Growald Climate Fund, Portfolio Manager, Network Grants

Boston, MA
Full Time
Mid Level

FLSA Full Time Exempt | In-Person in Boston, MA preferred | Reports to Head of Network Engagement 


About Growald Climate Fund

Growald Climate Fund seeks a portfolio manager to support our network grantmaking program. We are a high-impact global venture philanthropy fund catalyzing the rapid transition to a clean energy future. We believe that philanthropy plays a key role in nurturing new climate solutions, supporting a vibrant civil society, and promoting objective research and analysis for use by governments and key NGO and foundation partners.

About our Network Leadership Approach

We know from experience that one of the most powerful tools for change is collective impact and network leadership. We support these efforts both through our grantmaking as well as through our direct engagement working to weave networks. By creating opportunities for connection and shared strategy development among philanthropists and, importantly, between philanthropists and the field, we are able to leverage greater impact and foster opportunities for innovation. We also help to catalyze and grow NGO-led collective impact initiatives by providing funding, strategic and organizational development support.  

As a part of our network leadership efforts, the Growald Climate Fund supports an informal network of foundations aligning their efforts on encouraging clean electricity. Each year, we host an international gathering to learn together with foundations and NGOs how to achieve a just power sector transition. Growald also supports a portfolio of grants to pooled funds, collective impact efforts and NGO networks working towards an energy transition.  

About You

You are an experienced network weaver and a natural collaborator, and you have a deep understanding of the power of collective impact and the network effect. You have experience working internationally and/or with diverse groups of people and supporting networks and collective action. At this point in your career you are looking for ways to mentor others and support and catalyze new networks and network leaders. You have experience working in the climate change field, and are passionate about leveraging networks to accelerate climate action and systems change. Ideally you also have experience working for a philanthropic organization, making grants, and managing a grants portfolio.

About the Role

The Portfolio Manager, Network Grants will partner with Growald’s Executive Director and portfolio team to manage Growald’s network grants portfolio, which supports the following entities:

  • Existing strategic regranters (e.g. pooled funds) that are core partners to the network of foundations and enable radical collaboration and innovation within the field, where Growald can provide strategic insight and governance support
  • New strategic regranters that enable the network of foundations to support specific geographies or intervention areas
  • NGO networks that leverage a collective impact approach to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy

Specific responsibilities will include: 

  • Support the Executive Director in managing grants to new and existing regranters, which will involve:
    • Managing the grant application and reporting process;
    • Supporting the Executive Director in her involvement in the regranter steering committees and helping to implement ideas generated; and
    • Weaving connections between regranters and philanthropists, foundations and NGO networks.
  • Lead on the NGO Network Grants, which will involve:
    • Crafting a strategic focus for supporting new and existing NGO networks;
    • Managing the grant application and reporting process;
    • Partnering with our Organizational Development team to develop an approach for high-touch support of NGO network grantees and business planning model for collective impact models; and
    • Weaving connections between NGO network leaders and between the NGO networks and the community of foundations.
    • Represent Growald at bi-lateral meetings, conferences, and network events. 


  • 7-10  years of relevant experience in the field of nonprofits or foundations working on climate/energy, climate justice, or a related field. This should include relevant network leadership experience
  • Proven experience and deep understanding of NGO networks and/or regrantors, ideally within the climate or climate justice space 
  • Experience coordinating network, association, or membership driven organizations with multiple stakeholders from different organizations, countries and backgrounds
  • Experience working for a philanthropic organization or experience with grantmaking is desirable
  • Proven program management skills
  • Outstanding communication skills with experience communicating with others in multicultural and international settings
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time
  • English fluency required, multi lingual preferred


Growald Climate Fund offers competitive salaries annually benchmarked against a thousand other philanthropic nonprofit grantmaking foundations. We're currently finalizing our 2023 salary bands including an internal equity audit, please apply or contact to speak with our recruiter about compensation!  Benefits include 100% employer paid medical and dental care, generous allowances including professional development, commuter, and work from home, an employer matched retirement plan, 13 holidays, 20-25 days of vacation, and additional paid time off including sick and parental leave. Growald offers flexible working hours, and our location in Brookline (parked in Boston’s backyard) was recently ranked 16th in the top 25 best places in the U.S. for families to live!

Equal Opportunity Employer 

As an equal opportunity employer, we recognize the power of a diverse community and strongly encourage applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States. All Growald employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. This search is being run by NRG Consulting Group, contact with questions



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