Global Equal Access

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Director of Development Equal Access International, a non-profit organization headquartered in San San FranciscoCA, empowers underserved communities in the developing world with critically needed information, education and leadership training. With funding from bi-laterals, multilaterals, foundations, corporate and individual donors, we implement innovative media and community outreach programs that inspire positive social change on issues such as women's empowerment, human rights, global health issues, youth & education, and civic participation & governance. Operating in Nepal, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Pakistan Chad, Niger, Yemen and Lao PDR, with over 160 staff worldwide and an eight-year track record implementing media and social change projects in challenging locations, Equal Access seeks a highly motivated Director of Development to lead and expand our business development and fundraising efforts. Equal Access' culture is dynamic, hard-working and collegial. With an annual budget for 2010 of more than $5 million and consistent annual growth, Equal Access is poised to extend its impact globally. Detailed information about our organization and programs is available at About the Position: The Director of Development is an experienced, motivated and skilled business development and fundraising executive who leads institutional fund development efforts to support and advance the Equal Access mission. Our ideal candidate has a demonstrated record and strong skills in designing and executing successful fund development and financial growth strategies, writing winning proposals and securing annual and multi-year funding from international aid agencies, foundations and other funding streams. The Director of Development reports to and collaborates closely with the CEO, serving as a visible and core member of the Equal Access Senior Management Team and contributing to overall strategic direction and growth planning for the organization. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to leverage our strong track record in program implementation and solid institutional partnerships to lead fund development strategies and efforts that yield significant growth for the organization. San Francisco HQ position (a Washington DC or NYC base will be considered for the right candidate). Lead and direct Equal Access' institutional fund development strategy and the fund development component of the annual workplan to meet annual and multi-year goals. Assume responsibility for institutional fund development activities, increasing and diversifying Equal Access funding streams, particularly opportunities for unrestricted funding Collaborate with CEO and Senior Management team in developing financial strategies for fund development, diversification, unrestricted funding reserves and sustainable organizational growth. Work closely with CEO to develop and maintain high-level donor relationships, strategic partnerships and other business development relationships. Report on progress toward achievement of business development goals and growth strategies to Senior Management and the Board of Directors. Serve as senior technical lead in writing winning proposals, manage proposal teams to deadlines and build capacity of development and program staff to win new business, particularly through further improved systematization of budgeting, narrative drafting and recruitment on proposals. Successfully direct business development staff and work closely with Country Office teams to identify funding opportunities at the global and local levels. Track and follow up on business intelligence leading to bid opportunities and foundation grant submissions. Define clear roles, procedures and support systems for business development coordination across the organization. Collaborate with senior staff to ensure organizational compliance with regard to contracts and budget submissions. Oversee proposal management and pipeline systems to ensure trackin