Sr. Associate Partnerships Manager

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 13 March 2019
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 12 April 2019

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Job title: Sr. Associate Partnerships Manager, Maverick Collective

Department: Corporate Partnerships and Philanthropy

Based in: Washington, DC

Up to 30**%** international and domestic travel

Who we are

We're Population Services International (PSI), the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing.

There are over 7,000 “PSI'ers” around the world. It's a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Join us!

The Corporate Partnerships and Philanthropy (CPP) team is on the cutting edge of PSI's mission to reimagine healthcare for girls and women. We harness the power of private resources and partnerships to drive innovation. The philanthropic division of CPP is known as Maverick Collective.

Maverick Collective is an innovative philanthropic model that is creating a network of women philanthropists and advocates who are investing in the health and rights of girls and women. These philanthropists – known as members of the Collective – invest their intellectual and financial resources to help solve challenges faced by women and girls in developing countries. Maverick Collective is co-chaired by Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess of Norway Mette Marit and Melinda Gates.

Maverick Collective seeks a Sr. Associate Partnerships Manager responsible for engaging with and managing a portfolio of individual philanthropic donors and partners at the $1M+ level**.** We are looking for a dynamic individual who is energized about a new model of philanthropic partnership. This person will manage the life-cycle of philanthropic partnerships, from initial program design through to implementation, including tracking learning and results, reporting to donors, and liaising with the in-country team and technical staff at PSI.

The Partnerships Manager will work directly with Maverick Collective members to help them become informed advocates for the issues they care about and be fully engaged in the work they are funding.

Sound like you? Read on.


Your contribution

You will lead a portfolio of partnerships and projects, ensuring new projects are designed and scoped effectively, and fostering collaboration and agility in project implementation. You will serve as the primary point of contact for Maverick Collective members throughout their partnership with PSI. The ability to build trust and relationships, problem solve, and manage complexity is critical to success in this role.

Responsibilities will include:

Partner Relationship Management

  • Engage portfolio of 6-8 Maverick Collective members, ensuring excellence in delivering membership experience and serving as the main point of contact for the donor during their partnership with PSI
  • In partnership with the communications team and Maverick Community Manager, delight members with tailored learning and engagement plans for members that enhance their knowledge of global health and help them use their voice and talent in their work
  • Partner with Deputy Director to challenge and refine member service model to ensure partners have the best possible experience

Project Design and Coordination

  • Manage end-to-end project design and development process, coordinating internal stakeholders including technical and field teams and ensuring member is fully integrated in the process
  • Ensure full alignment of program design with PSI strategic priorities and goals
  • With field team, coordinate project implementation team, including tracking and reporting on results and learning, handling course correction and strategic realignment as necessary
  • In collaboration with Maverick Community Manager, create meaningful opportunities for connection between projects and members, identifying strategic points to share learning and knowledge across the organization and community of practice
  • Lead execution of trips to the field with members to view projects and engage with the team on the ground**Qualifications**

What are we looking for?

The candidate we hire will embody PSI's corporate values:

Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.

Pragmatism: You'll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won't be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.

Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it's the only way you'll learn and improve.

Collaboration: You'll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won't succeed.

Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt

Commitment: You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin

Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor's degree. Master's degree preferred but not required.
  • 5-7+ years' experience in account management. Experience working with high-net worth donors and/or with membership-based organizations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to deeply connect with a range of individuals who have a broad range of backgrounds and expertise.
  • Demonstrable interest and experience in international development, public health, women and girls and poverty alleviation highly desirable

Who you are

  • A relationships person, capable of communicating and working across multiple stakeholders from different backgrounds and sectors
  • Creative communicator capable of capturing complex ideas in written and spoken word, visuals, infographics and other forms
  • Stellar problem-solver able to tackle complex challenges with agility, creativity, and a cool head
  • Excellent negotiation, influencing, relationship management and collaboration skills.


  • Exempt
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this positon. References will be required. The succesful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.


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