Senior Program Analyst, Global Health
Crown Family Philanthropies
Chicago, IL                                                                                                                                                                                
Overall Responsibility
Reporting to the Global Health (GH) Lead, supports the planning, development, and administration of Crown Family Philanthropies’ (CFP) Global Health portfolio.
Key Areas of Responsibility
Planning and strategy:

  • Collaborate with Global Health Lead on strategic direction for the Global Health portfolio. Assist with strategic development and/or data analysis for assigned portfolio areas
  • Engage with Committee Chair, Associate Chair, and Global Health Lead on meeting planning and strategic development
  • Identify and source, with guidance from Global Health Lead, impactful grants to enhance committee priorities

Grantmaking and grant-cycle management:

  • Coordinate with GH Lead to conduct landscape analyses of new areas of potential grantmaking and prepare written summaries, including the role of the primary organizations in the field and opportunities for philanthropic impact
  • Research issues of interest to the GH Committee and prepare memoranda outlining primary findings and alignment with the Foundation’s areas of interest
  • Research candidate organizations for philanthropic giving, managing due diligence and analysis.  Analyze nonprofit organizations to determine fit with CFP mission and Global Health priorities.
  • Contribute critical feedback to inform decisions on soliciting submissions, and accepting/declining proposals based on established criteria
  • Conduct site visits (as appropriate) and analyze nonprofit financial statements, program data, and operational conditions to determine organizational strength and effectiveness. Formulate recommendations for grant size and term
  • Take the lead on preparing materials for committee meetings, including grant summaries, progress reports, grants dockets, budget materials, meeting minutes, and additional content as assigned
  • Collaborate with CFP colleagues in Operations and Strategy as appropriate; handle administrative work as needed
  • Attend Committee meetings prepared to report on findings from grantmaking analysis and site visits, and to provide additional information related to funding recommendations. Lead assigned portions of Committee meetings as appropriate
  • Communicate with grantees to track and assess outcomes measures; collaborate with GH Lead on metrics and evaluation planning and implementation
  • Organize and attend community, grantee, and funder collaborative meetings as CFP representative


  • Coordinate with CFP team across program areas, operations, strategy, and family engagement to ensure cross-functional communication and consistency
  • Represent CFP at community, grantee, and funder meetings and discussions
  • Serve in a leadership and mentorship role to members of the Program Analyst (PA) team  

CFP Team Activities:

  • Participate in cross-functional teams that advance organizational aims around social impact and family engagement
  • Engage in initiatives that foster team collaboration, including meetings, trainings, retreats, and special projects, taking the lead where interest, expertise, and opportunity coalesce

Skills and abilities

  • Experienced in detailed project management
  • Ability to review and analyze nonprofit financials
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including ability to ask effective questions, listen, observe, and synthesize multiple inputs with sensitivity, diplomacy and professionalism
  • Superb organizational skills including ability to prioritize agendas and manage conflicting needs; meticulous attention to detail
  • Able to problem solve independently and in groups
  • Capacity for peer mentorship and training
  • Willingness to take initiative and bring new concepts to the team
  • Ability to think and implement at both strategic and tactical levels
  • Ability to thrive in a family-centered enterprise environment, with an ability to respond flexibly to shifting priorities
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office and proficiency in grants management systems


  • Significant knowledge and experience working or facilitating initiatives in Global Health, or closely related field
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a field role (internationally)
  • Knowledge of nonprofit organizations and nonprofit management
  • Grantmaking/philanthropic experience a plus, but not required
  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience required; Master’s degree or commensurate experience a plus

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.