Managing Director, Strategic Engagement

Officially established in 2013, Rotarian Malaria Partners (RMP) is a non-profit organization comprised of Rotarians dedicated to the ultimate world-wide eradication of Malaria. RMP’s core mission is to expand Rotary International’s anti-Malaria efforts through innovative programs and projects in Malaria-endemic regions in conjunction with local Rotary Clubs, and by educating and advocating Malaria eradication among Rotary International’s leadership.

The Managing Director, Strategic Engagement is a new position made possible by a two-year capacity building grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which recognizes the long-term importance of RMP’s strategic initiatives and collaboration with Rotary International.

Authority and Reporting

The Managing Director, Strategic Engagement reports to the President of the 18-person Board of Directors. Board members are elected for three year terms by the membership. The Managing Director, Strategic Engagement will passionately lead RMP toward its mission; originate new and deepen existing working partnerships; and enhance resource development.


Leadership and Management

  • Work effectively and intentionally with the Board to fulfill RMP’s mission while growing and sustaining the organization.
  • As a member of the Board, continually enhance and refine RMP’s strategic plans.
  • In conjunction with the Treasurer, develop and monitor budgets, financial reports and monthly grant reports to major program funders.
  • Oversight of RMP’s major grant-based projects in malaria endemic regions.
  • Manage planning, implementation and reporting of all activities called for in the BMGF grant (these are to be spelled out after the grant is received)

Fundraising and Communications

  • Play a leadership role in fundraising and resource development including cultivation and solicitation of major donors, foundations, and other public funders.
  • Effectively communicate internally and externally RMP’s vision and exemplify its core values.
  • Serve as RMP’s lead spokesperson and public thought leader on Malaria eradication.

Partnerships, Relationships and Collaboration

  • Initiate, maintain and strengthen relationships with the leadership of Rotary International, the Rotary Foundation, as well as district and zonal Rotary leadership.
  • Initiate, maintain and strengthen partnerships with both government entities and NGO’s committed to Malaria reduction or eradication (BMGF, PATH, Malaria No More, PMI, World Vision, among others)
  • Initiate, maintain and strengthen project partnerships anchored by Rotary clubs, Districts, and The Rotary Foundation

Board Development and Governance

  • Support Board recruitment, onboarding and retention to expand the Board’s geographic representation and Rotary diversity.

Working Relationships

The Managing Director, Strategic Engagement is expected to interact with the following on a regular basis: (In so doing, practicing teamwork and demonstrating a professional public presence is essential.)

  • RMP Board members, RMP Ambassadors, Officers and Staff.
  • Funders and individual donors.
  • Rotary International and Rotary Foundation leadership.
  • Rotary district and zonal leadership.
  • Other NGO’s battling Malaria.
  • RMP’s current and future sister organizations, such RMP Uganda, RMP Zambia, etc.

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate

  • Ten-year track record of executive experience and leadership, including organizational, financial, and operational management expertise applicable to RMP’s asset size and strategic mission.
  • A Rotarian with knowledge of Rotary’s structure and operations at the club, district, zone and international levels and with experience building and sustaining project partnerships.
  • Successful track record of building partnerships and collaborative projects with other funders and organizations that leverage each group’s respective strengths.
  • Successful track record in soliciting major gifts and grants.
  • Ability to travel extensively, including international travel, with the flexibility and sensitivity to work effectively in a wide variety of geographic, political, and cultural settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to build lasting relationships among diverse constituents, across various geographic regions, cultures, demographics and socio-economic status, ranging from major financial donors to local Rotarians in other countries.
  • Excellent communications skills with particular emphasis upon effective public speaking.
  • Undergraduate degree required. Advanced degree or certification preferred such as MPA, MBA, CAP, CFRE, JD, etc.
  • Proven experience working with and reporting to a board of directors or trustees.
  • Experience serving as a passionate advocate and compelling external face of an organization to the community, government, donors and stakeholders.
  • Possess a deep and sustained passion for the world-wide eradication of Malaria.


Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience competitive with other not-for-profits of similar size, scope and focus in the Pacific Northwest.

To apply please send cover letter and resume to Linda Cheever, RMP Board President, at by December 21, 2018.

For more information about Rotarian Malaria Partners please visit their website.

RMP is an equal opportunity employer.