Assistant Manager, Corporate Giving: DE&I Initiatives, General Motors

About GM
There’s never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors.

To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won’t happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.

This individual will report to the Chief Philanthropy Officer, while acting as a strategic partner with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) team and the Inclusion Advisory Board (IAB) to lead the work of the GM Justice and Inclusion Campaign. The candidate will work in a very fast-paced environment and deal extensively with DE&I contacts within the organization as well as external partners and various community organizations. This individual will develop and execute the long-term strategy for the $10M investment GM has committed to help advance racial and social justice.


DE&I Focus Area

  • Lead the development and execution of a data-driven, integrated DE&I social impact plan in partnership with the DE&I team:
    • Research and analyze the DE&I landscape to develop focus area strategy
    • Define focus area mission, vision, social outcomes, indicators and target population
    • Identify and solicit prospective nonprofit partners
    • Review and process requests for support, including providing initial recommendations
    • Lead activation of grant partnerships, monitor social investments and manage grant reporting
  • Recommend strategically aligned organizations for grant consideration
  • Analyze and compile focus area data and impact for various reports and uses
  • Maintain global knowledge of philanthropy and DE&I benchmarking trends
  • Serve as a DE&I philanthropy subject matter expert for the company
  • Integrate DE&I philanthropy into larger corporate citizenship strategies


  • Manage the review of requests to the Inclusion Advisory Board (IAB) and the Chief DE&I Officer from nonprofit organizations
  • Leverage existing CyberGrants system to receive and evaluate submissions
  • Build and manage relationships among grant partners and lead DE&I sponsorships
  • Develop and maintain policies, procedures, guidelines and budget for program
  • Manage responses to general inquiries and grant application status with external organizations in a timely manner
  • Develop and manage strategy for matching employee donations


  • Develop portfolio communication strategy/roadmap to highlight social investments and related activations
  • Develop communication plan for IAB social investments and related activations
  • Write programmatic overviews, develop reports for various levels of leadership
  • Work with the DE&I communications team to draft speeches and internal / external stories
  • Serve as an internal and external DE&I philanthropy spokesperson

Relationship Management

  • Collaborate with other program officers on DE&I grantmaking to leverage work across the Corporate Giving portfolio
  • Collaborate with volunteer coordinator to develop and post employee engagement opportunities related to grant activations
  • Collaborate with GM’s diversity-focused councils including Supplier Diversity Council, Minority Dealer Advisory Council, Women Dealer Advisory Council, Employee Resource Groups and their respective Leader Councils, and DEI Ambassador teams
  • Collaborate with product and brand teams on diversity philanthropy to support their programs
  • Partner with the Talent Acquisition and the Workforce Strategy teams on leveraging grants to attract and retain a diverse workforce
  • Partner with GM’s ESG team to look for impact opportunities
  • Partner with Data & Analytics team to integrate the company’s DE&I philanthropy efforts into the team’s corporate reputation research

Critical Experience:

  • 7+ years of experience in the corporate giving/foundation and/or nonprofit sector working on DE&I programs
  • Experience executing multi-million-dollar funding strategies
  • Experience or knowledge within CSR, ESG nonprofit organizations or corporate grantmaking
  • Experience or knowledge of DE&I grantmaking
  • Knowledge of the role of corporate responsibility in a corporate culture
  • Must be highly proficient in working with web-based contributions/grants management systems for administering philanthropic contributions
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with various DE&I corporate, nonprofit and public audiences, and senior-level leaders
  • Strong planning, project management, financial, administrative, and organizational skills; attention to detail a must
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, as well as experience with digital and social media
  • Experience with presenting, coordinating, and organizing meetings or workshops
  • Proactive with ability to work independently and as part of a team -- making informed decisions in a complex and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and meet deadlines, proven ability to multi-task
  • Flexibility: ability to deal with changing priorities
  • Able to work across business functions to achieve enterprise wide results
Salary & Benefits: 

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:

  •  Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
  •  Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
  •  Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
  •  Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
  •  Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
  •  Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.
Hiring Organization: 
General Motors
Assistant Manager, Corporate Giving: DE&I Initiatives
City and State: 
Detroit, MI

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.