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Director, Partnership Strategy & Innovation

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Fairfield, CT, USAFairfieldCTUSA

The Director of Partnership Strategy and Innovation will help drive new business for expanding our roster of transformational and co-creation focused corporate partnerships. The Director will be responsible for identifying, starting dialogue and pitching high potential prospects that meet Save the Children’s strategies and thematic program areas.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Support the Senior Director, Social Innovation Partnerships, in creating plans for transitioning recently won accounts to the Account Management team, to ensure high level corporate partner satisfaction with Save the Children. (40%)
  • Oversee a minimum of two staff (Manager and/or Associate Director level) on the new business team in driving $4+ million in combined revenue from new corporate partnership sources. Assist team in developing sector and prospect research; targeting strategy for top prospects by sector; customizing pitch decks, concept notes and shared value proposals; as well as SMT / board outreach plans. Provide ongoing mentorship to ensure progress toward professional and career development goals. Additionally, ensure team members support other members of the new business team including the Senior Director, Partnership Strategy and Innovation and the AVP, as assigned. (25%)
  • Support Senior Director, 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 transformational partnerships. (20%)
  • Support key accounts as they are transitioned to the Account Management team, as assigned. (10%)
  • Lead Action Team or other working group of the Corporate Partnership Council, as assigned. (5%)
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree or relevant equivalent experience
  • Minimum 7-10 years' progressively responsible global professional experience in private sector in business development, marketing or strategic planning and/or corporate partnership development and fundraising with an iNGO
  • Strong Level of Technical and/ or Managerial knowledge, skills, and experience to direct the operational activities of a Unit or Team, or provide technical advice, guidance and management related to various size programs, grants or projects
  • 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 demonstrate strong managerial skills
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • A combination of iNGO and corporate work experience is a p
  • Advanced degree in Business Management, Communications, Public Relations, Public Administration and Marketing is desirable
  • Aetna Medical and Dental insurance with a concierge service
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Commuter Benefit Program
  • Vacation and Sick leave
  • Paid holidays

What makes us special!

  • Generous Retirement Savings with matching company contributions of up to 8%
  • Family Leave – 10 additional days of paid time off for you to use to care for your family members
  • Additional Maternity and Paternity Leave – 30 days where parents can take additional paid leave (beyond short-term disability and FMLA) at the birth or adoption of a child during that critical first year!
  • Critical Child Illness Leave – We hope you never have to use it, but we will provide an additional 30 days of paid leave per year should your dependent child be faced with a critical illness.
  • Pet Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Identity Protection, Home, Auto and additional Life insurances
  • Summer Fun Fridays – During the summer months, early release at 1:30 pm every other Friday!
  • Volunteer Day – One paid day a year to support the causes that matter to you!
  • Ergonomic Options – Every employee at our HQ offices has the option of a sitting/standing desk
  • Leadership and Employee Development Training, including:
    • Our remarkable in-house CORE, Senior Management Development, and Leadership Development Programs
    • Language learning opportunities
    • Continuous Improvement skill development programs
    • Brown Bag information sharing sessions
  • Work hard/Play hard! We make sure there’s ample opportunity for fun, engagement, and celebration while you work, such as networking events, March Madness, World Cup, Dodgeball Tournaments, Take Your Child to Work Day, Founder’s Day, and our annual Day of Service

Organization Info

Save the Children US

Fairfield, CT, United States
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
About Us

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in nearly 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to create immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. in times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Save the Children is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, a global network of 30 independent Save the Children organizations working to ensure the well-being and protection of children in more than 120 countries.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Mar 8 2019
Active Until: 
Apr 9 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Save the Children US