The Senior Communications and Development Associate supports AIHA efforts in fundraising, communications, and business development.
Support the refinement and execution of AIHA’s fundraising strategy, including researching prospective donors, cultivating and stewarding relationships with external stakeholders, and conducting quantitative and qualitative data analysis to inform short- and long-term goals
Assist with implementation and expansion of AIHA’s annual fundraising strategy, including email campaigns, social media, hard copy mailings, special events, etc.
Maintain annual fundraising tracking chart, donation files, and matching gift requests
Process all acknowledgment letters and ensure they are signed and sent in a timely manner
Assist in the development of a Friends, Family, and Alumni Network and other vehicles that will support AIHA’s efforts to explore fundraising campaigns targeting individual, corporate, and foundation donors
Manage content of AIHA’s website and social media platforms in close collaboration with Director of Communications to ensure a unified, dynamic organizational image that communicates effectively across a range of key verticals
Work with program staff at headquarters and in the field to create and maintain a steady stream of ideas and material for articles, success stories, and partner profiles that effectively showcase our programs and accomplishments
Research and draft project or country overviews, articles, press releases, briefing materials, talking points, correspondence, and other materials as requested
Create or edit presentations, graphics, infographics, email blasts, reports, newsletters, and other documents as requested
Plan and/or coordinate outreach events and other activities, such as panel presentations, speaking engagements, teleconferences, and webinars that raise AIHA’s visibility, reputation, and credibility as a strong and effective international health and development organization
Perform administrative functions that support communications and program development, including maintaining organizational mailing lists, external conference and event lists, and program calendar, shared drive content, news and media clippings, and photo/image files
Support resource generation efforts across a range of potential funding sources
Provide support in proposal development, including logistical coordination of meetings, development of proposal schedules and outlines, targeted research, editing/writing of select proposal components, and graphics support
Support proposal teams through quality and compliance checks via compliance matrix, and proposal formatting, production, and submission
Support and manage an archived proposal and a BD resource library database intended to increase the efficiency of future proposal development efforts
Research and track new business opportunities across various donor and procurement websites, and circulate to appropriate staff
Maintain and update a tracking chart that spans the lifecycle of new business pursuit
Provide research to support the analysis of donor trends, funding opportunities, and specific procurements; targeted research to support outreach for funding from a range of sources, including foundations, corporations, and individuals
Serve as key administrative person to support all business development activities, including activities such as providing logistical support for meetings, maintaining and updating all files, and executing contracts for consultants hired to work on proposals
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, English, journalism, or related field required
Minimum three (3) years of professional experience, preferably with a nonprofit organization
Experience in fundraising, including work supporting funding proposals and/or campaigns targeting government donor agencies, corporations, foundations, and individuals
Strong proficiency in MS Office/Windows environment
Excellent writing skills and a proven ability to develop and present professional materials (e.g. spreadsheets, written memoranda, presentations) and social media content (e.g. blog, Twitter and Facebook posts) with meticulous attention to detail
Ability to transform conceptual ideas into reader-friendly graphics and visuals
Strong research, strategic thinking, and project management skills
Friendly, positive, can-do attitude with great interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Ability to multitask in a high?volume, deadline?driven environment
Proficient in Word Press, Adobe CC2017, and social media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Hootsuite, and YouTube
Ability to think creatively and consider out-of-the-box solutions
Strong cross?cultural communication skills and personal presence necessary to effectively interact with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
Humble and responsive to feedback, with capacity to learn quickly and continuously
Prior work with international development organizations
Video editing skills
Experience with grants.gov proposal submissions process
Experience with Adobe Connect, Google Analytics, Survey Monkey, Wiki, GoToMeeting, and DEVEX
Cultural sensitivity in working with people and institutions in the developing world
Interest in international health and development issues
Knowledge of Associated Press and inverted pyramid writing style a plus
Foreign language skills, particularly French, Portuguese, or an African language a plus
Physical Demands: Employees with disabilities must meet qualification standards that are job-related and consistent with business necessity and must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
This job description is subject to change at any time depending on the needs of the organization.
AIHA is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates, please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary expectation to email@example.com
American International Health Alliance (AIHA) is an international nonprofit that advances global health through locally driven, locally owned, and locally sustainable interventions in health systems strengthening (HSS) and human resources for health (HRH). AIHA provides technical assistance through comprehensive, integrated, volunteer driven initiatives that help countries build institutional and ...human resource capacity to create a strong foundation for delivering high?quality, inclusive health services. Since inception in 1992, AIHA has been awarded more than $326 million in U.S. Government grants, leveraged by $292 million in in-kind contributions of professional time and material resources from our partners at 205 U.S. hospitals, health systems, and academic institutions. In addition to our U.S. headquarters in Washington, DC, AIHA has field offices in nine countries in Africa and Eastern Europe.