KickStart International has an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic senior professional to increasingly expand our institutional funding sources and revenues.
About the Organization:
KickStart International (www.kickstart.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit social enterprise with a mission to lift millions of people in Africa out of poverty quickly, cost-effectively, and sustainably. They do this by designing and mass-marketing simple, clean-energy, “MoneyMaker” branded, irrigation pumps. Rural families living in poverty invest in these low-cost pumps to move from rain-fed-subsistence farming to commercial irrigated agriculture. They grow and sell high value crops throughout the year—especially in the long dry “hungry” seasons when food is scarce and prices are highest—and on average increase their net income from irrigation alone by $700. For the first time, they can properly feed and educate their children, afford healthcare, and plan for their futures.
KickStart has been recognized as a leader in its industry and received honors including the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, the Schwab Award, and the first-ever U.S. Department of State Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. The organization’s work has been featured in publications including Forbes, Fast Company, Scientific American, and many more.
About the Position:
KickStart is seeking an entrepreneurial and accomplished development professional to expand its institutional fundraising program. The Senior Development Officer will work closely with the rest of KickStart’s lean and dynamic development team and the CEO to: manage and grow a portfolio of institutional funders (including but not limited to corporations, foundations, and governments), develop goals and strategies for achieving fundraising targets, meet with donors and prospective donors to establish and deepen relationships, and contribute towards a balanced mix of funding sources tailored to maintain and grow KickStart’s program operations. This position reports to the Director of Development and Strategic Alliances and is based in New York City with occasional travel within the U.S., Europe, and Africa.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Education and Experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
How to Apply
To apply, kindly email your cover letter, resume and compensation requirements, with the position title in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. If someone referred you to apply for this position, please provide his or her name in your cover letter. The position will remain open until filled.
KickStart is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.