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Philanthropic Services Director

Founders Pledge

Founders Pledge

United States







Senior management

Mgmt responsibilities: 


Date posted:



About the Role

We’re now looking for a Philanthropic Services Director to lead and develop a world-class philanthropic services offering to our HNW members. This will cover 2 areas:
1. Overseeing our overall philanthropic services, led by our PS Operations Lead, including our in-house Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) in the UK, US and Germany, member contributions, grants management, investments, FP funds, opex and pass-through giving, to facilitate operational excellence, process optimisation and efficiency. You’ll also manage relationships with partner organizations in other countries.

2. Building and running our new complex assets program, both internally and externally. You’ll support our external teams (specifically our US Managing Director) in member acquisition as the technical expert for members wishing to pledge and process complex asset donations. You’ll also make sure we have the processes and procedures set up internally to be able to manage complex assets. 

Reporting to our UK-based CFO, this is a fantastic opportunity to take our philanthropic service offering to the next level, building the infrastructure for moving funds to the highest-impact causes worldwide. 

You’ll be responsible for:
* Line management of our PS Operations Lead to ensure our overall philanthropic services offering provides an exceptional customer experience for our members and operates efficiently.
* Building and executing our complex assets program, including building a strategy and a plan to launch and deliver a competitive complex assets service. You’ll be our complex assets content expert, providing technical expertise including in relation to associated laws and best practices.
* Supporting our USMD and Growth team to sign up and on-board new members who are excited by our unique DAF offering and associated services.  You'll interface directly with members where there are bespoke requirements in relation to complex assets that require liaison with legal counsel to manage risk.    
* Building Founders Pledge’s brand awareness by attending training and conferences, as our in-house DAF expert. 
* Developing DAF policies, procedures, governance practices, and marketing strategy/collateral with the support of our Comms team.
* Working with and across Philanthropic Services, Finance, the appropriate FP committees, and with Trustees to mitigate risk and protect the organization. 
* Ensuring rigorous reporting and accounting of incoming donations, grant deployments, and investments alongside our Financial Controller.

About the Organisation

At Founders Pledge, our mission is to empower entrepreneurs to do immense good. Since launching in 2015, we’ve raised over $10 billion for the most impactful social causes. We offer the simplest path to impact for successful entrepreneurs, providing end-to-end giving infrastructure, pioneering research, and access to a worldwide network of experts. In other words, we help tech leaders become strategic philanthropists. Our 1700+ members include the people behind industry-leading companies such as Airbnb, UiPath, Dropbox, Skype, Spotify, and Uber.

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