Country Director, US
The US Country Director will shape a team that has the potential to uniquely impact the US cash sector at a time when cash is receiving unprecedented attention and interest in the public eye.
The position will take charge of establishing GD as a leader in the cash, and more broadly, nonprofit space in the US. As the US Country Director you will lead the vision, goal setting and strategic planning for the new US Country team, own new business development and partnerships, oversee program management, and manage a team to drive exceptional execution. The position will be based in the United States and willing to travel domestically as needed.
The candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Strategic planning:
- Lead vision-setting and strategic planning for US Country Team.
- Set US Country operational and revenue goals and create roadmap for success.
- New Business and partnership development:
- Own US revenue targets: drive fundraising opportunities, build and manage high quality relationships with donors.
- Identify strategic partnership opportunities and build a robust pipeline of projects to enable growth in the US.
- Serve as the US Country Team’s external spokesperson (with press, peer orgs, partners, funders). Identify and pursue external opportunities to amplify GD’s brand.
- Team management:
- Directly manage US Senior Manager(s), and lead the larger US team that includes US Associate(s)/Manager(s). Serve as a representative of the US team internally with executive management.
- Create a strong team culture rooted in GD’s values. Cultivate and grow exceptional talent.
- Program management:
- Own a rich project management plan to ensure operational excellence across delivery of all US programs.
- Identify and evaluate strategic and operational risks across programs, ideate and execute strategies to mitigate risk.
- Serve as analytical support and thought partner, assisting team in clearing hurdles and bottlenecks to execution.
- Five to 10 years of experience in a similar role or function(eg program management, strategic planning, new business development, partnerships).
- People management experience (experience hiring and building a team preferred).
- Experience in partnerships and business development with major US companies, foundations, NGOs, or government bodies.
- Strong relationship management: you’re excited to build a network in the US cash+NGO space, both via establishing new relationships for GD and strengthening existing ones.
- Exceptional communications skills: speaking, writing, presenting, and negotiating, especially with senior audiences and funders.
- Outstanding project management skills.
- Analytical problem solver: you look at problems with an analytical and iterative mindset, with a strong framework for prioritization. You can run robust analyses to inform management and programming decisions.
- Enthusiasm for fast-paced environments, which may lack pre-defined playbook for success and involve significant “learning by doing".
- Strong alignment with GD values.
- Knowledge of US foundation / NGO landscape a strong plus.