Strategic Initiative Manager

About the Science Philanthropy Alliance (Alliance)

The mission of Science Philanthropy Alliance is to increase philanthropic support for basic scientific research.  Since its inception in 2015, the philanthropic community has shown broad interest and support for the Alliance’s mission. The Alliance provides its employees with an incredible opportunity to influence the basic science research philanthropic community. 

The Science Philanthropy Alliance is a group of funders that have come together to increase philanthropic support for basic scientific research to accelerate scientific discovery in the twenty-first century. We accomplish this by understanding the opportunities and complexities philanthropists face in their quest to fund basic science. We provide advice and networking and convening opportunities for individuals and foundations so they can help answer scientific questions, solve big problems, and further our knowledge about the natural world. We empower them to advance their own science interests and priorities. We do this by utilizing our deep connections in the worlds of science and philanthropy. By serving as impartial advisers to philanthropists, promoting collaboration among those who are interested in this vital stage of scientific discovery, and bringing together donors and top scientists, the Alliance aims to substantially increase philanthropic funding for fundamental research and to create a community of funders for discovery-driven scientific inquiry. 


The Strategic Initiative Manager will report directly to the Strategy Director and work closely with the Alliance President. The Strategic Initiative Manager will partner with the Strategy Director to support the implementation of the organization’s new strategic plan. The primary focus of this position will be on supporting the Alliance to gather and share science funding trends and manage external partnerships, particularly with research and academic institutions, with an emphasis on ensuring broad and inclusive engagement for increased impact and effectiveness. The Strategic Initiative Manager will also lead special projects related to positioning and promoting science philanthropy and contribute to additional strategic initiatives as appropriate.


$100,000 - 125,000


Click here for more information or to apply. To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please submit your application by October 21, 2022 for priority review.

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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2022-09-27 09:10:29 -0400