POSTING: Senior Associate Director, Investor Relations (Fundraising)
LOCATION: New York City, London, or Nairobi
REPORTS TO: Senior Director, Investor Relations
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: up to 30% (once travel safely resumes)
JOB POSTING DEADLINE: This position will close at 11:59 pm EDT on Wednesday, October 27th
The END Fund is the world’s leading philanthropic fund dedicated to controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs are parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases – including intestinal worms, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis – that affect over 1.7 billion people globally. The END Fund’s vision is to ensure people can live healthy and prosperous lives free of the risk of NTDs and has set out to accomplish this by:
- Mobilizing and investing resources for maximum impact,
Advocating for innovative, integrated and cost-effective NTD programs; and
Facilitating philanthropic and private sector engagement to end these diseases.
By engaging a community of activist-philanthropists and taking a systems approach, the END Fund works in collaboration with governments, local and international NGOs, pharmaceutical companies, and academic partners on the global campaign to control and eliminate the most prevalent NTDs by 2030. Since our founding in 2012 through 2020, with our partners, the END Fund has provided over 1 billion treatments for NTDs worth more than $1.3 billion, and trained more than 3.4 million health workers in NTD control and prevention. In 2020 alone, we reached more than 91 million people with more than 133 million NTD treatments, representing an almost 10-fold increase from 2012. The END Fund works globally in over 25 countries, with a primary emphasis in Africa.
You can read more about the END Fund and our 2020 impact story here.
ABOUT THE INVESTOR RELATIONS TEAM
The Investor Relations (fundraising) team is responsible for identifying, mobilizing, and nurturing meaningful and impactful partnerships to advance the END Fund’s mission to end neglected tropical diseases. Driven by the transformative power of collaborative philanthropy, the team works alongside a consortium of individual, foundation and corporate investors and champions to help harness and promote funding opportunities for underserved communities.
The END Fund is looking for an experienced event manager and travel planner to help the Investor Relations team successfully implement its stewardship and cultivation strategy, and support its ambitious fundraising goals. They will help develop and organize events and donor trips globally with a focus on the US, UK, and Africa. A natural and collegial team player, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of working collaboratively to drive successful engagement opportunities with partners, donors, prospects and the END Fund Board of Directors.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES
- Support the VP and Senior Director, Investor Relations, in the creation and management of events and travel strategy
In concert with the Senior Director, Investor Relations, and other colleagues, design and organize a variety of engaging trips showcasing the work of the END Fund, including our annual Adventure Fundraiser(s) - typically a Mount Kilimanjaro climb - as well as trips to visit communities
Develop and implement events and gatherings of stakeholders for the END Fund in key donor markets, including New York City, London, and Dubai
Thoughtfully design, plan, and carry out projects including managing timelines, budgets, and invitations; anticipating roadblocks and finding solutions; supporting the creation of marketing materials
Deliver on event objectives by creating experiences that match the END Fund’s vision and brand
Represent the Investor Relations team and collaborate with the Executive Office, Programs, and Public Affairs departments to integrate investor engagement into events lead by these teams
Maintain relationships and conduct negotiations with vendors in the US, UK, UAE, and countries where investors visit programs
Debrief and provide learnings and recommendations after specific event or trip
Identify new opportunities and share ideas to help develop and diversify events and travel, in support of the organization’s strategic goals
Ensure that all events and trips are planned in accordance with internal protocols and with a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) lens
Work collaboratively and proactively across the organization with other departments, as needed, on special projects
Support the END Fund and Investor Relations team in developing strategies and executing work that helps us reach our $250 million fundraising goal for the 2021-2025 period
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree preferred; relevant graduate coursework, or relevant certification a plus
Minimum of 5 years of experience in event planning and travel in an international environment
Exceptional ability to convey complex information in a clear, direct, and actionable style
Exceptional ability to multitask and balance multiple projects
Highly organized with strong attention to detail
Previous experience working with Salesforce or other fundraising CRM system preferred
Interested in global health issues, and NTDs specifically, and/or an appetite and interest to learn
Demonstrated cross-cultural skills
Experience negotiating quotes and agreements with vendors
A self-starter who enjoys working in a small team environment
Ability to work independently as well as a part of a collaborative team
Authorization to work in Kenya, UK, or USA required
OUR PHILOSOPHY AND BENEFITS
The END Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. It is our policy and intent that all qualified persons be given full and equal opportunities for employment, training, promotions, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms, and conditions of employment.
The END Fund offers a competitive compensation package intended to motivate employees to perform at the highest level by acquiring superior skills and competencies. Our philosophy is shaped by the following guidelines: 1) understandable, 2) fair and defensible, 3) competitive, and 4) flexible.
The END Fund is at an exciting stage of organizational growth and we are rapidly expanding our global footprint in order to bring on the most talented team members to help advance our mission. Currently, the majority of our team is based in the United States. We maintain physical headquarters in New York City, and other team members work from their homes across the US, Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.
To ensure all compensation and benefits package offers are fair, defensible and competitive, the END Fund relies on external benchmarking data that is both role and country-specific. In the United States, we have a comprehensive salary structure that covers all roles, departments and functions; in other countries, benchmarking data is secured on an as-needed basis to inform offer packages. This position's location is flexible across multiple countries so an offer will be informed by country-specific market data that we will commission late in the recruitment process.
Our benefits packages are also informed by local contexts to ensure appropriateness and competitiveness within specific markets. Regardless of location, all END Fund team members receive cell phone and WiFi connectivity support, flexible work arrangements, a healthy annual professional development allowance, and more. In the United States, the END Fund offers 100% employer-paid health and life insurance benefits and twelve weeks fully paid family care leave; similar benefits will vary modestly by country of residency.
HOW TO APPLY
Visit https://jobs.lever.co/end and complete the online application. Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.