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Senior Manager, Grantmaking Resources Center

About The National Endowment for Democracy

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a 501(c)3 grantmaking foundation that receives an annual Congressional appropriation in excess of $310 million and is governed by a private, bipartisan Board of Directors. This unusual arrangement positions NED to play a unique role as America’s leading foundation for freedom, empowering the institution to be nimble, innovative, and risk-taking in support of democratic activists, civil society organizations, independent media, and the NED family core institutes (the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute, the Center for International Private Enterprise, and the Solidarity Center).


Supervises a team of Program Assistants who support NED’s pre-approval proposal intake and review process · Manages pre-award processes, ensuring appropriate coordination is taking place across departments. Flag and help resolve information flow and workflow bottlenecks, raising issues to the Senior Director and Vice Presidents as appropriate · Oversees the production and dissemination of the proposal docket to senior leadership and the board of directors, with attention to accuracy and quality assurance · Sets the annual review calendar with input from internal and external parties · Monitors and provides regular updates and analysis on the proposal intake and review process for senior staff · Generates new process ideas and guidance as needed in response to new challenges or to improve efficiencies through coordination with grantmaking departments · Maintains process documentation and updates as needed, ensuring easy availability of process resources for staff, in collaboration with documentation and training function of GRC. · Conducts an annual review of templates and guidelines to ensure updates align with guidance and process documentation, in collaboration with documentation and training function of GRC.


· BA or BS degree or equivalent experience required · 8-10 years of experience in an office environment with increasing levels of responsibility. Prior experience with business systems, foundation or nonprofit administration, or grants management preferred. · Prior supervisory experience a plus. · Appreciation of the NED’s mission. Related regional, functional, and language capabilities a plus. · Experience with process management, documentation, and coordination. · Experience with Salesforce, grants management system, or other workflow/enterprise management system · Proficiency in MS Office, Teams, SharePoint, ShareFile · Experience in training and developing training materials · Customer service orientation · Good judgment, resourcefulness, and problem-solving skills · Excellent oral and written communication skills · Highly organized and efficient; able to prioritize work based on minimal direction and multiple competing priorities · Strong interpersonal skills; able to liaise effectively between staff of different levels and across functions · Ability to work independently, take initiative, and be responsive to staff requests · Familiarity with international activities/issues relevant to NED’s operating environment. · Authorized to work in the United States.

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