Work Location: US - San Francisco, CA
Other Possible Locations:
Expected Travel: up to 30%
Language Requirement: English
Employee Duration: Active Full-Time
Type of Post: Not Applicable
Funding: Approved
Type of Contract:
Application Deadline:

 Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all
backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. 


At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945 when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2015, CARE worked in 95 countries and reached 65 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

CARE is seeking a Senior Director of Development, Strategic Partnerships who will raise CARE's profile in the Bay Area in pursuit of strategic, high-value partnerships with companies and foundations.  These partnerships will yield revenue, expand awareness of CARE among corporate employees and consumers, and leverage corporate talent to tackle the underlying causes of poverty that CARE seeks to address. 

The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker, synthesizer, and consummate networker, who is able to rally disparate people and organizations around a common cause.  S/he will present CARE and its focus on innovation in exciting and different ways with an emphasis on vision and co-creation. 

The Senior Director will partner closely with the Senior Director of Development for Innovation on the corporate team, the West Coast Individual Giving team, the Director of Innovation Partnerships and the Atlanta-based Foundations team. 


  • Manage a portfolio of approximately twenty professional foundations that recent research identified as prospects for funding CARE's work. 
  • Responsible for leveraging existing connections - their own, CARE leadership's, and the individual giving team's - to establish connections with these foundations, assess their alignment with CARE and build a pipeline for funding within 18 - 24 months. 
  • Steward any successful engagements by monitoring grant implementation, sharing relevant updates with the Foundation staff, and cultivating support with the goal of renewing or expanding the engagement.
  • Manage a portfolio of companies, including existing partners and new prospects.  Seek to engage these companies in: philanthropic support for CARE programs, leveraging expertise to enhance CARE's programming, engaging employees in Walk in Her Shoes and other initiatives, developing opportunities for co-branding and consumer engagement.  It will be critical for the Senior Director to coordinate closely with other members of the West Coast team in order to maximize opportunities.


  • College degree, Master’s preferred in Business, International Development/Affairs, Public Affairs;
  • 10 years of experience working with either professional foundations or companies, with results in terms of new partnerships and grants;
  • Experience co-creating a multi-faceted engagement with a donor;
  • Experience in international development, particularly in low and middle-income countries desired;
  • Experience with BOTH professional foundations and companies desired;
  • Experience engaging corporate employees in pro bono opportunities a plus;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Marketing and communications;
  • Strong verbal skills, strong presentation skills.

Please be aware that there may be job advertisements and offers that falsely state that they are from CARE. CARE does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training, or any other such fees).

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

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