Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international humanitarian organization that provides impartial medical care to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care in over 70 countries.
We welcome candidates who bring a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to join us in working toward MSF’s common mission.
The Development Department is responsible for raising over $380 million annually in funds to meet the financial and operational needs of our organization which, allows MSF to carry out its mission effectively and efficiently.
You will join a dynamic team that is responsible for raising and managing a portfolio of 900+ corporate donors valued at over $23 million. Equipped with this background, you will manage your own portfolio of corporate donors representing multiple fundraising channels such as corporate foundation grants, employee and matching gifts, sponsorships, incentivized giving, and Cause Related Marketing. Daily functions will include: regular cultivation and stewardship of corporate contacts, fulfilling benefits for commercial partnerships, developing grant proposals and reports, and collaborating with development peers in overlapping areas of interest. You will report to the Director of Corporate Relations and be part of the mighty MSF-USA development team
Manage all cultivation and stewardship aspects of a select portfolio of new and existing corporate donors
Manage Cause Related Marketing partnerships that are aligned with MSF values and principles
Manage select strategic projects and initiatives related to industry research and/or business objectives
Collaborate in development of communications content targeted to corporate donors and internal stakeholders including for web, emails, renewal and topic specific mailings, meetings and events
Develop grant proposals and reports for corporate support
Collaborate on the implementation of team procedures related to incoming inquiries, donor tracking, cultivation and stewardship follow-ups and overall quality control
Participate in development of annual plans and strategies
Track relationship activities in development database
Participate in various donor engagement activities and workplace giving events
Engage in networking opportunities to garner introductions to new prospects
Initiate and participate in donor meetings which may include, when appropriate, Executive Director, other development team members, MSF aid workers, and key staff
Collaborate with other departments on areas of overlap such as events, employee matching gift campaigns, donor advised funds, as appropriate
Build knowledge of MSF and international news and regularly attend organizational meetings and internal programs from the field
Two years of successful corporate fundraising experience including proven track record with all aspects of donor cultivation (research, grant writing, follow-up, and stewardship)
Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent
Excellent oral and written English language communication skills to be able to share complex and controversial information to a variety of recipients, some international
Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and negotiation skills
Interest and commitment to the work of MSF and knowledge of international affairs and humanitarian issues
Ability to handle a large volume of work under pressure and with deadlines while maintaining sense of humor and keen attention to detail
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Enthusiastic team player with the ability to work independently
Excellent judgment and diplomacy
Strong proficiency in MSOffice Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint and database software such as Salesforce
Experience reviewing and implementing partnership agreements
Project management skills
French skills, Spanish a plus
Full Time Exempt
Open ended Contract
Starting salary mid 70s to low 80s (commensurate with experience).