

Raiser's Edge and the Financial Edge are a plus.

Excellent people and project management skills.

Ability and willingness to work effectively with diverse groups of people and in a multicultural team environment on a variety of activities and projects.

Initiative, good judgment and ability to work with humor even when under pressure.

Proactive and creative approach to solving problems and process improvement.

Ability to explain complex concepts clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing, in a way that encourages participation and demonstrates understanding.

Proven ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities and workflow to meet deadlines; flexibility to re-prioritize as client needs change.

Attention to detail and proven ability to perform tasks independently with a high degree of accuracy.

Ability and willingness to work additional hours as needed.

Ability to speak, read and write foreign languages is a plus, primarily French, Spanish, Chinese, Hungarian or German.


The work environment characteristics and the physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while successfully performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Submit a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and what you would bring to Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Please provide a cover letter and resume as a single Word document through the attached link:

Silicon Valley Community Foundation advances innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems, engaging donors to make our region and the world a better place for all.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation is a comprehensive center of philanthropy. Through visionary leadership, strategic grantmaking and world-class experiences, we partner with donors to strengthen the common good locally and throughout the world.

Application deadline: open until filled.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

SVCF does not pursue sponsorship of work visas for foreign nationals.

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