| March 18, 2024

Portfolio Associate, Community Impact

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Website American Express

You Lead the Way. We’ve Got Your Back.

With the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. When you join Team Amex, you become part of a global and diverse community of colleagues with an unwavering commitment to back our customers, communities and each other. Here, you’ll learn and grow as we help you create a career journey that’s unique and meaningful to you with benefits, programs, and flexibility that support you personally and professionally.

At American Express, you’ll be recognized for your contributions, leadership, and impact—every colleague has the opportunity to share in the company’s success. Together, we’ll win as a team, striving to uphold our company values and powerful backing promise to provide the world’s best customer experience every day. And we’ll do it with the utmost integrity, and in an environment where everyone is seen, heard and feels like they belong.

Join Team Amex and let’s lead the way together.

About Corporate Sustainability (CS) Team:

The American Express Corporate Affairs & Communications (CA&C) team is a strategic function that works to enhance and protect the continued strength of the American Express brand through public relations, social media and content, colleague communications, Corporate Sustainability (CS), Community Impact and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives.

How will you make an impact in this role?

The Portfolio Associate will report to the Vice President of Global Philanthropy and work closely to support the Community Impact team.  This newly created role is an important member of the department, serving as the point of contact and connection for high profile Enterprise projects and servicing, including supporting cross-cutting projects (e.g. to support company strategy, internal and external reporting, Portfolio quarterly reviews and tracking), AEMP22 compliance and speaker vetting, supporting executive Special Projects, and supporting with managing logistics and event planning for high-profile internal and external activations.

The ideal candidate must be a highly organized, analytical, generalist, who is proactive and comfortable with ambiguity.

Day-to-day responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Track and support initial screening on new pipeline and executive grant referrals
  • Support development of dashboards and tracker (financial and impact) to support external reporting requirements
  • Monthly/quarterly collection of financial and impact data + analysis of data for insights and reporting
  • Support development and implementation of revised AEMP22 compliance guidelines to ensure fidelity for corporate contributions across colleagues, business units and geographies.
  • Support logistics and management of Enterprise and Community Impact activations in American Express Headquarters (Tower), such as Give2Gether Campaign and NYC Leadership Academy.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong data and analytics background, comfort working in databases (e.g. Workiva, SmartSimple, Salesforce, etc.), spreadsheets and analyzing metrics is a must.
  • Self-starter with a curiosity to identify opportunities for improvement, as well as support change management as a part of ongoing evolution
  • Event management, logistics, and community organizing skills highly desired.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously.
  • Highly personable, communicative and collaborative, that proactively enjoys and seeks to connect across various team members, functions, and geographies.
  • Can-do attitude who is solutions oriented, comfortable with ambiguity, and enjoys being a generalist to support various projects.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office skills, in particular PowerPoint and Excel and a demonstrated ability to learn new technologies / systems as necessary.
  • Excellent verbal/ written communication and interpersonal skills

Salary Range: $55,000.00 to $105,000.00 annually + bonus + benefits

The above represents the expected salary range for this job requisition. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we’ll consider your location, experience, and other job-related factors.

We back our colleagues and their loved ones with benefits and programs that support their holistic well-being. That means we prioritize their physical, financial, and mental health through each stage of life. Benefits include:

  • Competitive base salaries
  • Bonus incentives
  • 6% Company Match on retirement savings plan
  • Free financial coaching and financial well-being support
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability benefits
  • Flexible working model with hybrid, onsite or virtual arrangements depending on role and business need
  • 20+ weeks paid parental leave for all parents, regardless of gender, offered for pregnancy,
  • adoption or surrogacy
  • Free access to global on-site wellness centers staffed with nurses and doctors (depending on location)
  • Free and confidential counseling support through our Healthy Minds program
  • Career development and training opportunities

To apply for this job please visit aexp.eightfold.ai.