Strategic Partnership Development Associate

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Washington, D.C.
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Global Health Corps

CORE Group has partnered with Global Health Corps to offer a fellowship for the position of  Strategic Partnership Development Associate for 2019-2020.

The role of the Strategic Partnership Development Associate is to assist with outreach, partnership, and collaboration in line with CORE Group’s mission, key values, and beliefs. The Strategic Partnership Development Associate will follow guidance provided in the CORE Group Strategic Plan and assist with membership outreach, as well as liaise with our technical working groups. The fellow will assist with outreach to new partners (such as the private sector, country-level consortiums, universities, etc.) for areas of potential collaboration that enhances CORE Group’s mission, supports its membership, and strengthens the role of civil society in ending preventable child and maternal deaths. S/he will bring innovation to the strategic thinking process and assist the Executive Director to strengthen CORE Group as a fiscally and programmatically sound membership association that nurtures collaboration among CORE members and a diverse array of partners. S/he will support the goals of all of CORE Group’s current and future programs, in terms of partnership development.


  • Assist Executive Director and Board of Directors to implement CORE Group’s strategic plan and strategic business plan to achieve our mission of improving and expanding community health practices for underserved populations, especially women and children, through collaborative action and learning
  • Support the expansion of CORE Group membership to international organizations and consortiums, as well as a civil society engagement process for in-country engagement and linking new partners to CORE Group, to improve global collaboration
  • Develop a comprehensive strategy for corporate and foundation engagement with CORE Group
  • Engage in dialogue with CORE Group members and other partners about business development opportunities. Create new partnerships to foster business development with CORE Group and its members
  • Support the implementation of a marketing and strategic communications plan that strengthens our brand name recognition and potential for global and national partnerships
  • Propose and support in the coordination of events that may promote CORE Group members and foster new partnerships with shared vision
  • Provide support to CORE Group’s semi-annual conferences and international conferences to foster partnerships that provide opportunities for dialogue and exchange through technical discussions, and networking that results in collaborative action
  • Support working groups and communities of practice by linking them with potential partners and seeking funding to support their annual work plan activities. Assist in mentorship and follow-up of the working groups, keeping a timeline of goals and measureable outputs
  • Assist the Executive Director to write and edit timely and accurate reports to donors and partners and to the Board to ensure transparent communication processes reflecting the CORE culture and spirit
  • Conduct other activities as requested by the Executive Director
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
  • Bachelor’s degree*
    • Preferred: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in business administration (MBA), marketing, public health, international affairs, or related field
  • At least two years of experience cultivating partnerships across organizations, this could include through volunteer engagement, membership recruitment, or institutional partnership and vendor coordination*
  • Demonstrated track record of designing and implementing new projects or processes, transforming ideas into action*
  • Strong writing skills, as evidenced by experience writing grant proposals, strategic plans, or reports*
  • Innovative thinker that thinks creatively about partnerships and connections*
  • Strong history of business development or legislation/policy experience or private sector experience
  • Previous experience working with a national/global network or advocacy agency
  • Event planning and coordination experience, such as managing the preparation and logistics for donor meetings, conferences, working groups, etc.
  • Academic training or professional experience conducting research and analysis on partners, donors, vendors, contractees, or members in an organizational or volunteer setting
  • Excellent cross-cultural and collaborative skills, a strong relationship builder
  • Past experience with strategic communication and networking, such as with partners, government officials, recruitment efforts, event planning, or volunteer efforts
  • Ability to work under pressure with flexibility in a team setting
  • Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheets and graphics and in social media
Note: Applicants who do not have legal visitor status in the U.S. and will need to be sponsored for a J-1 visa are required to have about two years of cumulative work, volunteering, or internship experience.
Submit your application at Applications close January 16th, 2019.