Development Associate, Strategic Partnerships and Philanthropy


PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

The Development Associate is a part of PATH’s Strategic Partnerships and Philanthropy (SPP) department in the Global Engagement & Communications division. The Development Associate is focused on planning and implementing logistics for community engagement strategies, as well as leading the strategy, research, writing, and submission of grant proposals, Letters of Inquiry (LOI), grant reports, and materials/correspondence for the PATH SPP team. The Development Associate is an individual contributor role and will be an effective storyteller and superb writer who can glean information from a wide range of sources to weave a compelling narrative and case for support. The Development Associate thrives on deadline-driven work, keeping multiple projects moving forward simultaneously and continually throughout the year. The successful candidate will also help build and grow PATH’s supporters by implementing community engagement activities throughout the year to connect PATH’s programs and priorities to audiences such as corporate employees, young professionals, leaders, innovators and future philanthropists who are committed to PATH’s mission.

This professional position requires collaboration and strong working relationships across all divisions at PATH. This position reports to the Deputy Director of Foundations, Trusts and Community Engagement.

Duties and responsibilities include:

Grants Management

  • Prepare and write grant proposals, applications and reports for private and corporate foundations to secure funding for general operating and program-specific support.
  • Collaborate with internal PATH teams to obtain relevant content required to write narratives for proposals and reports, including the preparation of grant forms and the assembly of budgets and supporting materials.
  • Monitor and track grant measurements and outcomes to ensure key targets are met and reported to strategic PATH supporters.
  • Maintain calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposals, applications and reports.
  • Summarize complex technical results, concepts, and implications proficiently into materials and explanations to external stakeholders.

Community Engagement

  • Develop and execute presentations and conduct outreach activities to a variety of public and private groups and organizations.
  • Coordinate and implement logistics and provide support for community engagement events and experiences, such as the Seattle Marathon.
  • Develop active, positive and professional relationships with employees of PATH’s strategic corporate partners.
  • Represent PATH when called upon to speak to groups, organizations etc.
  • Develop familiarity with key PATH stakeholders and stakeholder networks.
  • Develop and maintain an annual calendar of engagement activities.
  • Execute a portfolio of community-based events, with accountability for significant income targets.

Required skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years related experience or combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills required.
  • Exceptional writing, analytical and research skills with the ability to analyze and synthesize written materials and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work independently and within a diverse team and across departments.
  • Working knowledge of grant database software programs, such as Salesforce.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage time and plan effectively in a fast-paced, fluid work environment required.
  • Track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow through on projects.

For more information and to apply, go here.

Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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