Manager, Corporate and Foundation Partnerships

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Manager, Corporate and Foundation Partnerships

  • Post Date:July 5, 2022
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  • Career Level Manager
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

LOCATION: This position reports into IYF’s headquarters in Baltimore, MD, but remote candidates in the United States and in IYF’s current countries of operation will be considered (Mexico, Colombia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, and Palestine)

IYF will not provide work authorization to individuals applying to this position. Country nationals of the countries highlighted above are strongly encouraged to apply.

SUPERVISOR: Director, Corporate and Foundation Partnerships


For over 30 years, our sole focus has been to help young people succeed. Together with partners around the world, we’ve invested in ensuring that youth develop the leadership, technical, and life skills to earn a livelihood. Whether it’s landing a first job, growing a business, or driving social change, every young person deserves the opportunity to realize his or her full potential. Rooted in the belief of youth as problem-solvers, change-makers, and leaders, our initiatives are catalysts for change. For more information, please consult


This position helps secure resources from companies and foundations to carry out IYF’s mission and strategic priorities. In partnership with a committed team of professionals worldwide, this position drives the identification and cultivation of donor and partner relationships, positioning for and pursuit of funding opportunities, and generation of innovative, transformative programs to advance youth development. This position focuses primarily on corporate and foundation funding opportunities, and also supports the development of public-private partnerships in collaboration with IYF’s Business Development Unit to leverage shared value. This position is ideal for a mid-career professional who is interested in growing their expertise in resource mobilization and international, cross-sector partnerships for transformational impact. This role offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable fundraising, program design, relationship management, and strategic planning skills alongside a dynamic and supportive global team.


  • Advance IYF’s Corporate and Foundation Partnership (CFP) strategy to deliver on the organization’s revenue generation goal and position IYF as a leader in the youth development sector.
    Identify potential funding opportunities with new and existing corporate and foundation partners by analyzing corporate and foundation funding trends; identifying new potential funders in the field of youth development, workforce development and systems change; and supporting country offices to generate and utilize local business intelligence.
  • Serve as lead proposal writer and/or proposal facilitator on priority funding opportunities, working with cross-disciplinary teams of staff worldwide to design compelling projects and co-create partnerships with potential funders and other stakeholders. Participate in negotiations with funders to ensure mutual benefit for all parties and adherence to IYF’s program principles and values.
  • Support the development and negotiation of proposal budgets, recruitment of staff for new programs, and compliance with due diligence and other funder requirements at the pre-award stage. Support the smooth transition of newly awarded proposals to the appropriate project team for successful start-up.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with funders and partners, in partnership with CFP and Program staff and executive leadership. Market IYF programs and assets, and support IYF to be recognized as a partner of choice among donors, peer organizations and community stakeholders.
  • Conduct tracking, analysis, and reporting for the Corporate & Foundation Partnership function using IYF’s STORM Salesforce platform and other tools as necessary.
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of CFP processes, tools, and staff capacities, and supporting stronger competitive positioning and higher win rates.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented, self-starter and a good problem solver with excellent writing skills and a commitment to global youth development.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in fund and program development strategies, systems, and processes, preferably working with corporate and foundation funders and in matrixed, cross-functional teams, as well as a track record of success in securing funding from corporate and foundation donors.
  • Strong proposal writing and proposal management skills, including designing, conceptualizing, writing and pitching successful proposals for corporate and foundation donors.
  • Knowledge and experience cultivating public-private partnerships in the development space is a plus. Experience with individual giving is also a plus.
  • Excellent organizational, time management and project management skills, including ability to identify, balance and rapidly shift priorities as needed.
  • Ability to make sound judgments, assume responsibility, and work independently in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills appropriate for operating effectively in a multicultural, international team environment.
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite is required. Knowledge of Salesforce strongly preferred.
  • Experience working/living internationally preferred.
  • Strong comprehension of Spanish preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a relevant field required.

JOB LEVEL: Manager


Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to: [email protected] with CFP Manager in the subject line.

IYF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues, and we welcome applications from people of all cultures, experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives.