This newly created role is an extraordinary opportunity to work in close partnership with Pathfinder International’s new President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Lois Quam to raise awareness about the organization with the goal of securing funding to continue Pathfinder International’s vital community development work around the world. Overseeing Institutional Giving, New Business Development, Fundraising, Marketing and Public Affairs, the Chief Global Engagement Officer will lead a strategic and synchronized plan that will unify revenue generation, targeting audiences including public donors, technical networks, peer development organizations, private donors, advocates, and foundation funders. 80-90% of Pathfinder International’s funding comes from foundation and government grants. It is vital to continue to demonstrate value to these funders and leverage new sources of revenue. To that end, this position will develop a coherent strategy that links all externally facing units as well as one that focuses on sustained revenue and includes broadening the donor base while achieving a more diversified portfolio. This position works cross-functionally to manage external activities throughout Pathfinder on a global scale, leveraging resources within the organization and building out external relations capabilities as appropriate. Pathfinder International’s headquarters are in Boston, MA with an office in Washington, DC. Ideally, this position will be based in Washington, DC to be connected to policy makers, but there is flexibility in the location.The Chief Global Engagement Officer reports to the President & CEO and serves as an integral member of the executive team. The Chief Global Engagement Officer oversees a team of 26 including 8 direct reports.
Education & Experience•A Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public health, or related field is required; a Master’s degree in one of these areas is highly preferred.•Ten or more years of progressive management experience in a global health agency or nonprofit, including at least three years in an executive management position.•Current with legislative, political, and social issues surrounding global reproductive health.•Expertise in core message development and delivery, program development and execution.•Experience working in a large organization undergoing significant change and/or leadership transition preferred.•Ability to travel within and outside of the United States as needed.•Experience living abroad preferred.Capabilities•Proven influence to become a trusted advisor to the President & CEO, quickly grasping priorities and issues and developing well-reasoned and thoughtful strategies to address them.•Demonstrated success developing, implementing and integrating a full array of clear, targeted, strategies that raise awareness and quantify Pathfinder International’s value among government and nonprofit funders.•Highly developed critical thinking and strategy skills to craft approaches that promote the long-term goals of the organization.•Track record of writing proposals, successfully securing grants from government agencies and foundations and thinking of new platforms to accomplish the work.•Experience strengthening existing strategies and using both new and traditional media to build and raise awareness.•An evolved and enlightened leader to guide the evolution of marketing strategies as the organization transforms.•Track record of identifying and applying metrics that contribute to long- and short-term success.•Exceptional written and verbal communication skills to distill complicated concepts into clear, consistent, and digestible messages through a wide variety of media to sophisticated, diverse audiences. •A confident leader who is comfortable hearing and presenting different perspectives, enjoys engaging in constructive debate, and can be effective in a collaborative environment where the prevailing approach to decision-making is often by consensus. •Proven track record of promoting professional growth and staff development to build motivated, high-performing teams. Personal Characteristics•Strategic leader and enterprise thinker.•Political acumen and consensus builder.•Intellectual curiosity and creativity.•Inspirational and skillful manager who “sees around corners”•Unquestionable personal integrity and high emotional intelligence.•An entrepreneurial spirit.•Deeply mission driven.
Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. It is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose. The organization places reproductive health care at the center of all that it does—believing that it is not onl...y a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Since 1957, Pathfinder has partnered with local governments, communities, and health systems to remove barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Pathfinder has worked in over 70 countries on six continents, always going where the need is greatest. Currently in more than 20 countries around the world, Pathfinder’s 800+ team works alongside hundreds of local organizations to ensure all people have the right to decide whether and when to have children and to lead the lives they choose. Nearly 90% of its employees worldwide come from and serve the very communities where they work.
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