Senior Associate, Private Partnerships (P1)

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Save the Children’s U.S. Programs (USP) division is committed to ensuring that all children in rural America have a healthy, strong foundation to thrive as learners and in life. Our contribution to a full cradle-to-career continuum is focused on the early years, birth through elementary school; and our goals are to increase kindergarten readiness and grade-level literacy and math proficiency for children in under-resourced rural communities. Save the Children does whatever it takes to be there for children in times of crisis. Always at the ready, we are among the first to respond and the last to leave, staying as long as it takes to help children and families recover from their losses, restore their lives and build resilience for years to come.

The Senior Associate will serve as a project manager, liaising with resource development, finance and program colleagues to support the annual fundraising strategy for Save the Children’s U.S. Programs (USP) division. In this role, you will report to the Senior Advisor, Private Partnerships and will focus on three key areas: (1) writing & donor communications, (2) donor relations support, and (3) special projects & administration. This position will be a good fit for a team player who enjoys working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment. Initiative and the ability to drive projects through to completion are key attributes for the role, as are excellent writing skills with a particular strength in communicating in a concise and persuasive manner.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Writing & Donor Communications – 50%

  • Support the U.S. Programs Private Partnerships team in securing funding to meet shared revenue targets for Save the Children’s domestic programs.
  • Develop, write and assemble high-quality letters of interest, proposals, reports and other donor communications.
  • Maintain relevant donor/prospect files in the donor database (Blackbaud/BBEC), including tracking funder interactions.
  • Maintain detailed team grants and reporting calendar.
  • Develop and update boilerplate, donor-facing materials, and maintain files and resources on team’s shared drive.

Donor Relations Support – 30%

  • Serve as a liaison between the USP program teams and the resource development (RD) team to identify linkages between individual, corporate and foundation donors and prospects and USP’s fundraising priorities.
  • Help maximize partnership opportunities for USP and serve as a program knowledge resource to the RD team.
  • Support the RD team’s communication efforts for USP donors and prospects, such as proposal and report submissions, framing our work in a way that meets donor needs/interests.

Special Projects & Administration – 20%

  • Contribute towards the implementation of USP’s fundraising plans as required.
  • Perform other duties as may be required for the benefit of the team.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent, plus at least 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Professional proficiency in MS Office suite.
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English, with excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals and teams at all levels, both internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and maintaining an environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and complete multiple complex tasks.
  • Flexibility in approach and willingness to adapt when necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a development or fundraising department of a nonprofit organization.
  • Knowledge of customer relationships management databases (e.g. Blackbaud).
  • Demonstrated ability to convey clear understanding of issues related to poverty in rural communities.

Why you should join the Save the Children Team…

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

Click here to learn more about how Save the Children US will invest in YOU!

About Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

*Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.*

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.

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