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Director of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships

This job is not FLA Exempt.

03/26/2014

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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. 

Development Associate

This job is not FLA Exempt.

03/18/2014

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Status:  Full timeLocation: Washington, DCFLSA:  Exempt Job Summary:  The Development Associate is a vital member of the development team working to attract, communicate with, shepherd and upgrade Grameen Foundation’s donors and prospective donors.  He/she will play a major role in projects ranging from gift processing, stewardship, and acknowledgement, to conducting research on donors/prospects and supporting the External Affairs team in basic reporting and analysis. Reporting and relationships:  The Development Associate will report to the Development Operations Manager. Availability:  The Development Associate will be expected to work full time, 40 hours plus additional hours as necessary to get the job done, including occasional attendance at special events.Essential Job Functions:Conducts thorough and timely gift processing, donor stewardship, and gift acknowledgements for all Grameen Foundation donor relationships.Works with Annual Giving team to create mailing campaign lists and reporting in Salesforce CRM.Works directly with Grameen Foundation’s CEO in stewardship of major donors.Recruits and manages development interns to support Development Operations.Serves as the department’s researcher, identifying corporate, foundation and individual prospects and using a variety of online and print research tools to create written research reports on current and potential major donors.Provides general administrative support to the department as needed.On an as needed and limited basis, helps the External Affairs team reach new donors and prospects through such activities as:updating the database with new contact informationresponding to general information requestscreating and sending personalized thank you lettersManages external memberships and third party reporting. (ex. BBB, Guidestar, CFC)Serves as first point of contact through email and phone for potential donors and current donors with inquiries.Performs other duties as required.Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:High attention to detail and a rigorous work ethic.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Ability to use a variety of research and reference sources.Excellent interpersonal skills and positive, team-focused mentality.Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven work environment.Passion for Grameen Foundation’s mission to enable the poor, especially the poorest, to create a world without poverty.Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and experience using formulas in ExcelWillingness and ability to take on larger External Affairs projects beyond core job responsibilities, while managing core responsibilities efficiently and effectively.Experience with managing event logistics, Photoshop, database reporting and conventions, and basic knowledge of Salesforce a plus.Education and Experience:Bachelor’s Degree in related field or the equivalent in work experienceMinimum 2 years related work experience.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.

Director of Institutional Relations

This job is not FLA Exempt.

03/07/2014

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Status:  Full timeFLSA:  ExemptLocation: Washington DC (preferred)Date:  February 25, 2014Job Summary:  The Director of Institutional Relations will lead four key areas - formulating and articulating strategy, developing the Institutional Relations team, stewarding institutional partners and creating alignment.Strategy and Thought LeadershipThe person in this role will be a key contributor in creating and articulating Grameen Foundation corporate strategy. As well, s/he will be required to create and execute a strategy to maximize engagement and funding across institutional partners including corporate, foundation and government entities. In concert with the marketing organization, the Director will play an integral role in formulating a thought leadership agenda to correctly position Grameen Foundation in the industry.Team DevelopmentThe Director will lead the Institutional Relations staff, board members and volunteers in cultivating corporate, foundation and government donor relationships. The Director will work with this group to ensure they have the skills to be successful, specifically in understanding Grameen Foundation mission and strategy, communicating in-person and via email to funding partners, working with internal and external stakeholders, proposal writing and management, and partner stewardship.Strategic Partner Development and FundraisingS/he will identify, develop and cultivate relationships with institutional partners. The process of strategic partner development will include identifying new partners, communicating and educating partners, proposing areas of collaboration, preparing detailed business plans, negotiating terms and reporting on progress against prior commitments. While being the sole point of contact for key high-priority partners, the Director will also support the team in successfully stewarding partners in their individual portfolios. The Direct will personally manage a portfolio of high profile partners.Creating AlignmentKey to success in this role will be the ability to effectively manage complex internal and external relationships. The Director will be an expert at generating alignment and creating enthusiasm for a plan both within the organization and across key players in the industry.Essential Job Functions:Work with senior staff, key board members and other executive level volunteers to align around strategy and directionDevelop and execute effective strategies to identify, cultivate and steward corporate, foundation and government partnersProgram planning and budgetingDirect and support the institutional relations teamProposal and report development, writing and solicitation (despite the strategic elements of the position, the Director will need to “roll up their sleeves” and write grant proposals for instance)Supervision:  The Director of Institutional Relations supervises the Institutional Relations team and reports to the Vice President of External Affairs with frequent interaction with the COO, CEO and SVP of Programs.Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Demonstrated success in mobilizing resources from corporations, foundations and government sourcesKnowledge and understanding of the microcredit and or technology sectorsDemonstrated commitment to Grameen Foundation valuesA proven team player and team leader, having effectively managed a team of high-functioning and highly motivated direct reportsExcellent 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 pressureDesired 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 experienceAvailability:  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. 

Senior Manager, Government Relations

This job is not FLA Exempt.

