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Director of Partnership & Co-Investment Strategies

Fetzer Institute
Michigan, United States
$169,500.00 - $169,500.00
Closing date
May 14, 2024

Director of Partnerships & Co-Investment Strategies

The Fetzer Institute is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified candidates from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

As the Director of Partnerships & Co-Investment Strategies you will develop, manage, and implement partnership strategies that shape and support Ally Development’s role in building out strategic partnerships and co-investment strategies with philanthropic partners, with a particular focus on individual donors, donor advisors and donor networks in service of our mission to help build a spiritual foundation for a loving world.

 This is a full-time position requiring up to 60% travel.  Candidate must be willing to live in Kalamazoo, MI or near a major city such as LA, Chicago, or New York City.

The Institute provides a competitive compensation package to attract and retain talent. The Institute’s pay philosophy includes a commitment to offering new employees’ compensation that falls at or above the 50th percentile mark for the market rate of the position. In this case, the market rate for this position is $169,500. This role is eligible for a comprehensive and generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, prescription, 401(k), 5 weeks accrued paid time off, matching gifts, and an extensive wellness package, along with opportunities for professional and spiritual development.


Relationship Strategy

  • Co-develop with VP Ally Development relationship building strategies throughout the philanthropic sector. 
  • Lead, manage and evaluate co-investment opportunities with philanthropic partners.
  • Implement and manage strategies that expand our network and build deeper relationships with donor advisors, individual donors and donor networks.
  • Responsible for regular outreach including meetings, calls, emails, etc. to build and deepen relationships with philanthropic funding partners.
  • Play a key role in the thought leadership of Ally Development including but not limited to writing, speaking at conferences, and participating in social media.
  • Engage staff members as necessary in the relationship building process, including VP’s, EVP/COO and President.
  • Actively participate in funder networks including attending events/convenings, co-facilitating and co-developing convening agenda’s, etc.
  • Lead in building out co-granting partnerships with individual donors, donor advisors and donor networks.


  • Managing staff and key consultants in order to execute Ally development strategies and tactics.
  • Work with the Associate Director of Ally Development in overseeing the Ally Development Team.

 Learning, Inner Work and Community

Fetzer aims to “be” the change we want to see in the world. Therefore, every community member is expected to have a commitment to nurture their inner life, continual learning, and be active in the community.

  • Attend the Tuesday morning Community of Freedom Gatherings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT each week.
  • Optional 2:00 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. EDT meditation time, every day.
  • Independently directed professional and spiritual development built into your work plan.


  • Bachelor’s degree plus seven to ten years of experience in the philanthropic sector. 
  • Experience in strategic planning, project management, financial management, staff supervision and development, and leading key internal strategic initiatives.
  • Knowledge of the philanthropic sector, particularly with donor advisors, individual donors and donor networks.
  • Willingness, availability, and ability to travel domestically and internationally.


  • Deeply held, personal, spiritual journey.
  • Exceptional relationship-building and interpersonal communication (written and verbal) skills. 
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills. 
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and follow projects through to completion.


Following its mission of “helping build the spiritual foundation for a loving world,” The Fetzer Institute seeks to catalyze a movement of organizations and funders applying faith-based and spiritual solutions to social problems. Inspired by our founder John E. Fetzer, the Institute’s community encourages each other to discover new ways of knowing our sacred world and explore our personal spiritual journeys as we work toward transformed communities and societies in which all people can flourish. 

Let's catalyze the power of love and understanding, transcending boundaries, and creating a global impact. Come, be a part of our journey! 

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on our website



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