Who is Water Mission?
Water Mission is a rapidly growing Christian engineering nonprofit working to end the global water crisis by building safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions in developing nations and disaster areas. Guided by love, excellence, and integrity, we are driven to share clean, safe water and God’s love with all. To date, we have served nearly 7 million people in 57 countries. Working at Water Mission is as much a calling as it is a career, and we are searching for people with the courage, passion, and drive to help us change the world. Read more about What We Believe, our Statement of Faith, and our Christian Mission.
What is the opportunity?
The Partnerships Director of Corporations will develop strategic relationships with corporate partners to further the mission of Water Mission by generating revenue, GIK, new technologies, and organizational capabilities that support the priority initiatives of Water Mission. The Director will develop and grow a portfolio of partners through research, identification, cultivation, and stewardship. This includes responsibility for helping plan, develop, and execute the corporate partnerships strategy and an individualized work plans for each partner.
The Director will also fulfill critical communication functions, including representing the Global Partnerships Department at external and internal events with the aim of cultivating new and enhanced corporate partnerships across all sectors of Water Mission’s work. Thus, the Director should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as a proactive and strategic approach to development. This position requires substantial contact and strong collaboration with Water Mission teams as well as colleagues at the Global Water Center and therefore the ability to navigate complex internal processes and procedures. Similarly, the role requires strategic contact and strong collaboration with different levels of leadership and teams with partners, thus the ability to navigate the complexity of international corporations and understand the objectives of multiple stakeholders is critical.
This position is based either remotely within the U.S. or in Charleston, SC, and will report to the Senior Director of Global Partnerships. A successful Director will:
Job Responsibility 1 – Develop Funding Partnerships
The Director will build and manage a portfolio of mutually beneficial relationships that seek to align the priority objectives of Water Mission and the priority needs of strategic partners. This includes:
Job Responsibility 2 – Leadership and Engagement
The Director will act as the focal point for and provide leadership to critical corporate partnerships, serving as an active member of the Global Partnerships Department for many of Water Mission’s highest potential partners. He/she will:
Job Responsibility 3 – Strategy
The Director will seek to develop strategies that increase brand awareness for Water Mission, generate revenue, and enhance engagement opportunities with the ministry. He/she will:
Job Responsibility 4 – Stewardship
The Director will oversee stewardship or ongoing cultivation of partners that remain strategic to Water Mission. He/she will:
What is required?
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