Senior Associate, Institutional Partnerships

Job Details

Job Location: World Food Program USA – Washington, DC
Remote Type: Hybrid in Washington, DC
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range: $60,000 – $70,000 /year

The Senior Associate, Institutional 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, Institutional Partnerships. In addition to knowledge management, they will manage a portfolio of prospects and donors under the program and create thoughtful engagement opportunities.

The successful Senior Associate, Institutional Partnerships will be committed to WFP USA’s programs, mission, and goals.

About World Food Program USA

World Food Program USAs values provide the framework for how we behave and work together to reach our goals to feed and save the lives of the most vulnerable people around the world. Those values are:

Collaborative: We are all one team
Accountable: We own our work
Respectful: We are kind to each other
Inclusive: We champion diversity
Optimistic: We have a make it happen attitude

We are looking for applicants who embody these values and are invested in forwarding our mission.

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.
  • This position 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 a point of contact between Institutional Partnerships team and other departments and teams within WFP USA
  • Update and manage records in Salesforce
  • Act as a junior account support to Senior Manager
  • Undertake other responsibilities assigned by the Senior Manager


A well-qualified candidate will possess the following:

  • A minimum of two to three years of experience in a non-profit, fundraising, grant management, 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 (DC, Maryland or Virginia) and be able to commute to our DC office two days a week

Knowledge and Experience

  • Familiarity with the practices and techniques of fundraising and grant management
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong organization 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
  • Familiarity with CRM software, especially Salesforce
  • Flexibility for occasional travel to conferences and meetings

Personal Characteristics and Work Style

  • Collaborative and team-oriented individual
  • Curiosity mindset and desire to learn
  • Strong affinity for WFP’s mission and program priorities
  • Able to juggle multiple projects at once and respond to changing priorities
  • Ability to remain calm and focused under pressure
  • Tact and diplomacy and ability to appreciate different perspectives
  • Accountable and takes initiative
  • Excellent interpersonal skills