DEVELOPMENT MANAGER OF DISASTER PROGRAMS
Position Description | 2017
SUMMARY OF JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES
Give2Asia’s Disaster Preparedness Program seeks to help Asia’s most vulnerable countries become prepared for and resilient to natural hazards and other impacts of climate change. Give2Asia plays a critical role in contributing to the shifting paradigms of disaster philanthropy, while building the capacity of local community based organizations across Asia. The Development Manager for Disaster Programs is responsible for managing Give2Asia Disaster programs, donor cultivation and stewardship, developing key communication materials for the disaster preparedness program, and maintaining Give2Asia’s relief and recovery programs in Asia.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Implementing Give2asia’s NGO Disaster Preparedness program, and managing key fundraising partnerships,
- Developing relationships with external funders – particularly foundations and corporations – for long-term partnership on disaster preparedness,
- Coordinating with all departments (programs, marketing and finance) in the event of a disaster to determine the appropriate response and strategies,
- Managing donor stewardship for disaster related grant making, and
- Representing Give2Asia in partnership discussions and public relations opportunities.
The Development Manager of Disaster Programs ensures that Give2Asia’s grant making is as efficient, effective, and impactful as possible. As the development and program lead, the person will be expected to develop resources for the long-term sustainability of Give2Asia’s Disaster Preparedness programs, as well as serve as a thought leader and expert on issues and trends impacting disaster philanthropy and development in Asia.
The Development Manager of Disaster Programs must demonstrate strong strategic thinking, project management, an aptitude for cultivating diverse program funding relationships, global team management, marketing and communications ability, as well as an overriding commitment and passion for strengthening disaster philanthropy in Asia.
Works closely with Give2Asia’s Program and Marketing teams, Give2Asia’s field network, and the President & CEO. Some contact with the Give2Asia Board of Directors.
Interacts with all Give2Asia constituents, including prospective funders, current donors, consultants, and grantees. Represents Give2Asia at events and conferences.
Minimum 7 years of professional experience, with significant development and program experience in a nonprofit or foundation setting. Successful experience with donor or client cultivation and relationship management, or equivalent, strongly preferred. Experience in program research and proposal writing required, with experience in international grant making or a community foundation strongly preferred.
Knowledge of disaster philanthropy particularly for Asia is highly desirable.
Bachelor’s degree required; Graduate degree preferred. Degrees in international development, public health, political science, or related field preferred but not required.
Other Key Requirements:
- Must be comfortable in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment, and able to juggle multiple, diverse projects.
- Excellent interpersonal, written communication and organizational skills are a must.
- Position requires a high degree of attention to detail and project management.
- Proposal writing and program budget analysis skills are necessary.
- Strong computer skills and use of the Internet are required, and experience with database programs a plus.
- Must thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and be committed to excellence in all aspects of work.
Disaster Preparedness: Give2Asia’s Disaster Preparedness Program is an initiative to help Asia’s most vulnerable countries become more resilient to natural hazards and other impacts of climate change. The program is now in phase II of its fourth year, and requires cultivation of new funding sources for the expansion of the program beyond Phase II. The Development Manager will lead all development related initiatives; develop communication and reporting materials for funders; manage grant making in coordination with Disaster Lead in Asia; and maintain partnerships with program implementing organizations; and collaborate with Marketing and Program team on donor stewardship as well as outreach and events.
Relief and Recovery: The Development Manager of Disaster Programs will be the main point of contact for all staff involved in disaster relief and recovery initiatives. They will coordinate with local field staff in impacted areas and determine the appropriate level of engagement. They will also collaborate with Marketing staff to develop outreach materials for donor stewardship. Lastly, the Development Manager will also lead the establishment of a Disaster Relief Network in Asia in partnership with key Asia-based staff.
Thought Leadership: The Development Manager of Disaster Programs is expected to contribute to Give2Asia’s thought leadership by developing communication materials on disaster philanthropy and development issues that are relevant to the field and to Give2Asia’s donors.
Grant Management and Tracking: Give2Asia’s grants meet the highest level of due diligence, transparency and management. The Manager of Disaster Programs is responsible for ensuring that disaster grants move efficiently through the grant making process.
Special Initiatives: The Development Manager of Disaster Programs is responsible for a number of special initiatives at any given time. Examples may include special projects focusing on efforts to improve grant impact reporting or special donor education initiatives.
Communications: The Manager of Disaster Programs is responsible for creating donor content on Give2Asia’s Disaster Program in collaboration with the Disaster Lead in Asia and Marketing staff.
External representation: The Development Manager of Disaster Programs will lead the presentation of disaster content at external funder meetings, and make presentations at philanthropic, industry and client events.
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