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Senior Grants Manager

State Street Foundation, Inc.
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November 30th, 2021
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POSITION TITLE:  Senior Grants Manager, State Street Foundation, Inc.

BANK TITLE: Vice President


REPORTS TO: State Street Foundation President



The Senior Grants Manager is responsible for developing the strategy and overseeing the relationship management and funding decisions for grantmaking in Massachusetts for State Street Foundation (SSF). This role is a critical part of the Corporate Citizenship team and will provide subject matter expertise to inform SSF’s grantmaking globally. The Senior Grants Manager will help ensure State Street fulfills its commitment to being a good corporate citizen and advances the company’s reputation in the community through strategic grantmaking. This role is highly visible internally to executive leadership as well externally to non-profit community partners.



  • Manage the operations and budget for approximately $10M in annual grantmaking in the company’s headquarter region of Eastern Massachusetts

    Oversee the strategy for the Foundation’s education and employment portfolio in Massachusetts and take a leadership role in the design of a new high impact investment strategy in Early College

  • Play a leadership role in the development and implementation of the Foundation’s Racial Equity and Social Justice strategy in Massachusetts

    Analyze and evaluate funding requests, conduct site visits to community organizations, and prepare recommendations for review and approval by the Foundation’s President and Board, as appropriate

  • Provide oversight and strategic guidance to the grants administrator, Corporate Citizenship staff and employee volunteer team that reviews smaller grants

  • Raise awareness and perception of State Street as an actively involved, socially responsible corporate leader and citizen by establishing innovative and strategic community partnerships; identifying community needs, best practices and trends; and establishing solid working relationships with key community and corporate stakeholders

    Oversee compliance with all U.S. statutes and regulations governing charitable foundations, as well as capture corporate contributions that qualify for Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) credit

  • Represent State Street at community events, professional associations and corporate functions as well as assume leadership roles within relevant organizations and committees


Incumbent should have at least seven years of nonprofit and/or community relations experience with a strong understanding of local community networks and landscapes in eastern Massachusetts with a special focus on Boston and Quincy. Ideally, candidate will have some experience in a corporate community relations role. Previous grantmaking experience is preferred, including supervision of grants program staff, program research, proposal evaluation, grant tracking and post-grant evaluation, implementing in-house philanthropy-related projects, database management, etc. 

  • Exceptional communication (written and verbal), presentation and facilitation skills

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills, particularly with respect to teamwork, collaboration, and navigating large organizations

  • Ability to think strategically and conceptualize, communicate and recommend new strategies and approaches

  • Extremely organized with a high level of attention to detail and ability to promptly respond to time-sensitive requests with accuracy

  • Ability to drive results and be flexible while working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

  • Ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders internally and externally

  • Understanding of and commitment to racial equity and social justice

  • Knowledge of the Boston and eastern Massachusetts area nonprofit landscape

  • Knowledge of the education sector a plus

  • Ability to periodically attend select community events occurring outside of regular working hours (e.g., mornings, evenings and occasionally weekends)



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