International hotelier Conrad N. Hilton established the grantmaking foundation that bears his name in 1944 to help people living in poverty and experiencing disadvantage worldwide. Today, the work continues, concentrating on efforts to improve early childhood development outcomes, support older youth as they transition from foster care, ensure opportunity youth can access career pathways, prevent homelessness, identify solutions to safe-water access, help integrate refugees into society and lift the work of Catholic sisters. Additionally, following selection by an independent, international jury, the Foundation annually awards the $2.5 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to an organization doing extraordinary work to reduce human suffering. The Foundation is one of the world’s largest, with assets recently growing to approximately $7.5 billion. It has awarded grants to date totaling more than $2 billion, $207 million worldwide in 2020. Please visit www.hiltonfoundation.org for more information.
ABOUT THE POSITION
As a Grants Associate, you'll provide grants management services that include supporting discretionary and matching grants programs, and serving as a grants management liaison to assigned grantmaking teams. You'll play an integral role in the Foundation's efforts to ensure that all grants meet the proper legal, audit, and internal requirements for consideration; prepare a large share of grants and payments for the administrative approval process conducted by the Grants Manager; ensure adherence to grants management process and practices by the Foundation's grantmaking teams, and look for areas of improvement.