Private Equity, Program Leadership

Senior Associate, Foundation Programs

  • Clayton, Dubilier, and Rice
  • New York, NY

With over 40 years of experience, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) is one of the most experienced and respected private equity firms in the world. The firm is known for its distinctive approach to private equity investing and has consistently delivered top-tier returns to its Limited Partners. Founded in 1978, CD&R has institutionalized its distinctive approach to private equity investing: good investments result from sound decision-making, and good businesses are built with a commitment to operational excellence. As of December 2021, CD&R has invested in more than 100 portfolio companies and has total assets under management in excess of $50 billion. CD&R is currently investing its eleventh fund which totals $16 billion and expects to launch fundraising for its 12th fund in 2022 which is expected to be ~$20B+. CD&R practices private equity investing as a craft, relying on a dedicated and cohesive team with a shared sense of purpose and values.

The CD&R Foundation’s mission is “Equity through Opportunity”. This broad mission
aims to support initiatives and organizations that drive access to economic opportunity through employment. It engages in direct grant-making and provides support to mission-aligned organizations. It also provides portfolio companies access to its knowledge of and connection to diverse talent developers, philanthropic capital, and resources to create an impact within their workforce and community. The Foundation also aims to share its access to workforce development insights to support all employers in evolving their talent/HR practices.


Clayton, Dubilier, & Rice Foundation (the Foundation) is looking for a strong customer-focused, relationship builder to serve as the Senior Associate of Foundation Programs. The Senior Associate will support grant administration and overall Foundation specialist administration/coordination support, working closely with the Foundation President, Director of Foundation Operations, and the Foundation Grants and Service Council (i.e., CD&R employee Foundation governance council).

The Senior Associate, Foundation Programs (Senior Associate) will be responsible for the successful implementation of the CD&R Foundation program in NYC. Acting as a key connector between grantees, program participants, CD&R employees, and the Foundation, the Senior Associate will need to thrive on being a bridge builder and excel in a complex, fast-paced environment. This is a unique opportunity for someone with experience in philanthropy, project management, management consulting, corporate social responsibility, or program management to build foundation practices in partnership with the President and Director of Foundation Operations.

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