Executive Director, International Foundation

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National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
NRECA International, LTD. is a global leader in rural electrification working in nine countries to provide technical and management assistance, create cooperatives and other decentralized utilities, administer training programs, and introduce renewable energy programs (wind, solar, hydropower and biomass). NRECA International is a self-supporting division of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) with funding from service contracts from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the World Bank, and overseas governments and cooperatives. The Association with offices in Arlington, VA and Lincoln, NE is the trade association for over 900 consumer-owned electric cooperatives serving more than 42 million people. NRECA is committed to harnessing the strength of America's electric cooperatives into a single powerful voice. NRECA has won the following awards over the past few years:
100 Best Places to Work - ComputerWorld Magazine
50 Greatest places to Work - AARP
50 Best Places to Work - The Washingtonian
CARE Award Recipient - Recognizing organizations that promote a positive work-life balance
At NRECA, we work with people who are leaders in their fields, they are down-to-earth, hardworking professionals committed to helping our members serve their communities. Our work is interesting and constantly evolving and requiring new skills to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic industry. In this collegial, inclusive work environment, united around the compelling purpose and history of electric cooperatives, we thrive. And topping it off, NRECA cares about each person's overall well-being, encouraging health, financial security, and a sustainable work/life balance.
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The Executive Director, International Foundation principal duty will be to develop significant new sources of funding through corporate and philanthropic institutions to finance new projects and programs in support of the core mission of NRECA International. The Executive Director will develop and implement the overall fundraising strategy.
Purpose and Mission
Develop relationships with potential corporate and philanthropic sponsors
Identify and develop relationships with corporate entities that have a history of sponsoring rural economic development activities in developing economies, and whose marketing and business interests reveal clear ties in geographic areas where NRECA has successfully implemented projects.
Identify and develop relationships with philanthropic institutions that sponsor rural economic, health, education, clean water and other programs and activities in developing economies.
Identify and build partnerships with like-minded development organizations with which NRECA may collaborate to implement future programs and projects
Develop program/project proposals
Develop proposals to a combination of corporate and foundation sponsors in collaboration with other NRECA International staff.
Identify partners to support specific projects and programs; identify synergies with potential partners, define separation of duties, and work collaboratively with partners to prepare proposals.
Market projects and/or portfolio of projects to potential sponsors.
Define means and opportunities to leverage NRECA International Foundation activities with sponsoring agencies such as USAID, UNDP, World Bank and others.
Collaborate with NRECA International Communications team to develop a communication strategy to clearly articulate the success of NRECA International efforts.
Employ enhanced messaging to inform potential donors of the effectiveness of NRECA International
Contribute to content of NRECA International website.
Oversee production of NRECA International Foundation annual work plan and annual report.
Supervise definition and production of marketing materials including brochures, project synopses, promotional videos and others.
Requirements and Qualifications
Must have a minimum of 10 years of experience in corporate and/or foundation fundraising and demonstrable success in grant writing.
Knowledge and experience in international economic development, global health, education, clean water and/or clean energy/clean power programs are a must.
Previous management and leadership experience are required.
A Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Economics, Business or a related field required.
Master's Degree in Public Administration or a related discipline highly preferred.
Interested applicants should submit their resume and a cover letter to . Please do not use the apply button.
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Job Title : Executive Director, International Foundation
Location : Arlington, VA, US

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