Senior Associate Director, Fundraising
POSTING: Senior Associate Director, Fundraising
REPORTS TO: Senior Director, Fundraising
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: up to 10% (once travel safely resumes)
JOB POSTING DEADLINE: This position will close at 11:59pm EDT on Tuesday, September 29th
*In line with the END Fund’s core values, we are equally committed to responding to challenges swiftly and staying flexible with an unwavering dedication to reaching the best and most diverse candidate pool possible to further our mission. While there is a preference for this mid-level, full-time position in New York City, given the social distancing restrictions due to COVID-19, our team is effectively working remotely through at least December 31, 2020. We are looking to on-board a candidate who is a self-starter, thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, and is an excellent communicator. Thus, the END Fund strongly encourages all qualified candidates to apply.
The END Fund is the world’s leading collaborative philanthropic investment vehicle dedicated to controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs are parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases – including intestinal worms, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis – that affect over 1.7 billion people globally. The END Fund’s vision is to ensure people can live healthy and prosperous lives free of the risk of NTDs and has set out to accomplish this by:
- Mobilizing and investing resources for maximum impact,
- Advocating for innovative, integrated and cost-effective NTD programs; and
- Facilitating philanthropic and private sector engagement to end these diseases.
By engaging a community of activist-philanthropists and taking a systems approach, the END Fund works in collaboration with governments, local and international NGOs, pharmaceutical companies, and academic partners on the global campaign to control and eliminate the most prevalent NTDs by 2030.
Since our founding in 2012 through 2019, with our partners, the END Fund has provided over 920 million treatments for NTDs worth more than $1 billion. In 2019 alone, we reached more than 121 million people with more than 196 million NTD treatments, representing an almost 10-fold increase from 2012. The END Fund works globally in over 25 countries, with a primary emphasis in Africa. You can read more about the END Fund and our 2019 impact story.
ABOUT THE END FUND’S INVESTOR RELATION TEAM
The Investor Relations team is the END Fund’s fundraising team. This team is responsible for identifying, mobilizing, and maintaining meaningful and impactful partnerships with END Fund donors to mobilize philanthropic resources that advance the END Fund’s mission to end neglected tropical diseases. Driven by the transformative power of collaborative philanthropy, the team works alongside a consortium of donors and champions to help harness financial resources in support of neglected tropical disease programming in underserved communities.
As the END Fund continues to rapidly scale and strategically diversify its portfolio of NTD investment opportunities, a successful candidate for the Senior Associate Director role on the Investor Relations team will be responsible for managing the full grant life cycle, exceptional relationship management, and execution of multi-year fundraising plans in coordination with the department. The Senior Associate Director will play an integral role in the continued success of the Investor Relations team and thus, the broader organization’s high-level financial goals. This position will report directly to the Senior Director, Investor Relations, but will need to be able to work cross-departmentally across all levels to efficiently deliver on his/her assigned deliverables. The day-to-day of this position is likely to entail extensive writing, proactive and reactive donor cultivation and communication (written and verbal), coordination with other departments to secure programmatic and financial data needed for proposal development and reporting, and participation in interdepartmental meetings to ensure a holistic understanding of the organization’s programs, financials, and impact story. This is an individual contributor position with no direct reports.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES
Grant Writing & Reporting
- With minimal oversight, manage the full grant cycle of a portfolio of institutional investors (e.g., private philanthropic foundations) from proposal development to report writing.
- Lead donor reporting for a portfolio of restricted and unrestricted institutional investments, including management of reporting timelines, securing templates from the donor, coordinating and communicating cross-departmentally for necessary data inputs, and assembling narratives in a manner consistent with the END Fund’s expected level of quality, accuracy, and professionalism.
- In coordination with the Investor Relations team, respond to new institutional funding opportunities that align with the END Fund’s mission and funding priorities:
- Spearhead the proposal preparation process by systematically collecting information, determining and enforcing timelines, and fostering cross-team collaboration; drive process for proposals, letters of inquiry, and concept note development
- Proactively identify grant proposal process inefficiencies and recommend and implement procedural improvements
- Write evocative, data-driven, and concise grant proposals and develop and produce outreach materials requested by potential and interested donors.
- Conduct prospecting research as needed in support of new revenue generation opportunities.
- Contribute to the maintenance of donor records in Salesforce for assigned portfolio.
Relationship Management & External Relations
- With minimal oversight, lead relationship management with a portfolio of institutional investors, including answering questions, preparing information as requested, and other cultivation and engagement activities beyond formal reporting requirements, including through email, video calls, and face-to-face meetings.
- Serve as an external ambassador for the END Fund brand by participating in meetings, conferences, and events.
- Travel on behalf of the END Fund up to 10% domestic and/or international.
- Coordinate with the Finance team on fundraising-related initiatives, including grant spending, revenue recognition, financial reporting, and reconciliation
- In concert with varying actors across the organization – Board Development Committee, Investor Relations team, and other colleagues – engage in the execution of a fundraising plan to secure funding towards the END Fund’s multi-year revenue goals
- Liaise with programs and other END Fund staff to gather information, materials, and updates and translate them into proposals and/or donor reports
- Work closely with the END Fund’s communications team to produce marketing materials and other external communications as needed
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree in a writing-intensive field, such as (but not limited to) English, communications, journalism, or marketing preferred, but not required; and/or equivalent level of related, transferable experience
- Minimum of 5 years of relevant relationship management and communications (written and verbal) experience, preferably in nonprofit institutional fundraising and grant management with a successful track record of donor relationship management, grant writing, and reporting; knowledge of private foundation grantmaking and corporate giving cultivation strategies a plus
- Exceptional ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, direct, and lively style (both written and verbal)
- Confidence and poise to interact regularly with philanthropic leaders and champions, including those at the executive leadership level, using all forms of communications (e-mail, phone, videoconference and face-to-face interaction)
- A self-starter who works well independently, as well as part of a team, and with minimal oversight; flexibility and comfort navigating shifting and high pressure, deadline-oriented environments; ability to anticipate change and adapt accordingly.
- Familiarity with global health issues, and NTDs specifically, and/or appetite and interest to learn
- Experience with project management tools, such as Asana, G Suite and Salesforce a plus
OUR PHILOSOPHY AND BENEFITS
The END Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. It is our policy and intent that all qualified persons be given full and equal opportunities for employment, training, promotions, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms, and conditions of employment.
The END Fund offers a competitive compensation package intended to motivate employees to perform at the highest level by acquiring superior skills and competencies to further the progress made to ensure people with neglected tropical diseases can live healthy and prosperous lives. Our philosophy is shaped by the following guidelines 1) understandable, 2) fair and defensible, 3) competitive, and 4) flexible. In addition to providing a competitive salary in the sector, we are proud to offer our employees 100% employer-paid health insurance benefits, 5% retirement contributions (without matching requirement), twelve weeks 100% parental leave, flexible work-from-home arrangements, a healthy annual professional development allowance, and more. Please note that benefits may vary by country of residency.