Job title: Manager, Global Fundraising
Department: Global Fundraising
Based in Washington, DC
Up to 30% international & domestic travel
Reports to the Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Global Fundraising
Who we are
We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing.
There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds – from the medical industry to the music business – all with unique skills we bring to the job.
The Global Fundraising team sparks innovation within PSI by matching risk-tolerant donors to high-impact projects and systems across the firm. In collaboration with colleagues across the globe, we identify and find funding for transformational projects and investments in global public health. We collaborate closely with corporations, private philanthropists, and foundations to conceptualize the future of global health and translate those visions into reality.
PSI is looking for an accomplished individual for the role of Manager, Strategic Partnerships, to support and facilitate the development of approaches that test new ideas in global health and drive towards PSI’s strategic vision.
This unique role works across global teams and sectors, essentially breaking silos. You will collaborate with PSI donors as well as programmatic, technical and field teams to facilitate the design of scalable, sustainable projects that test innovations in global health.
You must have excellent interpersonal skills and a knack for motivating colleagues who do not report to you – creating and navigating strong professional relationships and informal networks. We need you to think and dream big but have the agility to zoom from the forest to the trees, and to dive into and manage the day-to-day details. You must be comfortable with ambiguity, leading teams to consensus, and be a self-starter who can run with an idea with minimal supervision.
Sound like you? Read on.
You will support the Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships to work across the organization to support in the identification and codification of a pipeline of innovative projects that directly contribute towards PSI’s strategic plan.
You will also be support in the following areas:
Do you naturally think outside the box and seek to tackle big global problems? In this role, you will support the Senior Manager and Deputy Director to facilitate the creation of innovative project ideas – from the vision statement, to the theory of change, to the outcomes and outputs of specific activities that can help get us there.
You will collaborate across PSI’s regional, technical, and global network of 50 countries to develop concrete ideas that build towards PSI’s strategic plan – such as innovative financing mechanisms, social enterprise, self-care, digital health solutions, and reproductive health. This requires excellent interpersonal skills. You will support this process – ensuring these ideas are effectively communicated to the fundraising team – via compelling concept briefs, concept notes and proposals.
Non-Technical Writing & Communicating
Can you take a technical concept and communicate it in a way that the layman can understand? Then you’ve got a translation capability we need. In your discussions with project and technical teams, you’ll develop a broad understanding of what they do and how they do it. Then you will need to communicate these ideas to a potential donor in a fluid, approachable, and understandable way. Both written and oral communications are key in this role.
Prospecting and Donor Relations
Uncovering who can support PSI program goals will be a key skill required in this role. This will require creative research capabilities to unearth new opportunities with funding partners who share our goals.
Core to Strategic Partnerships is ensuring that funding partners are integrated into the program they are funding to share their knowledge, experience and skills. As a member of the Global Fundraising team, you will work with a number of members as the liaison between programs, country teams and PSI.
Supporting a team of program colleagues, you will maintain oversight of program implementation to communicate effectively with funding partners, internal colleagues and external audiences. You may be called upon to support colleagues with project activities from time-to-time and most especially when programs changes need to be initiated. Understanding core project management approaches will help you follow implementation, support on reporting, and help communicate successes and challenges.
What are we looking for?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
Collaboration: You can work independently, but thrive within a team.
Trust: You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates
Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous and you don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough.
Honesty: You aren’t afraid to speak up and speak your mind.
Measurement: You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable to driving measurable results.
Commitment: You’re independent and a free thinker, but you’re ready to buy in to the direction of the team and commit to its success.
- Bachelor’s degree required in a related field of study, such as communications, international studies, or project design; Master’s preferred
- You have at least 8 years of experience of relevant work experience in corporate social responsibility or corporate partnerships, proposal and concept development, and/or fundraising.
- Excellent writing and editing skills and a portfolio of quality written products for a variety of formats (e.g., concept briefs, project talking points, concept presentations, proposals, etc.)
- International experience in a developing country and/or an understanding of the pressures and demands of country programs is preferred.
- Experience working on one or more of the following programs would be consider an advantage: reproductive health, digital health, self-care, social enterprise, and primary health care solutions.
- You love people and love to connect with them. You can interact with diverse personalities, handle hard conversations, and conduct yourself with utmost transparency and integrity in your partnerships.
- You are passionate about PSI’s mission and vision.
- You are a strategic thinker and foster good relationships.
- You are detail oriented and enjoy shifting from big picture strategy to the details of project spreadsheets and timelines.
- You take initiative and are excellent at managing multiple workstreams. You are not afraid to jump in from the start and get your hands dirty with minimal direction.
- You have demonstrated a strong leadership capacity and ability to work well with a team. Informal influence and the ability to build consensus is critical.
- Strong preference for candidates with PSI experience.
- The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.
- References will be required.
- Must be authorized to work in the United States. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.
What would get us excited?
Sophisticated Communicator. You present yourself as an articulate, polished and sophisticated individual and have experience interacting comfortably with high-level individuals and groups, including persons of high wealth. You listen carefully as well as give advice and respect the abilities of others. You are transparent and share openly.
Team Player: You like to work closely with a team and across teams and can navigate a matrix of reporting lines and responsibilities to achieve common objectives; you foster collaboration and support your colleagues.
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.