Eden Prairie

Manager, Program Operations, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

The Organization

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) supports efforts to enhance quality of life and prevent and relieve suffering of children, families, and seniors; preserve and promote the environment and the arts; and encourage the humane treatment of animals.

Founded by the late Margaret A. Cargill, MACP actively partners with capable organizations to make a lasting difference for individuals and communities, with particular attention to overlooked causes. MACP’s combined assets (Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and Anne Ray Foundation) place us among the top ten foundations in the United States.

MACP develops and implements integrated grantmaking strategies across seven programmatic areas we call domains: Arts & Cultures, Disaster Relief & Recovery, Environment, Animal Welfare, Quality of Life, Teachers, and Legacy & Opportunity.

Our grantmaking approach is rooted in direction from our founder and reflects our Philosophy of Grantmaking.

Position Overview

The Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) seeks nominations and applications for the newly created role of Manager, Program Operations. MACP consists of two grantmaking entities – the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and the Anne Ray Foundation, both of which were funded by the late Margaret A. Cargill. MACP organizes most of its grantmaking activities into seven program domains with defined strategic boundaries. These seven domains include: Animal Welfare, Arts & Cultures, Disaster Relief & Recovery, Environment, Quality of Life, Teachers, and Legacy & Opportunity. Additional funds are awarded through special grant programs including an employee matching gift program.

MACP created the program operations function in 2018 within a culture that fosters a high level of cross-functional collaboration to improve the quality of its grantmaking. Embedded within the program team, Program Operations works closely with MACP leadership to ensure the effectiveness of MACP’s grantmaking, promoting a culture of rigor, stewardship, strategic clarity and accountability, and impact.

Following the hire of the first Director, Program Operations, the growing team now is responsible for: 1) supporting the effective operation and ongoing improvement of MACP’s grantmaking processes, practices, policies and systems; 2) supporting cross-functional efforts to ensure that MACP is in compliance with regulations and laws that govern our work; and 3) supporting the planning and implementation of program leadership goals.

The Manager, Program Operations will join the team during an exciting moment of growth and opportunity to play a critical role in the evolving scope of work of the MACP Program Operations team. Reporting to the Director, Program Operations, this position will focus primarily on facilitating the implementation of key program leadership initiatives and program operation priorities, the continual improvement of MACP’s grantmaking practices and processes, the implementation and optimization of a new business intelligence reporting tool for Programs, as well as assisting with special projects.

For a full position description, please visit: https://npag.com/current-searches-all/macp-po

How To Apply

MACP is partnering with Allison Kupfer Poteet, Cara Pearsall, and Julian Jackson of NPAG in this search. Applications including a cover letter, addressed to the MACP hiring team, describing your interest that includes a short statement about how you have fostered a positive, values-based organizational culture, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: macp-mpo@npag.com. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations and communities to apply.

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