About King Philanthropies
King Philanthropies is a private foundation located in Menlo Park, California. Our mission is to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the world’s poorest people by multiplying the impact of high-performing leaders and organizations. We do so through multi-year, unrestricted grants to high performing social sector organizations that have proven models that address the essentials of human life; by supporting the development of future leaders through scholarships; and by fostering entrepreneurship that will create jobs.
King Philanthropies is guided by the personal values of Bob and Dottie King. Following a successful investment career, the Kings shifted their focus to philanthropy in 1995. King Philanthropies’ work flows directly from the inspiration of its founders and centers on a singular goal: to alleviate extreme poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
The Portfolio Manager plays a critical role in executing the King Essentials grantmaking program while also supporting other key initiatives at the Foundation. Reporting to the Director of King Essentials, the Portfolio Manager helps the team identify, support, and manage a cohort of high-performing organizations addressing the drivers of extreme poverty. The Portfolio Manager also plays a valuable role across the organization as a “team of teams” player, by providing targeted research and analysis spanning different functions, such as Finance & Operations, the CEO’s office, Strategy, and Communications.
How to Apply
King Philanthropies is an equal opportunity employer and seeks a diverse pool of candidates in this search. Diversity is an asset essential to accomplishing our work, and we value differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make employees unique. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line: [YOUR NAME – Portfolio Manager]. In your cover letter please provide specific examples of how your experience aligns to the requirements of the position.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled with those received on or before October 15, 2020 given priority. We anticipate making a hiring decision in November and hope to onboard the Portfolio Manager in December.