Kiva is an innovative non-profit focused on creating a financially inclusive world where all people hold the power to improve their lives. Kiva's flagship program is its global marketplace platform for crowdfunded microloans that serves the financially excluded. With this program, Kiva aims to drive social impact and enable opportunity while providing a borrower-to-lender connection: "Loans that change lives." In just 13 years, the organization has raised more than $1.2 billion in loan capital for 2.7 million borrowers in 85 countries. Lenders fund over $10 million in loans every month.
At the same time, Kiva is at a pivotal and exciting moment in its evolution. Having worked for 13 years to provide financial access to the unbanked and underserved, Kiva has become a trusted name with strong partnerships across the global microfinance industry and has amassed knowledge and insights that can lead to systems-level solutions. For example, Kiva recently launched a partnership that brings together the U.N. Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) in the creation of a bold, new initiative designed to give Sierra Leone's seven million citizens, most of whom have no credit history or formal identity, access to financial services. The centerpiece of the partnership is the new Kiva Protocol, leveraging blockchain technology to create and establish a national digital identification system using distributed ledger technology (DLT). The country wide identity will also be leveraged to support a new credit bureau in Sierra Leone to ensure that every citizen in Sierra Leone has secure and complete ownership of their personal data and information. This is one example, among many, of new initiatives Kiva is pursuing.
With offices in San Francisco, Portland, New York, Nairobi, and Bangkok, Kiva's team includes 100+ employees and 400+ volunteers worldwide. The organization combines the culture and technological passion of an internet start-up with the compassion and empathy of a non-profit to address poverty at global scale. To learn more, please visit: https://www.kiva.org.
Kiva is seeking a strategic, dynamic, and intellectually curious leader to serve as its Chief Officer Strategic Development and Partnerships. Reporting to the CEO, this individual will lead the strategic direction and overall management of the organization's fundraising operations across a range of funding sources as Kiva embarks on an ambitious and innovative set of initiatives designed to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive. The Chief Officer, Strategic Development and Partnerships will also serve as a key member of the executive leadership team and will manage two direct reports and a total team of approximately ten.
This ideal candidate will have experience raising capital in a range of contexts (e.g. philanthropic fundraising, social good investing, and/or commercial sales), bring knowledge of and passion for international development, and be an avid and quick learner who thrives in a dynamic and stimulating environment.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Fundraising Strategy and Execution
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
A diverse and inclusive workplace where people learn from each other is an integral part of Kiva's culture. Kiva actively welcomes people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. Kiva is an equal opportunity employer and a great place to work.