Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) invites applications for a Director, Partnerships & Business Development to join our dedicated and talented Global Programs team in our mission to create business solutions to poverty!
MEDA’s work is built on a foundation of Mennonite business roots and faith-based values, within the global context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We believe business solutions are effective interventions to address poverty. Through a market-systems approach and strategic partnerships, MEDA enables access to finance and provides business and technical expertise to build transformative agri-food market systems that create decent jobs, allowing traditionally excluded groups to become active participants in a sustainable economy. MEDA welcomes all who share our values and want to join us in our mission. To find out more about MEDA, please visit our website at www.meda.org.
Reporting to the SVP, Global Programs the Director, Partnerships & New Business Development (PNBD) grows revenue to drive MEDA’s goal of creating 500,000 decent jobs in the agri-food sector in the Global South.
MEDA is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario and operates globally. Activities related to partnership and business develop happen across the organization at different levels. The Director, PNBD’s promotes an approach to PNBD that is coordinated, coherent and, on aggregate, achieves higher level goals.
The Director identifies and responds to business opportunities while developing new strategic donor and partner relationships for future impact. The Director operationalizes MEDA’s PNBD strategy and ensures the strategy is responsive to developments in the international sector and the regions/countries where MEDA operates. The Director leads the development and execution of the PNBD business plan. The Director manages the PNBD team, coordinates across departments, and engages external stakeholders to prepare successful proposals and initiative designs. The Director reviews PNBD systems, processes and assets and makes changes to improve PNBD response time and success rates. The Director is part of the Global Programs Senior Management Team and contributes to the overall success of the department. Domestic and international travel is required.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Partnerships and New Business Development Strategy (50%)
Proposal Development (40%)
PNBD Process Improvements (10%)
Any other duties and/or requirements as assigned
Education: Graduate level degree in applicable area of expertise
Experience: Proven track record of at least five (5) years in a similar role
Languages: English fluency required. Fluency in French and/or Spanish is considered an asset.
*Posting will remain open until position is filled*
MEDA is an equal opportunity employer and accommodations are available during all phases of the recruitment process. We ask that any applicants requiring accommodation make their needs known in advance.