EMpower, a global philanthropic organization, is dedicated to improving the lives and horizons of marginalized young people ages 10-24 in 15 emerging market countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Russia and Turkey. Through grants and other supports, EMpower partners with over 100 local organizations working to strengthen the education and livelihoods of young people, and to build their resilience, self-confidence and well-being. To learn more, check out our website at www.empowerweb.org.
EMpower has offices in Hong Kong, India (Delhi), Singapore, London and New York, as well as program staff in Istanbul.
About this Role:
EMpower was founded in 2000 by financial professionals from the emerging market (EM) community who wanted to give back to the countries where they did business. 20 years on, our partnerships with finance firms are just as important to EMpower and these relationships are critical to our work helping marginalized young people in 15 countries.
This is the lead position to pursue corporate funding in the UK. Since investing in corporate fundraising for the first time in 2018, EMpower has enjoyed considerable success, building relationships in the UK with Legal and General, MarketAxess, Cape Ann Asset Management, PIMCO and a nascent ESG focused relationship with Pictet. The post holder is the key team member responsible for driving forward these relationships and initiating new ones. A confident networker, the postholder will represent EMpower at meetings, forums and events, as well as support engagement with key funders, in order to initiate and strengthen our relationships.
Whilst the primary focus is on corporate fundraising, this role is part of a small and dynamic global team (EMpower has 5 staff in the UK and 28 globally). The postholder will relish operating in a small team environment where there is opportunity to contribute to a wide range of strategic initiatives, including the opportunity to contribute to a global fundraising strategy, working closely with the VP of Global Development.
EMpower is a public foundation that makes grants globally to benefit at-risk youth, including adolescent girls. We are committed to attracting, developing, motivating and retaining exceptional talent and to a work environment that recognizes contribution, fosters respect and teamwork, and facilitates strong performance. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, recognizing that diversity enriches all staff and our work globally. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or faith, or physical ability.
Please apply by sending your CV and cover letter to email@example.com, and put “Development Manager, Corporate Partnerships” in the subject line. We will only be able to acknowledge and respond to candidates identified as most suitable.
The role is primarily responsible for growing and sustaining corporate income in the UK, in line with EMpower’s organizational strategy. As a key member of a small but growing team, the postholder will also support other areas of fundraising (e.g., trusts & foundations, major donors, events) as required in the development of effective fundraising proposals, and be willing to take the lead on new opportunities for EMpower such as corporate fundraising in mainland Europe.
This description is not exhaustive, and the post holder may be required to undertake duties that are broadly in line with the above responsibilities.
Professional Skills, Experience and Knowledge:
Personal Skills and Attributes:
This post sits within a highly effective global team that has delivered 65% growth in the last 5 years. The postholder will be highly proactive but will also enjoy working as a key part of this small team and maintain an environment of excellence and camaraderie, and will be keen to contribute to strategy and effective cross-team collaboration.
Specific attributes needed are:
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