WaterAid started in 1981 because no non-profit like it existed.
WaterAid is determined to make clean water, reliable toilets, and
good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation.
Since March 2020, the organization has scaled up their work in 30+
countries to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic. This
rapid-response work, building on strong track record in providing
critical water infrastructure, is how people can change their lives
for good. WaterAid tackles the issue from all angles. We work
with local partners to deliver clean water and decent toilets, and
promote good hygiene, and campaign to change normal for everyone,
To fuel WaterAid’s global mission and programs, the Philanthropy
& Partnerships Team drives WaterAid America’s efforts to
increase WaterAid America’s impact through innovative, high-value
partnerships with a diverse set of private, large family, and
corporate foundations, government, and multi-lateral donors.
WaterAid is seeking a Director of Business Development to serve as
a key leader on the Philanthropy & Partnerships Team. The
candidate will raise a combination of annual and multi-year
unrestricted and restricted income from major and multi-national
corporations and private foundations, by cultivating, securing six-
and seven-figure gifts (minimum value of $250k+), and maximizing
relationships that add value to WaterAid’s mission and strategy.
- Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience.
- Demonstrated track record (at least 10+ years) of generating
new unrestricted and restricted business partnerships
(6-figures or more) in institutional/non-profit fundraising and/or
the private .
- Strong customer-orientation and attention to detail; solid
understanding of the corporate and private foundation
sustainability agenda; proven track record of building and managing
meaningful relationships with senior and executive level
representatives of private sector companies; experienced
- Proven ability to translate strategy to annual and operational
goals; being bold in setting short- and long-term objectives
that achieve organizational goals and persisting to get results
(and modeling and coaching that for others).
- Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel)
as well as a CRM (Raisers Edge); comfortable with
understanding and analyzing budget and project reporting
- Ability to travel domestically and internationally, flexibility
to work across time zones (with varied work hours), and
maturity to achieve and maintain a healthy work/life balance.
- Experience building and executing national cause-marketing
campaigns. Understands the relationship between corporate
social impact and the consumer.
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