Manages standard grant and contract investment tasks, with an emphasis on attention to detail and process consistency. Contributes to the collective success of GCS by participating as a member of the GCS Business Teams, actively engaging in continuous improvement activities and collaborating across the broader team. In support of foundation excellence, may provide input on special projects related to investment work and system use.
Conduct initial due diligence for grants and contracts.
Draft a high volume of standard grant/contract agreements (based on templates provided by Legal).
Review contracts to determine level of complexity and draft or assign accordingly.
Responsible for GCS investment tasks related to ongoing management of active investments (e.g., payments, amendments and updating due diligence).
Serve as a collaborative member of one of the GCS Business Teams responsible for business operations.
Contribute to special projects as requested.
Leadership and Culture
We believe that energized people, working well together, fueled by great leadership in an inclusive environment in which they thrive, will do phenomenal things.
Core Knowledge and Skills
Ability to prioritize varied tasks.
Exercises sound judgment in day-to-day activities, including communications, transactions, etc.
Detail oriented and makes a conscious effort to understand causes instead of just the effects.
Consistently and accurately manages work.
Ability to think broadly and problem solve.
Understands when to escalate issues using the appropriate communication channels.
Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability to change.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to positively and productively interact with colleagues.
Able to give and receive direct feedback.
Engages with team and approaches work in a collaborative manner.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s or other advanced degree with 3+ years of experience, or equivalent experience.
As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We’re committed to creating a workplace where employees thrive both personally and professionally. We also believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve—in race, gender, age, cultures and beliefs—and we support this diversity through all of our employment practices.
All applicants and employees who are drawn to serve the mission of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to:
From poverty to health, to education, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation focuses on improving the lives of billions of people worldwide. There are four problem areas the organization focuses on; the Global Development Division, Global Health Division, United States Division, and Global Policy & Advocacy Division. In developing countries the foundation focuses on improving the health and wellness of people as well as helping children and families escape from extreme hunger and poverty. In the United States, the foundation focuses on low-income families and makes sure that everyone has opportunities to receive an education that will help them succeed. The foundation works with numerous organizations around the world to tackle critical problems and addresses challenging inequalities. The headquarters of this organization is based in Seattle, Washington, one of the most proactive global health and non-profit cities in the world.