Manager of International Partnerships

Focusing Philanthropy

About the organization

Focusing Philanthropy identifies, evaluates, and promotes with individual donors programs that improve the life-trajectory of people living with great unmet needs in the United States and around the world. Through a rigorous diligence and monitoring process, we identify areas of great human need that we believe are susceptible to effective address by philanthropists acting alone or collectively. We select and partner with nonprofits that consistently deliver demonstrable improvements in the health, education, and economic circumstances of the beneficiaries. We work closely with each of our implementing nonprofit partners to curate specific opportunities, and then raise funds from donors to implement them. These services are provided free to both donors and our nonprofit partners in an effort to scale interventions that work. Now in our tenth year, we have raised and deployed >$83 million that we conservatively estimate has profoundly improved the lives of over 6 million people.


We are seeking to fill a full-time position as part of our 8-person team.
Primary duties include:
• Point person with some of our current internationally-focused nonprofit partners. This role involves review of written reports, budgets, impact assessments and other information supplied by our nonprofit partners, with substantial follow-up as needed. Individual is expected to be sufficiently knowledgable and collaborative to earn the respect of our implementing nonprofits sufficient to be a welcome thought-partner.
• Participate in the screening and selection of potential new nonprofit partner relationships, sharing what you learn with the rest of the Focusing Philanthropy team and, at later stages, our Board, and donors. Work includes research into targeted areas of human need, identification of and interaction with parties experienced in addressing such needs, cataloguing of potential nonprofit partners who employ methods that appear to yield material impact, and assessment of the most promising potential partners.
• Prepare and present clear, concise, and (as appropriate) motivating reports on developments of our programs and our nonprofit implementing partners for various constituencies including other team members, our Board, current and prospective donors, and funding allies.
• Help develop tailored fundraising initiatives in concert with each nonprofit overseen. Such campaign planning entails development of a specific use of f


• 5-10+ years of relevant professional experience, including substantial experience in the developing world
• Information gathering expertise that includes not only internet research but direct engagement with expert individuals and organizations, as well as representatives of the people to be assisted
• Experience writing and presenting findings based on diligence and field visits
• Professional experience in reviewing the measurement and evaluation work of others
• Financial and organizational assessment capability and experience
• Passion for and experience with international travel in developing countries
• Eagerness to engage with nonprofit partners and the communities they serve in order to understand priorities, evaluate and document performance, and present information to a range of constituencies
• Very strong written and verbal English language skills essential. Foreign language facility, preferably Spanish, helpful though not required.
• Communications expertise a plus but not required – video editing, graphic design (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), WordPress, photography, report writing and layout
• At least 4-year degree


Compensation depends on experience.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please submit cover letter and resume.

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