IDEO CoLab is in search of a Grant Operations Manager who will oversee all operational activities for the launch of a CoLab portfolio focused on cash-in-cash-out in emerging markets. We’re looking for an operations-whiz that can balance financial reporting, coordinating activities between internal and external partners, and setting up and running operational platforms.
Please note the deadline to apply is January 20th, 2019. The ideal start date for our Grants Operations Manager is sometime between late-February and mid-March. Please read the application instructions carefully before applying.
The Grant Operations Manager will join the founding team for an exciting new partnership between IDEO and IDEO.org, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This person will make the biggest impact by ensuring that the work done as part of this grant is done efficiently and reported successfully. This role is a combination of financial savvy, time and personnel management, grant reporting, project scoping, and performing critical operations functions.
IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you can solve diverse, complex challenges alongside thoughtful, intelligent individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. Sure we work hard, but we also intentionally craft moments that allow our community to pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in the design process and your career.
As part of the Open Financial Systems portfolio in IDEO CoLab, you’ll get to work with an incredible team of passionate designers, developers, researchers and businesspeople reimagining the way we can organize and build for impact. You’ll play an important role in the structuring and organizing of this new portfolio of work, and will be a key contributor to the core team moving forward.
This job is suited to someone with at least 3 years of work experience in an operations, grant management, or finance role, preferably at a creative agency, non-profit, or consulting services firm. It requires someone with comfort in both business and design and an interest in translating between the two.
Please apply with a Resume and Cover Letter. We read every cover letter!
Your cover letter should be no more than one page. Make sure to touch on some of the following topics in your cover letter: Your experience working with grants or foundations to create effective reporting systems. Why you are passionate about emerging markets, CICO, collaborative innovation, or whatever else excites you about this body of work.
As a reminder, we will be accepting applications for this position through Wednesday, January 20th, 2019. We intend to get back to all applicants with information on next steps by January 31st. And we hope to have someone start no-later than March.
IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.