Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders, and ideas. Our client invests patient capital in businesses whose products and services help people living in poverty to transform their lives. To date, Acumen has positively impacted nearly 400 million lives by investing $146M in 151 innovative, early-stage companies in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the United States. But investment isn't just about capital, it's been investing in relationships for years, connecting with emerging leaders in their own countries and engaging them in extended collective dialogue, moral inquiry, and skill building.
The Development and Partnerships team is integral to Acumen's success and impact. It is a small and mighty team where everyone rolls up their sleeves together to bring in the revenue needed to support Acumen's work tackling the biggest problems of poverty. The team engages a diverse donor audience, creating funding partnerships with individuals, corporations, foundations, and government institutions. The Development and Partnerships team sits at the nexus of philanthropy and capitalism. The successful candidate will walk in both worlds with equal agility.
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Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy and Engagement, the Associate Director of Development and Partnerships will be a key driver of its fundraising strategy and activities on the East Coast. This role will be accountable for cultivating and closing relationships with high-net-worth individuals, family foundations, and wealth advisors, as well as supporting other senior Acumen leaders to do the same; for bringing new partners (donors) into its community through their own donor identification and engagement strategies; owning a multi-million-dollar fundraising target, building towards a personal fundraising goal of $2-3M per year though a portfolio of largely six-figure donors.
The candidate must be proactive, curious, analytical, and comfortable managing both up and across teams. This is an ideal opportunity for a proven development leader to make a lasting impact on poverty.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Leadership and Team Building
Acumen has equitable pay. This is not an aspiration for the future. This is our current reality. You'll learn more about our approach early in the interview process.
Acumen is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, or current employment status.
On-Ramps is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe social change happens when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with a common purpose. We're partnering with the team at Acumen to build a diverse team that reflects the global community. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders, and ideas. Our client invests patient capital in businesses whose products and services help people living in poverty to…