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.
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
LindaCheever@mac.com by December 21, 2018.
For more information about Rotarian Malaria Partners please visit their website.
RMP is an equal opportunity employer.