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Manager, Public Affairs (Corporate Giving)

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, California, United States (on-site)
17 days ago


Manager, Public Affairs (Corporate Giving)
United States - California - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gileads therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the companys five core values. Thats because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

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Job Description

Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

We are seeking a skilled and experienced candidate to join our Public Affairs team. This is an office-based position located in Foster City, CA.

Manager, Public Affairs (Corporate Giving)

Reporting to the Executive Director, Public Affairs, this role is responsible for project management, presentation development and other general program support across the Corporate Social Responsibility team.

Essential Duties and Job Functions
  • Oversee third party independent evaluator for giving programs, including monitoring evaluation deliverables and collaboration with community grantees, while reporting progress to internal and external stakeholders
  • In collaboration with communications, implement communications plan and tactics for the initiative, ensuring proper and accurate dissemination of program goals, objectives, activities, engagement of community partners and impact to internal and external stakeholders
  • Oversee all grant agreements, reporting requirements and financial stewardship of primary grantees
  • Understanding of budgets and accountability for grantee fiscal obligations
  • Organize and manage logistics for regular internal and external meetings, including preparation of agendas, summative reports on project progress and meeting minutes
  • Prepare impactful PowerPoint slides for various audiences, including senior leaders.
  • Coordinate project activities and communicate relevant updates across multiple internal functions and external stakeholders.
  • Provide support to Program Directors and other team members as needed, including reviewing select grant proposals, assisting with sponsorship agreements and activations, employee matching program and other assignments.
  • Build and maintain appropriate professional relationships with primary grantees and community partners to help ensure program activities are in accord with program goals
  • Prepare draft content/data templates for subject matter experts that are associated with various ESG frameworks and assessments and usher content from development through approval
  • Conduct peer research to identify compelling approaches to ESG data disclosure and offer recommendations to ensure data is easy to find and simple to understand
  • Manage calendar of key opportunities for external engagements

Knowledge, Experience and Skills
  • Typically requires a degree in communications, business administration or related field and minimum 7+ years of relevant experience, which includes 4-5+ years of experience specific to project management and/or philanthropy.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of regulations and best practices specific to grants management, specifically within pharmaceutical industry
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience working collaboratively, yet in a leadership role, with cross-functional teams
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are required
  • Strong decision-making skills and professional maturity is essential
  • Ability to navigate large, matrixed corporate environment is essential
  • Ability to multi-task and balance multiple competing priorities is essential
  • Sound judgment and professional maturity are essential
  • Ability to engage multiple internal and external stakeholders, and synthesize interests and priorities into project planning and management
  • Advanced knowledge and experience using a number of office software such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, etc., is required.
  • The ideal candidate will exhibit a high level of personal integrity and teamwork consistent with Gilead's core values
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically

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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact [email protected] for assistance.

Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to require all U.S., Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'Know Your Rights' poster.



Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 67748055
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Foster City, California, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Position Title: Manager, Public Affairs (Corporate Giving)
  • Job Function: Industry Research
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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