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JPMorgan Chase Corporate Responsibility, Global Philanthropy- Vice President, Central Program Officer in Houston, Texas

JPMorgan Chase strives to be a catalyst for meaningful, positive and sustainable change in communities across the globe. JPMorgan Chase annually invests $350 million to create pathways to opportunity so that individuals have access to the knowledge, skills, resources, and capital they need to secure their futures and compete in the global economy. Our programs seek to address key drivers of economic inequality experienced by vulnerable populations around the globe. In the U.S., we focus on advancing racial equity in the communities we work. Please visit JPMorgan Chase & Co. Corporate Responsibility for more information.

The Corporate Responsibility (CR) Division is responsible for the development and implementation of the firm's CR agenda by crafting goals, policies and initiatives that align with and support the firm's business strategies, reflect our values and support the communities where we do business. The Division includes Global Philanthropy, Community Engagement, Global Government Relations, Public Policy, the JPMorgan Chase Institute, and Sustainable Finance.

The Global Philanthropy team is comprised of the JPMC Foundation which deploys the firm's philanthropic investments, Employee Engagement and Volunteerism which manages programs to promote employee engagement through matching gift and extensive volunteer program, and Impact Finance, which utilizes traditional financial products such as debt and equity to create positive impact and financial returns. Global Philanthropy includes regional teams that make investments locally and strategy teams that set the overall approach and make global and national investments.

Global Philanthropy is currently seeking a Program Officer to join the team covering our Central Region and based in Houston, TX. The Program Officer will lead a grantmaking portfolio and strategy in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, as well as potentially in other cities. In addition, the Program Officer will play a leadership role in coordinating other Corporate Responsibility and lines of business, as relevant, activities, and initiatives in the assigned markets.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of and experience in these communities and will manage the following:

Corporate Responsibility Leadership : Play a leadership role in assigned markets to coordinate with other Corporate Responsibility and lines of business colleagues to develop strategies, maximize internal and external visibility opportunities, as well as assure management/work efficiencies. This includes working with Government Relations, Communications, Community Engagement, and other CR aligned representatives to help position the firm as a thought leader, host and facilitate meetings/forums with grantees and key stakeholders, including maintaining a network of professional relationships with key government, philanthropic, nonprofit and community leaders.

Grant Portfolio : Develop and implement a grantmaking strategy aligned with the Corporate Responsibility goals and objectives of the firm and rooted in local context and conditions; develop and implement business plans for the respective markets; draft grant write-ups, periodic program reports and briefing papers for internal and external stakeholders; and present strong proposals to internal Contributions Committees.

Collaborative Team Planning : Participate in meetings to review grant recommendations; provide updates on grantee progress; determine technical assistance needs of grantees; plan convening, evaluation and communications activities; and share and reflect on experiences in the field and related program activity.

Grantee Relations/Technical Assistance : Identify potential partners and projects that are consistent with the firm's philanthropic goals; provide counsel to organizations invited to develop proposals; review proposals and determine which ones will be further developed and recommended for funding; provide primary program support for the maintenance of active grants including regular communications and problem solving with partners and consultants, report review, analysis and feedback; maintain an open, ongoing relationship with community leaders.

Cross-Firm Integration : Develop and maintain effective relationships with local line-of-business leaders; communicate the firm's philanthropic strategy to multiple internal constituencies; provide local leadership teams with frequent updates about portfolio partners and community priorities; coordinate local firm leadership involvement in local, state, and regional events.

External Visibility and Local Engagement : Build recognition for the firm for our significant community investments and serve as a thought leader on the firm's behalf; originate, facilitate and attend meetings with funders, grantees, grant-seekers and community leaders; develop and maintain a productive network of professional relationships with key government, philanthropic, nonprofit and community leaders; work closely with Media Relations and other Corporate Responsibility team partners to leverage grants and events for maximum visibility.

Contribute to National Efforts : As the successful candidate will work with the program strategy team, s/he may be called on to help shepherd national grants, represent the firm at conferences, and provide additional support to the strategy team as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree in a relevant field preferred

  • Demonstrated leadership in the region with significant experience working in or with the leading nonprofit, government and/or philanthropic leaders

  • Minimum of 8-10 years of relevant work experience in program development, implementation and/or policy

  • Passion for Global Philanthropy's mission; deep knowledge of and experience related to workforce readiness, small business, financial capability, and/or community development

  • Understanding of grant making and the nonprofit sector; ability to assess the leadership, track record, fiscal health and capacity of a nonprofit organization

  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and strategically about program design and implementation

  • Commitment to pursuing racial equity and addressing root causes of poverty in the communities we serve

  • Ability to communicate (verbal and written) complex ideas and professional perspective to diverse audiences

JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

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