Manager, Corporate and Foundation Partnerships

Manager, Corporate and Foundation Partnerships

This position reports to IYF’s headquarters in Baltimore, MD, but remote candidates in the United States and in IYF’s current countries of operations will be considered (Mexico, Colombia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Palestine). IYF will not provide work authorization to individuals applying to this position. Country nationals of the countries highlighted above are strongly encouraged to apply.

Director, Corporate and Foundation Partnerships

For over 30 years, our sole focus has been to help young people succeed. Together with partners around the world, we’ve invested in ensuring that youth develop the leadership, technical, and life skills to earn a livelihood. Whether it’s landing a first job, growing a business, or driving social change, every young person deserves the opportunity to realize their full potential. Rooted in the belief of youth as problem-solvers, change-makers, and leaders, our initiatives are catalysts for change. For more information please consult

This position supports efforts to secure resources from companies and foundations to carry out IYF’s mission and strategic priorities. In partnership with a dynamic and committed team of professionals worldwide, this position drives the identification and cultivation of donor and partner relationships, positioning for and pursuit of funding opportunities, and generation of innovative, transformative programs to advance youth development. This position focuses primarily on corporate and foundation funding opportunities. It includes the development of public-private partnerships in collaboration with IYF’s Business Development Unit to identify and leverage shared-value opportunities.


  • Advance IYF’s Corporate and Foundation Partnership (CFP) strategy to deliver on the organization’s revenue generation goal and position IYF as a leader in the youth development sector.
  • Identify potential funding opportunities with new and existing corporate and foundation partners by analyzing corporate and foundation funding trends, identifying new potential funders in the field of youth development, workforce development and systems change, and supporting country offices to generate and utilize local business intelligence.
  • Support the development, finalization, and packaging of proposals for submission. Assist with recruitment of field-based staff for proposals and the inclusion of required staffing information in proposals. Assist with responding to due diligence requests from partners and donors.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with funders and partners, in partnership with CFP, Program staff, and executive leadership. Market IYF programs and assets, and support IYF to be recognized as a partner of choice among donors, peer organizations, and community stakeholders.
  • Conduct tracking, analysis, and reporting for the Corporate & Foundation Partnership function usingIYF’s STORM Salesforce platform and other tools as necessary.
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of CFP processes, tools, and staff capacities, and supporting stronger competitive positioning and higher win rates.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented, self-starter and a good problem solver with excellent writing and communication skills and a commitment to global youth development.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in business development strategies, systems, processes, and opportunities, preferably working with corporate and foundation funders and in managing matrixed, cross-functional teams, as well as a track record of success in securing funding from corporate and foundation donors. Knowledge and experience pursuing funding through public private partnerships in the development space is a plus. Experience with individual giving is also a plus.
  • Strong proposal management and development skills, including designing, conceptualizing, writing, and contributing to research and writing of successful proposals for corporate and foundation donors.
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and project management skills, including ability to identify, balance and rapidly shift priorities as needed.
  • Ability to make sound judgments; assume responsibility; and work independently in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills appropriate for operating effectively in a multicultural, international team environment.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a relevant field required.
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite is required. Knowledge of Salesforce strongly preferred.
  • Experience working/living internationally preferred.
  • Strong comprehension of Spanish preferred.



Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to [email protected].