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MUFG Union Bank Director of Philanthropy & Community Engagement - Hybrid in New York, New York

Do you want your voice heard and your actions to count?

Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world. Across the globe, we’re 180,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, building long-term relationships, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.

With a vision to be the world’s most trusted financial group, it’s part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. This means investing in talent, technologies, and tools that empower you to own your career.

Join MUFG, where being inspired is expected and making a meaningful impact is rewarded.

This is a hybrid position. There are flexible work from home options available. A member of our recruitment team will discuss the options with you in more detail.

Job Summary:

MUFG Americas is searching for a Philanthropy and Community Engagement Leader responsible for building and executing a MUFG Americas philanthropy strategy, volunteerism program, community engagement and grant allocation/management process. Responsibilities include creation of a grant making protocols, managing internal controls, process, and policies for corporate contributions, volunteer time off, data collection, vendor management and reputation risk management. The Philanthropy and Community Engagement Leader will also play a critical role in ensuring the Americas philanthropy strategy for MUFG is in line with our global counterparts and competitors. The role will be in NYC or Charlotte, NC preferably. This role may manage a small team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Establish and operationalize an integrated philanthropy strategy aligned with the enterprise DEI strategy for MUFG Americas.

  • Builds, protects, and promotes the bank through leadership activities that satisfy societal needs in a way that complements stakeholder value.

  • Builds and manages positive relationships between the bank and all its business lines and the many communities and constituencies it serves by connecting the bank products, services and/or subject matter expertise with community priorities.

  • Represent the Bank and participates in community functions, committees, collaborations, and organizations.

  • Enhance and improve grants management processes and increase efficiencies, which includes systems transformation and operations management.

  • Liaison with Third Parties, Business Line Leaders, Audit, Risk Management for the Americas, Procurement, Ops and Technology.

  • Support implementation, continuous improvement and ongoing management of the bank’s grants management software systems.

  • Leads the collection and verification of relevant data specific to audits and required regulatory examinations, as needed.

  • Maintain up-to-date data on new platforms for tracking philanthropic and community engagement initiatives including grant making, corporate contributions, matching gifts, volunteer time off, and employee engagement.

  • Develop, manage, and reconcile annual philanthropy and community program budgets.

  • Coordinates quarterly reporting and financial recording with the Finance Department for board reports and audits.

  • Oversee and evaluate charitable giving requests and determine critical path for fulfillment, e.g., area committees, business lines, etc.

  • Lead periodic meetings of request reviewers to answer questions regarding the recipient organization, grant request, etc.


Candidates should have a strong working knowledge and familiarity with corporate social responsibility including:

  • Bachelors, graduate degree (preferred) and/or equivalent combination of training in nonprofit management, community development and/or public affairs

  • 10+ years of professional experience in Philanthropy or Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Demonstrated success leading strategic and/or tactical plans relative to community outreach and engagement

  • Demonstrated success building and/or leading programs and initiatives developed in support of business objectives and aligned with charitable giving priorities

  • Excellent relationship builder and reputation risk manager

  • Knowledge of grant making including sponsorships, programs, employee engagement, and volunteer time off

  • Demonstrated passion for philanthropy, community engagement, and sustainability

  • General awareness of local and community organizations serving non-profit organizations and LMI communities strongly preferred.

  • Strong ability to build good networks with nonprofits in NYC, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Charlotte, Boston, and California

  • Business experience and a strong understanding of the financial services industry required

  • Proposal and/or RFP response writing experience a plus

Skill Requirements:

  • Self-starter with strong attention to detail and ability to coordinate multiple projects while prioritizing the most pressing and impactful matters against strict deadlines

  • Enjoys working in a cross-functional, culturally diverse, team-oriented environment

  • Strong analytical skills, including experience working with large amounts of data; experience with grant making software tools and/or database management a plus

  • Experience in program and project management and planning

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with an ability to present and socialize well, organize thoughts and clearly articulate points

  • Demonstrate intellectual curiosity and interest in continuous learning

  • Technologically savvy; expert in Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) with a good working knowledge of Teams and Virtual Applications

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender expression, gender identity, sex, age, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran and military status, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status of an individual or that individual’s associates or relatives that is protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

Some MUFG roles require that individuals be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to exemptions for medical or religious reasons, as well as any other reason required by applicable law or order. Should you be selected for an interview, your recruiter will provide additional information.