Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the three billion people who are left out of – or poorly served by – the financial sector. For more than 50 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its work with more than 90 partners in 40 countries. More at http://www.accion.org.
Accion’s Resource Development Program:
Accion’s fundraising team has a solid track record of fundraising results largely generated through corporate and foundation donors including Mastercard, The MetLife Foundation, Citi Foundation, Credit Suisse, and The Mastercard Foundation, among others. Over the last years, the organization has expanded its resource development strategies targeting more corporate partnerships as well as focusing on public and multi-lateral institutions. The Resource Development Team includes 10 fundraising professionals with expertise in grant-writing, events management, retail fundraising, and communications. This position will report directly to the Deputy Chief Development Officer.
Working across the Resource Development team and particularly closely with the Chief and Deputy Chief Development Officers and senior program staff from Accion's Center for Financial Inclusion, the Global Advisory Teams and Accion's Venture Lab, the Senior Manager will help plan and implement strategies to build and maintain relationships with current and prospective partners. H/she will support Accion’s efforts to engage new institutional partners through philanthropic grants, public support, contracts, and corporate sponsorships with the objective of generating one to two multi-million dollar grants per year and over $10 million in annual funding for Accion programs around the world. The Senior Manager will also help to support the growth and sustainability of existing high priority institutional partners, contributing towards the overall growth and development of Accion’s Institutional Partnerships and relationships across the organization.
The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in financial inclusion and be familiar with industry stakeholders. The Senior Manager will be an exceptional advocate for financial inclusion and will be able to effectively communicate Accion’s efforts and programs to garner support and interest among the funding community. The Senior Manager will also be a team player, a consensus builder, and an internal champion to motivate staff across the organization to collaboratively contribute to building stronger institutional partnerships; allowing Accion to maximize its fundraising potential.