The IRC’s International Development Unit, a part of the Global Partnerships and Philanthropy Department, leads on the Organization’s engagement with high-value private-sector stakeholders globally (corporations, foundations and individual philanthropists).
The Senior Director, Partnership Services on the International Development team will be responsible for the overall planning, development and implementation of a partnership support strategy to ensure Corporate, Foundation, and HNWI fundraisers achieve set goals. The Partnership Support pillar includes a diverse array of support services, including editorial, communications, data, and research. The incumbent will provide a cohesive strategy for this team and establish processes to best support the overall International Development team. This position reports directly to the Vice President, International Development and will also represent the team’s interests internally to IRC stakeholders.
- Lead and manage team of individuals in diverse partnership services roles to best meet the needs of the overall team;
- Provide dynamic and effective thought leadership to support the work of International Development and lead on implementing new solutions;
- Inspire, motivate and challenge the International Development team through active mentorship, fostering an environment that supports new ideas and innovative approaches to partnership development and relationship management;
- Develop an overall strategy to support the International Development team to meet its fundraising goals and maintain strong 360-degree partnerships;
- Lead on establishing global funding priorities and impact reporting for GPP
- Develop and implement a strategy to seamlessly support entry into new global markets, including providing communications and events support as appropriate;
- Partner with the VP, Development to set annual, and more regular, goals and key outcomes for Partnership Services team’s efforts;
- Collaborate with IRC senior leadership to develop an overarching vision for global partnership support at the IRC, articulating that vision to key constituencies in order to encourage and develop a cross-functional, multi-location culture of effective and innovative partnership engagement;
- With the VP, Development and other department senior managers, lead on the development and implementation of standards, tools and procedures towards a best-in-class approach to international private sector engagement and fundraising;
- Liaise with internal IRC stakeholders to assist with partnership management when needed;
- Represent the International Development team in IRC working groups to ensure the interests of the team are being met;
- Work with other Senior Directors on the International Development team to establish solutions for areas where it is identified that support is needed;
- Provide data-driven reporting on above objectives to Vice President
Education: Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree a plus;
Work Experience & Demonstrated Skills:
- Minimum eight years of professional experience with progressively increasing responsibilities, ideally including at least three years in a fundraising setting;
- Ability to lead, motivate and develop a high-performing, complex global team
- Extensive knowledge of systems and practices to best support private sector fundraising;
- Experience of complex partnership development and relationship management in a global context; experience of philanthropy, corporate, and foundations relations a plus;
- Strong, persuasive and compelling interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively
- Strong comprehension of humanitarian sector actors and trends
- Strong skills collaborating with multiple and diverse stakeholders across the organization
- Understanding of and experience of communications strategies in support of income generation and broader stakeholder engagement
Working Environment: Standard office work environment; some potential travel in the U.S. and international. This role may require working remotely full or part time, and part time remote employees may be required to share workspace.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.