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Partnerships and Development Associate

Vital Strategies
New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 15, 2024

Are you seeking an opportunity to bring your professional expertise to a global organization focused on re-imagining public health?

Vital Strategies is an international public health organization. Our programs strengthen public health systems and address the world’s leading causes of illness, injury and death. We currently work in 73 countries, supporting data-driven decision making in government, advancing evidence-based public health policies, and mounting strategic communication campaigns. Vital Strategies’ priorities are driven by the greatest potential to improve and save lives. They include non-communicable disease prevention, tobacco control, road safety, obesity prevention, overdose prevention, environmental health, vital statistics systems building and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment research. Our programs are primarily concentrated in low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific; the Overdose Prevention Program is our first initiative in the U.S. Please visit our website at to find out more about our work.

Vital Strategies is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive (DEI) organization. We believe our programs are strengthened when they are developed and supported by individuals with diverse life experiences, whose understanding of social and cultural issues can help make our work and workforce more inclusive. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, actual or perceived age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, alienage or citizenship status, gender (including gender identity or expression), partnership status, arrest or conviction record, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws.

Read about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Vital Strategies:

Join Our Partnerships and Development Team as an Associate!

Are you a motivated and organized individual ready to take on an exciting role? We're expanding our team and invite you to be a part of our growth journey. As an Associate in our Partnerships and Development team, you'll play a pivotal role in enhancing the efficiency of our partnership and development efforts.

Why Join Us:

  • Exciting Growth Phase: This is a thrilling time to join our expanding team, contributing to our dynamic growth.
  • Key Role in Growth: Be instrumental in driving the growth and improved efficiency of our partnership and development initiatives.
  • Transformative Learning: Seize the opportunity to immerse yourself in the entire end-to-end business development cycle and gain valuable insights into complex international public health programs, broadening your experience and knowledge.

Job Purpose:

The Partnerships and Development Associate provides administrative and operational support to the Partnerships and Development team, contributing to the efficiency and excellence of Vital’s new business activity.   

This is a  full-time position based in our New York office, where a hybrid, 2-day-per-week office schedule is in place. Vital Strategies offers highly competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits. The salary range for this position is $54,000 - $65,000 USD USD. The candidate must have authorization to work legally in the US at the time of hire.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Opportunity sourcing and analysis - 

  • With guidance from manager, conduct research to identify new funding opportunities across funding segments
  • Conduct background research on potential prospects, priority funders and program areas
  • Support qualification of new funding prospects across all funding segments
  • Track go/no go decisions for new business opportunities

 Proposal Development - 

  • Collaborate with proposal managers to coordinate major proposals including developing a proposal calendar, tracking proposal requirements, and compiling and creating documentation for submission
  • Copy edit and format high priority proposals
  • Partner with the proposal manager and team leadership to support the proposal submission process
  • Organize and maintain files for proposal document storage and access

Partnerships and Development Systems - 

  • Input and maintain data in the Partnerships and Development team’s CRM
  • Supports efforts to utilize Salesforce for reporting and analytics related to development efforts
  • Maintain global tools to help drive development efforts and promote cross-departmental collaboration including a global conference calendar, key statistics on Vital Strategies’ operations and other core documents 
  • Support the Director of Development Operations and Systems with initiatives to improve development systems

Administrative and Operations Support - 

  • Support development and finalization of presentations for partners, funders, and other internal and external meetings
  • Assist the team with administrative duties: scheduling meetings, calendar and contacts maintenance, and meeting preparation and follow-up

Additional activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Support efforts to coordinate Vital Strategies development efforts at global conferences
  • Collaborate with the SVP, Partnerships and Development to develop board reports and ensure timely and accurate reporting of development efforts
  • Develop content for and disseminate a quarterly organization-wide newsletter


Education and Degree -

  • BA/BS in a related field preferred; equivalent years of experience in not-for-profit fundraising/business development

Skills and Abilities - 

  • Comfortable solving problems within area of responsibility
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to research a wide range of topics.
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to effectively interact with people from a diverse range of cultural, generational, ethnic, racial, educational, and social backgrounds
  • Ability to deliver against tight deadlines with a sense of urgency
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Flexible, collaborative work style
  • Understands project management processes.
  • Willingness to work across different time zones, as needed.
  • Interest in global public health a plus


  • At least three years of work experience, preferably in the non-profit sector 
  • Experience preparing professional presentations in PowerPoint.
  • Experience providing operational and/or administrative support to a team
  • Prior CRM experience. Knowledge of Salesforce a plus
  • Experience in supporting global travel and accommodation logistics preferred

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds at times

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