WORK FOR AN AWARD-WINNING NON-PROFIT SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
WHO WE ARE
Founded in 2004, Build Change is an innovative international nonprofit social enterprise whose mission is to save lives in earthquakes and hurricanes. We do that by designing disaster-resistant houses and schools; training homeowners, builders, engineers and government officials to build them; working with governments to develop and implement building standards; partnering with the private sector to improve building materials quality and create jobs; and facilitating access to incentive-based capital for reconstruction and retrofitting by partnering with financing institutions and government subsidy programs.
Build Change is the recipient of multiple awards, including a 2017 Skoll Foundation Award for Social Entrepreneurship, 2016 OpenIDEO Urban Resilience Challenge Winner, and was a top three finalist in IBM’s inaugural Call for Code Developer Challenge in 2018.
To learn more about us and our programs in Indonesia, Colombia, Guatemala, Philippines, Nepal and the Caribbean, visit www.buildchange.org.
YOUR NEW OPPORTUNITY
As Director of Institutional Partnerships, you will lead Build Change’s institutional fund and partnership development efforts. You will develop, diversify and execute Build Change’s fundraising strategy and annual tactical plan, with a primary focus on prevention or pre-disaster mitigation programs. As a member of the senior management team, you will contribute to strategic planning and budgeting, and support your peers within our country programs by providing them with creative partnership strategies. You will also have the opportunity to work with the CEO, senior management team and board members in preparation for donor meetings and other fund development events and to collaborate with related staff of supporting foundations and partners.
You are prepared to manage research, position, write, cultivate and win grant and contract proposals for donors, including development agencies such as USAID, development banks such as the World Bank, relief agencies such as American Red Cross, and foundations. You are also excited by the challenge to secure at least US$2M in grants or contracts in year 1, growing that to $5M per year by year 3.
The Director of Institutional Partnerships also holds the responsibility for preparation of fund development pipeline reports and partnership tracking reports, and management of Salesforce and other CRM tools. You will collaborate with the Director of Marketing & Communications and other development staff to produce appeals, newsletters, success stories, promotional videos, social media and other fund and partnership development collateral.
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE:
a proven record of raising funds from institutional partners on the order of at least $2M per year
outstanding and outgoing interpersonal skills, a high energy level, and an ability to speak persuasively in front of large and small groups
superior, professional and versatile writing, presentation, and communication skills with the ability to adapt based on audience
the ability to work independently and focus on details in addition to big-picture strategies, and also to actively lead and contribute to team goals.
Your experience includes:
a minimum of 8 years in a similar professional position with demonstrated success in fund and partnership development
professional experience in proposal writing for an international non-profit social enterprise or similar private sector business, with proven record of winning grants and contracts and exceeding fundraising or business development goals
You are able to:
competently manage donor data management systems and have experience using Salesforce
work independently, including some evenings and weekends, and travel as needed
speak passionately about Build Change’s mission
You would describe yourself as:
drama-free, optimistic, flexible, humble, patient, and having a good sense of humor
pro-active, self-motivated, and able to work independently while also contributing fully as a team member
fluent in English
And maybe you also:
have worked in the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia or emerging nations
have experience in international development or engineering consulting
understand basic engineering and construction principles
speak Spanish, French or any of the languages spoken in our program countries
ARE YOU INTERESTED?
Then please visit www.buildchange.org/about/careers and select the link for this position. Applications will be accepted until filled. Qualified women and citizens of Build Change’s program countries are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls please.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive based on experience. Build Change also offers group medical, dental, vision plans; disability, life and AD&D insurance; paid holidays in addition to PTO.
About Build Change
Founded in 2004, Build Change is an award-winning nonprofit social enterprise whose mission is to save lives in earthquakes and hurricanes.
Build Change designs disaster-resistant houses and schools, trains homeowners, builders, engineers and government officials to build them, works with governments to develop and implement building standards, partners with the private sector to improve building materials quality and create jobs, and facilitates access to incentive-based capital for reconstruction and retrofitting by partnering with financing institutions and government subsidy programs. Build Change works in Indonesia, Colombia, Guatemala, Nepal, the Philippines, and the Caribbean.
Build Change has trained more than 39,000 people on earthquake-resistant design and construction techniques, and has provided technical assistance for more than 58,300 safer buildings, impacting an estimated 304,440 people.