Population Services International (PSI)

Senior Manager (Foundations)

Population Services International (PSI)

Job Description

  Senior Manager, Foundations Based in: Washington, D.C.

Reports to the: Director, Business Development Department: Global Fundraising Who we are

With over 50 years of experience, working in over 40+ countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world's leading non-profit social Marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer powered healthcare.

There are over 5,000 “PSI'ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.

Join us!

PSI's Global Fundraising Department helps direct PSI's activities in developing new business worldwide with foundations, bilateral and multilateral donors. PSI's NBD Department offers assistance to field-based programs when responding to the US government, DFID, KFW, Global Fund, corporate, foundation, and other donor requests for proposals. The Department has annual fundraising goals typically in excess of $500 million. NBD also provides additional fundraising support to PSI country platforms facing funding shortfalls and increasingly will support fundraising for new health areas. The department also builds the capacity of PSI's country platforms to prepare proposals.

PSI seeks applicants for the position of Senior Manager, Foundations to develop a strategic fundraising plan, identify, cultivate and build relationships with key foundations and execute proposal development to secure significant support from and strengthen partnerships with these private foundations for PSI's programs. Play a vital role in PSI's continued philanthropic growth by identifying, cultivating, stewarding, and expanding fruitful, long-term relationships with foundations in the United States and internationally.


Your contribution

  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit foundation prospects, donors, and grant opportunities to grow the portfolio and develop a healthy financial pipeline for future years. Develop, enhance, and steward existing foundation partners to significantly increase giving levels and alignment with PSI's priorities.
  • Lead proposal development team for Foundation business development.
  • Represent PSI with external audiences and facilitate and support appropriate donor interaction with program staff and senior organization leaders to position PSI for funding and increase its profile.
  • Design and implement a multi-year foundations strategy as part of the larger Global Fundraising team vision and strategy and PSI's programs. Establish short and long-range goals, objectives, tactics, and fundraising targets to guide priority activities under the foundations strategy and provide ongoing tracking and reporting of progress.
  • Coordinate report submissions processes, ensuring high-quality, timely products in compliance with donor requirements.
  • Serve as a bridge between PSI and foundations, acting as internal expert on the philanthropic landscape while also channeling foundation perspectives to PSI staff.
  • Oversee project deliverables and develop team members. Make recommendations concerning employment, termination, performance evaluations, salary actions, and other personnel actions. Set team and individual goals. Prioritize, organize, delegate, and coordinate the flow of work. Enhance individual employee performance through frequent and timely communication and support.
What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor's Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field.
  • Master's Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field preferred.
  • At least 10 years of related experience. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted.
  • Demonstrated success cultivating and securing large-scale foundation funding and partnerships, ideally within a large global organization.
  • Clear ability to understand and articulate complex programmatic material in a detailed manner both internally and externally, and to audiences with different levels of background in these areas.
  • Strong writing, editing, reviewing, and research skills and attention to detail.
  • In-depth knowledge of the International Relief and development, and philanthropic sectors.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with Salesforce preferred.
  • Excellent employee development and management skills. Knowing when to coach, when to advise and when to provide specific direction.
  • References will be required.
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check. For domestic positions:
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.
The candidate we hire will embody PSI's corporate values:

Measurement:You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them. Pragmatism: You'll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won't be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect. Honesty:You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it's the only way you'll learn and improve. Collaboration:You'll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won't succeed. Trust:You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt. Commitment:You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin.

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.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: newhiresupport@psi.org or call (202)785-0072.

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