Since its inception in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. This role is part of the International Philanthropy and Partnerships (IPP) unit, which leads on the IRC's engagement with corporations, foundations, international philanthropists, and new global funding streams.
This role sits within IPP’s Impact Partnerships team, which is tasked with supporting and deepening engagement with impact partners, as well as supporting on the development of processes and protocols that facilitate future wins. This position will successfully partner with an Associate Director to steward select opportunities and provide cross-functional support on influential foundation partnerships. The Officer, Foundations – Impact Partnerships will model management of impact partnerships, supporting IRC’s global new business strategy as well as supporting the formalization of processes and procedures. They will be expected to understand the needs of highly engaged, visible and complex donors and prospects; communicate and collaborate superbly with colleagues, business partners and supporters; think strategically, make recommendations, offer creative solutions and manage systems to continually grow and improve the IRC’s donor relationships; and influence the organization’s strategy for engagement.
- Work with the Associate Director, Foundations – Impact Partnerships and others to support and prioritize a series of high-impact, high-visibility opportunities that serve the IRC’s beneficiaries across the world;
- Coordinate and project-manage key internal and external deliverables for existing partnerships;
- Design and implement creative and comprehensive outreach, solicitation and management strategies for partners within the portfolio, supporting on partnership negotiations, proposal submissions, and pitches;
- Research and analyze philanthropic and foundation partnership trends as they relate to Impact Partnership and big bet opportunities, ensuring that the IRC’s partnership proposition remains compelling and competitive;
- Ensure open and relevant communication and Coordination is maintained between the IRC and our private sector partners as well as IRC colleagues globally;
- Support engagement between IRC and partners’ Senior Leadership
- Contribute to a growing knowledge base of resources, processes and workflow for the organization to respond to big bet opportunities;
- Synthesize the IRC’s sophisticated programs into clear, compelling presentations, proposals, and reports for private sector audiences which position IRC as the go-to partner in the humanitarian sector; and
- Maintain clear CRM records for the portfolio that contribute to comprehensive tracking/reporting on IPP’s client universe.
- Manage various ongoing and reactive small grant opportunities on an as needed basis.
- Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience;
- 3-4 years of non-profit Fundraising experience and demonstrated experience in philanthropic Business Development, including leadership gifts and/ or big-bet fundraising.
- Experience of working to, and meeting, ambitious revenue goals and performance indicators, as well as participating in financial projections, reporting, and scenario planning.
- Ability and experience coordinating multiple collaborators and leading sophisticated internal and external relationships;
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
- Excellent oral and written communication skills with donors, including crafting compelling partnership proposals and pitch materials;
- Proven knowledge of foundation/private sector philanthropy planning processes, and the particular issues affecting the field;
- Ability to maintain positive, collaborative, productive relationships with staff at all levels and across cultures;
- Good judgment in maintaining confidentiality of donor information;
- Ability to translate an organization’s strategy and objectives into operational delivery and, at times, respond quickly to changes in short-term priorities;
- Understanding of the critical support processes required to deliver effective institutional funder relationships;
- Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills, with an ability to devise creative solutions to complex problems and issues;
- Ability to analyze and interpret financial data with the facility to understand budget models;
- Passion for the IRC’s mission and dedication to private sector partnerships
- CRM experience – Salesforce preferred;
This role may require working remotely full- or part-time (i.e., telecommuting). Applicants must have a home or alternate workspace they can effectively complete their work from during regularly scheduled hours.
At the IRC, we seek to build a welcoming, inclusive environment not only for our refugee clients, but for all of our employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we value the strength found in the diversity of voices, experiences, and backgrounds who join us in our work. Fostering an inclusive culture with equitable practices is everyone's responsibility, and we regularly offer trainings and opportunities to learn more and find ways to do better. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, socioeconomic status, or disability status. We are dedicated to ensuring that disabled individuals are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. In your application, please feel free to indicate your preferred pronouns.
We recognize that few applicants may "check all the boxes," but that each person has their own unique strengths that they would bring to the table. In our commitment to building a diverse and authentic work culture, we invite you to apply anyway. You belong here.
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Equality, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
Posted pay ranges apply to U.S.-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.
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