Institutional Relations Coordinator

Development · Remote, California
Department Development
Employment Type Active - Full Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Employer: Village Enterprise

Industry: Nonprofit/International Development/Social Entrepreneurship/Philanthropy

Job Title: Coordinator, Institutional Relations 

Reports to: Senior Manager, Institutional Partnerships

Position Type: Full Time

Function: Institutional Fundraising and Grants Management

Location: Remote, East Coast Preferred

Start Date: July 2021

Travel: Willing and able to travel within the US and East Africa (when safe and necessary) 

Application Deadline: Rolling




About Village Enterprise: Village Enterprise’s mission is to end extreme poverty in rural Africa through entrepreneurship and innovation. Village Enterprise targets the poor, provides business training, seed capital/startup funds, and ongoing mentoring to people living in extreme poverty in Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda. Since its inception in 1987, Village Enterprise has helped start over 54,000 businesses, trained over 204,000 new entrepreneurs, and transformed more than 1.1 million lives. 


Position Overview:

Village Enterprise is looking for a coordinator to fuel the growth and streamline the management of our institutional Partnerships portfolio. Our ideal candidate is a self-driven, passionate person who thrives in a fast-paced, flexible, team-oriented environment, and is motivated by challenges and learning new skills. He/she looks forward to working at a growing nonprofit as part of an international team and creating real positive change in the world.


In this role, you will assist in researching and cultivating prospective institutional donors, including extensive donor landscape mapping and research, drafting donor reports and contributing to proposal development, and maintaining accuracy in the institutional partnerships salesforce database. Other duties will include the production of informational briefs and reports for cross-functional teams. The position will report to the Senior Manager of Institutional Partnerships and will work closely with both the US-based development team and the East-Africa based program teams.


Main Responsibilities:


  • Institutional Giving
    •  Conduct research and analysis on prospective funders and provide recommendations, including strategies for approach, on potential funding opportunities.
    •  Prepare high-quality grant reports as required in award specifications.
    • Assist in the drafting of full proposals, concept notes, and LOIs to private foundations and public agencies as requested by the Senior Manager of Institutional Partnerships.
  • Institutional Partnerships Database Management
    • Maintain high-quality internal information on salesforce database,
    •  Manage up to date grant activity calendars (Report and proposal dates, etc)
  • General Development Support
    • Participate actively in development and staff meetings; prepare materials as needed 
    • Prepare reports, executive summaries, project briefs, and related materials for institutional giving as appropriate
    • Perform other duties as requested by the Chief Development Officer and the Director of Development and Marketing

Required Experience and Skills:

  • B.A. in relevant field
  • 1-4 years of experience working in a non-profit fundraising setting, preferably an international nonprofit. 
  • Experience working in multicultural workplaces
  • Prior experience with drafting proposals and reports for institutional donors desired
  • General familiarity with the international development funding space
  • Ability to research and analyze funding opportunities relevant to Village Enterprise
  • Proficient in MS Office and Google Docs and Sheets
  • Excellent writing, editing, and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with CRMs, preferably salesforce
  • Motivated self-starter who takes initiative
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work independently 
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and work well under deadlines
  • Hands-on with execution, reliable, and accountable for agreed-upon deliverables
  • Preferred: Experience with formatting and Indesign 


To Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates who meet the set criteria are invited to send their cover letter and resume to with the subject line “Institutional Partnerships Coordinator”



Please do not contact Village Enterprise to enquire about the status of your application, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Village Enterprise is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Location
    Remote, California
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Active - Full Time
  • Minimum Experience