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  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • South San Francisco


Associate Director of Charitable Giving Strategy
Corporate Relations
POSITION: Associate Director, Charitable Giving Strategy
REPORTS TO: Director, Corporate and Employee Giving (Corporate Relations)
The Director of Charitable Giving is responsible for strategy, execution, measurement and communications related to Genentech’s Charitable Giving and will manage 3+ FTEs focused on delivering against these areas.
This individual will lead and develop a high performing team that drives Genentech’s charitable presence in a way that differentiates from other funders, and supports both external reputation and internal employee engagement.
S/he will set multiyear priorities and allocations for a grants budget totaling +$40M annually. The AD will help guide the grantmaking strategies employed across the organization, as well as directly manage grantmaking in support of specific areas (including clinical Research and Fellowships and Philanthropic Giving).
The ideal candidate will be a nimble and creative thinker with exceptional team leadership and influencing skills, a proven ability to create and implement strategy and deep expertise in complex charitable giving operations, compliance and best practices.
The Associate Director for Charitable Giving will create and evolve Genentech’s Charitable Giving Framework to increase community impact, maximize shared value to Genentech, and raise internal and external awareness of Genentech’s activities and leadership with key stakeholders.  Key responsibilities include:
People Management and Leadership
Lead, manage and develop your direct reports, creating an environment of strong team spirit, effective communications and high motivation.
Inspire your team, recruiting, developing and retaining talent and ensuring a strong succession plan for key positions.
Provide vision and strategic direction and leadership to CEG teams, key customers and other stakeholders.
Develop/ensure clear roles and responsibilities, learning & development, other resources, tools and expense budgets for the overall CEG function and team. Drive the adoption of best practices and opportunities for continued improvement.
Philanthropic and charitable grantmaking:
Lead overall budget planning and execution for annual charitable spend of $40M, including creation of multi-year strategies, alignment on priorities, long term budget forecasts and annual allocations.  
Directly oversee and manage $11M in grantmaking in support of charitable health systems and improvement in patient care. Identify gaps and opportunities for increased synergy with other areas of giving; and design and implement multiyear strategies. Ensure strong and appropriate relationships with key stakeholders within this grantee community.
Guide and influence the strategies of the grantmaking Centers of Excellence (CoE’s)  -- Key stakeholders across the organization who contribute their expertise to GNE’s grantmaking approach (includes Government Affairs, gRED, HR D&I, Medical Affairs).
Ensure alignment and coordination in order to increase the overall benefit of Genentech’s charitable dollars in communities and issue areas that are relevant to Genentech.
Ensure ongoing compliance and high-quality grant making at every stage;
Partner with CoE’s to optimize grant making strategies and implement best practices in planning, decision-making and communications.
Lead the creation and implementation of robust measurement and learning systems across all areas of giving.
The Resilience Effect & Corporate Reputation:
Working with your team, ensure the continued success of The Resilience Effect through innovative strategies for grantmaking, and by establishing first-ever relationships for Genentech with key community stakeholders.
Design and implement Resilience Effect pro-bono programs that will differentiate  Genentech from all comparator companies.
Oversee the creation, implementation and evolution of strategies to raise employee awareness of Genentech’s charitable and philanthropic activities in order to support key Great Place to Work Objectives.
Develop strategies, messaging and resources in collaboration with External Communications, to raise visibility locally and nationally in support of Corporate Reputation goals.   
Represent Genentech externally with funders, grantees and elected officials in a way that supports and increases Corporate Reputation at the local and national level. Increase visibility

About the company

Roche is a Swiss global health-care company that operates worldwide under two divisions: Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics. Its holding company, Roche Holding AG, has bearer shares listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

The company headquarters are located in Basel and the company has many pharmaceutical and diagnostic sites around the world – including: Tucson, AZ; Pleasanton, CA; Vacaville, California, Oceanside, California, Branchburg, NJ; Indianapolis, Indiana; Florence, South Carolina; and Ponce, Puerto Rico in the US; Welwyn Garden City and Burgess Hill in the UK; Clarecastle in Ireland; Mannheim and Penzberg in Germany; Mississauga and Laval in Canada; Shanghai in China; Mumbai & Hyderabad in India; São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Segrate, Milan in Italy; Johannesburg in South Africa; Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore in Pakistan. There are 26 manufacturing sites worldwide.

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