Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is an adolescent health organization that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize at-risk youth in developing countries to overcome their greatest health challenges, live healthier, more productive lives, and be agents for change in their communities. Since 2002, GRS has reached over 2 million young people in 50 countries with life-saving HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health information and services.
The Business Development Coordinator is the primary person responsible for business development systems management across GRS’ restricted donor portfolio (US government, foundation, and private sector), contributing to proposal development coordination, proposal planning/positioning, systems management, grant writing, and business development strategy. This position is also primarily responsible for ensuring clear, transparent, consistent and frequent communication between the GRS Global Business Development Unit and GRS Impact Unit leads in South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Global Partnerships. While the majority of the Business Development Coordinator’s time will be spent supporting institutional government donor proposals (>50%), this position will provide support across Grassroot Soccer’s restricted donor portfolio.
The Business Development Coordinator will work closely with other members of the Global Business Development team (based in New York and globally) to identify and secure new institutional donor funding to support Grassroot Soccer’s five-year scale strategy. Their day-to-day responsibilities will be divided into four primary areas: (1) proposal development; (2) proposal planning/positioning; (3) Global Business Development Unit systems management; and, (4) business development strategy.
The Business Development Coordinator will report to the Business Development Manager and will work closely with the US and UK BD teams, as well as in-country points of contact (including managing directors and program managers). S/he will also work closely with the global Communications, Research, Monitoring & Evaluation, and Finance teams. This role requires strong collaboration with colleagues across multiple internal departments, geographies, and time zones.
Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to GlobalHR@grassrootsoccer.org.
March 5, 2019
New York, NY