International Development Associate -- Planet Aid, Elkridge, MD, United States

Planet Aid is seeking an enterprising, energetic, savvy, and intellectually curious individual to become a key player on our partnership development team. We are looking for an  outgoing individual, who not only has a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world, but who is driven by that passion to produce exceptional and immediate results. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing organization and contribute to the expansion of financial support for key development initiatives.  

Our portfolio of projects ranges from education and food security/agriculture to health promotion and HIV/AIDS prevention. We are seeking to secure funding for ongoing and new projects in countries such as Angola, Mozambique, Malawi, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, India, China, and others.

The successful candidate will be reaching out to U.S. foundations in support of international development, corporations, United Nations agencies, the World Bank and many others.
Responsibilities include:
  • Arrange and carry out meetings with corporate and foundation executives and other decision makers.
  • Network and cultivate prospective partners.
  • Develop and deliver presentations to donor groups.
  • Participate in related development conferences and networking events.
  • Research prospects and identify matches between donor interests and Planet Aid’s development strategy.
  • Develop compelling concept notes to gauge the interest of the potential partner
  • During procurement season, the position can also include contributing to developing US government proposals and other funding documents.
Qualifications sought:
  • At least three years of relevant professional experience
  • A bachelor degree (masters degree a plus)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Business-to-business sales experience
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Prior fundraising experience
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • *Past experience working overseas is a big plus
This is a full-time staff position. Benefits include company-subsidized health and dental insurance and paid time off. Some travel within the US will be required.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest to

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