Director of Corporate Relations, World Food Program USA

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Feb 04, 2019
Closes
Mar 06, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Bachelors
Experience Level
Professional

DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE RELATIONS

WORLD FOOD PROGRAM USA

Washington, District of Columbia

 

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with World Food Program USA in the search for a Director of Corporate Relations.

The Director of Corporate Relations will assist in the development of the organization’s corporate fundraising program. The Director of Corporate Relations will serve as a leader–ensuring the organization's effective and successful implementation of a comprehensive corporate fundraising plan that includes the identification of prospects; and the creation and implementation of appropriate donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies.

Consistent with the mission of the United Nations World Food Programme, World Food Program USA works with U.S. policymakers, corporations, foundations, and individuals to help provide financial resources and develop policies needed to alleviate global hunger.

Seventy years ago, President Harry Truman used the first-ever televised presidential address to talk about war and hunger. As families in Europe faced food shortages after the Second World War, he asked Americans to give up meat on Tuesdays, eggs and poultry on Thursdays, and to save a slice of bread each day. He called upon farmers to conserve grain and boost the continent’s recovery with the help of U.S. food aid. Now, the American people are leading once again. Protracted civil war in countries such as Yemen and Syria has pushed millions to the brink of starvation. The twin threats of conflict and extreme weather have converged in the Sahel of Africa, displacing families from their homes. Still others migrate across borders in search of opportunity.

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) saves and changes lives. By delivering food to the most vulnerable, WFP has rolled back famine in South Sudan and kept millions of children in the classroom thanks to nutritious school meals. Innovations reimagined the road to Zero Hunger, including the use of drones to quickly assess the damage of natural disasters and satellite technology to show how sustainable development projects are building more resilient communities. WFP's Winning the Peace report offered fresh insight into how hunger drives conflict and what must be done to sever the link–once and for all. World Food Program USA addresses these issues and maximizes the impact of its generous donors by pushing for change in the U.S. Congress to ensure that emergency food assistance, safety net programs, good nutrition, and agricultural development are robust pillars of a world where everyone can reach their full potential.

A bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is seven to ten years of corporate partnership fundraising experience. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.

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