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Sr. Manager, RMA Foundation

The Senior Manager, RMA Foundation is responsible for day-to-day operations of RMA Foundation activities, including HBCU initiatives and other strategic efforts that support the RMA Foundation mission. This role serves as a staff liaison to the RMA Foundation (separate 501c3), works in close collaboration with the Academic Market Director, and reports to the Director of Professional Development and Academic Markets.

Principal Accountabilities

RMA Foundation Operations (40%)

  • Oversee academic research and surveys to quantify skill gaps in newly hired, entry-level risk management professionals; use data to enhance curriculums and drive new academic course development to produce ready-to-hire graduates.
  • Build and manage a product portfolio geared towards universities (curriculum, study guides, text books, etc.), leveraging RMA’s existing intellectual property.
  • Manage the RMA Foundation scholarship program.
  • Operationalize other strategic priorities as outlined in the Academic strategic roadmap.
  • Define, track, analyze, and report on Foundation and HBCU success metrics.

Operationalize HBCU Initiatives (45%)

  • Work in conjunction with Academic Market Director to cultivate HBCU school relationships and partner with HBCUs to implement RMA programs.
  • Provide best practices and guidance to HBCUs interested in building a banking program.
  • Project manage HBCU initiatives including curriculum development, course delivery, attracting minority students to careers in banking, and connecting HBCU students to internships, chapters, mentors, etc.
  • Coordinate bank relationships with HBCUs including recruiting for HBCU advisory boards, internship opportunities, and guest speakers/teachers.

Fundraising/Grants (10%)

  • External fundraising for the RMA Foundation including member banks, individual RMA members, Chapters, and non-bank members such as law firms, accounting firms, etc. Funds raised could be used to cover curriculum development, grants and other HBCU costs, scholarships, and other Foundation/academic projects.
  • Seek and apply for available federal, nonprofit, and other grants to fund Foundation initiatives.
  • Develop and manage the grant application, approval, award, disbursement, and administration process for Foundation-funded grants to HBCUs and other eligible entities/projects.

Academic Committee (5%)

  • Co-lead Academic Committee meetings and activities with Academic Market Director.
  • Work with Academic Committee volunteers to execute Foundation and HBCU initiatives.


Minimum qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in Academic program administration or development or related field.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business with specialty in Human Resources, Finance, or Business Administration preferred.
  • Experience working closely with college/university faculty on program development.
  • Knowledge of the Academic (University) Market space; how they create programs/curriculum/learning assets and make educational purchases.
  • Experience working with partners and vendors who currently serve the Academic Market.
  • A strong service philosophy, entrepreneurial approach, and ownership mentality
  • Ability to build relationships and to collaborate effectively across functions and levels.
  • Fundraising, grant-writing, and/or grant administration experience.
  • Banking experience a plus.
  • Excellent writing, and critical reasoning skills; demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong influencing, organizational, and project management skills.
  • Travel required approximately 10%

Job Competencies

Strategic Thought (15%) - Works to establish and articulate vision, shows creativity when defining solutions.

Achievement Focus (25%) - Sets and achieves challenging goals, demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles, measures self against standard of excellence, recognizes and acts on opportunities, takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Communications (25%) - Confidently articulates complex ideas, strategies, and decisions to individuals and groups at all levels. Consistently captures and conveys the essence of the communication and leaves the audience with a clear understanding and no ambiguity.  Speaks in a compelling manner that holds others' attention and motivates them to action.  Asks excellent questions that gets to the "heart of the matter".  Is a skilled listener, can accurately restate the opinion of others; always leaves others with the view that they have been heard.

Initiative (25%) - Takes action, seeks new opportunities, strives to see projects to completion.

Adaptability (10%) - Adapts to changes in the work environment, accepts criticism and feedback, open to new ideas and responsibilities, changes approach or method to best fit the situation.

Empowerment & Accountability is a core cultural value at RMA and you will see that reflected in our programs and policies such as unlimited time off and flexible work arrangements. In addition, we offer a competitive total compensation package and an excellent health and welfare benefits package.

At RMA we celebrate and value diversity and inclusion, so team members feel comfortable bringing their whole self to work.  We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate based on upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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