Director, Business Development

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 6 February 2020
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 7 March 2020
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Job Description

Freedom House seeks a senior international democracy and human rights professional to join our Strategy, Development and Learning (SDL) team in the role of Director, Business Development. Working closely with other Freedom House (FH) staff, this position leads the organization’s public sector business development initiatives for FH’s democracy and human rights activities around the globe. Freedom House is a non-profit organization that promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including a 10% match on retirement accounts.

The position requires a candidate with deep knowledge of U.S. Government democracy, rights and government (DRG) programs and of business development with donors such as the U.S. State Department and USAID. The candidate must have a proven record of: developing and implementing successful DRG business development strategies that encompass strong and productive relationships with key donors; collaborating and working across teams to design high quality funding proposals and budgets; and developing a robust pipeline of funding proposals and new awards. FH is selective and strategic in its business development and the Strategy, Development and Learning Team (including this position) works closely with other teams on proposal development efforts tailored to FH’s mission and expertise. The Business Development Director will also contribute their technical expertise to strategic planning and the development of FH tools and approaches.

For more information, please see our website: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing their qualifications and interest in the position.

About the Organization

Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world.

We analyze the challenges to freedom, advocate for greater political rights and civil liberties, and support frontline activists to defend human rights and promote democratic change. Founded in 1941, Freedom House was the first American organization to champion the advancement of freedom globally.

We recognize that freedom is possible only in democratic political environments where governments are accountable to their own people; the rule of law prevails; and freedoms of expression, association, and belief, as well as respect for the rights of minorities and women, are guaranteed. More than 2.5 billion people live in countries that Freedom House designates “Not Free,” more than a third of the globe’s population.

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