Foundation Manager



A dynamic global reach with diverse operations around the world that will stretch your abilities, provide plentiful career opportunities, and allow you to make an impact every day 

  • At nVent, we believe safer systems ensure a more secure world. We connect and protect our customers with inventive electrical solutions. We design, manufacture, market, install and service high-performance products and solutions for mission-critical equipment, buildings and essential processes. Our solutions are helping build a more sustainable and electrified world. 
  • We are a $3.3B company with a dedicated team of more than 11,000 employees around the globe. Our comprehensive portfolio of enclosures, electrical and fastening, and thermal management solutions dates back more than 100 years and includes nVent CADDY, ERICO, HOFFMAN, ILSCO, RAYCHEM and SCHROFF.

Commitment to strengthen communities where our employees live and work.

  • We encourage and support the philanthropic activities of our employees worldwide 
  • Through our nVent in Action matching program, we provide funds to nonprofit and educational organizations where our employees volunteer or donate money

Core values that shape our culture and drive us to deliver the best for our employees and our customers. We’re known for being:

  • Innovative & adaptable 
  • Dedicated to absolute integrity 
  • Focused on the customer first 
  • Respectful and team oriented 
  • Optimistic and energizing 
  • Accountable for performance

Benefits to support the lives of our employees.

At nVent, we connect and protect our customers with inventive electrical solutions. People are our most valuable asset. Inclusion and diversity means that we celebrate and encourage each other’s authenticity because we understand that uniqueness sparks growth.

Position Details

Foundation Manager
Twin Cities Metro
St Louis Park , MN

We’re looking for people who put their innovation to work to advance our success – and their own. Join an organization that ensures a more secure world through connecting and protecting our customers with inventive electrical solutions.

This is a great opportunity to join a growing global organization and lead nVent’s philanthropic activities. This role is a key leader on the Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) leadership team. The I&D team at nVent is responsible for creating and sustaining an inclusive environment that fosters business growth and is instrumental in reinforcing our culture and why we believe nVent is a great place to work. The successful candidate will Lead the nVent Foundation and help evolve and grow our philanthropic strategy. This role is a perfect fit for someone who enjoys planning and executing on strategies to drive foundation growth, engaging with a variety of people and working in a team environment. Reporting to the Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, this role will interface with all levels of the organization.


In this position, you will get to:

  • Lead the strategic direction, operational plan and report the outcomes and progress to the nVent Foundation Board of Directors and other stakeholders 
  • Develop and champion global employee volunteer and giving activities and drive opportunities to grow in these areas 
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with nVent leadership, employees, and other stakeholders and represent the foundation in various internal and external forums and events. 
  • Oversee and ensure the integrity of the grantmaking process, review proposals, conduct due diligence and site visits, approve grant disbursal and evaluate outcomes/impact 
  • Develop and implement a nVent foundation communication and advocacy strategy
  • Conduct and facilitate research, bringing in best practices and innovation that support the achievement of the foundation’s strategic goals. 
  • Manage the governance of the nVent Foundation and ensure compliance with private foundation laws; including annual budget and tax filings 
  • Partner with internal teams such as communications, talent acquisition, and branding to drive outcomes 
  • Lead and participate in various networks, coalitions and collaborations with other foundations, nonprofits to advance our corporate philanthropy efforts 
  • Manage strategic vendor relationships

You have:

  • 3+ years in a corporate philanthropy management role, program management, or relevant experience 
  • Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information 
  • Experience in program/process design and implementation in a matrix environment 
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and probable-solving skills, and the ability to use data and evidence to inform decision making and measure impact 
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the corporate philanthropy landscape, trends, challenges and opportunities including best practices and legal/regulatory framework 
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with diverse stakeholders both internally and externally 
  • Ability to lead volunteer teams and drive multiple priorities

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