Director, Philanthropic Partnerships

The Estée Lauder Companies - New York, NY

Full-timeEstimated: $120,000 - $170,000 a year
The Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability (GCCS) function is responsible for understanding and managing the economic, social and environmental impacts that are created by the Company’s operations and decisions along its value chain. By strengthening enterprise policies, establishing baselines, and identifying future goals and targets for our brands, regions and functions, GCCS helps the organization to better manage risks, reduce or avoid costs, and build on our heritage of corporate social responsibility.

Position Description:
The Director, Philanthropic Partnerships will partner with the ED, Philanthropic Partnerships & Employee Engagement in the development and execution of the Esteé Lauder Companies grant making strategy. This individual will be responsible for grant oversight (pre-award, award, post-award) and grant alignment with the ELC Charitable Foundation’s focus areas (i.e., Health, Environment, and Girls Education). This role will also provide consultation to the Brands in the strategy development and execution of their charitable activities and cause marketing initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:
Manage and oversee the ELC Charitable Foundation’s programs and special initiatives.

Develop new funding opportunities, including public/private partnerships that leverage and complement current investments and support innovative approaches in support of the Foundation’s areas of focus.

Provide consultation and support to Brands on cause marketing and charitable giving initiatives.

Develop grant docket and materials for the ELC Foundation’s Board of Directors related to U.S. and Canada grant making portfolio and activities.

Liaise with internal and external legal counsel on all legal matters and Board governance matters for the Foundation.

Monitor the implementation of grants and perform site visits to potential and current grantees to evaluate the effectiveness and performance of grant supported programs.

Work with Global Communications teams to support and execute strategic communications efforts related to the ELC Foundation’s giving and cause work.

Represent the ELC Foundation at conferences, briefings and convenings of the field, funders affinity groups and meetings, site visits of grantees and prospective grantees, and through ongoing communication and contact with organizations and key external stakeholders, including peer funders and leading national and local organizations.


Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in public health, public administration, business administration or related field strongly preferred.

8 years of relevant professional experience in relevant areas including cause marketing, communications, non-profit or international development experience, including at least 3 years of philanthropic grants management at either a corporate or private foundation.

Strong knowledge of social and environmental trends, especially those relevant to the beauty and luxury industries.

Experience working in a multi-branded retail company or other industry with high-profile consumer brand, ideally with end-to-end product stewardship in a CPG company.

Strong track record working in philanthropic programs and managing processes and projects through collaborative business relationships.

Experience directing multiple, disparate projects simultaneously.

Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills, including communicating and marketing sustainability efforts

Highly analytical; can synthesize information and offer recommendations/solutions

High ethical standards and commitment to core values of leadership, respect, and integrity


Job: Strategy / Business Development

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-New York

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job Number: 196253

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is Company's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. The Company will endeavor to provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with the law to otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability and to employees and prospective employees with needs related to their religious observance or practices. Should you wish to apply for this position or any other position with the Company and you believe you require assistance to complete an application or participate in an interview, please contact