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Associate Manager, Philanthropy and Community Affairs (remote)

About PPD:
PPD’s mission is to improve health. It starts as an idea to find a cure. It becomes a life saved. All in-between, it’s you!  We know that meaningful results not only require the right approach, but also the right people.  We invite you to re-imagine health promoting protocols with us, working alongside our talented, bright and energetic teams. 

About the Department:
Our colleagues in Philanthropy and Community Affairs strive for excellence in every task, at every moment. We are game changers seeking improvements to processes and more efficient ways of working or adapting to changing financial and industry environments.

About the Position:
The Associate Manager, Philanthropy and Community Affairs at PPD will administer the global philanthropy and community affairs program, developing engaging and educational messaging for the programs, and supporting the PPD Corporate Foundation. 

About our Culture, Career Advancement and Benefits:
At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We offer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and well-being of our employees. 

Job Description:

Philanthropy and Community Affairs:

  • Coordinate all stages of PPD grant process including application administration

  • Complete due diligence on global nonprofit organizations in Blackbaud

  • Process donation payments, seeking out bank routing information for wire transfers, using different systems, and adjusting for different currencies for global grant recipients

  • Manage grant agreements and required documentation regarding donations

  • Identify and implement systematic enhancements to improve efficiency of grantmaking operations, including effective utilization of the grant software systems, vendors, partners

Manage global community affairs committees: 
  • Maintain key relationships with employee-volunteer committee leads to ensure an empowered and sustainable committee leads

  • Administer all stages of employee survey, including survey customization, messaging to employees, analysis and reporting of results.

  • Guide committees to use the data to strategically guide grant recipients at all committee locations

  • Coordinate a high volume of engaging employee volunteer events, tracking employee participation and communicating impact 

  • Write and manage distribution of timely location specific communications on philanthropy and community affairs activities

Support PPD Corporate Foundation:
  • Serve as Assistant Secretary, take, distribute, and save meeting minutes

  • Coordinate all stages of foundation grant process including application administration, vetting, processing payment, and communication with nonprofit

  • Track foundation budget, paying special attention to committee budget allocations

  • Coordinate disaster relief grants committee, receiving applications and redacting confidential information, sharing them with the grants committee, communicating with applicant if additional information is needed, and processing payment.

  • Develop and maintain PPD Corporate Foundation branding materials, to include letterhead, email templates, website imagery

  • Coordinate logistics for US- wide employee giving campaign 

  • Develop content and maintain foundation website presence

  • Work with internal communications team to ensure company wide understanding and engagement of philanthropy and community affairs programs

  • Ensure all communications are engaging and relate back to PPD’s purpose, defining principles, or growth drivers

  • Manage photo repository of philanthropy events for use with internal and external communications.  This includes seeking out and managing release forms for external use.

  • Develop content for blog articles and social media stories about philanthropy programs

  • Write and maintain department inFRONT pages providing tools, best practices, and recent success stories

Analytics and Reporting:
  • Utilize various analytics tools to measure and track philanthropy and community affairs initiatives, evaluate results, suggest and implement improvements and report on activities

  • Utilize Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel to report on results and provide insights and recommendations


Education and Experience:  

Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification

Previous experience in global corporate philanthropy that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 2 years)

Experience with grants management systems (like Blackbaud) is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to consistently work well with others and negotiate for optimal outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and deliver a quality product on time and within budget
  • Demonstrated business maturity and professionalism
Management Role:
No management responsibility  

PPD values the health and well-being of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive.  Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role: 
  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner. 
  • Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours.  
  • Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency. 
  • Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.  
  • May require minimal as-needed travel (under 10%) 
PPD Defining Principles:
- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer’s trust - 

We are game changers - We do the right thing - We are one PPD 

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, then please submit your application – we would love to hear from you. 

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