Director of Grants Management and Finance (EFC)

Director of Grants Management and Finance

Energy Foundation China’s vision is to achieve prosperity and a safe climate through sustainable energy. Its mission is to achieve greenhouse gas emissions neutrality, world-class air quality, energy access, and green growth through transforming energy and optimizing economic structure. They deliver their mission by serving as a regrantor, facilitator, and strategic advisor.

To learn more about EF China, visit their website.


The Opportunity

Energy Foundation China seeks a US-based Director of Grants Management and Finance to serve as a key business partner to EF China’s Beijing teams. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer in Beijing, the incoming Director will provide both strategic and tactical grants management support, while also overseeing the US-based Finance function and staff. EF China is an intermediary foundation registered in the US and a vast majority of its funding partners (both institutional and individual) are based in the US. As such, EF China requires a US-based team to manage and oversee financial and legal compliance in the US. To date, EF China’s grants management and finance support has been provided by EF China’s sister organization, Energy Foundation US.

Moving forward, the new Director will develop EF China’s own Grants Management and Finance team in the US, seizing on this transition as an opportunity to ensure the systems and processes are customized to meet the unique needs of the organization. The Director will be expected to bring an informed perspective on how to best optimize systems and processes to drive impactful change. The mandate of this new team is to ensure best-in-class grants and finance management services to EF China staff, funders, and grantees and uphold the utmost levels of compliance and oversight for IRS, GAAP, and donor reporting regulations that are unique to the US. The Director will bring essential expertise in US laws and regulations while partnering with Program and Finance teams in Beijing and the Strategic Partnerships team in the US to provide full-cycle grants management and financial services. 

The Ideal Candidate 

EF China seeks a grants management professional who leads with a deep understanding of grants and contracting policies, systems, and processes, and brings past experience working with finance professionals to effectively oversee strategic finance initiatives. Candidates must have a practical understanding of 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and how public charities are regulated in the United States – particularly grant-making and grant-receiving organizations – and be able to incorporate these regulations into EF China’s operations as an intermediary foundation.

Candidates must have a minimum of 10 years of grants management experience within a grantmaking institution. Strong understanding of data systems and business processes related to grantmaking is essential. Familiarity with grants and funder-related finance reporting and budgeting is necessary. Experience conducting business across cultures is required.

The Director of Grants Management and Finance will be located in the EF US San Francisco office. This position requires occasional international travel and the ability to flex hours to work across time zones.


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