Program Manager, CDP COVID-19 Response Fund at Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Program Manager CDP COVID-19 Response Fund, Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Position Type: Full-Time, Salaried
Location: Flexible (teleworking)

The Program
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s COVID-19 Response Fund supports nonprofit organizations working directly to respond to the pandemic among vulnerable populations in order to help build their capacity to address the most pressing needs. These include social service organizations focused on supporting low-income households, small businesses, immigrants, refugees, Native Americans and Alaska Natives, older adults, people with disabilities, and other communities vulnerable to the physical health, mental health and economic impacts of the pandemic.

Responsibilities & Duties of the CDP COVID-19 Response Fund Program Manager

Duty: Support strategic grantmaking and grant stewardship efforts of the CDP COVID-19 Response Fund.


  • Meet on a regular basis with the director of strategic initiatives to evaluate progress on program outcomes and objectives, milestones, timelines and budget.
  • Assist in sourcing potential new grantees, with an emphasis on international organizations working to stem the spread of the virus and in response to the effects of the pandemic on communities, countries and regions.
  • Support the grant making process through the Blackbaud Grant Making (BBGM) system.
  • Support CDP staff in meeting communication and marketing program objectives.
  • Coordinate all grant reporting efforts with COVID-19 grantees.
  • Work to develop state, regional, national and global partnerships advantageous to the program and the communities the Fund serves.


  • Progressive leadership experience in the fields of development, philanthropy, nonprofits or foundations (5 years required, 8+ years preferred).
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of global humanitarian crises and expertise in the organizations poised to address those crises.
  • Extremely strong attention to detail and a strong sense of personal responsibility for one’s work.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.


  • Mission-driven
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to work independently and remotely
  • Team player
  • Sense of humor

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation that they are legally eligible to work in the United States for an extended period of time.

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