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Vice President – Head of Philanthropy and Social Impact Communications

Last update 06.06.2024

Business Overview:

The Marketing & Communications team oversees the marketing and communication strategy of BNP Paribas in the Americas, predominately for the Corporate & Institutional Banking franchise, in collaboration with the Group (Paris) communications teams. The functions of this group today include: Events & Sponsorship, Media Relations, Marketing, Social Media, Content, Philanthropic Initiatives, Advertising, Client Creative Services, Internal Communications and Video Services.

In all countries where we do business, the Group manages its philanthropic initiatives around three fields of action: community, environment and culture. We are dedicated to helping people in our communities, promoting culture and the arts, and leading the way for environmental sustainability in banking. From 2019 to 2023, the BNP Paribas Group allocated €500 million for its philanthropy activities in the areas of solidarity, the environment and culture, or nearly 1% of its net income attributable to equity holders (estimated at 01/02/2024).

The Head of Philanthropy will oversee and manage a variety of philanthropic activities, including, but not limited to:

o   Bank-wide volunteer events We partner with local nonprofits to create volunteering service projects that produce tangible benefits externally in our communities and internally for our employees to get involved in. Through our volunteering, we instill pride amongst employees and provide leadership opportunities, while promoting and cultivating civic change.

o   Matching gift program: The Bank will match donations to eligible organizations dollar-for-dollar, up to a maximum of $500 per employee per calendar year. 

o   Help2Help program Group level initiative that honors employees who are substantially and personally involved in charitable organizations outside of their work at that Bank.

o   Rescue & Recover fund: Launched in 2012, the Rescue & Recover Fund is an innovative device for collecting donations, which permits the bank to react quickly and effectively in case of a humanitarian disaster.

The Head of Philanthropy will also be an evangelist for the 1MillionHours2Help program which has been created to unite BNP Paribas staff globally in making a tangible and sustained impact by offering ways to contribute time and efforts to local charities and non-profits. The program encompasses all philanthropic actions such as individual volunteering, pro bono initiatives and immersive skills-based experiences.

The candidate will also be responsible for communications activities promoting philanthropic initiatives, as well as more broad social impact communications, which would include communications for our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).

Candidate Success Factors:

Candidates are measured on the following four performance drivers, which will dictate how individual impact is considered on the Americas platform:

  • Results and Impact
    • Able to influence peers and team.
    • Demonstrates good judgement when making decisions of high complexity and impact.
    • Exercise appropriate autonomy in the execution and delivery of work.
    • Responsible for driving outcomes, which have meaningful effect on team or department.
  • Leadership and Collaboration:
    • Creates trust with colleagues.
    • Acts in leadership capacity for projects, processes, or programs.
  • Client, Customer and Stakeholder Focus:
    • Able to build relationships with a mix of colleagues and clients.
    • Interacts regularly with management and department leaders.
    • Demonstrates the ability to influence stakeholders at the team level.
  • Compliance Culture and Conduct:
    • Takes full responsibility for personal actions and demonstrates courage in facing problems and conflicts.
    • Perceived as a person of high moral character; upholds corporate values and displays high ethical standards.


Philanthropic Strategy

·         Create and develop the bank’s philanthropic strategy, leveraging employee feedback

·         Work with the Head of Enterprise-Wide and Engagement Communications and other parties to determine relevant philanthropic partners for the Bank, and manage these relationships.

·         Continually evolve Philanthropic Initiative program to maximize community impact and employee engagement


·         Implement and organize non-profit employee engagement volunteer programs:

o    With Core partners

o    Across BNP Paribas NA Locations

o    Increasing impact of programs

o    Increasing volunteer engagement

o    Increasing skills based volunteering

·         Work in conjunction with other countries in the Region and beyond to ensure increasing consistency of volunteering / philanthropic efforts

·         Work on quarterly and annual reports of Philanthropic Activities


·         Prepare, track and allocate funds for client and non-client charitable requests / donations

·         Manage employee matching gift program via external vendor relationship

·         Prepare documentation and detailed reports for Leadership Committee, CSR Committee and others - and develop content and ideas

·         Update policy and procedures for areas of responsibility

·         Work on ad hoc projects as needed

Social Impact Communications

·         Write email, intranet and digital screen communications showcasing philanthropic activities

