Denver, CO

Deputy Director, Grants Management, Walton Enterprises

The Organization

About Walton Enterprises

Walton Enterprises Inc. (WEI) is the family office of the Walton Family. It is a family-led organization supporting the personal, philanthropic, and business activity for multiple generations of Sam & Helen Walton’s family. WEI provides grants management and administration services to both the Walton Family Foundation (WFF) and Walton Personal Philanthropy Group (WPPG).

The Walton Personal Philanthropy Group (WPPG) is a department of WEI and provides services to the family of Sam and Helen Walton to support their individual philanthropic activities. These services for the family and their related entities include program and grant management, strategy development, and grant administration.

The Opportunity

This is an exciting moment in the evolution of the Walton Family’s philanthropic ambitions: continued growth has highlighted the need to centralize grants management and position it to scale. A newly created role, the Deputy Director of Grants Management will align and strengthen the collective grants management infrastructure across the entirety of the Family’s grantmaking, including the Walton Family Foundation and the Walton Personal Philanthropy Group. This is a perfect opportunity for a nimble and creative grants management professional whose range will readily accommodate both the established approach of the Walton Family Foundation as well as the emergent and varied philanthropic pursuits of multiple family households.

Based in the Denver office of Walton Enterprises and reporting to the director of the Walton Personal Philanthropy Group, the Deputy Director of Grants Management will play a key role in guiding and facilitating best-in-class grants management for the Walton Family Foundation and individual Walton family households. As this is a new position, it is expected that it will evolve over time; comfort operating within ambiguity and an entrepreneurial spirit are critical for success.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is a seasoned grants management professional who is recognized in the field for their commitment and expertise in grants administration. A visionary who plans for the future with imagination and wisdom, they are inspired to help members of a multi-generational family increase the impact of their philanthropic investments and energized by the opportunity to support significant future growth.

As leader of the ongoing development and management of Walton Enterprises grants infrastructure and process workstreams, the Deputy Director will be a systems thinker and data driven. At the same time, the successful candidate is a consensus builder and problem solver who can easily translate between the worlds of program and operations. Success in this position requires a Deputy Director who leads with strong emotional intelligence, a client-service orientation, and a drive towards continuous process improvements.

The salary range for this position is $200,000 – $250,000 and is complemented by a comprehensive and generous benefits package. The role is based in Denver and relocation support will be provided.

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