Director of U.S. Strategic Partnerships

MAG America
July 2, 2019
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
Not specified
Education (minimum)
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Travel Required?
Base Salary
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Director of U.S. Strategic Partnerships

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced senior manager to join a small, tight-knit, and dedicated team who are committed to working hard to maximize the financial support we can provide to MAG's programs worldwide. For the full job description, please download the candidate pack here.

This is a strategic and senior management role in an international NGO. As Director of U.S. Strategic Partnerships, you will drive and support U.S. strategic business development to enable consistent organizational growth through funding revenues primarily generated from U.S. government sources. Working closely with colleagues at MAG, this role is responsible for strategically positioning the organization with partners in the U.S., primarily the Department of State’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA) and USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). The Director of U.S. Strategic Partnerships will develop and manage a results-oriented strategic partnerships and institutional fundraising strategy, working closely with MAG leadership, to ensure that MAG America’s strategy is integrated with and supportive of MAG’s strategy. MAG America exists to support MAG’s work globally, so it is vitally important that the role works closely and in coordination with MAG. The Director of U.S. Strategic Partnerships will directly manage the Grants Manager, providing leadership and support.

The successful candidate will have excellent project management, relationship management and business planning skills and the ability to coordinate multiple activities at the same time. Experience of working in a senior management position in a development or humanitarian organization is essential, and experience of working in the humanitarian mine action sector would be highly advantageous. Some international travel will be required in this role, which will include visits to MAG’s headquarters in Manchester, U.K., and at least one visit to a MAG operational program each fiscal year.

This is a fast-paced, rewarding position that will be suited to a highly motivated, solution-focused and flexible manager.

This position is based in Washington, D.C., with occasional international travel. The salary for this role is competitive and commensurate with experience. MAG America offers a generous benefits package, including simple IRA with employer match, health insurance, and a progressive leave policy.

How to apply

For a full list of position requirements and qualifications, please download the application pack.

Application is by online submission of a resume and cover letter to Jamie Franklin ( using the subject line “Director of U.S. Strategic Partnerships Job Application.” Closing date for this position is Friday, July 26th, 2019.

Due to the high volume of applications that are received, we will not be able to respond individually to every application.

If successful, applicants not eligible to work in the U.S. will be offered the position conditional to MAG America successfully securing a U.S. work visa for them. Employment can only commence once the work visa has been approved and received.

Please note that as part of MAG's commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to background checks before an offer of employment is confirmed.

Interview Arrangements

Interviews will be held in MAG America's office in Washington, D.C. and/or by conference call. Reasonable travel expenses for candidates invited to attend the interview will be reimbursed.

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