·         Partner with our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) on their heritage months to help prepare and distribute their staff communications

·         Serve as a communications resource on all philanthropic and social impact activities

Minimum Required Qualifications:

·         Strong organization skills

·         Strong ethics and integrity

·         Ability to present / speak in public

·         Flexibility / willing to change/experiment

·         Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously

·         Able to work transversally across the organization as required and maintain high standards of professionalism in all dealings with team members and external clients

·         Good written and verbal communication skills

·         Experience of working with Databases, Event Management Tools

·         Willingness to work outdoors

·         Effective teamwork and collaborative skills

·         Commitment to excellence

·         Creativity

·         Empathy

Preferred Qualifications:

·         5-7+ years of Experience in two or more of the following fields: Non-profit Organization, Philanthropy Management, Events, Employee Engagement

·         A Bachelor's degree

·         Knowledge of the financial services industry and non-profit sector is a plus but not required

FINRA Registrations Required:


  • Not Applicable

CFTC Swap Dealer Associated Person (if yes, NFA Swaps Proficiency Program is required):

  • Not Applicable

SEC Security-Based Swap Dealer Associated Person:

  • Not Applicable

The expected starting salary range for this position is between $150,000 to $190,000 annually. The actual salary may vary based upon several factors including, but not limited to, relevant skills/experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business line, and geographic/office location.

In addition, our comprehensive benefits package aims to support our employees in various aspects of their lives. From healthcare and wellness programs to retirement plans and childcare services, we prioritize the well-being and growth of our employees. Our benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage, a 401(k) Savings Plan, backup childcare, life, accident and disability insurance, mental health support and paid time off. Additional details about our benefits offerings, inclusive of eligibility for a discretionary bonus, will be provided during the hiring process.

This application will remain open until a candidate has been selected for the role. There is no specific application timeline.

About BNP Paribas:

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach across the US, EMEA and APAC. It has a presence in 65 countries, with nearly 190,000 employees. The bank employs over 3,500 people in offices in the US across 10 states including New York, Jersey City, Chesterbrook, PA, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Miami, and Washington, DC. BNP Paribas has built a strong and diversified presence to support its client base. We continue to grow and strengthen our commitment to the US market through our Corporate & Institutional Banking activities. We are one of a few non-US banks to offer a full value chain for our clients, from trading to financing, and clearing and custody in the US with the international footprint and capacity to deliver both globally and locally. Leveraging the strength of our European roots, our network can support clients in virtually every region of the world, enabling more connectivity and efficiency wherever our clients conduct business. We take pride in our expertise and our ability to adapt while constantly looking ahead to create a more sustainable world.

As an international company with a global footprint, the unique cultures and viewpoints of our team members are an integral part of the fabric of BNP Paribas. We are a company with a purpose - to be a responsible and sustainable global leader. We aim to create an environment where our employees feel empowered to drive change, make an impact and be true to themselves. We employ talented individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, locally and globally, and are inspired by our employees who help us in cultivating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace through initiatives such as our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Leadership Forum and Employee Resource Group (ERG) communities. We strive to be a workplace where all team members can grow and thrive and offer robust training, development, and mentoring opportunities to make that vision a reality. Our leaders are deeply committed to DEI and highly accessible to our employees, consistently soliciting feedback on how we can continue to support our employees to reach their highest potential.

BNP Paribas. The Bank for a Changing World -

BNP Paribas is committed to providing a work environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, age, creed, sex, religion, national origin, disability (physical or mental), marital status, citizenship, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, or any other legally protected status.

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  • What if we told you that working in our Group isn’t quite what you might think? At BNP Paribas, we do a multitude of different jobs that are constantly evolving to meet the expectations of our clients and society as a whole. Whether through everyday tasks or major projects, doing one of our jobs means making a personal commitment to taking sustainable action.

  • Feeling good about your job means bringing your whole self to work and being who you are. It’s also about having the resources you need to achieve a healthy work-life balance. Both of these are major commitments at BNP Paribas.

  • At BNP Paribas, developing your skills is as important to us as it is to you. And the skills you learn with us will help you through the rest of your working life.

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