Associate Director, Corporate Partnership Strategy & Innovation

Fairfield County, Connecticut
Jan 13, 2017
Mar 14, 2017
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time

The Associate Director of Partnership Strategy and Innovation will help drive new business development and support the expansion of our roster of shared value corporate partnerships. S/he will be responsible for identifying and as part of a team, pitching midsize prospects with potential to provide resources including financial support and expertise as well as innovative solutions that meet Save the Children’s strategies and thematic program areas.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact

  • Drive $1+ million in new business development revenue on an annual basis. Support the Director, Partnership Strategy and Innovation, in creating plans for transitioning recently won accounts to the Account Management team, taking care to ensure a smooth transition in relationship management and ensure high level corporate partner satisfaction with Save the Children. (40%)

  • Assist team in developing sector analyses; targeting strategy for top prospects; customized pitch decks, concept notes and shared value proposals. (25%)

  • Support Senior Director and Director of Partnership Strategy and Innovation, to identify and inform product and program innovations that lead to breakthroughs for children based on private sector strategy and help develop strategy and visibility plan to position Save the Children as partner of choice for innovative, shared value partnerships.(20%)

  • Manage key accounts as they are transitioned to Account Management team, as assigned. (10%)

  • Lead Action Team or other working group of the Corporate Partnership Council, and perform other duties assigned. (5%)

Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors

  • Ideal candidates should have a 5-7 year’s progressively responsible global professional experience in private sector in new business development, marketing or strategic planning and/or corporate partnership development and fundraising with an iNGO. A combination of iNGO and corporate work experience is a plus.

  • BA required, Advanced degree in Business Management, Communications, Public Relations, Public Administration, Marketing is desirable.

  • Must have demonstrated strategic ability to cultivate partners and maximize revenue

  • Comfortable representing Save the Children and its mission to senior level external audiences

  • Extremely client focused and results oriented

  • Ability to navigate challenging situations to achieve goals and deadlines

  • Ability to problem solve and take initiative

  • Ability to drive projects through to completion

  • Ability to work in ambiguous, highly matrixed environment

  • Proactive and enthusiastic attitude

  • Knowledge of current theories and practices in corporate relationship building and innovative, shared value partnerships

  • Up to 15% travel may be required

  • Passion and commitment to Save the Children’s mission and values

Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world's most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact.  As a humanitarian agency, Save the Children is obliged to create and maintain an environment that aims to prevent the sexual exploitation and abuse of children and promote the implementation of its child safeguarding policy.  All representatives of Save the Children – employees, volunteers, interns, consultants, Board members and others who work with children on Save the Children’s behalf – are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.