Associate Director, Fundraising–US Programs and Advocacy

Fairfield, CT
negotiable Expires in 22 hours


The Associate Director, Fundraising U.S. Programs and Advocacy will play an important role in planning and executing an annual private fundraising strategy for Save the Children’s U.S. Programs and Advocacy (USPA) division. Reporting to the Senior Director, Resource Development, the Associate Director position will be based in Fairfield, CT and will supervise two project managers charged with supporting key USPA donor accounts and new business development opportunities. The Associate Director will also personally manage projects connected to USPA’s major corporate partnerships. This positon will be a good fit for a strong people manager who excels at project management and enjoys setting and executing strategy.


What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Fundraising Strategy – 30%

  • In collaboration with the agency’s Resource Development division and USPA’s Senior Director, Resource Development, create and implement a strategy to achieve USPA’s private fundraising goals.
  • Work in close partnership with fundraising, finance, program and marketing colleagues to position USPA with individual philanthropists, corporations and foundations as a long-term partner of choice.
  • Monitor and report on team progress toward fundraising goals.
  • Stay up to date on program priorities and how they align to fundraising trends in the private sector.


Project Management – 30%

  •  Serve as a direct liaison to the Corporate Partnerships (CP) team to identify linkages between corporate strategy and USPA’s fundraising priorities.
  •  Help maximize corporate partnership opportunities for USPA and serve as a program knowledge resource to the CP team.
  •  Support the CP team’s communication efforts for USPA donors and prospects, such as proposal and report submissions, PowerPoint presentations, materials preparation and other special projects.



Team Management – 30%

  • Lead, mentor and develop two project managers.
  • Develop and monitor a system for tracking team’s project and task management.
  • Ensure that USPA proposals and reports are of the highest quality and submitted on time and in accordance with donor requirements.
  • Promote collaboration between fundraising, program and finance teams.


Special Projects – 10%

  • Represent the USPA department internally and lead special projects or perform other duties as may be required for the overall benefit of the team.


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in nonprofit fundraising.
  • Experience managing and supervising staff.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience required.
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office package.
  • Fluency in English.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong project management skills, responsiveness to partner needs and ability to drive projects through to completion.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to work productively and proactively, both independently and within a cross-functional team environment.
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Knowledge of customer relationship management databases (e.g., Blackbaud).
  • Flexibility in approach and willingness to adapt when necessary.

 Why you should join the Save the Children Team

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

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About Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.