Marie Stopes International (MSI), was founded nearly 45 years ago in pursuit of a single vital mission: to ensure every woman and girl has the knowledge and the tools to determine her own future. Since then, our organisation has grown into a £300mn UK-based charity and social enterprise with over 10,000 team members working across 37 countries. We are the world’s leading provider of affordable contraception and safe abortion care to those around the world with the greatest need, but with the least access. Every day, we serve over 28,000 clients, 80% of whom are living in extreme poverty, have no other means of access, are adolescents, or first-time users of contraception.
Being unapologetically pro-choice, at MSI, we firmly believe every woman and girl should have the right to determine what happens to her body, including if and when she has children.
Since our beginning, we have championed access for all, and have grown from one single clinic in London to the global reach we have today. Our growth has been made possible by focusing on those most in need, but in the knowledge that in order to reach our goals and eliminate unmet need and unsafe abortion, we must operate sustainably - as a social business. Therefore, MSI applies proven business practices in order to ensure that we reach more clients, operate more efficiently, lower costs for donor and national governments, and champion the inclusion of these services in public health provision.
The VP of Partnerships and Philanthropy will lead and set the direction of MSI’s newly created Fundraising and Development Unit.
The function unites all of MSI’s donor fund generation and management resources and has been designed to secure the donor and grant funding pipeline required to deliver MSI’s ambitious 2030 strategy goals.
It brings together our
- Programme Design and Development team, whose focus is to build programme design for new and future programmes, and
- Our private philanthropy and fundraising teams, including our US office.
The function will handle approximately £150mn of existing grants and contracts, maintain and develop the relationships which underpin these, and develop £100mn of additional funding via new relationships, particularly via philanthropic and private giving.
The VP will set the direction and lead MSI’s donor income growth and expansion strategy.
The successful candidate will have full accountability for the development and maintenance of MSI’s donor funding stream, including the future pipeline required to deliver our goals. They will build strategies for meeting and exceeding donor income goals through grants, donations, social investments, in-kind gifts, sponsorships and fundraising events, and promote the organisation and its strategic priorities through external representation, outreach, and external communication channels.
This role will be key to the delivery of our ambitious goals set out in our new strategy to reach more women than ever with essential reproductive healthcare. You will be joining a dynamic team who are leaders in their fields and committed to making reproductive choice a reality for all women.
To perform this role, it is essential that you have the following skills and experience:
- A proven track record as a successful fundraiser on a scale commensurate with MSI’s current income and ambition is a must.
- Strong proven business acumen and knowledge and ability to represent MSI credibly in a variety of business environments.
- Capable of inspiring and facilitating cross-disciplinary collaboration to advance the mission and build strategic partnerships to secure and develop revenue for MSI.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide variety of potential donors and supporters.
- Must have exceptional time management skills and the ability to inspire and lead a large team to meet fundraising goals and deadlines.
- Impactful communication skills for presentations and interactions at meetings and conferences where donors gather.
- Must enjoy and have a proven record of leading and managing high-performing development teams.
The personal attributes described below have been developed in accordance with the job description and other contextual factors relating to the role.
For this role, we’re looking for an individual who has the following attributes:
- An interest in public health, particularly sexual and reproductive health would be advantageous.
- A strong commitment to the mission and vision of MSI and to its values and behaviours.
- Very comfortable with ambiguity, curious, adaptable and highly accountable.
- A strong team player, confident in leveraging the resources of the organisation to get results.
- Exceptional leadership and communication skills.
For more information about the role and how to apply, please find the job description, person specifications and candidate pack linked below.
Full time: 35 hours per week
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: 30th November 2020 (midnight GMT). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.
Salary: Competitive + discretionary bonus + benefits
MSI is dedicated to equal opportunity for all and recognises that every individual is unique. Whilst we always seek to embrace individual differences and celebrate the diversity of our workforce, we also want to ensure that every team member is suited to their role and that they are given the best opportunity to succeed.
Our organisation is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.
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