Foundation Senior Manager - Financial Security & Empowerment

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 18, 2019
Nov 13, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Job Title: Foundation Sr. Manager

Classification: Exempt

Date: October 2019

About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

Fueling the continued success of one of the world's most beloved and recognized brands is a distinctly capable, creative and innovative Marketing organization. Target Marketing is well known for inspiring and surprising guests, and we pride ourselves on connecting them to the products and experiences they expect and deserve from Target. We study our guests to discover new needs and insights, and then craft every interaction to build brand love. We are market experts who insist on a clear and cohesive understanding of our business objectives, guest segments and behaviors, strategies and tactics, overcoming obstacles and measuring success. Our commitment to partnering both internally and with external agencies gives us a wide range of capabilities, from award-winning creative work to exciting and unique promotional marketing. Leveraging our collective assets and fostering a healthy, supportive and open team culture, we deliver a holistically gratifying experience that guests can only get at Target.

Are you ready to bring your passion and expertise to Target to help cultivate a powerfully positive local and global presence? For the experienced corporate responsibility pro with a strong and time-tested background in non-profit leadership, a role in CR could be that just-right fit. Join our team where business savvy meets the greater good and you'll soon see-this about so much more than volunteerism. You'll rise to the challenge of maintaining Target's good stewardship of the environment, its resources and its key partnerships with other organizations. As part of CR, the Target Foundation focuses on where to best allocate funds to support various programs and initiatives. Or you might assist with sustainable global sourcing practices, and projects that foster environmental responsibility and ways to minimize our footprint at both the macro and store levels. Whatever your role with CR, you'll help influence how Target leverages its distinctive brand and unparalleled resources to set the bar for responsible, sustainable and charitable business practices.

As a Foundation Senior Manager, you will be responsible for developing and managing a new strategic philanthropy portfolio within the Foundation's national domestic focus area of Financial Security and Empowerment. In this position, you will cultivate a wide breadth and depth of knowledge about trends, practices, and issues within the financial inclusion field, build and maintain relationships with grantees and other key stakeholders, and continually evaluate the impact of partnerships and initiatives through learning and measurement plans. As a key member of the Foundation team, you will also contribute to advancing the broader efforts across the Foundation.

  • Design and implement a strategic philanthropic portfolio to support stated objectives and outcomes within the area of financial security & empowerment
  • Drive the portfolio development process, including RFP development, grantee identification, program design, and portfolio selection
  • Engage with other funders, non-profit leaders, and public and private sector stakeholders to achieve and make progress on stated outcomes
  • Develop measurement plans to evaluate the effectiveness of the portfolio, participate in the evaluation of the results and iterate approach as needed based on findings
  • Direct the efficient flow of grants through their life cycles, ensuring proposal and reporting compliance, adherence to grant agreements, and timely and accurate processing
  • Execute vetting process and initial due diligence for identified non-profit/NGO partners
  • Manage portfolio budget allocated to focus area
  • Engage with partners on ongoing basis through online communication, in-person meetings and on-site visits

Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field
  • At least 8-10 years of foundation experience or equivalent grantmaking experience
  • Experience working in the private or public sector on issues of financial inclusion or the future of work
  • Demonstrated success working across sectors including coalition building with national non-profits, business and government
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a comprehensive philanthropic portfolio in alignment with key company issues and relevant societal needs
  • Strong knowledge of social and environmental issues and stakeholder landscapes
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Successful experience in identifying, cultivating and growing high-profile partnerships, experience with public-private partnerships a plus
  • Proven problem solving, critical thinking, analytical and out-side of the box thinking skills - connecting dots and translating ideas into action
  • Proven ability to collaborate and engage with external partners (e.g., NGOs, foundations and other corporate foundations)
  • Demonstrated success in developing and executing strategies against one or more societal issue
  • Strong analytical, organizational, planning and project management experience and ability to work independently, including the ability to multi-task and manage demands and/or projects simultaneously
  • Strong leadership skills and a good team player
  • Ability to travel at least 30% of the time

Desired Requirements
  • Advanced degree in business or relevant field
  • International experience

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


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