Manager, Grants Portfolio

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



55 Pond Avenue
United States


About Growald Family Fund

We are a high-impact venture philanthropy fund investing in the rapid transition to a clean energy future.

Similar to investors building a venture capital portfolio, we invest our grants in a portfolio of organizations poised to create an outsized impact on carbon emissions and climate change. We work in partnership internationally with like-minded foundations and nonprofit partners as well as academic and policy research institutions.

Our mission is to catalyze a rapid transformation of our electricity system to clean, renewable sources. We believe that this transformation is the key to avert the catastrophic effects of global climate change, and that it is achievable. Working with innovative partners in key geographies, we create real and measurable impact.

We are dedicated not only to protecting our world from climate change, but to doing so while maintaining a workplace that values leadership, diversity, and family.

Job Description

One of the defining characteristics of GFF’s grantmaking is our venture philanthropy approach. This means that we partner with our grantees, working closely on business planning, strategy, organizational development, impact measurement and fundraising. GFF’s portfolio consists of early stage visionaries with the potential to scale their organizations, programs and impact. This is a new position designed to deepen this work - helping enable our portfolio to reach its full potential of scale and impact.


The Manager will spend the majority of their time working closely with our international portfolio of grantees to develop their business plan and strategy. You will have the opportunity to work across GFF’s different approaches, areas of focus, and grantee regions (currently Asia, Europe and Australia).


  • Portfolio support, including:
  • Business/strategic planning
  • Organizational health assessments and development
  • Impact measurement and reporting
  • Fundraising and financial sustainability planning
  • Furthering the field:
  • Engage with a network of funders and organizations we collaborate with to ensure maximum impact of GFF’s portfolio
  • Convene and support meetings around issues relevant to multiple grantees
  • Capture lessons learned
  • Strengthen the leadership/talent pipeline


  1. Minimum of 5 years of experience at the program manager/program officer level or other relevant work experience, ideally including experience with a consulting firm.
  2. Previous grantmaking experience preferred. Experience assessing nonprofits’ health through analyzing financial statements, evaluating the feasibility and strategic value of proposed programs, theories of change, and assessing organizational capacity.
  3. Proven ability to define program objectives, evaluate progress, and independently manage projects through a complete lifecycle with strong attention to detail. Exceptional analytical skills to identify opportunities, design initiatives, and evaluate grant proposals.
  4. Ability to analyze novel situations objectively based on available information, formulate and evaluate possible courses of action, and respond or offer recommendations in an appropriate manner.
  5. Graduate degree preferred (e.g., MBA, MPH, MPP, or other relevant degree)
  6. International experience required, preferably in Asia.
  7. Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to summarize and present information to various audiences.
  8. Sound judgment and integrity, enjoys work in both a collaborative environment and independently.
  9. Ability to travel significantly, including international travel.
  10. Skilled in one or more language from the South Asian, East Asian or South-East Asian region preferred.


Equal Opportunity Employer  

As an equal opportunity employer, we recognize the power of a diverse community and strongly encourage applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.


This is a full-time role based in Boston, MA. We offer a competitive and equitable compensation package with the goal of attracting and retaining exceptional people. We also offer a generous benefits package including: medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, a retirement plan, disability and life insurance, and more.


Level of Language Proficiency

Skilled in one or more language from the South Asian, East Asian or South-East Asian region preferred.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and your resume through the following link:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.