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Corporate and Foundation Partnerships Manager

BRAC USA · 30+ days ago


BRAC is an award-winning international non-governmental development organization, with the vision of a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination, where everyone has the opportunity to realize their potential. BRAC is a leader in developing and implementing cost effective, evidence-based programs to assist poor and disadvantaged communities in low-income countries, including in conflict-prone and post-disaster settings. It is an organization of and for the people of the Global South, pioneering new development and social enterprise approaches to equip communities to achieve prosperity. 

Based in New York, BRAC USA is the North American affiliate of BRAC. BRAC USA is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit that strengthens BRAC’s impact by raising awareness about its work, mobilizing resources to support its programs, and amplifying its evidence-based poverty innovations worldwide.  

BRAC USA staff work in a hybrid work environment that includes both in-office and remote work arrangements. This position will be based in the Northeast, with a preference for candidates located in the DC or New York area. This role combines the benefits of remote work flexibility with the need for in-office collaboration.

About the Position

The Corporate and Foundation Partnerships Manager will play a critical role in helping BRAC USA achieve its mission of empowering people and communities in poverty to create a better future.

Reporting to the Director of Corporate and Foundation Partnerships (CFP), the Manager will identify new corporate and foundation donors, support the development of BRAC USA’s pipeline of prospects and proposals, and oversee their own portfolio. The CFP team manages a broad, cross-sectoral portfolio of existing and new donors to support BRAC’s early childhood development; education; gender equality; health, humanitarian; agriculture; food security and livelihoods; climate change and emergencies; ultra-poor graduation; youth empowerment; and skills development programs. Working closely with the Director, the Manager will help align funding opportunities with the programmatic strategies and pipeline of BRAC’s programs globally. The Manager will work closely with key counterparts in the broader BRAC family, including BRAC Bangladesh, BRAC International, BRAC country teams, and the Global Resource Mobilization and Partnerships (GRP) team.


Donor Prospecting, Cultivation and Relationship Management

  • Collaborate closely with the Director of CFP to support the design, implementation, and management of a comprehensive and proactive development strategy to expand and enhance corporate and foundation partnerships and relationships that align with BRAC's mission and goals. 
  • Identify, research, cultivate, and maintain donor relationships, ensuring ongoing engagement and support through personalized stewardship.
  • Develop long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with corporate and foundation funders that will result in funding for BRAC entities
  • Leverage and build strong relationships with new corporate and foundation partners to promote BRAC as a thought leader within the global development space.  
  • Collaborate with the communications team to promote BRAC’s visibility and brand recognition across donor-facing platforms and develop personalized communication and stewardship strategies to aid donor solicitation and cultivation.
  • Monitor and add new opportunities to the CFP donor pipeline.

Resource Mobilization, Proposal Development & Reporting

  • Support BRAC country teams to develop new project ideas, innovations, and concept notes.
  • Monitor annual revenue targets for corporate and foundation revenue.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to align organizational priorities with the interests and objectives of potential partners.
  • Support the development, review and editing of proposals and budgets, ensuring alignment with defined strategies, capacities, and comparative advantages as requested.
  • Keep project records and capability statements up-to-date.
  • Coordinate with grant management colleagues to ensure that BRAC USA meets its reporting requirements related to grants. 

Organizational Leadership

  • Offer guidance and mentorship to junior staff, interns and peers.
  • Model cultural competence and humility as a member of a multicultural team that works globally.
  • Model and support BRAC USA’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and contribute to an inclusive working environment.
  • Model BRAC USA’s values: integrity, inclusion, innovation and effectiveness.

Preferred Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven experience in corporate and foundation fundraising, including securing significant grants and partnerships.
  • Strong understanding of the corporate and foundation landscape, including trends, funding priorities, and philanthropic strategies.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with initiative when needed.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues on diverse teams, both in-person and remotely, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Excellent budgeting and financial reporting skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Highly organized, strategic thinker with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high intensity work environment.
  • Proactive team player with strong desire to learn and ability to be flexible.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of BRAC USA.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in International Development or other related field.
  • Six years of overall relevant professional experience or Master’s Degree plus four years of relevant professional experience
  • Demonstrated experience in corporate and foundation fundraising.
  • Proficient in Google Suite and MS Office.
  • Experience with Slack, Salesforce or other collaboration platforms.

How to Apply:

To apply, please upload your resume and a cover letter. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with preference given to early applicants.

This is an outstanding opportunity to support a highly effective, collaborative, and innovative non-profit. BRAC USA offers a competitive salary and benefits package including base salary, medical/dental/vision insurance, FSA, life insurance, 401k, annual professional development stipend, and generous paid time off. Note that some benefits are subject to a waiting period, and more information can be provided to shortlisted applicants upon request. The salary range for this position is $76,000-$80,000.

At BRAC USA, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification or job responsibility in this job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. 

BRAC USA is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation, in accordance with state and federal law. 

BRAC USA is unable to sponsor work visas for this position and will only consider applicants with valid work authorization in the United States.

Last updated on Oct 23, 2023

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BRAC USABRAC USA is the US affiliate of BRAC, a global development organization working to create opportunities for the world's poor.

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