Founded by Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Muhammad Yunus, Grameen America is a 501 (c) (3) national nonprofit microfinance institution dedicated to helping women who live in poverty build small businesses to create better lives for themselves, their families and communities. The fastest growing nonprofit microfinance organization in the United States, we provide small loans, training and support to low-income women to help them build businesses, achieve higher family incomes and revitalize their communities. Since launching our first branch in Queens, New York in 2008, we have expanded to 21 branches in 14 cities, serving over 110,000 low-income women with more than $1 Billion in microloans. For more information, please visit grameenamerica.org.
In 2018, Grameen America marked its 10-year anniversary. We celebrated several extraordinary milestones, including investing over $1 Billion in more than 110,000 low-income women entrepreneurs across the country. Looking toward the next decade, Grameen America will launch a new $100M campaign to support our plans to double our footprint across the U.S. Grameen America is seeking a dynamic individual to fill a Development Manager, Corporate Partnerships role to help raise the funds for this national expansion.
The Development Manager, Corporate Partnerships will join the Development Department to help raise funds that support the work, mission and fundraising goals of Grameen America. Reporting to the Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships and Engagement, the primary role of this position is to manage, engage and support the expansion of Grameen America’s portfolio of corporate donors. This position requires exceptional communications and grant writing skills, event and project management experience, high attention to detail, ability to learn quickly on the job, and strong interpersonal skills for working with corporate funders. The candidate should possess excellent writing and communications skills, have the ability to manage multiple priorities and projects independently, and be able to take initiative as well as work as part of a cohesive development team.
Under the guidance of the Senior Director, Corporate Partnerships and Engagement:
Strategic Partnership Support
Support the management of key corporate prospects and current donors, through the construction of a pipeline of desirable prospects and development of company-specific approach plans, which could include philanthropic/foundation grants, cause marketing, workplace giving, and employee engagement, that reflect corporate partners’ marketing and business needs, as well as philanthropic and community engagement goals
Manage corporate grant proposal, application and reporting process, including proposal writing, budget creation and modification, impact and financial reporting
Assist in pitching and securing new partners, including supporting the Senior Director in research, securing meetings, developing pitch materials, and prospect stewardship
Plan and execute specials events and assist in site visits
Manage frequency of outreach, communication and personal contact to ensure the successful stewardship and engagement of corporate relationships
Under direction of the Senior Director, work closely with Development, Marketing & Communications, Programs and Operations, and other Grameen America departments to leverage all company assets in an effort to initiate innovative ideas and maximize opportunities to ensure partnership benefits and support are in alignment across the organization
Document and maintain clear and timely records to track corporate benefits packages, donor giving, grant proposal and reporting deadlines, contacts, notes, and assist in the maintenance of an accurate database and corporate benefits matrix
Collaborate with with Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships and Marketing and Communications team to support the creation and implementation of multi-channel communications strategy to amplify the impact of corporate partnerships, and assist with marketing reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing data to report to corporate partners
Support the Senior Director in the negotiation of agreement terms and development of contracts as needed
General Development Team Support
Work closely with the development team to plan, manage and execute prospect and donor cultivation and engagement events across the U.S.
Contribute toward the implementation of the Development team’s strategic plans as required and assigned including prospect research, pitch material creation and grant writing and reporting
Bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years’ experience in development or strategic partnerships role
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including grant writing
Event and project management experience, strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects with competing deadlines
Ability to build and manage stakeholder relationships
Excellent problem solving skills; ability to effectively collect, analyze, organize, distill and present information
Ability to take the lead on projects and work independently as well as collaboratively on a team
Knowledge or experience with how media can be utilized; command of social media outlets a plus
Energetic, positive and enthusiastic team player with a commitment to the values of the organization
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office especially on Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Spanish language skills are a plus
About Grameen America Inc
Founded by Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Muhammad Yunus, Grameen America is a 501 (c) (3) national nonprofit microfinance institution dedicated to helping women who live in poverty build small businesses. We offer microloans, training and support to transform communities and fight poverty in the United States. Since launching our first branch in Queens, New York in 2008, we have expanded to 20 branches in 13 cities, serving over 97,000 low-income women with more than $820M in microloans. For more information, please visit grameenamerica.org.