Vice President, Grants Management
New York, NY
Smile Train is an international not-for-profit organization
headquartered in New York, whose vision is to transform the life of
every person impacted by cleft lip and palate. Smile Train supports
and trains doctors and medical professionals to provide free
life-changing comprehensive cleft treatment to children in need. To
date, Smile Train’s sustainable model, “teach a man to fish,” has
allowed them to support 1.5+ million cleft surgeries around the
Smile Train seeks a collaborative, innovative, entrepreneurial
professional to fill the newly created role of Vice President,
Grants Management (VPGM). The VPGM will serve as a strategic leader
for all aspects of grants management and administration. S/he will
streamline and standardize Smile Train’s grants management systems,
practices, processes, and protocols to accomplish the
organization’s goals and objectives. The successful candidate will
promote and apply industry best practices for effective, efficient,
and impactful grantmaking to ensure that Smile Train is able to
deliver on its vision.
The ideal candidate will provide executive-level strategic
leadership and will be responsible for the strategic direction and
execution of Smile Train’s grants management functions. S/he will
provide customer-centric leadership in close partnership with
regional and field staff, Finance, Development, and Communications
for Smile Train’s 1,100+ global partners in 70+ countries.
The VPGM will report to the Senior Vice President, Programs.
S/he will be based in Smile Train’s New York headquarters and
oversee the Grants team of four. The successful candidate will have
experience implementing or administering a grants management
database, preferably with Salesforce or foundation Connect. The
ideal candidate will provide training and support to Smile Train’s
departments to ensure streamlined operations.
Smile Train has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC
to facilitate this executive recruitment. Please send confidential
inquiries and applications directly to Freeman Philanthropic
Services, LLC via e-mail at SmileTrainVPGM@glfreeman.com.