Director, Philanthropic Collaboration

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New York, NY


Co-Impact is a global philanthropic collaborative that supports locally-rooted coalitions in the Global South to transform underlying systems and achieve impact at scale, with a core focus on advancing gender equality and women’s leadership. They bring together funders from around the world to invest in initiatives that are working to improve education, health, and economic opportunity for millions of women, men, girls and boys, addressing underlying conditions that perpetuate social inequities so that systems better serve everyone. Building on their experience to date, as well as that of civil society, government, market actors, and philanthropic partners, they are now developing a second fund focused on advancing gender-equitable systems change at scale and women’s leadership globally.

Co-Impact currently operates as a fiscally-sponsored project of the New Venture Fund (NVF). Over the next year, Co-Impact will be expanding to build a second fund focused on gender equality and women’s leadership and changing their operating structure so that they spin out from NVF and build an independent institution.

Currently, Co-Impact is primarily based in Geneva, Nairobi, New Delhi, New York, and Zurich, please visit


Co-Impact has created a new position to lead the cultivation and stewardship of relationships with funding partners in the United States. This new leader will play a key role in the team that is focused on finding additional funding partners as well as convening and engaging a broader network of philanthropists and foundations. The team also interacts with philanthropic advisory organizations as well as other collaboratives and philanthropic associations.

Co-Impact is a global organization with its people working in different continents, with many staff working remotely. For this position, we are looking for someone to work from New York. This position reports to the Managing Director, Philanthropic Collaboration (based in Zurich, Switzerland), who is part of the Co-Impact Leadership Team and leads the work of the philanthropy team (currently five people including a Manager in New York, a Manager in Nairobi, another Manager currently being recruited and an Executive Assistant in London).

We are looking for someone to be an integral part of the team to take the lead on developing new funder relationships, in the U.S., and bring a strong understanding of programmatic work, especially around inter-sectional gender justice.


Marissa Delgado, Managing Director, and Josyanne Roche, Vice President and Senior Search Associate of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role please submit your materials here or email

All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Co-Impact is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants.

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