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 more than 5 million people in 56 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 Strategic Partnerships Director, Corporate Partnerships (SPDCP) will be responsible for planning, developing, and executing the corporate partnerships strategy and will engage in the development of new partnerships through research, identification, cultivation, and stewardship. This position is based in Charleston, SC, and will report to the Vice President of Partnerships and Communications. He/she will work closely with a cross-department team to set the plan for intentional partnerships in the corporate space that will further the work of Water Mission. This will include creating and supporting the continuous development of sector-specific strategies and other best practices.
The SPDCP will also fulfill critical communication functions, including representing the Strategic 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.
Job Responsibility 1 – Leadership and Engagement
The SPDCP will act as the focal point for and provide leadership to critical corporate partnerships, serving as an active member of the Strategic Partnerships Department for many of Water Mission’s highest potential partners. He/she will:
Job Responsibility 2 – Strategy
The SPDCP will seek to develop strategies that increase brand awareness for Water Mission, generate revenue, and enhance engagement opportunities with the ministry. Specifically, the Director will guide the evolution and implementation of Water Mission’s strategic approach to private sector engagement, growing a portfolio that includes partnerships that generate revenue, GIK, new technologies, and organizational capabilities that support the work of and furthers the goals of Water Mission.
Job Responsibility 3 – Build Relationships and Present Opportunities
The Director will focus on building relationships and presenting opportunities that are in line with the organization’s strategic objectives and within the framework of Water Mission’s philosophy of biblical stewardship. He/she will:
Job Responsibility 4 – Stewardship
The SPDCP will oversee stewardship or ongoing cultivation of partners that remain strategic to Water Mission. He/she will:
What is required?
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