Global Philanthropy – Vice President, Small Business

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


The Global Philanthropy team is part of Corporate Responsibility and deploys philanthropic capital to community partners that are testing innovative models and solutions that drive inclusive economic growth and connect people to opportunities. Reaching more than 35 markets around the world, our philanthropic commitments focus on creating systems change and driving sustainable impact in three pillars of work internationally: Business Growth & Entrepreneurship, Careers & Skills and Financial Health.

As a Vice President in Global Philanthropy team you will focus more specifically on the Business Growth and Entrepreneurship pillar. You will lead the regional philanthropic strategy for the Business growth and Entrepreneurship pillar in EMEA and support the team with knowledge and learnings on the topic as well as play a key role in executing small business portfolio strategies in certain markets.

Job responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with senior JPMC business leaders and colleagues in other parts of Corporate Responsibility
  • Think creatively about the firm’s assets and tools, identify opportunities for collaboration to maximise impact
  • Manage the development of materials for internal and external use that tell a compelling story of the outcomes of our philanthropic initiatives and elevate key collaboration with the broader firm.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to develop the philanthropic Business Growth and Entrepreneurship strategy for EMEA and contribute to Corporate Responsibility’s broader inclusive economic development agenda
  • Design Business Growth & Entrepreneurship portfolio strategies for selected markets in EMEA (e.g. Germany, France, South Africa), leveraging relevant CR tools incl. grants, thought leadership, employee engagement and volunteering, business collaboration initiatives, which contribute to the broader market strategies and success measures.
  • Design, plan and execute grants, both at the EMEA regional level and at the country level, that are aligned to the Business Growth and Entrepreneurship strategy:
  1. Source and structure partnerships with leading organizations to address needs in the communities we serve
  2. Determine success measures for these programs
  3. Conduct effective due diligence and risk analysis to ensure that the firm’s resources and reputation are protected
  • Manage live grants to ensure that the work funded is delivered, monitored and that impact is measured and risks are managed.

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Deep knowledge of the eco system of support for small businesses particularly on access to finance.
  • Deep knowledge of and experience related to small business growth and community development and a strong interest for JPMC’s Corporate Responsibility’s mission
  • Relevant work experience in program development, implementation and/or policy
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about program design and implementation
  • Understanding of grant making and the nonprofit sector; ability to assess the leadership, track record, financial health, and capacity of a nonprofit organization
  • Ability to independently formulate strategy, construct compelling narratives, and present to senior executives
  • Motivation to engage internal stakeholders, identify and execute business collaboration opportunities to increase firmwide impact
  • Ability to communicate (verbal and written) complex ideas and professional perspective to diverse audiences
  • Ability to operate under pressure and navigate a highly-matrixed organization
  • Desire to continually seek information and look for new approaches to processes and practices

Preferred qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Other European language skills