Senior Associate, Foundation Partnerships

Published May 26, 2022

Job Details

Job Location: Recruiting from GA and DC
Remote Type: Optional Work from Home
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range: $60,000 – $65,000 /year



The Senior Associate, Foundations Partnerships will play a crucial role in helping implement the foundations strategy to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward private foundations, faith-based organizations, and grant-making civil society organizations. The role will work in a collaborative team environment and report to WFP USA’s Senior Manager, Foundation Partnerships. In addition to knowledge management, they will manage a portfolio of prospects and donors under the program and create thoughtful engagement opportunities.


Why Join Us?

  • We are a dynamic, forward leaning, financially stable organization.
  • You will be joining an effective, committed, high-performing group of colleagues who are well-regarded in the community.
  • Your opinion will count, having exposure to key stakeholders in the company and acting as an in-house business consultant.
  • You will have access to a host of inclusive benefits including parental leave, an EAP, and a wellness benefit.
  • You will play a crucial role in aiding the organization in their mission of ending global hunger.


Highlighted Responsibilities:

  • Support and manage relationships with a portfolio of current and prospective organizations through all phases of the donor pipeline, including cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Responsible for supporting the grants management process within the team
  • Oversee knowledge-related activities, including the management, capturing, sharing and accessibility of knowledge assets
  • Support leadership engagement events and event planning
  • Act as point of contact between Foundation Partnerships team and other departments and teams within WFP USA
  • Update and manage records in Salesforce
  • Undertake other responsibilities assigned by the Senior Manager

A well- qualified candidate will possess the following:

  • A minimum of one year of experience in a non-profit, fundraising, partnerships, multilateral affairs, or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (i.e. international relations, political science, or related field)
  • Must live in the greater Washington, DC area or Atlanta, GA area
  • Familiarity with the practices and techniques of fundraising and grant management
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong editorial skills and a proof-reader’s eye for details
  • Demonstrated ability to manage workflow processes, agendas, and schedules
  • Experience in coordinating input from multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Experience with Microsoft Office with detailed knowledge of Excel
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or other CRM software very desirable
  • Flexibility for occasional travel to conferences and meetings
  • Collaborative and team-oriented individual who can engage with and motivate others
  • in a wide variety of functions across an organization
  • Curiosity mindset and desire to learn
  • Strong affinity for WFP’s mission and program priorities