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Vice President (VP), Philanthropy/Community Engagement

Singapore, , Singapore;

Job Description:

About Bank of America:

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection.  Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities and shareholders every day.

One of the keys to driving Responsible Growth is being a great place to work for our teammates around the world. We’re devoted to being a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. We hire individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and invest heavily in our teammates and their families by offering competitive benefits to support their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Bank of America believes both in the importance of working together and offering flexibility to our employees. We use a multi-faceted approach for flexibility, depending on the various roles in our organization.

Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference.  Join us!

Position Description:

Bank of America’s Social & Environment Group supports the company’s responsible growth strategy by working with lines of business and support functions to embed sustainability into everything we do. As part of a small team, the VP, Philanthropy will help lead the firms’ community investment efforts in Asia Pacific (APAC) ex-India, drive volunteering across the enterprise and support the amplification of our Arts platform.  

While the Bank’s multiple award-winning international social and environmental platform is steady state, the VP, Philanthropy will be required to continuously reassess regional philanthropy strategy to ensure we remain current within the dynamic developmental space. This will require the potential candidate to bring both tactical and strategic innovation to our philanthropic portfolio in terms of enhancing partnerships, looking at innovative capital deployment structures, and opportunities to collaborate with teams across the company, as well as helping to deepen impact measurement process.

The role will also need to function in a cross-collaborative environment working with support teams and lines of businesses across the Bank to cascade and amplify our work among communities, clients, peers and other stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Grant Management

    • Dynamically manage the Bank’s community investment program in APAC ex-India with a focus on strengthening relationships with existing NGOs and widening partnerships, especially aimed at leveraging blended finance models going beyond traditional philanthropy

    • Work closely with local market philanthropy committees providing support/guardrails in terms of alignment with strategy, grant selection, monitoring grant progress etc.

    • Directly manage 5-6 regional grants with funds deployed across multiple APAC markets, continuously innovating to include calibrated partnerships cutting across multiple focus areas

    • Manage governance frameworks, monitoring and evaluation of grant portfolio with a strong focus on impact measurement

    • Work closely with other International philanthropy team members to continue to build on our strong international platform

  • Employee Engagement & Volunteering

    • Manage employee engagement & volunteerism program for 12 markets, guiding volunteer leads including MyEnvironment leads

    • Manage regional/international employee engagement campaigns while innovating to introduce key signature regional campaigns

  • Arts Programme

    • Support expansion of Arts & Culture programme across APAC working with other International Arts Leads, as relevant

    • Support outreach for the Art Conservation Project (ACP) and expansion of Art of Connecting initiative

  • Support the marketing and communications of the Bank’s CSR activities internally and externally

Key Requirements:

  • 10 years’ experience working in strategic philanthropy, grant-making and volunteer programme management at multinational company, preferably in the financial services industry

  • Understanding of development issues and evolving landscape recognizing the crucial role of strategic philanthropy in supporting sustainable solutions.

  • Excellent written and spoken language skills, with proficiency in English.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

Desired Skills

  • An ability to thrive as a team player within a diverse and inclusive culture with high energy, high expectations, and a complex matrix structure

  • Project management skills (from idea conception to closure)

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Innovative and creative mindset, fostering a culture of forward thinking.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Motivation and passion to make a difference.

  • Professionalism, sound judgment and good instincts

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50 COLLYER QUAY, Singapore, 049321
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