POSTING: Associate, Fundraising
LOCATION: London, Nairobi, or US flexible (California, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, preferred)
REPORTS TO: Senior Director, Investor Relations
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: minimal, up to 10% (once travel safely resumes)
JOB POSTING DEADLINE: This position will close at 11:59 pm EDT on Sunday, May 15th
SALARY: If based in London, the anticipated starting base salary range is GBP 38,000-45,000. If based in the United States, the anticipated starting base salary range is USD $61,000-$66,000. If based in Nairobi, the anticipated starting base salary range is KES 4,600,000-5,750,000.
The END Fund is the world’s leading philanthropic fund dedicated to controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs are parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases – including intestinal worms, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis – that affect over 1.7 billion people globally. The END Fund’s vision is to ensure people can live healthy and prosperous lives free of the risk of NTDs and has set out to accomplish this by:
- Mobilizing and investing resources for maximum impact,
- Advocating for innovative, integrated and cost-effective NTD programs; and
- Facilitating philanthropic and private sector engagement to end these diseases.
By engaging a community of activist-philanthropists and taking a systems approach, the END Fund works in collaboration with governments, local and international NGOs, pharmaceutical companies, and academic partners on the global campaign to control and eliminate the most prevalent NTDs by 2030. Since our founding in 2012 through 2020, with our partners, the END Fund has provided over 1 billion treatments for NTDs worth more than $1.3 billion, and trained more than 3.4 million health workers in NTD control and prevention. In 2020 alone, we reached more than 91 million people with more than 133 million NTD treatments, representing an almost 10-fold increase from 2012. The END Fund works globally in over 25 countries, with a primary emphasis in Africa.
ABOUT THE INVESTOR RELATIONS (FUNDRAISING) TEAM
The Investor Relations team is the fundraising team at the END Fund. The Investor Relations team is responsible for identifying, mobilizing, and nurturing meaningful and impactful partnerships to advance the END Fund’s mission to end neglected tropical diseases. Driven by the transformative power of collaborative philanthropy, the team works alongside a consortium of individual, foundation and corporate investors and champions to help harness and promote funding opportunities for treating and preventing NTDs.
As the END Fund continues to rapidly scale and strategically diversify its portfolio of NTD investment opportunities, a successful candidate for the Associate role on the Investor Relations team will be responsible for contributing to the full grant life cycle with foundation partners (from proposal development to contracting to grant reporting), supporting the team to deliver exceptional relationship management, and helping to execute against multi-year fundraising plans together with the department. The Associate will play an integral role in the continued success of the Investor Relations team and thus, the broader organization’s high-level financial goals. This position will report directly to the Senior Director, Investor Relations, but will need the communication and collaboration skills to work cross-departmentally across all levels to efficiently deliver on their assigned deliverables.
The day-to-day of this position is likely to entail coordination and project management for meeting proposal and reporting deadlines; collaboration across departments to secure programmatic and financial data needed for proposals and reports; administrative support with scheduling, note taking, and data entry in Salesforce; extensive writing, copy-editing, and formatting for grant proposals and reports; supporting the development of written donor communications; and participation in interdepartmental meetings to ensure a holistic understanding of the organization’s programs, financials, and impact story. This is an individual contributor position with no direct reports. This role is remote, working on a distributed team that communicates regularly via Zoom and Slack.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES
Grant Writing, Reporting, and Project Management
- With oversight from the Senior Director, Investor Relations and in coordination with the Senior Associate Director, Investor Relations, support the stewardship of a portfolio of private philanthropic foundations to deliver on grant requirements
- Support donor reporting for restricted and unrestricted foundation investments, including developing internal timelines and processes for reporting using Asana (no previous experience required with this software), preparing reporting templates, coordinating and communicating cross-departmentally for necessary data inputs, and assembling narratives in a manner consistent with the END Fund’s expected level of quality, accuracy, and professionalism
- With guidance and direction from the Senior Director, Investor Relations, and Senior Associate Director, Investor Relations, respond to new foundation funding opportunities that align with the END Fund’s mission and funding priorities:
- Support the proposal preparation process by collecting information, determining and enforcing timelines, and fostering cross-team collaboration; support process for letters of inquiry/expressions of interest, concept note development, and proposals
- Proactively identify grant proposal process inefficiencies and recommend and implement procedural improvements
- Conduct copy-editing, grammar checks, and formatting on written donor communications prior to submission
- Provide follow-up support on prospecting research produced by the Lead Prospector as needed in support of new revenue generation opportunities.
- In concert with varying actors across the organization – Board Development Committee, Investor Relations team, and other colleagues – support the execution of a fundraising plan to secure funding towards the END Fund’s multi-year revenue goals
- Liaise with the Programs team and other END Fund staff to gather information, materials, and updates and translate them into proposals and donor reports
- Coordinate with the Finance team on fundraising-related initiatives, including grant spending, revenue recognition, financial reporting, and reconciliation
- Work closely with the END Fund’s Communications team to secure marketing materials and other external communications as needed.
Knowledge and Data Management
- Manage the maintenance of donor records in Salesforce across the foundation investor portfolio, including tracking funding opportunities and logging key information in Salesforce
- Help to ensure relevant colleagues are informed of funding opportunities and changes to funding projections, grant timelines, and/or payment schedules
- Maintain a consistent and well-organized Google Drive folder
- Support the team with note taking, drafting email correspondences for donors, meeting preparation, and other administrative support needed for knowledge and data management.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- 1-2 years of relevant professional experience directly related to or transferable to the essential functions and core competencies of this position
- Ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, direct, and lively style (in English, both written and verbal)
- Confidence and poise to interact regularly with internal colleagues at all levels, using all forms of communications (e-mail, phone, Slack, videoconference and face-to-face interaction)
- A self-starter with initiative and a desire to continuously learn, who is energized to work as part of a team, and is comfortable navigating shifting change and deadline-oriented environments
- Familiarity with global health issues, and NTDs specifically, or appetite and interest to learn
- Experience with project management tools, such as Asana, G Suite, Slack, and Salesforce a plus
- Ability and authorization to work in either Kenya, the United Kingdom, or the United States.
OUR PHILOSOPHY AND BENEFITS
The END Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. It is our policy and intent that all qualified persons be given full and equal opportunities for employment, training, promotions, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms, and conditions of employment.
The END Fund offers a competitive compensation package intended to motivate employees to perform at the highest level by acquiring superior skills and competencies. Our philosophy is shaped by the following guidelines: 1) understandable, 2) fair and defensible, 3) competitive, and 4) flexible.
The END Fund is at an exciting stage of organizational growth and we are rapidly expanding our global footprint in order to bring on the most talented team members to help advance our mission. Currently, the majority of our team is based in the United States. We maintain physical headquarters in New York City, and other team members work from their homes across the US, Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.
If based in London, the anticipated starting base salary range is GBP 38,000-45,000. If based in the United States, the anticipated starting base salary range is USD $61,000-$66,000. If based in Nairobi, the anticipated starting base salary range is KES 4,600,000-5,750,000.
Our benefits packages are also informed by local contexts to ensure appropriateness and competitiveness within specific markets. Regardless of location, all END Fund team members receive cell phone and WiFi connectivity support, flexible work arrangements, a healthy annual professional development allowance, and more. In the United States, the END Fund offers 100% employer-paid health and life insurance benefits and twelve weeks fully paid family care leave; similar benefits will vary modestly by country of residency. **
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