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
- 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
- Fundraise the necessary annual funding regarding cost share and
funds for grant competitions for the 100K Strong in the Americas
- 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
- 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
- Supervise program staff and consultants as appropriate;
- Travel to events and other fundraising opportunities will be
- Train Partners’ staff on fundraising techniques.
Qualifications and Minimum
- 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
- 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
Interested professionals, please send a cover letter and resume
only finalists will be contacted. No calls.