*In line with the END Fund’s core values, we are equally committed to responding to challenges swiftly and staying flexible with an unwavering dedication to reaching the best and most diverse candidate pool possible to further our mission. Given the administrative duties associated with this entry-level, full-time position, there will be a requirement to be able and willing to work in the New York City office, once the organization phases back into the office. Meanwhile, given the social distancing restrictions due to COVID-19, our team is effectively working remotely through at least December 31, 2021. We are looking to on-board a candidate who is a self-starter, thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, and is an excellent communicator.
The END Fund is the world’s leading collaborative philanthropic investment vehicle dedicated to controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs are parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases – including intestinal worms, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis – that affect over 1.7 billion people globally. The END Fund’s vision is to ensure people can live healthy and prosperous lives free of the risk of NTDs and has set out to accomplish this by:
- Mobilizing and investing resources for maximum impact,
- Advocating for innovative, integrated and cost-effective NTD programs; and
- Facilitating philanthropic and private sector engagement to end these diseases.
By engaging a community of activist-philanthropists and taking a systems approach, the END Fund works in collaboration with governments, local and international NGOs, pharmaceutical companies, and academic partners on the global campaign to control and eliminate the most prevalent NTDs by 2030.
Since our founding in 2012 through 2019, with our partners, the END Fund has provided over 920 million treatments for NTDs worth more than $1 billion. In 2019 alone, we reached more than 121 million people with more than 196 million NTD treatments, representing an almost 10-fold increase from 2012. The END Fund works globally in over 25 countries, with a primary emphasis in Africa. You can read more about the END Fund and our 2019 impact story here.
ABOUT THE END FUND’S INVESTOR RELATION TEAM
The Investor Relations (IR) team is the END Fund’s fundraising team. This team is responsible for identifying, mobilizing, and nurturing meaningful and impactful partnerships to advance the END Fund’s mission to end neglected tropical diseases. Driven by the transformative power of collaborative philanthropy, the team works alongside a consortium of donors and champions to help harness and promote funding opportunities for underserved communities.
As an integral team member on the END Fund’s Investor Relations team, the Associate will support a broad-base of administrative activities for the department, as well as contribute to the overall success of the END Fund. This position will report to the Associate Director, IR and will be responsible for maintaining accurate records of incoming donations in the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database (Salesforce) and managing online donor platforms (Classy). The successful candidate will work closely with the entire Investor Relations department to facilitate efficient administration, systems and operations. The Associate’s day-to-day will likely entail updating systems, prospect research, and drafting follow-up correspondence and outreach materials. This is an individual contributor position with no direct reports.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES
- Manage online donation platforms, donation inputting and the donor acknowledgment process (drafting, editing, and personalizing thank you notes)
- Work closely with team members to enter and update information in CRM database (Salesforce), pull reports and track relevant deadlines in order to maintain an updated system and consistent set of metrics
- Utilize system management skills and data management tools in order to effectively retrieve, present and analyze Investor Relations team metrics for donor reports, etc.
- Provide administrative support to the Vice President, Investor Relations, upon request (i.e. team expense reporting)
- Manage IR team calendars and assist with scheduling internal and external meetings and events, coordinating follow-up when needed
- Develop donor outreach materials and online campaigns for special fundraising campaigns (Giving Tuesday, etc.)
- Assist with preparing meeting and travel logistics for key team members, donors, and partners, as needed and support coordination of logistics and creation of materials for donor trips, events, and conferences
- Coordinate with vendors as needed (donation platforms, consultants, etc.)
- Draft, edit and format donor outreach materials such as proposals, concept notes, grant reports, and donor correspondence as needed
- Provide support needed to cultivate and steward expanding portfolio of Foundation, Corporate, and Individual investors as needed
- Conduct prospect research of potential major donors, corporations, and foundations and maintain in prospects pipeline as needed
- Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
- Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred, but not required
- 1-2 years working experience in fundraising and/or in an administrative capacity
- Previous experience with project management, coordination of deadlines and balancing rapidly evolving priorities
- Previous experience with Salesforce or other fundraising CRM a plus; aptitude for navigating new systems quickly
- Highly organized, with excellent follow-through and attention to detail
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
- Motivated by an entrepreneurial and results-oriented culture, with a willingness to ask for help when needed
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a collaborative team
- Professionalism to interact regularly with colleagues inside the organization as well as partners, foundations, corporate donors, and high-net-worth individuals via e-mail, phone, and in-person interaction
- Flexibility and willingness to join a growing organization
- Passionate about international issues and public health, with a global mindset and perspective
- Demonstrated cultural sensitivity
- Ability to work in the US and ability and willingness to travel domestically and potentially internationally (estimated travel less than 10%)
OUR PHILOSOPHY AND BENEFITS
The END Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. It is our policy and intent that all qualified persons be given full and equal opportunities for employment, training, promotions, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms, and conditions of employment.
The END Fund offers a competitive compensation package intended to motivate employees to perform at the highest level by acquiring superior skills and competencies to further the progress made to ensuring people with neglected tropical diseases can live healthy and prosperous lives. Our philosophy is shaped by the following guidelines 1) understandable, 2) fair and defensible, 3) competitive, and 4) flexible. In addition to providing a competitive salary in the sector, we are proud to offer our employees 100% employer-paid health insurance benefits, 5% retirement contributions (without matching requirement), twelve weeks 100% parental leave, flexible work-from-home arrangements, a healthy annual professional development allowance, and more.
HOW TO APPLY
Visit our career page and complete the online application. Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.