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Senior Program Manager, Sponsorship

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01 At a Glance
Role: Senior Program Manager
Location: Federal Way, WA or Washington, DC preferred; remote possible
Reports to: Lead Sponsorship Program Manager
Required experience: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience (eight years). In addition to education or education equivalent, requires a minimum of 6-8 years of relevant professional experience, preferably with international relief and development or child sponsorship NGO field experience. Demonstrated understanding of community-based design, monitoring and evaluation required, sponsorship service operations preferred. Multilingual skills preferred and cross-cultural skill and aptitude required.
Work Authorization: Must be authorized to work in the U.S.A. for any employer.
Travel: Up to 20% of time both in development and fragile contexts.

02 The Job:
World Vision is looking for a Senior Program Manager for our Sponsoring Programming Team (SPT) within the International Programs Group (IPG). IPG supports World Vision’s field programs by ensuring adequate funding from private, public, and sponsorship resources and strong program management that is in line with the donor promise. The SPT is made up of highly energetic, skilled, and passionate individuals who focus on providing field-facing support to ensure that we are being the best stewards of our donors’ generous gifts in the best interest of children and communities through strategic program oversight and country portfolio management. You will also be a critical voice to our internal stakeholders to support our marketing, leadership, and operations teams to ensure mutual transformation of children, communities, and donors.

03 Your Responsibilities Will Include:
• Keep Christ central in our individual and corporate lives. Attend and participate in the leadership of devotions, weekly Chapel services, and regular prayer.
• Oversee a WVUS sponsorship portfolio to ensure national office fiduciary compliance to the sponsorship promise and industry standards. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
o Review and approval of designs for community engagement and sponsorship plans and multi-year area program plans.
o Review and approval of program start-up and transition decisions.
o Review and approval of strategic sponsorship reserves utilization within respective portfolio.
o Represent to field partners WVUS’ position on program impact expectation and donor requirements.
• Operationalize WVUS’ multi-year sponsorship funding strategies and allocations within the assigned portfolio. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
o Manage the portfolio’s multi-year sponsorship investment and registered children plan, allocation, and transitions according to WVUS’ funding and allocation strategy.
o Represent and clearly communicate WVUS’ design/monitoring/evaluation expectation and processes affecting sponsorship investment decisions.
o Obtain portfolio level learning and synthesis/analysis from program’s’ progress and evaluation reports to inform portfolio level decisions and directions
o Obtain form the WVUS/IPG Finance Team regular analysis on the use of sponsorship resource to monitor performance and inform future allocations.
o Monitor WVUS’ ability to fulfill multi-year field commitment, identify gaps and opportunities.
• Partner with WVUS’ representation in relevant Strategy Support Team mechanism to ensure portfolio support and investment discussion are in alignment with WVUS’ sponsorship program focus and funding strategy.
• Provide support to sponsorship revenue generation activities respective to the assigned portfolio. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
o Ensure timely communication with appropriate internal teams and relevant stakeholders regarding major risks related to portfolio.
o Identification of portfolio related opportunities.
• As assigned, provide lead role within the team in one of the following sponsorship portfolio management aspects:
o Global sponsorship funding strategy, allocation and operationalization.
o Standardized fiduciary compliance and portfolio oversight.
o Sponsorship revenue generation support and influencing global policy/guidance.
• Collaborate with appropriate IPG teams supporting the same field portfolio to ensure consistent WVUS positioning and integrated support for optimum ministry impact.
• Provide on-boarding support and ongoing capacity building program management and pre-positioning to colleagues and teammates.
• Conduct appropriate and useful field visits to assist the office, ensuring communication and coordination with appropriate staff members.
• Work collaboratively with team members when assigned to work as part of a team.
• Keep informed of organizational announcements, activities and changes via regular reading of the WVUS Intranet and other corporate communication tools.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

04 Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience (eight years).
• Master’s degree in related field such as international relations, social sciences, etc. preferred.
• In addition to education or education equivalent, requires a minimum of 6-8 years of relevant professional experience, preferably with international relief and development or child sponsorship NGO field experience.
• Demonstrated understanding of community-based design, monitoring and evaluation required, sponsorship service operations preferred.
• Non-profit fundraising knowledge and work experience is an advantage.
• Multilingual skills preferred and cross-cultural skill and aptitude required.
• Strong skills with Microsoft Office Suite.

05 Additional Skills We Are Interested In:
• Project management skills
• Facilitating cross-cultural meetings (including virtual platforms)
• Strong skills with Microsoft Office Suite
• Language skills a plus.

06 Where This Job Could Take Your Career:
You’ll be part of World Vision USA as well as part of the larger World Vision International Partnership. Globally, we have over 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries (~1,000 staff with World Vision US).

07 About World Vision:
We’re a global Christian humanitarian organization. We partner with children, families, and their communities to empower them as they reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. For over 70 years, World Vision has followed Jesus’ example to show unconditional love to the poor and oppressed. We serve every child regardless of faith.

08 Salary Range & Benefits:
Your salary is important to you, so it’s important to us. Please share your salary expectations with us in the application process to get the conversation started. We also have a robust and comprehensive benefits package to round out our total compensation package. Click here to learn more.

09 What happens next?
We review applications nearly every day assessing fit for the role. If questions arise on our end, we will message you to learn more. Please make sure to submit your resume as an attachment and cover letters are encouraged! Short-listed candidates are contacted for an initial phone conversation with our recruiting staff. Finalists normally participate in a panel interview where the opportunity to connect with additional members of our staff lends itself to more of a 360-view of the role. Our goal is to fill this vacancy with the right person in the shortest amount of time. All interviews will be virtual at this time.

Job Location
Federal Way, WA or Washington D.C. preferred; remote possible

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

Working Environment / Conditions
Standard office environment. Domestic and international travel required (up to 20% of the time.)

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