Oct 12, 2010

Job Opportunity: Analyst with Global Philanthropy Group

Here's a great job opportunity for the right person from the Global Philanthropy Group. You may remember that Ann Kelly joined the EPIP Seattle group for a Careers in Philanthropy luncheon last fall and spoke about her path to philanthropy and the development of GPG.

The Global Philanthropy Group advises the world’s leading philanthropists. We work with high net worth individuals, charitable foundations and corporations to design and implement highly-leveraged philanthropic strategies. Our management expertise and proprietary network of global experts help our clients achieve lasting, meaningful results.

Global Philanthropy Group’s experience encompasses pressing global issues including economic development, education, poverty, HIV/AIDS, disaster recovery and redevelopment, refugees, microfinance, water, global health, immigration, orphans, foster care, global trade, malnutrition, climate change, green building, malaria, conservation, crimes against humanity, genocide and childhood obesity.

The Analyst plays a key role in the Global Philanthropy Group’s team-based approach to addressing our clients’ philanthropic needs. The Analyst is responsible for providing support to GPG senior management in the strategic development and implementation of client projects.

The ideal candidate will possess strong strategic analysis, management, communications and implementation capabilities. S/he will provide critical senior staff counsel by ensuring smooth and effective coordination of all client work-product and other cross-company projects and

Additional Analyst responsibilities will include:
  • Oversight and direct contribution in managing priorities and client projects internally and externally;
  • Relationship management including organizing content in preparation for key meetings; supporting client work by prioritizing, managing and tracking critical relationships and preparing presentation materials forinternal and external audiences;
  • Conducting research, providing analysis, and building issue expertise in support of client projects;
  • Writing speeches, talking points, research briefs, editorials, and client-ready presentations, based on understanding of client goals and strategic direction;
  • Managing a handful of key special projects as identified by senior management team from time to time.
Successful applicants may come from a variety of backgrounds and will demonstrate the following qualities:
  • Experience in a public relations, political campaign, operational or strategic planning environment;
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to target critical business problems and apply appropriate decision-making
  • Skilled in group problem solving and working to resolve problems with complex concepts in a dynamic setting
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills; must be able to take rough concepts and develop concrete work plans
  • Ability to successfully multi-task and drive complex projects to completion in a timely manner, across varied stakeholders, with outstanding attention to detail and sense of urgency
  • An ability to conduct independent primary and secondary research
  • Computer proficiency – Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, driven, start-up environment
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally
  • Ability to manage confidential information and situations with efficiency, flexibility and diplomacy, while cultivating trust within the team
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s level education in combination with significant leadership experience; graduate level degree (business, economics, government/policy, etc) preferred
  • A passion for philanthropy, with experience in specific issue areas preferred

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