Downers Grove, IL 60515

Posted: 01/16/2023 Industry: Banking/Finance Job Number: 39417

Job Description

Sr Foundation Funds Specialist




Duration: 6 MONTHS+



Job Description:
  • Coordinates and supports Foundation leadership and Fund Administrators across the system in the strategic use of Foundation funds.
  • Analyzes new fund creation, optimal and appropriate utilization, portfolio management and sunsetting of unnecessary funds. Supports the Foundation's administrative operations, and develops and communicates operational policies and guidelines.
  • Administers the disbursement of funds and develops system-wide disbursement processes to optimize their impact.
  • Contributes to the development of annual fund disbursement plans in conjunction with Fund Administrators to ensure strategic, efficient, and timely application of funds.
  • Coordinates the new fund creation review process to evaluate the appropriate use of Foundation funds and performance against set goals and objectives.
  • Analyzes and implements opportunities to simplify the Foundation portfolio by sunsetting unproductive funds.
  • Collaborates with department leadership to create operational policies and procedures for the Foundation, and coordinates the communication of these policies and procedures across the system.
  • Researches and implements opportunities and benchmarks against other organizations to determine effective ways to improve the Foundation's overall operations.


Education Required:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or related field.


Experience Required:
  • Typically requires 5 years of experience in foundation operations and processes which includes experiences in project management, fund disbursement and policy development within a large, complex medical center environment.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
  • Thorough knowledge of ethical guidelines, professional standards and federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations affecting fund development and utilization.
  • Knowledge of foundation operations and evaluation of program performance against set goals and objectives.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills to communicate effectively across a large, complex organization.
  • Skills in developing and maintaining excellent relationships with employees, donors, physicians, strategic leaders and other professionals.
  • Demonstrated experience in policy development and process design.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple, conflicting, complex and simultaneous demands in geographically dispersed areas.
  • Proficiency using the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Word) or similar products.




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