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Job Summary

An individual with (i) a strong drive to take ownership who enjoys writing and project management, (ii) a desire to work in a fast-paced team, and (iii) an interest in maximizing GiveDirectly’s impact by building, managing, and scaling relationships and projects with GiveDirectly’s partners

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Entry level
  • Experience Length:1 year

Job Description/Requirements

Role overview:

As Partnerships Manager, you will help drive new and innovative funding partnerships with foundations, institutions, and corporations in collaboration with GiveDirectly’s operations and research teams. You will manage major grants and related reporting for new and recurring partners; develop and maintain a pipeline of funding opportunities; build and scale internal tracking, reporting and opportunity sourcing processes; and manage the completion of concept notes and full proposals. You are highly organized, a strong verbal and written communicator, and solutions-oriented, and you thrive when working at the nexus of several fast-moving teams.

Candidates must be fluent in English to apply.

Core functions will include:

  1. Writing:
    1. Owning the end-to-end drafting of funding proposals, pitches, concept notes, grantee reports, and more, for a variety of audiences.
    2. Partnering with funders and operations teams to design core program parameters for proposals and communicate them effectively.
  2. Project & Knowledge Management:
    1. Owning the proposal development process from identification to submission, including managing colleagues across teams in contributing high quality material as needed.
    2. Developing high quality, brand-accurate core content for the organization, including one pagers, proposal FAQs, standard pitch decks, templates etc.
  3. Relationship Management and Communications:
    1. Building and scaling systems for gold standard relationship management and grants administration (including regular update calls, customised proposals, and reports).
    2. Managing relationships with assigned funders, including day to day informal and formal communications and presentations.
    3. Managing ongoing grant agreements (reporting and compliance requirements) in collaboration with the compliance team.
  4. Donor Acquisition and Retention:
    1. Running full sales cycles, building a coalition of funders passionate about direct giving.
    2. Providing pitch materials for management team outreach to potential funders.
    3. Maintaining relationships with current partners and tracking their strategic priorities.
  5. Pipeline Management and Analytics:
    1. Contributing to GiveDirectly’s growing fundraising pipeline and tracking performance against ambitious fundraising goals.
    2. Identifying opportunities for improved analytics (via dashboards, processes, trackers, etc.) proactively and implementing ideas.

What we’re looking for:

An individual with (i) a strong drive to take ownership who enjoys writing and project management, (ii) a desire to work in a fast-paced team, and (iii) an interest in maximizing GiveDirectly’s impact by building, managing, and scaling relationships and projects with GiveDirectly’s partners.

Other things we’d like to see:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, especially of complex work
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • A strong interest in and proven aptitude for being solutions oriented
  • A proclivity for giving and gracefully receiving direct, honest, and constructive feedback
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in a top private or public sector organization
  • An excitement and energy for the work we do and for collaborating with others

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