We are hiring: WYNG Foundation Grants Director
We are hiring: WYNG Foundation Grants Director

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We are hiring: WYNG Foundation Grants Director

About us
WYNG Foundation aims to enhance the physical, mental, social and cultural well-being of Hong Kong people.
Since its establishment over a decade ago, the Foundation has designed, developed, supported and delivered many strategic initiatives to increase awareness of, and contribute to the cohesion, equity, resilience and diversity of the Hong Kong community. Those initiatives span across academia, media and urban & community, as focus areas.
WYNG Foundation is privately funded, supports research to inform its initiatives, and is different as it does both external grant-making and internal programming. The Foundation runs two internal programmes: WMA and The Space. WMA (or WYNG Media Award) is a platform that promotes social change through images. The Foundation also hosts a unique hub of diverse but like-minded socially focused and environmentally-focused NGO under the WYNG Space.

About the role
The role of WYNG Foundation Grants Director is full time, based in Central, Hong Kong and immediately open.
As Grants Director, the resources you help channel to NGOs and projects in Hong Kong touch the lives of tens of thousands of people, and contribute to make Hong Kong better.
You work in line with the Vision, Mission and Values of the Foundation. You lead and manage the Foundation’s grant-making effort, from building the pipeline, evaluating and managing applications, planning the budget, formulating grants agreement, establishing partnerships with grantees, to monitoring and reporting on progress and impact.
You will work directly with the CEO to whom you report. The role also includes closely working with the Grants Committee which is made up of Trustees.
The Grants Director is required to be able to identify strategic grant making opportunities, develop and nurture partnerships with grantees and collaborations with relevant stakeholders pertinent to the objectives of the Foundation.
Ultimately, the Grants Director aspires to grow as a person and a professional as s/he/they grow the WYNG Foundation’s grant-making capability to have a positive impact on Hong Kong. This role offers the opportunity to be a key contributor to the Hong Kong philanthropy sector.

About you as a person
You are an impact-minded and evidence-based leader, empathetic, inspiring and humble team player with a growth and strategic mindset and attention to details who looks for and treasures giving and receiving feedback.
You lead by example with a high degree of integrity.
You are a strong and confident communicator and excel at building trust, internally and externally.
You master the art of collaboration, with empathy and inclusivity.
You are energetic, adaptable, resourceful and resilient, flexible and strong, able to quickly bounce forward, embracing change and uncertainty.
You are good at priority setting and can successfully juggle on multiple fronts while getting things done (always with a smile on) in a timely and quality manner, handling mistakes (as we all know that they inevitably happen!) with grace: in short, you are accountable and optimistic.

About you as a professional
You are fluent in Cantonese and in English with very strong verbal and written skills.
You have earned a recognized University degree, possibly in law or in other disciplines that require analytical and creative thinking. Maybe you even pursued higher education in non-profit management and other relevant disciplines. If not legally trained, you have developed the necessary sensitivity to regulatory framework and requirements in connection to grant making and the non-profit sector.
You have more than 10 years of professional experience in the NGO sector and/or the funder side, with in-depth understanding of, and extensive network in the local non-profit sector and preferably academia as well.
You have a track record of organization and people management as well as financial rigor with practical technical skills.
Ideally, you have practical experience in applying the Theory of Change principles in managing and narrating the measurement of grants impact, whether as a funder or as a grantee.

That’s all you?
And you can’t wait to get started? Then, delay no more and e-mail us at recruitment@wyng.hk with your cover letter + resume. We would love to meet and discuss further!


– Posted on 18 September 2023 –