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Head, Philanthropic Partnerships

Company: Population Services International
Location: Pasco
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

Head, Philanthropic Partnerships

Based in Washington D.C. or one of the approved US states (West coast preferred)

10-25% international travel

Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Eligible for US locations

Reports to Director of Individual Philanthropy

Who we are

Population Services International (PSI) is the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. We are a diverse group of over 4,500 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 35 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using its global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

Join us!

PSI seeks a Head, Philanthropic Partnerships, to serve as a senior member of the Global Fundraising and Communications Team, reporting to the Director of Individual Philanthropy and playing an essential role in supporting PSI's vision to reimagine philanthropy. As a seasoned fundraiser and strategic thinker, the Head will contribute to the development of a bold, effective, and integrated strategy for individual donors to PSI and lead the team responsible for implementation of the strategy's fundraising plan. The Head will work closely with the Director and Senior Managers to align fundraising goals and activities across all individual philanthropy initiatives, including digital, planned, annual, board, major and high value giving inclusive of Maverick Collective by PSI. We seek someone with strong communication skills and a compassionate leadership style, with the credibility, gravitas and authenticity needed to nurture internal and external relationships at the highest levels. We seek someone with creativity, agility, and optimism for pushing boundaries and further aligning the organization's philanthropy strategy around our values of bold giving, experiential learning, and shifting power.

Your contributions

--- Oversee all Individual Philanthropy fundraising activities and the full Individual Philanthropy donor file including digital, planned, annual, board, major and high value giving inclusive of Maverick Collective by PSI.

Collaborate closely with the Director to set and adjust a bold fundraising plan and ensure all workplan activities are aligned. Work closely with Senior Managers to set objectives and workplans and advise Senior Managers as needed. Monitor progress against the plan and analyze data and trends to identify opportunities for innovation and inform decision-making. 35% of Time

--- Cultivate relationships and directly solicit gifts from high-value donors. Collaborate closely with the Director and Senior Managers on stewardship of major donors, including Maverick Collective donors. 35% of Time

--- Develop, manage, and inspire a dynamic and high-performing team of fundraisers responsible for implementing the Individual Philanthropy fundraising plan. Set team and individual goals. Prioritize, organize, delegate, and coordinate the flow of work. Enhance individual employee performance through frequent and timely communication and support. Make recommendations concerning employment, termination, performance evaluations, salary actions, and other personnel actions. 20% of Time

--- Serve as a subject matter expert for individual philanthropy. Deliver internal presentations to a wide range of audiences. Participate in external communities of practice and keep abreast of important developments and trends to ensure PSI remains at the forefront of philanthropy. 10% of Time

Time percentages listed above are not exact. They are estimates and may change. This is also not an exhaustive list of all tasks that an incumbent is expected to perform but is instead a summary of the primary responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be asked to perform duties not included above. PSI reserves the right to revise job profiles at any time based on changes to the required job responsibilities.

What are we looking for?

--- Bachelor's Degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant field. Master's Degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant field preferred.

--- At least 10 years of related experience. Equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted.

--- At least 5 years of supervisory experience.

--- Seasoned fundraiser, go-getter, and strategic thinker with deep experience in reaching bold revenue goals and stewarding donors with professionalism and poise.

--- Subject matter expert in prospect cultivation and stewardship for both low level and high level giving. In-depth knowledge of individual giving best practice and trends.

--- Sophisticated and savvy relationship-builder with a track-record of successful collaboration, consensus-building, and negotiation with colleagues across levels of seniority. Able to develop effective partnerships with internal senior management, external donors, stakeholders, and partners.

--- Creative thinker, problem-solver, and optimist. Able to proactively identify opportunities, diagnose and troubleshoot problems, and revise and improve processes to improve efficiency.

--- Unafraid to test new ways of working, disrupt the status quo, and tell the story of how we are doing so.

--- Excellent written and verbal communicator, with high emotional intelligence.

--- Possesses strong external networks and established relationships with potential donors and donor forums.

--- Able to thrive in a fast-paced, multicultural environment and under pressure. Comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty, and leading others through change.

--- Possesses an inspirational and motivational leadership style that fosters teamwork and lifts others up, while maintaining rigor and making hard decisions to drive results. Demonstrated ability to lead diverse, multi-disciplinary teams, knowing when to coach, when to advise, and when to provide specific direction.

--- Strong strategic thinking and planning skills, with an emphasis on the ability to operationalize strategic plans.

--- Excellent organizational and project management skills with keen attention to detail and timeliness. Able to balance multiple projects, wear multiple hats, and manage competing deadlines in a fast-paced and at times ambiguous environment.

--- Proficient in Salesforce, Zoom, MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and Office 365.

The candidate we hire will embody PSI's corporate values:

Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.
Pragmatism: You'll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won't be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.
Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings - it's the only way you'll learn and improve.
Collaboration: You'll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices - if you try to do it all yourself, you won't succeed.
Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt.
Commitment: You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin.

References will be required. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check. For domestic positions: Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.

PSI has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate to provide a hazard free employment and work environment in our commitment to our employees. Candidates offered a position will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date and their employment will be contingent on this. Candidates needing a medical or religious accommodation should let their recruiter know.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: or call (202)785-0072.

Keywords: Population Services International, Pasco , Head, Philanthropic Partnerships, Other , Pasco, Washington

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