Interim Development Officer, Corporate Relations and International Coordination

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières | New York, New York



Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international humanitarian organization that delivers impartial medical care in over 70 countries to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care. We welcome candidates who bring a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to join us in working toward MSF’s common mission.


Our dynamic Development Department is responsible for raising over $400 million annually in funds in order to meet the financial needs of our organization.

In the Development Department, the Corporations team is responsible for a portfolio of nearly 700 donors valued at $20+ million.

Job Summary


This is a six-month temporary position covering for leave. You will be responsible for managing your own portfolio of corporate donors and coordinating MSF efforts to maximize international partnership opportunities. Daily functions will include: regular communication with and stewardship of corporate contacts, developing proposals and reports. In addition, you will manage the communications, best practices sharing, procedures and administration within the international corporate working group, and collaborating with international peers to maximize opportunities across overlapping corporate donors. You will report to the Director of Corporate Relations and be part of the mighty MSF-USA development team.

Reports To

Director of Corporate Relations 



  • Manage all aspects of cultivation and stewardship of a select portfolio of corporate donors;
  • Develop proposals and reports for corporate and employee support;
  • Lead development of a global partnership analysis and strategic framework appropriate for MSF in collaboration with international peers;
  • Lead an international sub-committee focused on global partnerships and specific companies where there is overlap in different MSF sections to maximize efficiencies and identify new opportunities (if applicable);
  • Coordinate the international corporate working group and ensure the pertinent information sharing related to global partnerships;
  • Oversee the process of revision and collaboration on the implementation of international partnership procedures;
  • Conduct routine donor data entry and analyses;
  • Communicate and track relationship activities in development database;
  • Participate in various donor engagement activities, events and meetings;
  • Engage in networking opportunities to garner introductions to new prospects;
  • Collaborate on development of content and materials with members of Foundations team and other MSF departments;
  • Initiate and participate in donor meetings which may include, when appropriate, Executive Director, other development team members, MSF aid workers, and key staff;
  • Collaborate with other departments on areas of overlap such as events, employee matching gift campaigns, donor advised funds, as appropriate;
  • Build knowledge of MSF and international news and regularly attend organizational meetings and internal programs from the field;
  • Participate in development of annual plans and strategies to meet MSF priority funding needs aligned with organizational objectives and policies.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum five years successful fundraising experience, including global corporate partnerships, preferably with US corporations. Including proven track record with all aspects of donor cultivation (research, grant writing, follow-up, and stewardship);
  • Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent;
  • Excellent oral and written English language communication skills to be able to share complex and controversial information to a variety of recipients;
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and negotiation skills;
  • Interest and commitment to the work of MSF and knowledge of international affairs and humanitarian issues;
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work under pressure and with deadlines while maintaining sense of humor and keen attention to detail;
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills;
  • Enthusiastic team player with the ability to work independently;
  • Excellent judgment and diplomacy; and
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint and database software(s) such as Salesforce or Raiser's Edge.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Marketing and project management skills


Starting salary mid 70s to low 80s (commensurate with experience)




Pay Class

Full Time Exempt

Contract Type

Fixed Term Contract

Additional Information

Starting salary mid 70s to low 80s (commensurate with experience)

Desired Hiring Date

May 2020

Working Time %


How to Apply

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Application Deadline: Open Until filled. No phone calls please.

Please note that relocation assistance will be offered for this position.

MSF-USA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières


Organization: Nonprofit Organizations