**POSTING: Associate, Strategy and Operations
LOCATION: New York City, US; London, UK; or Nairobi, Kenya
REPORTS TO: Senior Vice President, Strategy and Operations
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Up to 5%
POSTING DEADLINE: This position will close at 11:59 pm EDT on Sunday, May 8th
SALARY: If based in London, the anticipated starting base salary range is GBP 38,000-45,000. If based in New York, 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 collaborative philanthropic investment vehicle 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 1.1 billion treatments for NTDs worth more than $1.3 billion. In 2020 alone, we reached more than 91.9 million people with more than 133.6 million NTD treatments, representing an almost 10-fold increase from 2012. The END Fund works globally in 25 countries, with a primary emphasis in Africa.
You can learn more about the END Fund and our 2020 impact story here.
ABOUT THE END FUND’S STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS TEAM
The Strategy and Operations (S&O) department serves the END Fund’s growth and impact goals by leading strategic planning and resource allocation decision-making; ensuring good governance and robust risk management; overseeing operations that facilitate team productivity in alignment with organizational culture and values; facilitating interdepartmental information flow and conducting aggregated data analyses; and designing and implementing strategies and practices to recruit, onboard, develop and retain talent in support of organizational goals and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. In a period of ongoing, significant projected growth and organizational change, the S&O team seeks to optimize performance by ensuring the END Fund strategically and thoughtfully deploys all available resources in pursuit of the mission to end NTDs.
The END Fund is seeking a resourceful, curious, mission-driven professional to support the initiatives of the Strategy and Operations team. The Associate will provide project management, editorial and internal communications support for initiatives advancing Board and donor relations, impact reporting, team management, and operational effectiveness of the organization. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative, goal-oriented, organized individual with strong writing/editing abilities who is interested in growing their skills in organizational development and nonprofit management. This role is remote, working on a distributed team that communicates regularly via Zoom and Slack.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES
Support good governance and fund management through regular impact reporting to priority audiences
- Manage the production of recurring narrative and financial reports to priority stakeholders, including quarterly Board of Directors briefing books and quarterly narrative reports on the END Fund’s investment funds for donor steering committees
- Coordinate deadlines and collect inputs from a range of internal stakeholders across departments; serve as primary liaison for colleagues contributing to reports
- Edit and proofread content as needed to ensure appropriateness for target audiences
- Support agenda development and materials preparation for donor steering committee meetings
Strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of the Strategy & Operations team
- Schedule S&O team meetings, take minutes, and assign and track follow-up tasks
- Support budget development and budget management for the department
- Provide limited administrative support for the Senior Vice President, including expense reporting, travel and logistics management, scheduling, etc.
- Manage department invoices and payments to vendors, including consultant contracts and recurring vendor payments
Support ongoing internal communications and organizational development for a complex global organization with a distributed workforce
- Manage agenda, preparations and follow-up for monthly Full Team Meetings with the END Fund’s global staff in partnership with the SVP
- Support initiatives to improve internal workflow, project management, information sharing and data collection, including inputting and tracking team-based or interdepartmental projects in Asana, preparing or editing slide decks for internal or external stakeholders, and participating in interdepartmental working groups
- Support scheduling and administration of organization-wide trainings on various topics, including anti-harassment, travel safety, and cybersecurity
Support special projects and complete other tasks upon request for the team and broader organization
- Support logistics around quarterly Board of Directors Meetings, as needed, and ad hoc Board trips
- Other duties as assigned by Senior Vice President
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
- 1-2 years of operations, communications, executive assistance, or other directly relevant experience in a virtual or physical office environment
- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with excellent editing and proofreading skills in English
- Proficient knowledge in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Google products (Drive, Mail, Calendar)
- Strategic about achieving objectives with strong organizational skills; handles multiple projects simultaneously with excellent follow through and attention to detail
- Proactive communicator and collaborator who enjoys working in a dynamic, evolving, globally distributed team
- Passionate about philanthropy, international issues and public health, with a global mindset and perspective
- Comfortable working virtually on a globally dispersed team
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 New York, 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 leave; similar benefits will vary modestly by country of residency. **