Accion’s mission is to give people the financial tools they need to improve their lives. Over the last 60 years, Accion has proven time and time again that financial services can be made available; that individual lives and the prosperity of communities can be significantly enhanced; and that this can be done at scale and sustainably. Our work helps people, small businesses, and communities grow and thrive. We challenge and engage the industry, its leaders, and its regulators to achieve a financially inclusive world.
Accion's Global Advisory Solutions (GLAS) team is currently looking for a Director, Business Development to play a critical fundraising and lead generating function for GLAS activities. The Director will be an integral part of the GLAS team and will develop deep knowledge and understanding of all GLAS programs and activities. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of financial services and financial inclusion and excellent writing and communication skills. The Director will be able to adeptly draft concept notes and proposals and work in collaboration with the Resource Development team in generating funding opportunities, speaking with donors, and exploring new partnership opportunities.
The position will have a dual reporting structure – reporting to the GLAS Managing Director and to the Vice President of Resource Development. The Director will work closely with the Resource Development and Partnerships team to align on overall outreach strategy and support optimal positioning for GLAS priorities. The Director will work across various internal stakeholders including collaborating with the GLAS Sales Management Office (SMO) as well as with the GLAS Regional Program Managers (RPMs), who serve as the frontline for business development in each of the three regions, and the GLAS Product Leads, who hold responsibility for developing and leading implementing of product strategy and business case. The Director will work both independently and collaboratively and will contribute to the overall growth of the GLAS fundraising targets while ensuring overall Accion success to drive new partnerships and opportunities.
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 60 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through our work with more than 170 partners in 55 countries. More at http://www.accion.org
About Global Advisory Solutions (GLAS):
We are a diverse and close-knit global team with one common social purpose: building a financially inclusive world for small businesses and low income households. We are passionate about what we do – working with a wide range of financial service providers and other partners across the world to create to build sustainable businesses to achieve financial inclusion. We enjoy solving problems, being exposed to new ideas, sharing information, and asking, “what if?” In this position, you will be in the center of it all. Working closely with the MD and our regional managers, you will be a key supportive team member for the GLAS leadership and collaborate with co-workers who are industry experts with diverse backgrounds, being part of a team that is shaping and challenging the industry. You will work to support our global program management efforts; lead our internal communications initiatives and collaborate with other teams to support external communications; oversee board and management reporting; contribute to industry engagements and GLAS thought-leadership efforts.
Why you should consider working with us:
We strive for impact. Everything that we do begins with an understanding of the end user customer, and how we can improve their access and usage of financial services. We understand that to make lasting change we need to focus on creating viable solutions that will provide long-term, positive impact on the customers we seek to serve. You will serve as a key member of both our advisory and resource development teams, developing and sourcing new partnerships and resources to develop the innovative products and services that will help achieve this goal.
We are ambitious AND promote a supportive work environment. We work hard but we have a lot of fun doing it together. We are an agile, action-oriented team with a high level of trust. As a member of our team, you will have an ambitious agenda, but will work closely with colleagues across the organization. We also surround ourselves with people who have had different experiences and backgrounds to ensure creativity of thought and constant learning.
We are part of a powerful network. We are constantly learning and growing through our inter-regional knowledge exchange across our global teams and partners. You will get the opportunity to interact with and learn from an impressive global network.
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