Position Summary: The Corporate and Foundations Relations Officer will manage Malala Fund's growing portfolio of corporate and foundation donors and prospects. S/he will work to refine and implement an organizational stewardship strategy, developing relationships with staff at major corporations and foundations, conceptualizing and writing grant proposals and pitch decks and managing a grant reporting processes. The successful candidate is entrepreneurial and flourishes in a team environment. S/he is a skilled writer, facilitator and coordinator with outstanding project management and interpersonal skills, sound judgment and a strong passion for Malala Fund’s mission to see every girl in school. This position may be based in either Washington, DC or New York City.
Develop strong relationships with Malala Fund’s corporate and foundation donors through email, phone calls and in-person meetings.
Create proposals, corporate pitch decks, acknowledgement letters and interim and final reports to donors.
Track the distribution of awards and grants in collaboration with the development, programs and finance team.
Manage a growing portfolio of corporate and foundation giving by successfully leveraging the senior team and Board of Directors to build relations and grow revenue from existing donors.
Track revenue against goals progress and assist in forecasting future sources of revenue.
Receive, vet and follow up on commercial co-venture requests.
Bachelor's degree in a related field.
Approximately 5 years of corporate and foundation relations or related development work, preferably from a national or international organization.
Broad knowledge of leading foundations’ interests, evolving strategies and priorities.
Knowledge of corporate and foundation research techniques and giving methods.
Experience tracking, recording and reporting on grants.
Experience writing grant proposals, pitch decks and reports.
Demonstrated success in developing and implementing stewardship strategies to ignite partnerships.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Strong project management skills with demonstrated ability to retain and grow corporate and foundation donors.
Innovative critical thinking and problem solving skills with an acute ability to tackle multiple assignments under deadlines and changing circumstances.
Malala Fund is committed to safeguarding children and employment with our team is conditional upon successfully completing a background check.
Malala Fund is working toward a world where all girls can learn for 12 years and lead without fear. We advocate for resources and policy changes needed to give all girls a secondary education. The girls we serve have high goals for themselves — and we have high expectations for leaders who can help them. We invest in developing country education leaders and frontline organizations — the people who... best understand girls in their communities — in regions where most girls are missing out on secondary school. We amplify girls’ voices. Malala Fund is building a movement of young education activists who, like Malala, speak truth to power around the world.