Population Services International

  • Program Assistant, New Business Development

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/27/2018 4:49 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Business Development & External Relations
    Position Location: City
    Washington, DC
    Position Location: Country
    United States

    Job title Program Assistant, New Business Development

    Department New Business Development

    Based in Washington, D.C.

    Reports to the Deputy Director of New Business Development


    Who we are

    With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

    There are over 8,000 “PSI'ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.

    Join us!

    NBD is proud of the important role it plays at PSI. The NBD team is known as a group of quick-thinking and strategic folks who do what it takes to get the job done. The NBD team is responsible for PSI's fundraising activities with its institutional donor partners, including USAID, DFID, and many other governments and foundations.

    We are looking for a Program Assistant (PA) to manage PSI's systems for identifying, tracking, and pursuing new business opportunities with government and private sector donors. H/she will provide administrative support for proposal and budget development and will support institutional knowledge for the New Business department. We are looking for someone passionate about contributing to the health of those we serve, excellent writing skills and an uncanny attention to detail. This full-time position is based in Washington, D.C.

    This position will report to the Deputy Director, New Business Development.

    Sound like you? Read on.


    Your contribution

    You will be responsible for:

    • Opportunity Management: Tracking funding opportunities for PSI and alerting country staff to requests for proposals and all relevant deadlines.
    • General Administration: Maintaining a department calendar to track all deadlines, drafting general donor correspondence, coordinating consultants and travel for New Business staff, maintaining department records and performing other tasks as requested.
    • New Donor Prospecting: Assisting New Business staff in developing fundraising strategies and preparing background research on prospective donors.
    • Proposal Development: Assisting with administrative components of assigned proposals, and developing relevant charts, tables, graphics and other annexes, while also coordinating production and submission of proposals.


    What are we looking for?

    The basics

    • You have a Bachelor's degree in relevant field (i.e. Public Health, International Relations)
    • You have a minimum of 2 years experience in fast-paced work environment
    • You have advanced computer skills, particularly in Excel and Word
    • You're a strong writer, with diplomacy and interpersonal communication skills
    • You can impress us with your organizational skills, attention to detail, and timeliness
    • You don't wait to be told what to do. You see a need and you meet it; you're bold.
    • References will be required.
    • You must be authorized to work in the United States. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.

    What would get us excited?

    • Excellent Interpersonal and Communication Skills. You are able to work with many people across diverse backgrounds and are an excellent writer.
    • Familiarity with international health issues. You have experience in and passion for public health, particularly in developing countries. French or Spanish abilities would be a bonus.
    • Mind for Process Improvement. You bring awareness and commitment to doing work effectively and efficiently. We want people who will see a way to streamline or improve a process and who won't hesitate to share their ideas in making it happen.
    • Champion of Fun. You support the idea that the team that works hard should play hard. We like people with a team attitude who smile and encourage others through both easy and tough tasks.






    • Non-exempt

    PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.


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