Executive Director (Resource Development Communications)


Job Description


Work Location : US - Atlanta, GA Type of Post : Not Applicable Other Possible Location : Funding : APPROVED Expected Travel : up to 20% Type of Contract : Language Requirement : ENGLISH Application Deadline : Employee Duration : Full-Time

As the leading poverty fighting and humanitarian charity, CARE's 2030 strategy will see us deliver epic impact through gender equal, locally led and globally scaled programs across 100+ countries. The ED-RDC supports CARE's Fundraising efforts by leading the writing team that produces proposals/applications, reports, and other communication products for US Government and /or Private fundraising teams (Individuals, Corporate, and Foundations). The ED will ensure timely and accurate production of needed fundraising materials, and efficiently manage the team to meet deadlines and donor expectations. The ED will lead the evolution of CARE's content approaches to better meet the changing preferences of donors.

Success of this position requires in-depth technical knowledge of both communications strategies and CARE's humanitarian and development programming; expert interpersonal skills to build cross-divisional relationships; ability to build and manage HQ proprosal response teams.


Manage the RDC writing team.

Manage the output, performance, duties and professional and technical development of a team of writers responsible for writing and editing U.S. Government proposals, private donor proposals, reports and other development communications. The team produces up to 500 tailored written products per year. The ED is also responsible for the budgeting, hiring and performance management, and the hiring/managing contract writers as needed. Ensure quality and excellence of content produced.

The ED will ensure that all materials produced meet the organization's standards for External Communications. ED will guide and edit larger, more strategic proposal and report requests. ED will maintain relationships across the organization to ensure that CARE's best strategies and thinking are reflected in the proposals and materials produced. ED maintains assignment database and coordinates closely with IFS and RD Grants Management to ensure proposals and reports are assigned & completed. Provide thought leadership, technical expertise to support RD.

The ED will stay abreast of market shifts, and evolve CARE's content approaches to better meet the changing preferences of US Government, and private donors, i.e. producing impact videos, stories, dashboards as alternatives to lengthy reports for stewardship. ED will develop strong relationships externally and across the organization to facilitate the collaborative development of winning proposals and excellent stewardship. Knowledge Management

The ED will ensure that proposal and communication products are organized, updated and available to the appropriate teams.


Bachelor’s Degree in business Administration, communications, International Relations, or related field with 12 years of relevant work experience supporting Business Development in an international development context. Demonstrated experience managing a team in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Proven experience and track records in leading, designing, and writing proposals/applications for US Government programs and/or Private (Corporate, Foundations, Individuals). This includes experience drafting and editing proposal text related to development and humanitarian subject matter. Demonstrated capability to independently manage complex processes under tight deadlines. Expert writing, editing and communications technical knowledge. Firm understanding of relief and development programming and program development. Broad knowledge of online research resources. Strong familiarity with budgeting and Financial Reporting. Excellent project management skills. Excellent people management skills. Fundraising experience or strong understanding of fundraising principles. Grants/proposal writing experience for both US Government and Private channels.

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