Partnerships Sr. Associate Manager, Maverick Collective

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Population Services International
Washington, DC, District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 18 August 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 19 July 2018

Job Description

Job title: Partnerships Sr. Associate Manager, Maverick Collective

Department: Corporate Partnerships and Philanthropy

Based in: Washington, DC

Up to 30% international and domestic travel

Reports to Deputy Director, Maverick Collective

Who we are

We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing.

There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Join us!

The Corporate Partnerships and Philanthropy (CPP) team is on the cutting edge of PSI’s mission to reimagine healthcare for girls and women. We harness the power of private resources and partnerships to drive innovation. The philanthropic division of CPP is known as Maverick Collective.

Maverick Collective is an innovative philanthropic model that is creating a network of women philanthropists and advocates who are investing in the health and rights of girls and women. These philanthropists – known as members of the Collective – invest their intellectual and financial resources to help solve challenges faced by women and girls in developing countries. Maverick Collective is co-chaired by Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess of Norway Mette Marit and Melinda Gates.

Maverick Collective seeks a Partnerships Senior Associate Manager responsible for engaging with and managing a portfolio of individual philanthropic donors and partners at the $1M+ level. We are looking for a dynamic individual who is energized about a new model of philanthropic partnership. This person will manage the life-cycle of philanthropic partnerships, from initial program design through to implementation, including tracking learning and results, reporting to donors, and liaising with the in-country team and technical staff at PSI.

The Partnerships Senior Associate Manager will work directly with Maverick Collective members to help them become informed advocates for the issues they care about and be fully engaged in the work they are funding.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

You will lead a portfolio of partnerships and projects, ensuring new projects are designed and scoped effectively, and fostering collaboration and agility in project implementation. You will serve as the primary point of contact for Maverick Collective members throughout their partnership with PSI. The ability to build trust and relationships, problem solve, and manage complexity is critical to success in this role.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Partner Relationship Management
    • Engage portfolio of 6-8 Maverick Collective members, ensuring excellence in delivering membership experience and serving as the main point of contact for the donor during their partnership with PSI
    • In partnership with the communications team and Maverick Community Manager, delight members with tailored learning and engagement plans for members that enhance their knowledge of global health and help them use their voice and talent in their work
    • Partner with Deputy Director to challenge and refine member service model to ensure partners have the best possible experience
  • Project Design and Coordination
    • Manage end-to-end project design and development process, coordinating internal stakeholders including technical and field teams and ensuring member is fully integrated in the process
    • Ensure full alignment of program design with PSI strategic priorities and goals
    • With field team, coordinate project implementation team, including tracking and reporting on results and learning, handling course correction and strategic realignment as necessary
    • In collaboration with Maverick Community Manager, create meaningful opportunities for connection between projects and members, identifying strategic points to share learning and knowledge across the organization and community of practice
    • Lead execution of trips to the field with members to view projects and engage with the team on the ground

What are we looking for?

The basics

  • Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree preferred but not required.
  • 5-7+ years’ experience in account management. Experience working with high-net worth donors and/or with membership-based organizations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to deeply connect with a range of individuals who have a broad range of backgrounds and expertise.
  • Demonstrable interest and experience in international development, public health, women and girls and poverty alleviation highly desirable

Who you are

  • A relationships person, capable of communicating and working across multiple stakeholders from different backgrounds and sectors
  • Creative communicator capable of capturing complex ideas in written and spoken word, visuals, infographics and other forms
  • Stellar problem-solver able to tackle complex challenges with agility, creativity, and a cool head
  • Excellent negotiation, influencing, relationship management and collaboration skills.


  • Exempt

Must be authorized to work in the United States. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position. References will be required.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.


