Who We Are
Co-Impact is a global collaborative focused on systems change to improve the lives of millions by advancing education, improving people’s health, and providing economic opportunity. Co-Impact brings together a group of results-oriented funders and program partners who are pooling resources, networks, and expertise to enable lasting change at scale.
We invest in systems change efforts in low and middle-income countries that are working to address underlying conditions that perpetuate social inequities. Our approach builds on and supports the work and experience of civil society, government and philanthropic partners, and each one of our first grants has been developed in partnership with others. By collaborating, and creating a platform for others to join, Co-Impact and its partners seek to achieve far more together than possible alone.
For more information, please visit www.co-impact.org.
Where You Fit
Co-Impact is looking for a new member to join our team responsible for developing and managing relationships with our funding partners. The team is also focused on finding additional Co-Investors and Community members as well as convening and engaging a broad network of philanthropists and foundations.
Co-Impact is a global organization with its people working in different continents. For this position, we are looking for someone who will be based in New York. This position reports to the Lead of Philanthropic Collaboration, who is based in Zurich, Switzerland, and liaises closely with the Managing Director, Programs, who is based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. In our small team, one other team member is based in Zurich and one in London. The role would sit in the New York office together with colleagues from the Program and Operations teams.
This role will provide a valuable opportunity to gain insight and experience into the highest levels of philanthropy and social change, learn, stretch and grow.
Primaryresponsibilities for this role include:
- Conducting due diligence and research on philanthropists and organizations and helping to approach those that could be interested in the Co-Impact proposition, especially potential Co-Investors and members of the Co-Impact Community
- Working closely with the Program and Philanthropy teams in the management of ongoing relationships with Co-Investors
- Becoming the main point of contact and helping to deliver the learning journey for US-based members of the Co-Impact Community
- Representing the Philanthropy Team in the US in relevant funding partner conversations
- Providing support and assistance in developing, producing, and delivering materials for philanthropists and foundations. This includes writing, editing and proof-readingdocuments such as letters for events, invitations and program copy, reports, newsletters as well as emails and letters for day-to-day correspondence with philanthropists
- Maintaining and updating a tracking system of key interactions with funding partners
- Helping to plan and organize meetings and events
- Other tasks as required to support the work of the team
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree with five or more years of relevant working experience, which could be with institutional funders, major international organizations and/or philanthropists.
- Awareness and knowledge of the philanthropy sector.
- Interest in fundraising and development.
- Experience working in an organization that must be responsive to the needs of clients or donors.
- Excellent computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office and other software tools.
- Given global nature of the organization, willingness to be flexible in working hours, and ability to travel internationally (occasionally to Europe and developing countries) as well as within the US for specific events/meetings.
- Fluent English speaker with fluency in additional languages (Spanish) preferred.
- Strong interpersonal and communication abilities; excellent written and oral skills. An ability to clearly communicate information effectively and persuasively.
- Strong project management skills, deadline management, sense of responsibility and accountability and the ability to effectively multi-task. Strong detail orientation.
- Self-motivated, hard worker. High standards for quality work.
- Proactive, positive and can-do attitude as well as flexibility to adapt and change as Co-Impact develops as an organization.
- Strong moral compass; impeccable personal ethics and integrity.
- Sense of humor.
This position is full time and exempt for overtime purposes. Annual salary will be approximately $80,000 plus benefits package including a retirement contribution.
Applicants should send – by April 05, 2019– a single document containing: 1) a one-page cover letter, and 2) a one or two-page resume/CV to Recruiting@Co-Impact.orgwith the subject “Manager, Philanthropic Collaboration”. Because we are a small team, we regret that we can only respond to applicants selected for an interview.
**Note: Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.**
New Venture Fund Careers
Co-Impact is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.