Deputy Director, Data, Policy, and Giving by All - Tenders Global

Deputy Director, Data, Policy, and Giving by All

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Foundation

We are the largest nonprofit fighting poverty, disease, and inequity around the world. Founded on a simple premise: that people everywhere, regardless of identity or circumstances, should have the chance to live healthy, productive lives. By building a global and cultural workplace that supports greater diversity, equity, and inclusion — of voices, ideas, and approaches — together with our employees and partners, we can help all people improve their lives from poverty and health to education. As an organization we offer full healthcare premiums coverage, generous paid time off, contribution to your retirement fund, several employee communities, and a commitment to embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion into everything we do.


The Team

Philanthropy thrives in the presence of bold thinking, effective tools, robust networks, and inspiring narratives that nurture a culture of giving. The Philanthropic Partnerships team (PPT) serves as a resource to those who want to achieve more with their giving and invests in organizations that help donors overcome common obstacles. We believe that when people have the right innovations, information, and inspiration, their giving can advance equity and accelerate the pace of positive change in the world. Our team seeks to enhance and enable generosity at all levels of wealth and in multiple regions around the globe. We support programs that provide donors with resources to make informed decisions about giving, encourage innovations and policies that enable philanthropy, and support cultural norms around generosity.

This position will report to the Director, Philanthropic Partnerships 


Your Role

The Deputy Director of Data, Policy, and Giving by All leads all aspects of three sub-initiatives of the Philanthropic Partnership team: Data & Insights, Policy, and Giving by All. This will include ongoing shaping of the strategy and implementation plans, managing a high-performing team of program staff, overseeing investment portfolios, leading overall partner engagement strategy, and contributing to leadership of the entire Philanthropic Partnership team. Additionally, you will:

  • Conceptualize, lead, and articulate the strategies for using the foundation’s resources, voice, and convening power to increase the supply and effectiveness of data and insights for donor decision-making, strengthen the regulatory and policy environment for philanthropy and charitable activity, and help build a strong norm around generosity by all people.
  • Develop and manage a team of program staff who manage portfolios within the PPT strategies.
  • Oversee three grant portfolios and serve as advisor and connector for grantees and partners..
  • Serve as a member of the leadership team for Philanthropic Partnerships, helping guide the team and advise the Director on issues of strategy, talent, partners, and more.
  • Partner with country leads for China, India, and the Middle East to advise on Data, Policy, and Giving by All strategies.
  • Support the Foundation Co-Chairs, CEO, and leadership in sector-related learning, engagements, relationship development, and general profile building.
  • Represent the foundation on collaborative efforts and communicate both internally and externally on topics related to sector data, policy, and everyday giving.
  • Act as a thought partner and senior advisor to the Director and other Deputies to ensure Giving by All, Data, and Policy successes and lessons are integrated into the overall PPT knowledge base and inform programs for other segments.


Your Experience

  • 15+ years of relevant philanthropic giving experience, including a demonstrated track record of thought leadership and innovation in the philanthropic sector, and significant exposure to issues related to the practice of philanthropy.
  • Deep knowledge of key topics and trends in institutional philanthropy and everyday giving (e.g., trust-based philanthropy, participatory grantmaking, proximate giving, p2p giving and director cash transfers, etc.)  as well as understanding of emerging trends in philanthropy and the charitable sector.
  • Experience in building, managing, growing, and retaining a high-performing team.
  • Sincere commitment to equity, accountability, and results, as well as an understanding of current DEI issues in philanthropy and giving
  • Understanding of the sector data and research landscape, including familiarity of the major sources of sector data and gaps, lead organizations, and key issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically, make trade-offs with end goals in mind, and process and synthesize complex information, goal setting, measurements.
  • A track record of shaping and maintaining relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Experience developing and managing complex initiatives with multiple actors including co-funders.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in positions requiring outstanding judgment and diplomacy in communicating with a broad and diverse audience.
  • Experience in high level communications / representational work, including with earned media.  A candidate with an existing public profile within the philanthropic sector and with relevant media preferred, but not required.
  • Experience grantmaking and managing a portfolio of philanthropic investments.
  • Experience working with U.S. policy makers and advocates or managing advocacy strategies and teams
  • Knowledge of the global landscape of philanthropy policy, rules, and regulations, best practices, and charitable activity, particularly but not limited to PPT focus geographies including the US, India, China, and the Middle East, is preferred
  • Ability to travel up to 30% domestically and internationally


*Must be able to legally work in the country where this position is located without visa sponsorship.



Hiring Requirements

As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.


Depending upon your work location, we may require proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 and any recommended booster doses. All employees based in the United States are to provide proof of full vaccination upon hire and any recommended boosters, subject to applicable laws.


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Inclusion Statement

We are dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We’re committed to creating a workplace where employees thrive both personally and professionally. We also believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve—in race, gender, age, cultures and beliefs—and we support this diversity through all of our employment practices.


All applicants and employees who are drawn to serve our mission will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to race, color, age, religion, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and prior protected activity.

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