Senior Manager, Global Philanthropists Circle
Synergos seeks a motivated, creative and results-oriented senior manager to join the Global Philanthropist Circle team. This person will primarily manage relationships with global philanthropists, working to help members of the Circle deepen their philanthropy and understand how they can better support efforts to create sustainable changes to the root causes of poverty. The position reports to the Senior Director Philanthropy and will be based in New York City.
The Senior Manager will serve as primary Relationship Manager for 20-30 member families and at least 10 prospect families of the Global Philanthropists Circle.
Synergos is a global nonprofit organization that brings people together to solve complex problems of poverty. We work on issues such as health, nutrition, agriculture, education, social entrepreneurship, and youth employment. We help tackle these challenges by creating, promoting, and sustaining collaborations among business, government, civil society, and marginalized communities. Over the course of more than 25 years, Synergos has supported innovative initiatives in more than 30 countries and regions. We have staff and representatives in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, and the United States.
About The Opportunity
This position represents a great opportunity for an entrepreneurial, innovative and experienced development manager to exert significant influence on activities involving some of the most innovative and important individuals and entities committed to the reduction of poverty and the promotion of social justice.
- Grow, strengthen and increase the effectiveness of individual philanthropists and groups of philanthropists around the world
- Serve as primary Relationship Manager for 20-30 member families and at least 10 prospect families
- Develop and execute events enabling member and prospect philanthropists to have the opportunity to connect to each other, leverage their knowledge and resources and act in new, more effective ways.
- Independently develop and manage at least one affinity group for members
- Generate revenue through member recruitment and renewal to ensure financial targets are achieved
- Manage marketing for specific departmental events
- Working with the GPC Coordinator, take a lead role in GPC department operations helping assure that systems are developed and executed in the New York office that allow for field office efficiencies
- Contribute to GPC planning, strategy, and reporting systems and to enhance the integration of GPC programming with other Synergos activities
- Represent Synergos at philanthropy events and develop partnerships with other organizations
- Identify assigned members’ expectations and needs in creating an overall strategy that ensures value added to each client in the portfolio
- Identify and recruit new members including engaging in research to identify perspective members and designing strategies to recruit well-qualified candidates
- Ensure appropriate communications with members including delegating tasks to the Chair, President, and Senior Director when necessary
- Develop and execute strategies to create focused and meaningful peer learning experiences for members and prospects
- Plan events, seminars, dinners in New York or other locations as appropriate to bring members together to discuss common sectoral interests, specific projects or other areas of collaboration
- Achieve specific targets for membership retention, prospecting and recruiting
- Oversee Coordinator in her/his job including tracking and managing the budget and assuring the contact management system is adequately maintained
- Work with team to develop and execute marketing and communications materials for the overall program and specific activities so that GPC goals are met; manage the production and distribution of all marketing materials
- Support and contribute to activities throughout the organization as needed
Qualifications and Experience
The successful candidate will be a sophisticated, dynamic, experienced fundraising and communications executive with the ability to build authentic relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders. He/she will have an optimistic disposition, utilize a transparent and open communication style and be adaptable, yet strategic. A global mindset is a must.
Primary professional experiences include:
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
- At least eight years of professional experience related to philanthropy or international development
- Proven ability to plan and organize work, taking into account strategic priorities, time and resource constraints
- Outstanding written and spoken communication skills
- Ability to develop and oversee budgets
- Team player with good interpersonal skills, able to work within and manage diverse groups
- An entrepreneurial mindset, able to identify and pursue opportunities
- A demonstrated commitment to high ethical standards and values consistent with those of Synergos
- A collaborative approach to working with internal and external colleagues to maximize the effectiveness of projects and programs
- Experience in facilitation and organizing of international meetings, highly desirable
- Prior experience and responsibility for organization of program strategy and project management
- Good marketing expertise
- Some experience living or working outside the U.S.
- Fluency in a foreign language, a plus
- Availability for overseas travel expected
Why You Should Work at Synergos
- We’re a values-oriented organization helping create a better world
- We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits
- You’ll work with diverse, collegial staff and innovative members of our networks around the world
Please email cover letter and resume in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Synergos Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.