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Job Title : Housing Affordability Grant Program Manager - Social Impact Senior Program Specialist(Wells Fargo)
Date Posted : November 22, 2020
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At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. We’re looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you’ll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Public Affairs brings together teams responsible for engaging with the company’s stakeholders. This organization exists to support, strengthen and protect Wells Fargo’s reputation by building trust and positive societal impact for all of our stakeholders. Teams within Public Affairs include: Corporate Communications, Corporate Philanthropy and Community Relations; Government Relations and Public Policy; Platform and Digital Services; Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility and Public Affairs Chief Operating Office.

Reporting to the head of Housing Affordability Philanthropy, this newly created position will manage a $5MM to 15MM grant portfolio focused on research, policy and transformation as well as support for climate change. Additionally, this individual will establish key performance indicators, collaborate with line of business partners and advance housing affordability initiatives. This position can be located in Charlotte, NC; Los Angeles, CA; Minneapolis, MN; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; St. Louis Park, MN or Washington, DC and does not offer relocation assistance.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manage a $5MM to $15MM grant portfolio supporting the affordable housing ecosystem transformation
  • Develop request for proposal (RFP) processes and tools to hold grantees accountable for their deliverables
  • Establish metrics, measure impact and effectiveness of grants
  • Conduct due diligence necessary to evaluate proposals and manage risk
  • Work with grantees to anticipate challenges in meeting deliverables and escalate as needed
  • Serve as a SME on housing affordability research, policy and innovation
  • Identify grantmaking opportunities related to housing and climate change
  • Provide updates on grantee progress, best practices and community priorities
  • Seek opportunities to advance storytelling of philanthropic impact and best position the company

Wells Fargo’s Housing Affordability Philanthropy catalyzes pathways to affordable and quality homes, especially for underserved communities, by investing in change makers, fostering collaboration, and supporting systemic change in the housing sector.

Required Qualifications

  • 6+ years of community development experience
  • 4+ years of housing affordability experience

Other Desired Qualifications

  • Experience managing a grant program, evaluating research and assessing policies
  • Experience developing KPI’s and impact analysis for housing affordability or social impact initiatives
  • Experience assessing housing affordability challenges and identifying efficiencies or program improvements
  • Experience working with local, state and federal governments on affordable housing opportunities
  • Experience developing and presenting information that persuades, educates, and enhances understanding at all levels
  • Experience building strong relationships and collaborating across large organizations

Job Expectations

  • Ability to travel up to 15% of the time


All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

This position closes on December 3rd.

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