About the Organization

About PSI: PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world's most vulnerable populations, in over 65 countries to lead healthier lives. Over 150 staff in the Washington D.C headquarters, 100 overseas expatriate staff and almost 8,000 local staff work to execute PSI’s critical and innovative programs worldwide. Health Impact and Donors: PSI has a unique focus on measurable health impact much like successful corporations measure profitability. Measuring the results of PSI’s health interventions isn’t as simple as counting lives saved. PSI employs an entire team of researchers to continuously evaluate PSI performance against evidence-based objectives and verifiable indicators. Such strict measurement of PSI performance is what sets the organization apart from others in the field and feeds into the design of innovative, targeted and cost-effective interventions. By utilizing the DALY (Disability Adjusted Life Year) system, PSI estimates that in 2009 alone, its programs directly prevented more than 156,000 HIV infections, 2.6 million unintended pregnancies, almost 150,000 deaths from malaria and diarrhea and 19 million malaria episodes. In addition, roughly 25,000 patients were treated for TB. With a focus on decentralized management and local experts, innovative programs and successful benchmarking, PSI is proud of its long term commitment to serve those most in need. PSI is supported by several major donors including: governments of the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands; the Global Fund, various United Nations agencies, private foundations, corporations and individuals. Areas of PSI focus: HIV: PSI has HIV programs in over 60 countries around the world. Interventions, which include social marketing of HIV products and services and targeted HIV communications, are based upon a commitment to produce measurable health impact and an emphasis upon rigorous research and evaluation. Although condom social marketing and targeted communications remain the cornerstones of PSI's work to address the HIV pandemic, country programs also implement an increasingly comprehensive range of interventions in response to the changing needs of specific country contexts and populations. PSI is increasingly implementing innovations such as male circumcision services and targeted communications for concurrent sexual partnerships and injection drug use interventions. TB: Tuberculosis (TB) is a curable and preventable illness, yet it remains a major cause of death worldwide. It is one of the biggest killers of women of reproductive age and the most common cause of death among people living with HIV/AIDS. PSI provides a variety of innovative TB and TB/HIV-related services, engaging private providers in diagnosis and treatment and integrating HIV counseling and testing with TB services. It also creates innovative behavior change communications campaigns to increase awareness of TB and TB/HIV and to promote healthy behaviors. Child Survival: Vulnerable children are one of PSI’s most important target groups. According to the WHO, nearly 10 million children under the age of five die each year – more than 1,000 every hour. Tragically, about two-thirds of child deaths are preventable through practical, low-cost interventions. PSI works to improve child survival by helping developing countries address water-borne diseases such as diarrhea, malaria, pneumonia and HIV with prevention and treatment education and products. PSI’s child survival programs improve the health and save the lives of children under five in more than 30 countries. Reproductive Health: In over 30 countries throughout the world PSI empowers women and couples to lead healthier lives by providing access to innovative family planning and maternal health products and services. Every year, there are more than 60 million unintended pregnancies and more than 500,000 women die from pregnancy-related causes. In 2008 alone, PSI prevented an estimated 3.1 million unintended pregnancies and 15,000 maternal deaths, and enabled millions of couples to plan their families. Over the past three decades, PSI has expanded the contraceptive methods in its portfolio from male condoms and oral contraceptives to include injectable contraceptives, intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUD), emergency contraception pills, implants, female condoms, voluntary sterilization, and fertility awareness methods such as the Standard Days Method using Cyclebeads®. PSI’s RH platform has also grown to address maternal mortality through the prevention of post-partum hemorrhage and sepsis, and the prevention of unsafe abortion. Clean Water: Access to clean water is a challenge in almost all of the countries PSI operates in. Increasing awareness of water borne diseases and accessibility to treated water are a core part of PSI’s efforts across its health areas. PSI and its many partners are working together to promote the Safe Water System, a water quality intervention that employs proven, easy-to-use and inexpensive solutions such as household water treatment appropriate for the developing world. Household water treatment and safe storage ensures that each sip of water is safe to drink. Household water treatment can be adopted quickly, inexpensively, at national scale in both development and emergency situations, making an immediate difference on the lives of those who rely on transporting to and storing water in their homes. Malaria: PSI provides malaria control support to national Ministries of Health in over 30 countries worldwide. PSI tailors its malaria control programs to the unique environment in each country and the needs outlined by the Ministry of Health to achieve the Abuja Targets and MDGs. PSI’s malaria control programs include delivery of insecticide treated mosquito nets, pre-packaged malaria treatment, behavior change communications and operational research.

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