May 22, 2023

Strategic Partnerships Manager

$82,543 - $84,715 yearly
  • The Freedom Fund
  • New York, NY, USA
Full-Time Fundraising/Development

Job Description

About the Freedom Fund

The Freedom Fund ( is a global fund with the sole aim of helping end modern slavery. 

We are a catalyst in the global effort to end modern slavery, working in the countries and sectors where it is most prevalent. We invest in and partner with organisations and communities on the frontlines of ending exploitation.

By partnering with those at risk of modern slavery as well as visionary investors, governments, and anti-slavery organisations, we bring together the knowledge, the capital and the will needed to dismantle the systems that allow slavery to exist and thrive.

Through our investments and support, we aim to shift power, so that frontline organisations and communities can shape and drive the change required to bring modern slavery to an end.

In its first eight years, the Freedom Fund has supported over 140 organisations in Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, Indonesia, India, Kenya, Myanmar, Nepal, and Thailand.

About the role

Reporting to the Senior Strategic Partnerships Manager (SSPM), the Strategic Partnerships Manager (SPM) is part of a team of partnerships, communications, and event management professionals, spread across the Freedom Fund’s New York and London offices.

They hold primary responsibility for managing and servicing a number of funding arrangements with the organisation’s key government, foundation, and individual donors. The SPM manages day-to-day relations with assigned funders, monitors grant payments, facilitates working-level meetings and produces timely and accurate grant reports and other relevant donor communications. They set up and maintain relevant internal management systems (including Salesforce) to track grant servicing commitments and coordinate with program and finance colleagues to ensure compliance with donor requirements.

Working with colleagues across various departments, the SPM prepares or contributes to quality funding proposals in keeping with highly customised donor demands. Although working in close consultation with the SSPM, the postholder is expected to manage their grant/donor portfolio with a high level of independence and professionalism, while supporting senior managers, the Head of Strategic Partnerships, and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) with their donor outreach and contributing to broader organisational projects and processes as appropriate.

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Hiring Organization

The Freedom Fund


  • Excellent English writing skills.
  • Strong understanding of contracting and grant-making processes (especially with respect to institutional funding) and experience reviewing and negotiating grant conditionality.
  • Track record of producing successful funding bids for government and foundation donors.
  • Personal interest and past experience in the modern slavery field or in the broader human rights and development sector.
  • Experience using MS Office and Salesforce or another CRM database.
  • Entitled to work in New York without work permit sponsorship from the Freedom Fund.

Industry/Service Area

Human Services, Social Justice



Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted in English and include a CV, cover letter (maximum one page) and contact details of two professional referees, one of which must be the applicant’s current / most recent line manager or current / most recent Head of HR. If professional referees are not applicable, personal references are welcomed, providing they are able to speak to the strengths listed in the above description.

Please send applications by email in PDF format to, including ‘Strategic Partnerships Manager’ in the subject line. We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

Please note that only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please. No agencies please.

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