Water.org: Strategic Development Officer

Water.org: Strategic Development Officer

14:42 14 June in KC IABC Blog, KC/IABC Job Bank for Members
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844 million people – about one in nine – lack access to safe water. 2.3 billion people don’t have access to a toilet. We are working every day to change this. We are Water.org. We’re here to bring water and sanitation to the world. We want to make it safe, accessible and cost-effective because we believe that water is the way to empowering a better life that we can all share in, worldwide. We are an international nonprofit organization based in Kansas City, Missouri that has positively transformed millions of lives around the world through access to safe water and sanitation. Founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, we have been pioneering market-driven financial solutions to the global water crisis for more than 25 years, giving women hope, children health and communities a future. Visit us to find out more at http://water.org/.

Summary
The Strategic Development Officer is an individual contributor role, responsible for building strategic fundraising partnerships. Partnerships will include multi-national corporations, foundations, individuals, and key multilateral development organizations. This professional position requires collaboration and strong working relationships across all departments at Water.org. This position reports to the Director, Strategic Alliances.

Key Responsibilities
Strategic Relationship Management
• Establish new, high-impact, fundraising partnerships
• Steward a pipeline of existing donors to maintain strong donor relationships that deepen and grow over time
• Strategically collaborate to meet individual, department and organizational fundraising goals, targeting gifts in the $250,000 to $1M+ range
• Develop and implement effective outreach strategies to pursue partnerships that support the expansion of Water.org’s programs and operations worldwide
• Establish and display a thorough understanding of Water.org’s scaling strategy, footprint, structure and unique selling points across its markets
• Assess and track donor behavior on an ongoing basis, prioritizing outreach and communication to each donor accordingly
• Develop timely revenue projections and provide complete, accurate internal reporting on donor outreach and activities
• Cultivate and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders, including management and program staff within Water.org, to develop comprehensive partnerships that drive revenue growth and advance Water.org’s global scaling strategy

Donor Reporting
• Collaborate with the Grants Management team to develop and review written proposals and progress reports for complex partnerships, connecting donor interests to Water.org’s in-country programs
• Collaborate with Water.org’s marketing and communications team to develop tailored strategies for funders that lead to awareness, understanding and appreciation of Water.org’s efforts worldwide

Management Responsibility
• Individual contributor with no subordinates
Qualifications Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
• Minimum of 10 years progressive experience in complex sales relationships, business development and/or fundraising
• Strong understanding of the international development required
• Experience within the microfinance space and/or with Corporate Social Responsibility is given additional consideration
• Additional consideration given for knowledge of the water and sanitation sector and/or business development experience in India

How to Apply 

Please apply at http://water.org/about/careers/
Application Website URL http://Water.org

Kerry O'Connor

kerryoconnorpr@gmail.com
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