Jun 08, 2022

Senior Strategy Associate

  • Fidelity Foundations
  • Boston, MA, USA
Full-Time Data/Analysis Strategic Planning

Job Description

As a member of the Foundations’ Strategy & Impact team, the Senior Associate will partner with program officers to increase the impact and efficiency of grantmaking by conducting research and analysis that guide philanthropic investments. The Senior Associate will contribute to the development of the Foundations’ strategies, while gaining exposure across grant portfolios and supporting organization-wide learning efforts.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Facilitating strategy development by taking a data-driven approach and effectively communicating key messages
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis to deeply understand a sector, region or organization through data analytics, secondary research, and interviews
  • Analysis of issues most pertinent to a regional community and/or of interest to the Foundations, including identification of trends, best practices, opportunities, and gaps
  • Assessment of philanthropic and/or nonprofit landscape for a region or issue 
  • Exploration of broader philanthropic and nonprofit trends 
  • Supporting projects that help advance strategic grantmaking (e.g., tools for program staff)
  • Collaborating with program officers, Foundation partners, and senior leadership to develop insightful, concise, and clear deliverables that communicate findings and analysis

The Foundations' are currently in a hybrid work environment with a long-term minimum of 3 days in the office per week.

Hiring Organization

Fidelity Foundations


It is critically important that the Senior Associate be a highly collaborative team player, with a service- orientation who listens and communicates well. In addition, the successful candidate will need to undergo a comprehensive background check.

To be considered, candidates will possess a majority of the following professional and personal attributes and competencies:

  • Minimum two years of related work experience, preferably in management consulting; experience in the non-profit sector or philanthropy will also be valued but is not required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including ability to develop compelling, fact- based narratives.
  • Demonstrated ability to tailor communication style and approach to different audiences.
  • Interest in and intellectual curiosity about social issues and/or nonprofit landscape in the US.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills; ability to assess information to draw sound conclusions.
  • Ability to move work forward independently and think big picture while applying a keen eye to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task and work flexibly and creatively within a fast-moving, complex environment.
  • Ability to effectively interact and collaborate with all levels of co-workers.
  • Sound judgment, integrity, humility, and respect for confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated facility with the Microsoft Office suite tools (e.g., PowerPoint, Excel, and Word), and ability to learn other software tools quickly.

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The Fidelity Foundations offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, an annual performance-based bonus, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit your resume in the application link below. 

Questions/contact: ivy.so@fidelityfoundation.org

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