Job description


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


POSITION: Manager, Charitable Giving Research and Fellowships
REPORTS TO: Associate Director, Charitable Strategy (Corporate Relations)
The Manager, Charitable Giving, will be responsible for implementing and coordinating grantmaking strategies - via scientific project support, fellowships and career development awards, and scientific meeting support - to improve care quality, strengthen patient experience, and improve patient outcomes across Genentech’s current and emerging therapeutic areas. The individual will use an understanding of the external healthcare landscape, unmet patient needs, and Genentech’s unique expertise and contribution to support implementation of grantmaking strategies with the potential to deliver significant and measurable patient impact, and that differentiate Genentech and strengthen corporate reputation.
As a member of the Charitable Giving team, the Manager will support and coordinate transition of the research and fellowships grants portfolio from Medical Affairs to the Corporate and Employee Giving team, ensuring clear documentation of work, effective stakeholder engagement, and tracking of activities critical to the grantmaking process.
The position requires an individual who is strategic, possesses strong project management skills, solves problems, and is committed to strong customer service.
Execute on sub-strategies of the overall research and fellowships portfolio, identifying prospects, shepherding grantee relationships, and conducting due diligence
Monitor trends as related to priority areas and Genentech’s therapeutic areas of interest; identify opportunities for innovative investments and partnerships with the potential to improve care quality, strengthen patient experience, and improve overall patient health outcomes
Engage cross-functional internal teams and/or internal stakeholder relationships critical to informing, reviewing, and providing feedback on grant decisions as appropriate
Manage key grant activities across the portfolio, including call for grants notifications and responsive giving from initial inquiry to grant closure, payments, and post-award monitoring
Track and manage progress against the budget for the research and fellowships portfolio, in consultation with Corporate Giving leadership and key internal stakeholders; track budgets post-award and manage reconciliation processes
Support data collection and evaluation of grant performance, distilling insights inform strategic decision-making, internal, and external communications
Integrate philanthropic best practice across the portfolio, seeking opportunities to drive improvement within and beyond the research and fellowships portfolio
Support systems improvements, ensuring funding request systems and analytical platforms deliver value to the overall grantmaking enterprise
Ensure overall compliance and policy alignment of the grants portfolio
Support special projects within Corporate and Employee Giving and/or Corporate Relations as needed
Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree required.
5 or more years’ relevant experience
3 or more years in corporate philanthropy or private foundation program management and grantmaking, ideally with a healthcare focus, aligned with Genentech’s therapeutic areas
Brings knowledge of Genentech’s disease state(s) to the implementation of research and fellowships grantmaking; must demonstrate knowledge of, or aptitude to learn new / relevant disease state(s) aligned with Genentech’s business
Possesses strong business acumen; has a sound grasp of the pharma/biotech industry and understands Genentech's business model and its position within the wider external marketplace
High-level proficiency of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Experience utilizing and working to improve Salesforce-based grants management software and other analytical platforms a plus.
Business travel for internal and external meetings as required.
Skills / Abilities:
Strategic professional who engages with a partnership approach and drive toward excellence.
Demonstrable analytical rigor and passion for the patient/health impact objectives of Genentech.
Strong project management skills, attention to detail, and personal organization
Ability to manage and prioritize across a fast-paced and heavy workload
Experience coordinating with vendors  (e.g., strategic consulting, communications, evaluation) and partnering with internal colleagues supporting and

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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