Director of Public-Private Partnerships

Partners of the Americas
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Oct 7, 2023

Partners of the Americas seeks a Director of Public-Private Partnerships. This role reports directly to Partners’ Director of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas (100K) program and is responsible for leading public and private sector collaboration for the 100K Innovation Fund. In addition, the Director will support other public-private partnerships strategic to the organization.

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Grow and diversify Partners’ higher education portfolio, especially with private, foundation, and non-U.S. government partners.
  • Develop and strengthen Partners’ ability to affiliate and work with universities. Develop and strengthen Partners’ ability to work with corporations, and non-U.S. government actors.
  • Champion the impact of Partners’ programs to a diversity of audiences and increase the visibility of the brand in front of private sector, foundation, and government partners.
  • Develop fundraising and outreach strategies in close collaboration with program partners and stakeholders.
  • Raise funds from corporations, foundations, and government agencies. Develop successful concept papers and proposals and successfully cultivate donors to obtain grants and other commitments.
  • Fundraise the necessary annual funding regarding cost share and funds for grant competitions for the 100K Strong in the Americas program.
  • Collaborate on a communications and marketing strategy to ensure a strong website and web presence, to highlight partnerships with key stakeholders, and to attract and cultivate new partners.
  • Serve as the point of contact for all private sector and foundation donors in all matters related to fundraising. Work in close coordination with the operations staff to align donor expectations with reality and set timelines for giving/increased engagement/event participation.
  • Supervise program staff and consultants as appropriate; and
  • Travel to events and other fundraising opportunities will be required.
  • Train Partners’ staff on fundraising techniques.

Qualifications and Minimum Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of six years professional experience in fundraising with a proven track record of success securing funds and managing a diversity of donors.
  • Experience managing U.S. government-funded programs is a plus.
  • Strong cross-cultural/ interpersonal skills and knowledge of Latin America. Ability to interact with stakeholders with cultural sensitivity, fostering a supportive environment in person and in all forms of correspondence.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Experience working with stakeholders in higher education, international exchange, and workforce development is a plus.
  • Fluency in Spanish required; excellent oral and written skills in English and Spanish is required; Portuguese and/or French not required but a plus.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Word and Excel.
  • Ability to stick to timelines and meet deadlines consistently.

Interested professionals, please send a cover letter and resume to, only finalists will be contacted. No calls.

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