Executive Director, Wells Fargo Regional Foundation and CDC Community Relations Manager

Wells Fargo - Philadelphia, PA (30+ days ago)3.8

Job Description
At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. We’re looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you’ll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Wells Fargo’s Chief Administrative Office (CAO) consists of enterprise functions that work together to promote and protect the Wells Fargo culture and brand, and support our team members. Groups within CAO work to protect our reputation, tell our story, bolster team member engagement, connect with our customers, and bring new and innovative solutions to life. CAO functions include Commitment to Customer, Corporate Responsibility & Community Relations, Data Management & Insights, Human Resources, Marketing, Stakeholder Relations and the CAO Integration and Planning Office.

Community Relations serves as a catalyst for the stability, growth and prosperity of all our communities.
We work to earn the trust of each of our communities as one of America’s leading socially responsible companies. The Community Relations Team, which is part of Corporate Responsibility and Community Relations, works to connect and engage with our partners to leverage human and financial resources to create responsible solutions that help all of our communities grow and prosper, especially low- to moderate- income communities. We believe that if our communities are not successful, we are not successful.

About the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation and CDC

The Wells Fargo Regional Foundation (“WFRF” and the Wells Fargo Regional Community Development Corporation (“WFRCDC”) are two, unique private foundations within Wells Fargo & Co. The WFRF had its beginnings in 1998, when it was created as a result of the merger of two financial services companies, one of which had its geographic boundaries in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, which remained the defined geography of the Foundation. Its philanthropic focus is on community development, and the resources of the Foundation are used to support the creation and implementation of comprehensive resident-driven neighborhood revitalization efforts in low-income communities.

The WFRCDC, created in 1993, is complementary in its focus and affiliation, although it primarily provides loans and investments to support nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses for select ventures that are designed to promote community and economic development opportunities for low-income individuals and communities within the same geography.

The WFRF has a $90MM endowment; the WFRCDC has an endowment of $9MM.

The Executive Director is responsible for the development and execution of strategies to deliver effective and efficient placed-based community development philanthropy. The position reports to the Head of Community Relations of Wells Fargo and a 12 member Foundation/CDC Board of Directors.

Position Responsibilities:
Programmatic Management- Work with the board and staff to develop grant making, investment, and loan programming, strategies and systems
Mission Stewardship- Work with the board and staff to define and periodically review the missions of the foundation and CDC
Board Relations- Work with the board to help ensure that it is properly constituted and informed to conduct effective governance
Identity & Reputation Management- Work with the board and staff to ensure proper care and development of the history of the foundation/CDC, culture, reputation and image
Staff Management- Ensure that the staff are properly selected, supported and guided
Financial Management- Work with the board, staff and financial advisors to develop asset investment management and financial administration strategies and systems that are effective
Legal Issues Management- Work with the board and staff to develop legal strategies and systems that are effective at identifying and managing risk
Accountability and Evaluation Management- Work with the board and staff to establish accountability standards and systems that track efficiency, effectiveness and impact
Visionary Leadership- Contribute to the vision and thought leadership of the fields of community development and philanthropy
Partnership Management- Work collaboratively with other private and public funders grantees and Wells Fargo team members to maximize social impact
Education and Public Engagement- Help influence the agenda and decision making of government and other external stakeholders
As a Team Member Manager, you are expected to achieve success by leading yourself, your team, and the business. Specifically you will:

Lead your team with integrity and create an environment where your team members feel included, valued, and supported to do work that energizes them
Accomplish management responsibilities which include sourcing and hiring talented team members, providing ongoing coaching and feedback, recognizing and developing team members, identifying and managing risks, and completing daily management tasks

Required Qualifications

8+ years of community relations experience
4+ years of management experience

Desired Qualifications

Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Leadership experience including; coaching, training, and mentoring
Ability to lead during times of ambiguity and change

Other Desired Qualifications
5+ years of philanthropic sector experience with a focus on community development
Demonstrated experience with underwriting and structuring grants, loans and investments
Experience working in a Fortune 500 Company, preferably financial services organization or other relevant experience
Master’s degree or equivalent work experience preferred
Experienced in demonstrating innovative approaches to business challenges

Street Address
PA-Philadelphia: 123 S Broad St - Philadelphia, PA


All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.