Senior Strategic Partnerships Manager

at The Freedom Fund
Published May 24, 2023
Location New York, United States of America
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


About the position

Reporting to the Senior Strategic Partnerships Manager (SSPM), the Strategic Partnerships Manager (SPM) is part of a team of partnerships, communications, and event management professionals, spread across the Freedom Fund’s New York and London offices. They hold primary responsibility for managing and servicing a number of funding arrangements with the organisation’s key government, foundation, and individual donors.

The SPM manages day-to-day relations with assigned funders, monitors grant payments, facilitates working-level meetings and produces timely and accurate grant reports and other relevant donor communications. They set up and maintain relevant internal management systems (including Salesforce) to track grant servicing commitments and coordinate with program and finance colleagues to ensure compliance with donor requirements.

Grant management
Manage all aspects of the grant servicing process for an assigned set of donors/grants, ensuring deadlines are met and donor requirements fulfilled.
Prepare detailed narrative reports, based on analysis of available program data, and participate in periodic review meetings with funders.
Work with the finance team to coordinate financial reporting, payment invoicing and income tracking.
Establish/maintain efficient tools and systems to track donor and grant data (including through Salesforce and Business Central). Log key data in those systems, and provide synthesised information to colleagues and for use in Board papers, etc.
Grant writing
Produce or contribute to funding applications across donor types though primarily with foundations and individuals, in close consultation with the SSPM and with other relevant colleagues in the partnerships, finance and program teams.
Undertake prospect research, maintain a pipeline of prospective opportunities, help develop outreach and engagement plans for new donors, and draft proposals or concept notes as needed.

Qualifications and experience
Excellent English writing skills.
Strong understanding of contracting and grant-making processes (especially with respect to institutional funding) and experience reviewing and negotiating grant conditionality.
Track record of producing successful funding bids for government and foundation donors.
Personal interest and past experience in the modern slavery field or in the broader human rights and development sector.

Applications should be submitted in English and include a CV, cover letter (maximum one page) and contact details of two professional referees, one of which must be the applicant’s current / most recent line manager or current / most recent Head of HR. If professional referees are not applicable, personal references are welcomed.

Please send applications by email in PDF format, including ‘Strategic Partnerships Manager’ in the subject line.

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