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Wells Fargo Wells Fargo Foundation Grant Manager - Business Support Manager 5 in Denver, Colorado

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Important Note: During the application process, ensure your contact information (email and phone number) is up to date and upload your current resume when submitting your application for consideration. To participate in some selection activities you will need to respond to an invitation. The invitation can be sent by both email and text message. In order to receive text message invitations, your profile must include a mobile phone number designated as 'Personal Cell' or 'Cellular' in the contact information of your application.

At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. We're looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you'll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Public Affairs brings together teams responsible for engaging with the company's stakeholders. This organization exists to support, strengthen and protect Wells Fargo's reputation by building trust and positive societal impact for all of our stakeholders. Teams within Public Affairs include: Corporate Communications, Corporate Philanthropy and Community Relations; Government Relations and Public Policy; Platform and Digital Services; Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility and Public Affairs Chief Operating Office.

Reporting to the Head of Operations, Finance & Insights for Social Impact & Sustainability, this highly visible position will be a part of the Operations & Insights Center of Excellence and identify and monitor all financial grant processes and budgets while leading a team that oversees all aspects of the grant life cycle including: pre and post decisioning; ensuring appropriate governance and oversight of processes and procedures. This manager will establish grant-making and investment guidelines.

This highly visible position can be located in Charlotte, NC; Minneapolis, MN; Phoenix, AZ; St. Louis, MO; Denver, CO. Other Wells Fargo locations may be considered.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide strategic insights to Head of Operations, Finance and Insights to inform guidance for the operation of the Wells Fargo Foundation including grant processes and evaluations, analyze data to inform Social Impact and Sustainability (SIS) leadership team including the creations of standardized executive presentation materials. Monitor grant activity, approve grant requests, and serve as subject matter expert with legal, compliance, SIS leadership on program-specific requests.

  • Partner with control executive team to complete ongoing Business Process Mapping, followed by testing by Enterprise Testing and Validation

  • Establish annual foundation budgets, monitor, and forecast Foundation spend, Work with Parent Accounting on a monthly basis to provide check register and transaction report so they can perform reconciliations

  • Analyze data provided by insights and analytics to inform future grant funding decisions, operational efficiencies, and programmatic spend.

  • Work with control executive team to identify and resolve emerging operational risks, control gaps, and/or potential reputational risks associated with grants management systems, processes, and procedures.

  • Seek opportunities to advance storytelling and best position executives and company

As an Employee Manager, you are expected to achieve success by leading yourself, your team, and the business. Specifically you will:

  • Lead your team with integrity and create an environment where your employees feel included, valued, and supported to do work that energizes them.

  • Accomplish management responsibilities which include sourcing and hiring talented employees, providing ongoing coaching and feedback, recognizing and developing employees, identifying and managing risks, and completing daily management tasks.

Required Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: business support, project management, implementation, business operations or strategic planning

  • 4+ years of management experience

  • 4+ years of financial grant management experience, financial grant administration experience, or a combination of both

Other Desired Qualifications

  • Experience developing end to end large scale financial grant processes

  • Experience managing a grant portfolio with a multi-million dollar budget

  • Experience with international, state, federal, and/or state-local funding guidelines and impeccable reputation with regards to ethics and integrity

  • Experience with Cybergrants (or other grant technology platforms)

  • Experience leading, high-performing geographically dispersed, cross-functional diverse teams

  • Excellent organizational leadership and interpersonal skills

Job Expectations

  • Ability to travel up to 15% of the time


All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

Company: Wells Fargo

Req Number: 5556764-2

Updated: 2020-11-23 22:18:42.057 UTC

Location: Denver,CO