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Foundation Partnerships Manager

California, United States
$89,000.00 - $89,000.00
Closing date
Feb 18, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Employment Type
Full Time
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 About Muso

Muso believes no one should die waiting for health care. We build health systems to save lives by reaching patients faster, within hours of the moment they become sick. To do this, we partner with communities facing extreme poverty. Muso has spent more than a decade creating and improving our Proactive Care model, preparing it to serve the global effort for universal health care. We have documented rapid health improvements across the populations we serve: a 2018 study found that communities we reach in Mali, which previously saw some of the world’s highest child mortality rates, sustained child mortality rates lower than any country in sub-Saharan Africa for five years, and ultimately reached a rate on par with that of the United States. Patient access to care increased tenfold. Muso now serves the governments of Mali and Côte d’Ivoire and global partners in their efforts to translate the results of this research into policy and practice at scale.


We provide proactive health care to 370,000 patients in peri-urban and rural Mali, and in 2022 will grow to care for patients in Côte d’Ivoire. We embed rigorous academic research and strategic advocacy to identify and share strategies that can accelerate global efforts for child survival, maternal health, and universal health care. Given the transformations in health care access and survival Muso has documented, our direct service, research, and advocacy will work to advance a new model of care for community health systems.


About the Position


To drive forward a global transformation in health care, Muso aims to raise $27 million in the next two years. Foundation and corporate (F&C) funding partnerships form the backbone of Muso’s revenue. We are seeking a Foundation Partnerships Manager to execute strategy for this revenue stream, and additionally provide strategic input to the Senior Manager of Foundation Partnerships as it grows.


The FPM will steward and expand F&C partnerships by managing a current portfolio that is progressively transitioned to them, building a pipeline of new prospects who will give $25k-$500k/year, engaging with partners and prospects, and maintaining a culture of reliability, rigor, and thoughtful engagement with our F&C partners. They will collaborate within and beyond Muso’s development and communications department to craft engaging ways to share our work with funders, and leverage internal systems to monitor and deepen partnerships. They will additionally manage a F&C-focused Grants Associate (GA) who supports prospect research and grants management. The FPM will work in close collaboration with the Senior Manager, Foundation Partnerships (SMFP), and is supported by the GA they manage.


Location: San Francisco, CA (in-person a percentage of the week beginning in 2022)

Department: Development and Communications

Reports to: Senior Manager, Foundation Partnerships (SMFP)

Manages: Grants Associate (GA)



Strategy and Relationship Development

    Steward and expand personal portfolio of relationships with foundation and corporate (F&C) funders, with responsibilities including:
      Build a pipeline of new F&C prospects, focusing on donors giving $25k-$500k/year, and aiming to hold 80% of new F&C partnerships (with 20% held by SMFP, CPO, or CEO as strategically beneficial). Manage relationships with an existing portfolio of current F&C partners, progressively transitioned from SMFP.
    Research and identify key sources of and trends in F&C support, related to your current portfolio and its expansion targets. Identify the optimal approach for engaging each new and current F&C partner through proactive, systematic research supported by the GA, integrating your strategic goals and knowledge of partner priorities and needs. Provide input and thought partnership to SMFP on Muso’s full F&C portfolio strategies, including the identification of new networks to deepen in alignment with our key fundraising needs.


Grants Management

    With support of GA, manage conception, writing, and preparation of proposals, budgets, reports, and other materials for funders, with responsibilities including:
      Liaise with technical program and monitoring and evaluation teammates, learning from them about recent progress to share with partners. Identify new ways to tell stories about our work with partners, drawing connections between Muso’s and a donor’s shared values. Work with communications/design and finance teammates to create engaging and accurate materials. Ensure the timely submission of materials to funders, their alignment to Muso’s values and existing team priorities, and our compliance with donor requirements.
    Leverage development team systems for portfolio management and donor engagement. Utilize Muso’s Salesforce CRM system to track personal portfolio at large, donor engagement, the lifecycle of each gift, and the associated priorities at each stage of a relationship—from prospecting to proposal to award to reporting and ongoing engagement. Partner with SMFP to build standard “engagement plans” for F&C partners, and other tools to optimize day-to-day work.


Team Management

    Oversee Grants Associate, including providing direction to their strategies and day-to-day work, and supporting their growth and learning.


 Desired Skills & Experience

    Commitment to social justice, equitable health systems, and imagining radical solutions to global health issues. Experience in nonprofit fundraising and business development or related field (e.g. communications, marketing, philanthropy). Demonstrated experience managing other people. Strong communication skills that flex to context and audience, including interpersonal and verbal skills, and demonstrated writing and editing experience preferably in a fundraising or related environment. Excellent organization and time management skills, with experience managing multiple projects simultaneously and consistently producing high-quality work under deadline.
    Superb attention to accuracy and detail. Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively across departments, cultures, languages, and time zones. Flexibility and creativity to adapt in a rapidly growing team and organization. Fluency in English and proficiency in French. Ability to work in-person at Muso’s Bay Area office for a percentage of each week upon office re-opening, and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.


Not Required, But A Plus

    Experience in global health, international development, or non-profit work, with an understanding of key stakeholders and funding landscapes. Interest in and understanding of how fundraising and partnerships support a global health organization’s ability to execute upon ambitious strategic priorities. Familiarity with Salesforce or similar with donor management CRM software for donor relationship management. Experience working in West Africa.


Compensation and Benefits

Compensation will be $89,000 per year. Health insurance, basic life and AD&D insurance, and a 401(k) plan with an employer match up to 4% of compensation will be included. This position will receive up to 20 days of vacation annually and one sick day per month based on date of hire, as well as major U.S. holidays. This position is eligible for coverage under Muso’s parental leave policies. Additionally, this role will also receive support for professional development opportunities.


Muso strives to create a flexible, supportive workplace. Our Bay Area office is currently closed for in-person work due to current regional COVID-19 case rates, but will re-open if and when we meet our safety criteria for doing so. At that point, this role will require in-person time in Muso’s Bay Area office for a percentage of each week, as long as we continue to meet our safety criteria. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for in-person work. As the COVID-19 pandemic is dynamic, we will continually re-evaluate open office status to ensure that our safety criteria are met.


Muso is an equal opportunity employer.


To Apply

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to with Foundation Partnerships Manager Application in the subject line. Applications without both of these materials will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The application deadline is rolling, but interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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