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Development and Communications Manager

Employer
Panzi Foundation
Location
District of Columbia, United States
Salary
$70,000.00 - $85,000.00
Closing date
Feb 29, 2024

Hybrid: Remote and in Washington, DC

Panzi Hospital and Foundation (Panzi) is seeking an experienced, creative, and detail-oriented Development and Communications Manager who is passionate about women’s rights, social justice, and ending rape as a weapon of war. Panzi provides survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo with compassionate, holistic health care that combines medical treatment, psychosocial support, community-reintegration activities, and access legal services. The Congolese-led organization was founded by 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dr. Denis Mukwege, and is world-renowned for its expertise in treating sexual violence in conflict, gender-based violence, and advancing women’s rights and social justice.

This position would support the US-based fundraising and communications team, through the design and execution of new development strategies to diversify its funding portfolio and increase revenue. This strategy and resulting workplans should target institutional funding (foundations, corporations, etc.), government funding, and individual giving (both major and grassroots). This position will report to the Executive Director of the US Office and will be supported by a Grants Officer/Technical Writer and Marketing Officer, both of whom this position will manage. This position will also liaison directly with the DRC-based programs and fundraising teams to ensure alignment on all funding priorities and the development of grant proposals and reports.

This position will be responsible for outward-facing communications, including the organization’s website, social media channels, donor messages, search engine optimization, multichannel campaigns, and advertising. In addition to the execution of ongoing development strategies, this position will also play a pivotal role in event-planning and management for fundraisers and advocacy events.

The Democratic Republic of Congo faces an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, with over 7 million people currently displaced by ongoing violence. Join us as the Development and Communications Manager, playing a pivotal role in Panzi's pivotal response. You'll be at the forefront of our growth, crafting compelling narratives and driving impactful initiatives that empower survivors and bring hope to communities.

As our founder, Dr. Denis Mukwege said, ”Together, we can build a world where women and girls are safe and empowered.” Join us as we work to achieve this vision together.

Key Responsibilities

Marketing and Communications

  • Responsible for developing an annual strategic communications plan, that aligns with Panzi’s mission and encompasses the organization’s various campaigns.
  • Oversee the development of compelling and impactful content across various platforms, such as social media, newsletters, press releases, and Panzi’s website, emphasizing storytelling and empowering local communities and survivors.
  • Coordinate and manage a group of on-the-ground content creators, photographers, and videographers.
  • Ensure consistent branding across all communication channels. This involves maintaining Panzi’s image and reputation through careful messaging and visual consistency.
  • Oversee the organization's presence on social media platforms in conjunction with the Marketing Officer. This includes content planning, posting, engagement with followers, and analyzing social media metrics to gauge effectiveness.

Institutional Funding Development

  • Steward a portfolio of institutional funding partners through outreach over the phone, in person, and through email, in conjunction with the Executive Director
  • Identify potential corporate/foundation partners for relationship development
  • Oversee Grants Officer to track grant proposal and reporting deadlines and keep team on-track to meet them
  • Edit and perform final review of reports to funders, as needed
  • Manage and participate in the writing and compiling letters of inquiry, concept notes, and proposal submissions for new grants and grant renewals
  • Manage the development and dissemination of Impact Reports (quarterly) and Annual Reports

Donor Engagement

  • Design and execute an annual development plan, including all cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities
  • Design and execute a plan to expand individual donor base in the United States and abroad
  • Steward a portfolio of major donors and support the Executive Director to track return on investment
  • Lead strategy and execution of digital fundraising campaigns, including donor life-cycles
  • Plan and execute fundraising events, including in-person and virtual campaigns

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Communications, Marketing, Nonprofit Management, or related field, Masters preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in nonprofit fundraising required
  • Proven track record of raising funds from individuals, corporations, or foundations through the execution of a development strategy
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, with proven ability to write persuasively and with a high degree of professionalism
  • Excellent research, planning, and organizational skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail
  • Experience in individual donor cultivation and campaigns
  • Ability to lead others, and supervise workflows
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Passionate about social justice, gender equality, ending rape as a weapon of war, and committed to supporting Congolese-led institutions
  • Ability to work in-person in our downtown Washington, DC office 2-3 days per week
  • Authorized to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working proficiency in French or interest in furthering their professional development to learn
  • 2+ years of management experience
  • Experience working in humanitarian settings and/or supporting non-profits focused on global health, gender equality, or related fields

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

At Panzi, we believe in the strength and value of diversity. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that uplifts and empowers the unique voices of our team members. We recognize the systemic challenges that women and people of color often face in the professional world, and we are actively working to dismantle these barriers within our organization and beyond.

We Strongly Encourage You to Apply:

If you're a woman and/or a person of color who is passionate about Panzi, we strongly encourage you to apply for this position. We seek candidates who bring diverse perspectives, experiences, and skills to our team. Panzi is dedicated to providing equal opportunities for everyone and we prioritize making our workplace a welcoming, supportive, and respectful environment for all.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter of interest to info@panzi.org

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