Senior Proposal Development Manager

Background

 

The Together for Girls Partnership is a global partnership working to end violence against children and adolescents, particularly sexual violence against girls and other vulnerable populations. The partnership pays special attention to the gendered dimensions of violence and its impact on health, education and human rights. The Together for Girls Partnership connects and aligns diverse groups around a shared vision to drive meaningful change. 

 

Founded in 2009, the Together for Girls Partnership includes more than 20 national governments across sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South America, Southeast Asia, and Europe, as well as civil society organizations, UN entities, development partners and the private sector. Our collective work uses a three-pronged model: 

  • Data: Generating quality data and evidence about violence against children in order to inform solutions to prevent violence. This work is grounded by the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS), led by national governments with technical assistance and support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other partners. 
  • Advocacy: Raising awareness to drive lasting change through communications and campaigns to build political will, shape policy agendas, and elevate the voices of survivors. 
  • Action: Galvanizing a coordinated, multisectoral response to bring evidence-based solutions to scale and create lasting change in the lives of children and adolescents.

 

In February 2022, under the work of our Advocacy prong, Together for Girls and partners catalyzed the survivor-centered Brave Movement to End Childhood Sexual Violence. This newly forming global movement, working with the direction of survivors and allied partners, demands an end to the scourge of sexual violence through advocacy for bold public policy solutions and campaigns to shift societal norms, eradicate survivor stigma and break the conspiracy of silence that enables sexual violence to continue. The Brave Movement mobilizes survivors and allies for globally connected, nationally coordinated, and locally grounded action across three priorities focused on prevention, healing and justice.

 

A small, fully-remote Secretariat team of 14 people supports the Together for Girls Partnership, eight of which are based in the United States. The Together for Girls Partnership is rapidly growing this year, with an annual operating budget of approximately $4.5 M in grants from multiple donors, including the Government of Canada, USAID, foundations, and other private donors.

 

Position Overview

 

Together for Girls is driving an exciting period of growth and opportunity with the launch of the Brave Movement and two new multi-million dollar grant agreements underway. We have recently hired our first dedicated fundraising lead (Senior Advisor for Development) to increase and diversify funding streams for both programs. We now seek to recruit a Senior Proposal Development Manager and a Grants and Reporting Officer to add capacity and expertise to the team. The Senior Proposal Development Manager will support our ambitious expansion and drive for impact.

 

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Senior Proposal Development Manager will be the core writer on the team who will become immersed in both programs and translate that content into unrestricted or restricted high-value, donor-centric language. The main donor audiences will be governments, foundations, trusts and HNWIs.

 

In addition to working with multiple team members at Together for Girls, the Senior Proposal Development Manager will collaborate with civil society, INGO, foundation, government and UN partners to coordinate joint proposals and reports for a wide range of projects and initiatives.

Responsibilities and Duties

 

We are looking for a creative and resourceful writer who knows how to translate complex topics into easy-to-understand content, with excellent organizational skills, and who works well under deadlines.

 

Proposal Development

  • In coordination with the Senior Advisor for Development, COO and Deputy Executive Director, manage development and submission of letters of inquiry, concept notes, proposals and grant applications up to the seven figures level. The Senior Proposal Development Manager will be the owner of the proposal development process and lead the following activities:
    • Keep relevant staff informed about upcoming proposal deadlines and input requirements;
    • Lead kickoff meetings to determine the project scope, and develop project schedules and editorial timelines;
    • Liaise with team members and TfG partners to determine staff capacity and roles and responsibilities for each proposal development process;
    • Conduct research and collate, organize and edit information and materials for proposals;
    • Work with the Operations Team to develop proposal budgets and financials;
    • Incorporate feedback and revisions, and where necessary, collaborate with designers during layout;
    • Coordinate and oversee quality control for grant proposals, development communications, and in coordination with the Grants and Reporting Officer, donor reporting.

 

Development Communications

 

  • In coordination with the Senior Advisor for Development and the Communications Team, support the creation of key development communication materials. These may include: the case for support; 2-page overviews on priority projects; impact reports; pitch decks; talking points; and development-focussed content for the newsletter, blog, website and social media.

 

Monitoring opportunities, trends and donor scoping

 

  • Undertake regular prospect research using a variety of methods to identify potential funding streams and calls for proposals relevant to TfG and the Brave Movement, prioritizing opportunities based around organizational needs and funding criteria/deadlines;
  • Stay up to date on both programs, as well as global events and trends impacting the EVAC sector, the places we work and the lived experience and voices of survivors;
  • Improve systems for tracking donors, standalone and recurring funding opportunities, and ensure information is correctly logged on the CRM system.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • At least nine years of professional experience, including 3-6 years of professional writing experience
  • Global and diverse experience writing successful proposals for 6-7 figure grants, ideally for government donors, major foundations and/or HNWIs
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills and attention to detail, with the ability to prioritize work on multiple tasks
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and willingness to work in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Must be, flexible, eager to take initiative, and able to work effectively under time pressure to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of international development, violence or gender issues is a plus. Experience working in a partnership environment is also a plus

 

Note to applicants: We encourage you to apply even if you do not feel that you meet 100% of the listed qualifications. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications, so if this job excites you and aligns with your values and aspirations, we strongly encourage you to apply. 

Languages

  • Must be fluent in both verbal and written English
  • Other language skills are a plus. 

Location

 

This position is a full-time (40-hour per week) remote position. The location is flexible. All team members are expected to be available during the core working hours of 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. The other four hours that the team member chooses to work are flexible and may be coordinated with their supervisor. The position may require a small amount of travel (likely two trips a year of five days or less depending on the postholder’s location).

 

Work Permits

 

  • The candidate must have the ability to legally work in the country where they reside, either as a consultant or as an employee for Together for Girls.
  • Candidates located in the U.S. must be eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

Compensation 

 

The annual gross salary range for the position in Washington, D.C. is $80,000-93,300, which will be adjusted based on the cost of labor for the city/country in which the candidate resides. 

 

Final salary within this adjusted range will be determined by the candidate’s years and type of experience; any academic qualifications or certifications; and language skills.   

 

Any benefits offered to depend on the options available and laws in the country where the team member resides. Current benefits for full-time U.S.-based employees include:

  • 11 paid holidays
  • 20 paid vacation and 12 paid sick days
  • 1 paid community service day
  • 3% employer match on employee contributions to Simple IRA retirement plan, 100% vested
  • 100% of the cost of a Carefirst BlueChoice Advantage Gold 500 plan for the full-time employee only (for 2022 plan year) and 60% of dependent coverage
  • Dental and vision insurance (100% for employee and 60% for dependents)
  • Long-term and short-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment – $50,000 coverage

Culture and Values

 

Together for Girls team seeks to create a courageous, inclusive, and flexible culture that empowers our staff to have the capacity and ability to deliver change. We strive to build and maintain psychological safety, trust, and accountability among team members in order to foster honesty and openness about our needs and challenges while also prioritizing self-care. We are a small, ambitious team and are proud of our work environment that is based on the values of respect, courage, empathy, agility, and collaboration. This is coupled with a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion that underpins our work. 

 

Application Information 

 

Together for Girls, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and committed to maintaining an inclusive and diverse working environment free from discrimination and harassment. Our policy is to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin including ancestry, ethnicity, gender, sex including pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, familial status, military or veteran status, or disability. Qualified applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Together for Girls, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with the subject line “Senior Proposal Development Manager application” to [email protected] by July 25. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.