Global Strategy and Operations Division Team
United States

Portfolio Lead, Global Strategic Partnerships

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Portfolio Lead, Global Strategic Partnerships

United States

Global Strategy and Operations Division Team - Full-time

About Dimagi

Dimagi is an award-winning social enterprise and a certified B-corp and Benefit Corporation. We build software solutions and provide technology consulting services to improve the quality of essential services for underserved populations. Our open-source technology platform, CommCare, is the world’s most widely-used and researched mobile data collection platform for frontline workers. Our choice to be a certified B-Corp and to legally incorporate as a Benefit Corporation sends a clear signal to our partners, our team members, and our communities that we not only believe but also take action in using business as a force for good. This approach combines our passion and commitment to tackle complex health and social inequities and work towards a brighter future for all.

About The Global Strategy and Operations Division

The Global Strategy and Operations (GSO) Division's mission is to build high impact, mission-aligned, strategic partnerships across Dimagi’s products & offerings while maintaining highly efficient business, people, and regional operations across Dimagi’s divisions.

About the Position

Dimagi is seeking a Portfolio Lead, Strategic Partnerships to support our executive leadership team and the Office of the CEO in our rapidly growing partnerships work at Dimagi. Through this newly created role, we aim to expand the impact of Dimagi’s Global Strategy Partnerships Teams by thoughtfully proposing and bringing new innovations to life, further accelerating our mission and impact. 

The Portfolio Lead, Global Strategic Partnerships will grow Dimagi’s portfolio with targeted strategic partners, focused primarily on the largest and most influential multilateral organizations, foundations, and policy bodies. In this role, the Portfolio Lead will have the opportunity to independently take on end-to-end executive management of 3-5 key accounts, disseminating Dimagi’s ideas, new products, and strategies throughout the global health architecture and helping to bring Dimagi’s vision for digital transformation and 5 year strategy to life. The role will require self-leadership of the growing portfolio of relationships and opportunities, and involve advocacy, strategic communications, stakeholder coordination, strategy development, grant-writing, and independent execution to bring new opportunities to life. 

The Portfolio Lead, Strategic Partnerships will be part of Dimagi’s Office of the CEO team. This position can be based remotely within the US or out of office in Cambridge, MA. They will report to the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships (Mel Miles) and work closely with members of Dimagi’s senior leadership team including Dimagi’s CEO, Chief Strategy Officer, Chief of Staff, Global Director of Marketing, and others. 


Independent Account Management (Strategic Partnerships)

  • Serve as the executive key account manager for 3-5 large donor organizations (e.g. GAVI, World Bank, UNICEF, USAID/President’s Malaria Initiative, and/or Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), fostering relationships, disseminating existing Dimagi knowledge, and driving creation of new partnerships within these organizations, including development of proposals, partnership MOUs, and implementation plans for new funding opportunities within each account. 
  • Represent Dimagi through innovation-related knowledge sharing forums - including presenting at industry conferences, joining innovation working groups, liaising with other partner organizations doing similar work, etc. 
  • Work alongside Dimagi’s Chief of Staff and Global Marketing Director to identify areas where Dimagi can use it’s voice to better influence partners, including through direct contributions to blog posts and podcasts to bring these ideas to life

Portfolio Management (Global Strategy Partnerships Team) 

  • Serve as the Portfolio Manager for the Global Strategy Partnerships (GSP) Team, managing a rapidly growing and complex pipeline of new opportunities, documenting progress and challenges, and driving internal communications and reporting to leadership about the portfolio 
  • Provide Program Manager support to GSP team as a whole, including management of SalesForce pipeline, team performance indicators, meeting agendas, and tracking key team deliverables.  
  • Work closely with the operations teams to close GSP contracts once new GSP deals have been secured
  • Serve as the liaison for the Office of the CEO Global Strategy & Partnerships Team across the organization, briefing Divisional Vice Presidents and Managing Directors on work and ensuring smooth handoff of new deals and match funds to the appropriate divisional units. 

Technical Support 

  • Work with Dimagi’s Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships to support the development and execution of Dimagi’s global strategic innovation strategy  
  • Support the Senior Director of Strategic Partnership in developing high-gloss communications materials ( slide decks, thought-leadership reports, advocacy one-pagers) to communicate Dimagi’s ideas and results extensively in the global health architecture. 
  • Provide surge support to the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships to advance Dimagi’s work under our Global Fund Match Fund to drive scale and sustainability of Dimagi’s tools within National Ministries of Health. 
  • Serve as a critical thought partner in the launch of Dimagi’s next product, including strategy development, launch planning, and communication to key leaders, governing bodies, and funders as it takes shape.

Relevant Skills

At the core of this position, we are looking for smart, capable, motivated, and impact-driven people. As such, please consider the following areas listed to be general “guidelines” vs. strict qualifications:

  • 7-10 years of experience in mid-level to senior strategic advocacy, program management, grant writing, communications, and/or business development role in the social impact space.
  • Experience working in health or social impact fields
  • Has a deep understanding of the international development space (e.g. multilateral agencies, iNGOs, government agencies, foundations, etc.), including their own personal network of industry players and ideally past experience working inside one of these organizations. 
  • Exceptional written skills, including the ability to rapidly iterate with leadership team members on concept notes, slide decks, thought leadership pieces, etc.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and a clear excitement to engage with external stakeholders -including giving presentations to potential funders or at industry conferences.
  • Highly organized and able to multitask, while also maintaining a focus on small details
  • Analytical mindset, and comfort using Microsoft Excel and other data analysis and visualization tools
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Have owned a donor account portfolio or secured high-value, $1 million + proposals
  • Achieve an annual fundraising target of $2 million USD
  • Graduate-level degree in public health (but not required)

Compensation and Benefits

We aim to make a difference, not just as a company but also as an employer. We are transparent about salaries at all levels of the organization and have a standard, global pay scale for all positions. Our salaries are cost of living adjusted and non-negotiable. The estimated salary range for this position is 80,062 - 115,627 USD annually. Your final salary within the range will be dependent on where you are geographically based and might fall outside of this estimated range. 

The benefits we offer are geared towards having a strong impact on our staff’s well-being. A few of our key benefits are outlined below:

  • 100% employer-sponsored medical insurance paired with a generous Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) fund
  • Access to voluntary dental and vision insurance plans
  • A 401K plan with up to a 4% employer match
  • Employee stock option plan
  • 30 days paid time off inclusive of holidays 
  • Unlimited sick time and excellent parental leave policy
  • Access to a flex-time policy that allows employees to work based on a flexible work schedule
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Magellan Healthcare

Dimagi's Diversity Commitment

Dimagi is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to providing a work environment that is inclusive and free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, national origin, family or parental status, veteran or disability status.

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