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Senior Manager, Charitable Giving

South San Francisco, California

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The Position

The Corporate and Employee Giving Team supports reputation, engages employees and benefits our communities through grants and programs. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of all patients, and create a future of science that is more diverse, inclusive, and equitable, unlocking Genentech’s ability to fully deliver on its purpose. 

The Senior Manager, Charitable Giving, will be responsible for overseeing, developing, and implementing grantmaking strategies associated with Genentech’s strategy for promoting health equity and fostering greater diversity in scientific and medical career pathways. The individual will create and implement grantmaking strategies, launch new strategic partnerships, and evolve an existing grants portfolio to advance meaningful patient and societal benefit, while differentiating Genentech, strengthening corporate reputation, and deepening employee engagement.

The Senior Manager will be responsible for engaging with stakeholders across the organization to shape health equity and STEM diversity giving strategies. Grantees include non-profit health systems, academic institutions, physician networks, public health organizations, patient advocacy groups, national nonprofits, and community-based organizations. The Senior Manager will leverage a deep understanding of the external healthcare landscape, diversity, equity, and inclusion and anti-racism fields, and Genentech priorities to drive enterprise and societal value. 

The position requires an individual who is strategic, curious, creative, committed to impact, equity-driven, solves problems, and has the ability to take smart risks.


  • Oversee giving strategy, learning agenda, and strategic partnerships for a pillar of Genentech’s health equity grantmaking portfolio, totalling ~$7-10 million per year, which includes:

    • Building and maintaining meaningful relationships with grantees, ranging from high-profile national organizations to small community based nonprofits; bring humility, thought partnership, and a learning orientation -- extending Genentech’s impact “beyond the check”

    • Evaluating opportunities in the field, synthesizing findings from prior years across the grantmaking pillar, and assessing the external landscape -- identifying strategic options for the year(s) ahead 

    • Overseeing monitoring and evaluation activities associated with the grants portfolio 

    • Managing grants in partnership with the broader team, including tracking status of projects, reviewing interim deliverables, maintaining knowledge of work related to grants and ensuring grantee follow-through on reporting commitments

  • Bring a strong equity lens to the design and execution of grantmaking, signature programs, and evaluation strategies 

  • Foster deep collaboration, mutual learning, and engagement between charitable giving and partners across the business, so that charitable contributions advance enterprise impact and vice versa 

  • Partner with External Communications to support aligned, impactful storytelling about Genentech’s charitable efforts 

  • Ensure overall compliance and policy alignment of the grants portfolio

  • Support special projects within Corporate Relations as needed 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • Graduate or healthcare-related degree preferred

  • 5 or more years in corporate philanthropy or private foundation program management and grantmaking, ideally with an equity and/or health focus

  • Background in public health, healthcare and/or biotechnology industry a plus 

  • High-level proficiency of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Business travel for internal and external meetings as required

Skills / Abilities:

  • Seasoned, strategic professional who leads with high integrity and passion for the health equity and STEM diversity priorities across Genentech 

  • Demonstrated commitment to personally oppose injustice and work towards inclusion and equity

  • Versatility to translate strategic imperatives into tangible execution

  • Systems thinker, with a strong analytical skills to absorb data from disparate sources and distill meaningful action consistent with team objectives

  • Proven ability to communicate concisely and translate complicated topics into lay language relevant across a variety of audiences

  • Excellent facilitation, listening, strategic questioning, oral and written communications skills

  • Skilled in building collaborative relationships with colleagues, partners, and peer organizations across a range of sectors and seniority levels 

  • Demonstrated ability to engender trust, credibility, and confidence with a range of partners 

  • Strong executive presence and outstanding presentation and influencing skills

  • Strong coordination and project management capabilities 

  • High ethical standards and integrity; strong humility and discretion 

  • Ability, comfort, and commitment to operating in a highly regulated environment, requiring compliance with company policies and external requirements


Who We Are

Genentech, a member of the Roche group and founder of the biotechnology industry, is dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. To solve the world's most complex health challenges, we ask bigger questions that challenge our industry and the boundaries of science to transform society. Our transformational discoveries include the first targeted antibody for cancer and the first medicine for primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. We believe that by championing diversity of background, thought and experience, we can foster a sense of belonging and provide an environment where every employee feels valued, included, and able to contribute their best for the patients we serve. We’re focused on attracting, retaining, developing and advancing our people to their full potential by rewarding bold ways of thinking and integrating inclusive behaviors into every aspect of our work.

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