KickStart International has an exciting opportunity for an experienced, entrepreneurial, and enthusiastic Manager to help us grow our Institutional Fundraising program.
About the Organization:
KickStart International is an award-winning, nonprofit social enterprise committed to fighting poverty, increasing food security, and building resilience to climate change for smallholder farmers across sub-Saharan Africa. We design, mass-market, and distribute durable yet affordable “MoneyMaker” branded, irrigation pumps so that farmers can transition from rain-fed-subsistence farming to commercial irrigated agriculture. Over the past 25+ years, over 250,000 farmers across 17 countries have adopted KickStart’s high-quality, affordable irrigation technologies to start profitable agribusinesses. These businesses have gone on to produce enough fruits and vegetables to feed 13 million people a year, and generate $210 million in new profits and farm wages annually– dissolving circumstances of poverty for 1.3 million people.
KickStart was recognized as one of the “Top 100 Best NGOs in the World” in 2012 and 2013 by The Global Journal. The U.S. Department of State presented KickStart with the first-ever Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls in 2012. In 2011, Forbes named KickStart to their “Impact 30 List” as one of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. Fast Company Magazine and the Monitor Group awarded KickStart with a Social Capitalist Award in each of the years 2004-2008.
About the Position:
KickStart is seeking a dynamic and entrepreneurial development professional to expand its institutional fundraising program. The Key Partnerships Manager will build a portfolio of institutional funders, including but not limited to corporations, foundations, and governments. This position will work closely with other members of the Development team as well as our Africa-based staff, in order to develop goals and strategies for achieving fundraising targets, meet with partners and prospective partners to establish and deepen relationships, and contribute toward a balanced funding mix of donor sources tailored to KickStart’s financial needs to maintain and grow program operations. This position reports to the Senior Development Manager and works in partnership with the Grants & Partnerships Manager. It is based in New York City with occasional travel within the U.S., Europe, and Africa.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Education and Experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Position may require travel and working on weekends, early in the morning or late in the evening as necessary for donor cultivation events and meetings and/or to collaborate with colleagues overseas.
Please note: No relocation offered for this position.
How to Apply:
To apply, kindly email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Key Partnerships Manager” noted in the subject line of your e-mail application. We’re accepting applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.