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Status: Full timeFLSA: ExemptLocation: Seattle, WA or Washington DCDate: March 2014Job Summary: The Director of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships will lead four key areas across the organization - formulating and articulating strategy, developing the Marketing team, stewarding strategic marketing and funding partners and creating alignment. This unique individual will straddle both marketing and fundraising worlds. This person will combine a broad range of professional marketing skills and experience, with the proven ability to monetize strategic partnerships. Key indicators of success will be an increase in awareness of Grameen Foundation and an increase in donor revenue particularly from individuals as well as from an individually managed portfolio of strategic partners.Strategy and Thought LeadershipThe person in this role will be a key contributor in creating and articulating Grameen Foundation corporate strategy and positioning. The Director will play an integral role in formulating and personally managing Grameen Foundation’s Thought Leadership Agenda to correctly position Grameen Foundation in the industry. S/he will work to understand and meet the needs of clients and partners in addition to understanding and addressing industry trends. As well, s/he will work closely with the Director of Institutional Relations to create and execute a strategy to maximize engagement and funding across institutional partners including corporate, foundation and government entities.Team DevelopmentThe Director will lead the Marketing team, board members and volunteers in maximizing the relevance and perception of Grameen Foundation in the Industry and with donors. The Director will work with this group to ensure they have the skills to be successful, specifically in articulating the Grameen Foundation mission and strategy, and communicating that with internal and external stakeholders.Strategic Marketing and Funding PartnersS/he will identify, develop and cultivate relationships with both marketing related and strategic institutional funding partners. The Director will represent Grameen Foundation with PR agencies, marketing consultants, advisors, and board and committee members. As a key spokesperson of the organization, s/he will work to ensure adequate placement and representation of Grameen Foundation in the industry. As well, the Director will work to educate new strategic partners, communicating and educating partners, proposing areas of collaboration, preparing detailed business plans, negotiating terms and reporting on progress against prior commitments.Creating AlignmentKey to success in this role will be the ability to effectively manage complex relationships both externally and internally across the Grameen family of organizations. The Director will be an expert at generating alignment and creating enthusiasm both within the organization and across key players in the industry. A priority will be the successful education and training of Grameen Foundation employees, partners and board members to properly communicate our positioning and the value of our work around the globe.Essential Job Functions:Work with senior staff, key board members and other executive level volunteers to align around and internalize corporate mission, vision, strategy and goalsInform and manage a company-wide thought leadership agendaDevelop and lead marketing strategy, as well as participate in execution - guide positioning, write marketing content, design and manage social media campaigns, etc.Ensure consistent brand management approach across the organizationWork across the External Affairs team and the organization at large to create and implement an integrated approach to working with customers, donors and supportersTrain the organization in speaking to Grameen Foundation mission, vision, strategy, goals, etc.Develop and execute effective strategies to identify, cultivate and steward corporate, foundation and government funding and marketing partnersProposal and report development, writing and solicitation for a portfolio of key strategic marketing and funding partnersDirect and support the marketing teamSupervision: The Director of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships supervises the Marketing team and reports to the Vice President of External Affairs with frequent interaction with the COO, CEO and SVP of Programs. S/he will also work closely with the Director of Institutional Relations in the management of a portfolio of key strategic institutional funding partners.Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Proven experience aligning corporate vision, mission, strategy, tactics and goals with customer and partner needsExperience understanding and internalizing industry trends to inform corporate positioningObsessively focused on understanding and meeting customer needsProven expertise in managing and monetizing strategic relationshipsBroad range of marketing experience across branding, positioning, conceptualizing and creating collateral, creating and leading sales training, PR, etc.Sales force, partner or internal trainingKnowledge and understanding of the microcredit and or technology sectorsA proven team player and team leaderExcellent writing and in-person presentation skillsProven negotiation skillsExcellent organizational and human relations skills in a cross-cultural environment and geographically dispersed organizationHistory of creating alignment across internal and external stakeholdersAbility to work in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environmentAbility to prioritize and meet deadlines, and work gracefully under pressureDemonstrated commitment to Grameen Foundation valuesDesired Skills and Experience:Strategy consulting experience exemplifying an ability to quickly understand complex business situations and the economics or business environment driving themSales experience - working to achieve financial goalsExperience working with USAID, multilateral and government funders, a plusHigh-level corporate relationship managementEntrepreneurial, self-starterEducation and Experience:Bachelor’s Degree and 8 years related experience, or equivalentAvailability: The Director of Institutional Relations is expected to work a typical work week of 40 hours plus additional hours as necessary to get the job done. The position requires travel within the US and abroad.Physical and Environmental Conditions:This position does not require unusual demands for physical effort. This position may occasionally require physical effort to lift and transport boxes weighing no more than 50 pounds.Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of places such as offices, meeting or training rooms, residences, or commercial vehicles; e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, and/or avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire regulations and traffic signals.Additional Comment:The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.Interested candidates, please click here.