Grants and System Administrato
Grants and System Administrator The Organization The Commonwealth Fund - among the first private foundations started by a woman philanthropist, Anna M. Harkness - was established in 1918 with the broad charge to enhance the common good. Today, the mission of The Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high-performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, and people of color. The Fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. An international program in health policy is designed to stimulate innovative policies and practices in the United States and other industrialized countries. The Department The grants management office provides administrative and financial management support for all of the Commonwealth Fund's grantmaking activities. Grants management is centralized with many of the administrative responsibilities shared with the program staff who support each program area. The grants management department, comprised of three staff members, is engaged in all aspects of the Fund's grant making process, including budget planning, program planning, project development, financial and compliance monitoring, completed grant reporting and evaluation, and historical archiving of completed grant materials. General Position Description: Reporting to the Vice President, Grants Management, the Grants and System Administrator has primary responsibility for administration of the Fund's grants management system, FoundationConnect, an application built on the platform. Candidates for the position should be excited about using technology as a tool to streamline processes and improve organizational performance. There is great opportunity for the Grants and System Administrator to take initiative and serve as an internal consultant to other departments, and to build additional CRM (customer related management) system programming and management skills. The Grants and System Administrator works and cross-trains with a counterpart to support efficient and effective grantmaking operations at the Fund. Specific Responsibili