01/08/2014

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Status:  Full TimeLocation:  Washington, DC Classification:  ExemptDate: January 2014Job Summary:The Senior Manager, Government Relations will be responsible for developing and leading Grameen Foundation’s (GF) business development strategy for government funders, with a specific focus on USAID prime and subcontracting opportunities.  The Senior Manager, Government Relations will play a key role in developing and stewarding relationships with targeted government funders, analyzing industry trends, and yielding timely business intelligence. The Senior Manager, Government Relations will develop and oversee implementation of capture planning strategies and inform senior management Go/No Go decisions.  As necessary, the Senior Manager, Government Relations will provide cross-solutions team support in managing and developing competitive proposals in response to solicitations from USAID and bi-lateral / multi-lateral donors interested in supporting GF’s work.Reporting and relationships: The Senior Manager, Government Relations will report to the Vice President of External Affairs and will manage a Development Officer.Availability: This position will be expected to work a standard workweek of 40 hours. This is an exempt position and a minimum of 20% travel is expected.Essential Job Functions:Develop and execute effective strategies to identify, cultivate and steward productive government agency relationships both in the US and abroad;Work with the Development Officer and regional teams to research, analyze and follow up on business intelligence leading up to bid opportunities;Lead relationship building and management with  other key stakeholders in the development field, including potential and current government clients, prime organizations, subs and consortiums; Ensure GF’s internal processes for proposal development are efficient and effective;Manage priority technical and cost proposals for bi-lateral / multi-lateral donors in the areas of ICT4D, agriculture, microfinance, health, and social performance;Lead technical writing and proposal development on high-priority bids as necessary;Support program staff on program design and development as necessary;Ensure final proposals are in “one voice” and aligned with Grameen Foundation’s best practices and standards;Support program teams in preparing and submitting interim and final reports as necessary;Participate in relevant training and other professional development opportunities;Develop and deliver training on government funding and process to key internal stakeholders;Represent Grameen Foundation in professional meetings, workshops, and other professional networking events;Contribute to new program start-up efforts, including assisting with compliance training, drafting of workplans, etc.Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Deep commitment to Grameen Foundation’s mission.Solid understanding of capture planning, USAID proposal development process and project management systems / best practices.Strong interpersonal, communication (written and oral) and facilitation skills with a proven ability to motivate and coordinate multiple stakeholders, including senior-level experts and directors.Strong relationship management skills developed though prior experience.Knowledge and understanding of ICT4D, agriculture, microfinance, health, and/or social performance measurement.Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to lead complex processes in a non-hierarchical environment.Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a highly dynamic environment.Thorough understanding of all components of a diversified funding base.Education and Experience:Bachelor’s degree, Masters preferred in international development or related field;More than 7 years of relevant experience in building and stewarding productive relationships with key government funding stakeholders;Technical and/or grant writing experience in the areas of  ICT4D, financial services, agriculture, health and/or social performance;Proven track record in writing winning technical proposals as a prime for USAID and other large international donor agencies;Experience with USAID procurement process and key USAID initiatives (including Feed the Future);Work experience in Latin America, Africa, or Asia a plus;Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office); andExperience implementing donor programs a plus.Interested candidates, please click here.   

Senior Manager, Corporate and Foundation Relations

This job is not FLA Exempt.

01/06/2014

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Status:  Full TimeLocation: Washington, DC or Seattle, WAClassification: Exempt Date: January 2014Job Summary:The Senior Manager, Corporate and Foundation Relations will be responsible for strategic business development, gift solicitation, and management of corporate and foundation relationships. The Senior Manager, Corporate and Foundation Relations will play a key role in working with development and program staff, board members, and volunteers to cultivate key corporate and foundation accounts. The Senior Manager will provide cross-solutions team support in managing and developing competitive proposals in response to or in coordination with corporate and foundation interest.Reporting and relationships: The Senior Manager, Corporate and Foundation Relations will report to the Vice President of External Affairs.Availability: This position will be expected to work a standard workweek of 40 hours. This is an exempt position and a minimum of 20% travel is expected.Essential Job Functions:Develop and execute effective strategies to identify, cultivate and steward corporate and foundation relationships, including those based in outside of the US;Lead relationship building and management with key potential and current corporate and foundation accounts and partners;Collaborate  with program staff to understand their work,  develop fundraising materials appropriate for key corporate and foundation donors and identify potential funding opportunities;Manage proposal development for funders in the areas of ICT4D, agriculture, microfinance, health, social performance management and cross-cutting programs where appropriate;Lead the development of technical content for  proposals as necessary;Track and manage grant deliverables, including interim and final reports,  working with program staff to develop content, budgets and financial reports;Ensure final proposals are in “one voice” and aligned with Grameen Foundation’s best practices and standards;Participate in relevant training and other professional development opportunities;Represent Grameen Foundation in professional meetings, workshops, and other professional networking events.Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Deep commitment to Grameen Foundation’s mission.Strong relationship management skills developed though prior experience.Solid understanding of the proposal development process, program design and project management systems / best practices, including grant reporting.Strong interpersonal, communication (written and oral) and facilitation skills with a proven ability to motivate and coordinate multiple stakeholders, including senior-level experts and directors.Knowledge and understanding of ICT4D, agriculture, microfinance, health, and/or social performance measurement.Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to lead complex processes in a non-hierarchical environment.Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a highly dynamic environment.Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new accounts.Education and Experience:Bachelor’s Degree, Masters preferred in international development or related field;More than 7 years of relevant experience in building productive relationships with top tier corporate and foundation funders;Grant writing experience in the areas of  ICT4D, financial services, agriculture, health and/or social performance;Proven track record in writing winning six and seven figure proposals for corporate and foundation funders;Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office); andExperience implementing donor programs a plus.Interested candidates, please click here to apply. 

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