Philanthropy Manager

Remote- US or Western Europe based for time zones
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Role Description
Medic designs, delivers, and supports world-class, open-source software for health workers providing care in the world’s hardest-to-reach communities. We believe providing communities with sophisticated, human-centered technology is an effective tool on the path to achieving a more just world, where universal health coverage is a reality and health is a secured human right. We achieve our mission through radical collaboration and deeply value openness, solidarity, humanity, initiative, and creativity.
We are seeking an enthusiastic front-line fundraiser with strong organizational and relationship-building skills to join our External Affairs team as our Philanthropy Manager. This position reports to the Chief Development Officer and will work closely with the Grants Manager, Communications Manager, External Affairs Officer, and other interdepartmental teammates living and working in 20+ countries around the world.
The Philanthropy Manager will be primarily responsible for cultivating new philanthropic partnerships with foundations, corporations, and individuals with concrete revenue goals aligned with Medic’s strategic objectives.
Position Information:
Employment Status: Full-time
Location: US or Western Europe, permanently remote
Preferred Start Date: February 2022
Core Responsibilities:
Revenue Generation
Engage in the development and activation of Medic’s annual fundraising plan; the External Affairs team is responsible for ~80% of Medic’s organizational funding
Collaborate with CDO to set annual fundraising goals based on Philanthropy Manager’s portfolio and new business pipeline – this position is anticipated to have a high-six-figure revenue goal in year 1 increasing to 7-figure goal in year 2
Thoughtfully and strategically participate in all aspects of donor relationships, including conducting baseline prospect identification and research, initiating contact, qualifying philanthropic capacity and inclination, preparation of proposals, solicitation, closure, and stewardship
Qualify prospects and design effective partnerships based upon knowledge of partner interests and alignment with Medic organizational priorities
Develop comprehensive solicitation plans that outline stakeholder involvement and strategic approach for cultivation and solicitation of partner commitment
Develop and deliver creative and powerful presentations and proposals for partnership opportunities; ensure organizational leadership involved in pitch are briefed and prepared for meetings, when applicable
Collaborate with Medic leadership to develop relationships with key stakeholders at multiple levels across key partner organizations
Build strong relationships internally across the organization, and proactively ensure access to the information needed to solicit gifts and build donor relationships effectively
Support CXO fundraising efforts, including research, talking points, solicitation materials, program updates, and follow-up proposals as needed
Share donor engagement best practices across the organization, and actively contribute to an internal culture of philanthropy and stewardship
Support Communications teammates to develop appropriate collateral for donors, including for the website and blog, social media, quarterly and annual reports, newsletters and other materials
Maintain fundraising collateral including decks and one-pagers, in line with Medic’s branding and voice
Subscribe to relevant newsletters, listservs and attend webinars to stay informed on developments in community and digital health, and share developments with the team

Ideal applicants will have:
A Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent supplementary experience required
5-7 years of experience in a nonprofit fundraising team including 3+ years of front-line fundraising with a proven ability to solicit and secure complex 6- and 7-figure multi-year commitments
Superb verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to articulate complex ideas clearly, accurately, and concisely
Exemplary diplomacy, problem-solving and teamwork skills
Must be able to set priorities; coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, meet firm deadlines
Demonstrated ability to work well remotely, under pressure and with limited supervision but with high accuracy, purpose and impact
An ability to gracefully balance multiple competing priorities and adapt to changing needs
Humility + growth mindset – our team learns from one another no matter the title, we expect each person to own their expertise and seek learning opportunities from others
An interest in serving marginalized communities, and a commitment to delivering health care to those that are hardest to reach
The ability and openness to travel up to 10% time, with simple accommodations, to Medic’s regional offices in Nairobi, Dakar, Kampala, and Kathmandu (and in some cases, to partner sites across Africa and Asia)
A flexible working schedule to enable coordination among remote contributors, teammates, and offices, which might include early morning or late evening hours
Humility, tenacity, inclusivity, empathy and team spirit
Familiarity with global health, community health, digital health, ICT4D is a plus
Software proficiency preferred: Salesforce, Slack, G Suite

Medic offers a competitive non-profit compensation and benefits package. Details will be shared with candidates who progress through our selection process.