Manager, New Business Development

Washington, DC, USA
negotiable Expires in 2 days



The Manager will provide quality control and implement activities that contribute to the successful pursuit of USG (US Government) and other public donor funding opportunities across all of Save the Children’s programmatic sectors and priorities. The position is a key partner to country office and US-based staff on new business development for large strategic opportunity proposals, from positioning through proposal submission, and contributes to the New Business Development (NBD) department’s ongoing improvement of business processes, capacities, tools and resources to strengthen the agency’s ability to acquire funding to achieve our mission. This individual actions supporting multi-divisional proposal response teams directly impact the quality and competitiveness of the organization’s proposals for new funding.


What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Proposal Management (60%):

  • Contribute to opportunity analysis, bid decision-making, pre-proposal positioning and planning, as well as post-submission capture and sharing of lessons learned.
  • Serve on proposal teams in capacities that may include but are not limited to serving as a Proposal Assistant or Proposal Manager (depending on size and complexity) and ensure proposals follow established processes; writing, reviewing and editing technical and cost proposal sections; assisting with graphic development and formatting; and overseeing final proposal production for submission to donors.


Knowledge Management (15%):

  • Maintain appropriate systems, procedures, policies and materials to support the identification, selection and response to strategic opportunities.
  • Assist in organizing and utilizing department tools, templates, and capacity building resources in support of proposal development.


Portfolio Management (10%):

  • Serve as the New Business Development point of contact for select country offices, assisting them with positioning and capture planning efforts to develop a pipeline of US Government funding opportunities.
  • Facilitate identification of new opportunities and convene country offices and technical colleagues to explore and prepare in advance of solicitation release (setting clear objectives and measures to ensure timely progress).


Capacity Building (10%):

  • Strengthen the capacity of staff to respond to strategic opportunities through delivery of information training and tools, including: country and regional trainings, and/or one-on-one interaction with HQ and field based staff on proposal teams.


Represent SCUS Externally (5%):

  • As appropriate, represent SCUS on strategic opportunities with partners and others, participating as needed in meetings and workshops.


Required Qualifications

  • 3-5 years experience in international development, including at least 1 year of experience supporting the development of large-scale proposals for the USG or other public funding sources.
  • High school diploma required.
  • Must be willing to travel up to 20% internationally
  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal skills in English required.
  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID’s procurement procedures and USG grant regulations required; familiarity with other donors and contracts a plus.
  • Knowledge of proposal development processes for USG or other donors.
  • Ability to review and analyze solicitation materials against agency priorities and explore/discuss competitive landscape to inform decision making.
  • Excellent facilitation skills, and strong public speaking or training experience preferred.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work in a fast- paced and complex environment.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, and initiative.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team.



Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience with training/mentoring staff through remote technology and working overseas with different cultures a plus.
  • Experience or familiarity with graphic and organizational chart development using Visio or other applications.
  • Bachelor Degree.
  • French, Spanish or Portuguese language skills.


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.

Click here to learn more about how Save the Children US will invest in YOU!


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.