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Corporate Partnerships Lead

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund

Sales & Business Development
New York, NY, USA · Remote
Posted on Thursday, February 29, 2024

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced corporate fundraising and partnerships manager to become an important member of One Acre Fund’s leading Business Development team. This role affords a truly unparalleled opportunity with one of the planet's fastest-growing and highest-impact nonprofits, with the ability to play a central role in the achievement of One Acre Fund's 2030 goals to deliver $1Bn in new profits and assets annually to 10 million farmers and their families. In collaboration with other One Acre Fund colleagues, you will develop the growth strategy of the corporate partnerships portfolio, originate new corporate funding, and steward high profile corporate partnerships to support One Acre Fund’s programs. Prior fundraising experience with corporate funders is required and having an established professional network with senior leaders among corporate funders is helpful. You will report to the US Managing Director of One Acre Fund.


  • Origination and stewardship of new corporate partnerships
    • You will identify and build new corporate relationships, starting with the U.S., that are interested in providing funding support to One Acre Fund’s mission.
    • In collaboration with the writing team, you will develop compelling pitches and proposals to secure the new funding.
    • You will manage secured corporate partnerships to maximize donor engagement and strengthen a pathway towards funding renewal.
  • Strategy development of the corporate partnership portfolio
    • In collaboration with other Business Development leaders, you will develop a 3-5 year strategic roadmap to grow One Acre Fund’s corporate partnership funding portfolio
    • You will coordinate with the different country teams to ensure our corporate partnership portfolio is aligned with program team and organization-wide strategy
  • Represent One Acre Fund in public settings
    • You will represent One Acre Fund and the farmers we serve at relevant public events, particularly ones which involve a high number of corporate stakeholders

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.


Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • 8-15 years of international business and/or fundraising experience; minimum 2 years of that should be in a fundraising capacity
  • Proven fundraising experience securing multiple 6-figure and 7-figure contributions from corporates
  • Experience designing and implementing innovative employee engagement opportunities with corporate partners
  • Ability to travel for in-person donor meetings or networking opportunities, roughly 10% of the time, mostly domestic
  • Genuine commitment to One Acre Fund’s mission and the farmers we serve.

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Any major US city in the Eastern time zone or Chicago (strongly preferred) , United Sates of America


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits


This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of the United Sates of America

Application Deadline

28 May 2024

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.