JOB TITLE: Development Manager, Philanthropic Partnerships
REPORTS TO: Chief Development Officer
LOCATION: New York Office – 355 Lexington Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10017
Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organization committed to the relief, assistance and advancement of the poorest people in the least developed countries of the world. Founded in Ireland in 1968, Concern Worldwide has nearly 4,000 personnel working in 24 countries across the globe, reaching 24 million people in 2018. Concern believes in a world where no one lives in fear; where all have access to a decent standard of living and the opportunities essential to a long, healthy and creative life. Our mission is to help people living in absolute poverty achieve major improvements in their lives, improvements that are sustainable without ongoing support from Concern.
Concern Worldwide US (CUS) is an independent affiliate of Concern Worldwide, with offices in New York and Chicago. CUS advances the Concern Worldwide mission through mobilizing financial and human resources, as well as influencing and activating networks in the US to elevate programs globally.
Concern US is implementing a two-year “bridge” strategic plan to chart the organization’s course as it prepares to synchronize its strategic direction with the goals of the global organization, and the new global strategic plan that commences in 2021. Over the next two years, Concern US will leverage its organizational strengths to continue to see the gains that have been made over the past decade in reducing hunger and poverty extended to the poorest, most isolated communities. Concern US will do this by focusing on three main priorities: 1) Grow net income and diversify funding sources in order to sustainably support Concern’s programs; 2) Support the development and implementation of quality programs, enhanced by knowledge exchange and external engagement; and 3) Relentlessly pursue organizational resilience and cultivate an adaptive culture with the right talent to achieve operational excellence.
The Development Manager, Philanthropic Partnerships, will be a member of a substantial and growing Development department. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer and in partnership with individual giving staff and the events team, this position will liaise with colleagues across departments that include Marketing & Communications, Programs and Business Operations. The Development Manager will capitalize on an upcoming public engagement outreach campaign in 2019-20 to help generate leads and secure new corporate and foundation funding. Working closely with the Chief Development Officer and the Director of Business Development and Institutional Partnerships, the Development Manager will help achieve fundraising goals in alignment with the above-mentioned two-year strategic bridge plan, in anticipation of growth related to the 2021 global strategic plan. This is a growth position on Concern’s Development team with the opportunity to expand as the organization continues to grow its portfolio of corporate and foundation institutional partners.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
The ideal candidate will: