Foundation Manager

April 25th, 2022
Foundation Manager

Foundation Manager

  • Part Time
  • Entry Level
Job Category: Administrative
Location: Brooklyn
Job Sectors: Health

The GeoSentinel Foundation, Inc seeks to hire a Foundation Manager who will provide general supervision for the operations of the Foundation including administration of the grants program, financial management, and logistical support to the Board of Directors.  This is an opportunity to get in early with a growing foundation, with the potential for promotion and/or expansion of the role in the case of excellent performance.  

The GeoSentinel Foundation was created to fund lifesaving projects worldwide that improve the surveillance, diagnostics, and treatment of infectious diseases and enhance global health.  We support GeoSentinel, a collaborative network of 68 tropical medicine clinics in 28 countries that operate on 6 continents, with dedicated and passionate clinicians, researchers, and educators who seek to answer key questions that inform public health responses and treatment. Since 1995, the Network has identified, tracked, and helped to mitigate infectious disease outbreaks including SARS, H1N1 influenza, Ebola and Zika. The network started as a collaborative agreement between the International Society of Travel Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with federal funding underwriting its work for the first 27 years. The GeoSentinel Foundation now serves as the not-for-profit funding arm to ensure these scientists and others have the resources required to continue their critical work regionally and worldwide.

The position will work closely with the Foundation’s officers and Board of Directors. The position is for 20 hours per week, with some flexibility in days/hours may be possible. This position will involve some in-office work (at 110 East 55th St. NY) along with remote work. In addition, there may be a need for travel a few times per year for a few days at a time. Compensation will depend on relevant past work experience. Primary responsibilities include:



o Administer the Foundation’s grantmaking program

    • Oversight of the grant application process including invitations to apply, intake and screening of proposals, and preparation of proposal summaries for Board review
    • Summarizing Foundation input on grant applications and communicating the input to potential grantees
    • Follow-up with grantees, collection and review of grantee reports, preparation of summary and reporting to the Board.
    • Prepare grant agreements working with Pryor Cashman LLP, the Foundation’s legal counsel.
    • Ensure timely payout of approved grants.
    • Grant financial tracking 




Provide support for the Board:

·      —Scheduling and logistics 

·      —Coordination of meeting agendas and other materials, and taking minutes

·      —Communications with Board prior to and between meetings

·      —Coordination of travel for Board and Advisors as necessary

·      —Assist with promotion of fundraising activities



·      General administration of Foundation operations

·     —Manage Foundation communications including brochure, annual report, and other communications and outreach activities, as needed.

·      —Oversee the development and maintenance of a website that transparently communicates the Foundation’s mission, program areas, and desired impact.



o        Work with the Foundation’s accounting team and accounting firm to assist with the development, approval, and management of the annual budget



All candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Minimum of five (5) years professional experience in philanthropy, nonprofit management, and/or related experience; exposure to grant management highly desirable
    • Experience in healthcare or clinical research a plus
    • Proven track record of building strong relationships with diverse stakeholders
    • Financial literacy in budgeting and financial reports 
    • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills
    • Proficiency in MS Office Suite products (e.g., Word, Excel, and Powerpoint), website management, and willing to learn new software programs



Successful candidates will:

    • Work effectively with Foundation staff, Board members, grantees, and partners
    • Demonstrate organizational and time-management skills
    • Complete assignments timely, effectively, and accurately
    • Take initiative and work strategically and independently on multiple, simultaneous projects
    • Maintain a high level of confidentiality
    • Carry out other responsibilities as assigned and required by the Board.



Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing their relevant experience and a copy of their CV to Marina Rogova, FNP-BC, CTH at [email protected]

GeoSentinel Foundation, Inc.

  • 110 East 55th St.
  • New York, NY 10022
  • USA
  • Phone: 212-988-2800

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