Relationship Manager–Domestic Programs

Your Role:

Relationship Managers help Watershed develop and maintain relationships between our organization and the actors within the complex systems where we work. Externally, they are ambassadors for Watershed and support senior Watershed Relationship Leads through research, planning, strategy, and networking for business development. They also work closely with Watershed’s Design and Delivery teams to help inform specific offerings that meet prospective clients’ needs.

Your Experience:

  • 3+ years of relevant experience working with parties, sectors or groups on matters related to one or more of the following US-focused areas:
    • Education
    • Health
    • Justice & reconciliation
    • Sustainable infrastructure and energy
    • Corporate social responsibility
    • Finance
  • 1+ years of experience developing business opportunities for professional services or social impact organizations
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining critical relationships across diverse networks
  • A proven ability to generate insights about the future of the markets you are focused on and use the insights to identify emerging business opportunities

What You Offer:

Our ideal candidate will be able to offer the following:

Change Agent: You have a desire and passion for tackling big, complex, societal
problems. You are a strategic, big picture thinker that can see connections between people, policies, and problems.
Pursuit of Mastery: You see learning as a lifelong journey and recognize that the more we know about something, the more we know we don’t know.
Open to Learning New Approaches: You are open to learning Watershed’s unique and specific approach to co-design while being open to new ways of approaching situations.
Entrepreneurial Spirit: You relish developing new business opportunities through actively engaging with your own and Watershed’s network. You proactively seek opportunities to expand and grow these networks, acting as a super-connector.
Team Player: You act as a role model for both the team and clients. You are ready to roll up your sleeves and do whatever is needed to truly be in service of the problem. You create an effective working environment and contribute positively to the spirit of the team. You quickly and easily develop working relationships and can effectively guide a team from thought to action.
Comfort with Ambiguity: You don’t seek binary answers and are happy with complex and challenging situations that often have no ‘one’ answer.
Conflict Management: You bring conflicts and disagreements into the open and secure optimal resolution through de-escalation and support, particularly in high-stress situations.
Resilience: You will work in a very dynamic environment. The people we work with are facing the most challenging problems that the world offers. It can be emotional work and will require you to be extremely self-aware and self-regulating. Success in this environment will come with the ability to cope effectively with the stress and challenges present when working with other people who may be learning to cope with what’s in front of them.

What You Can Expect From Us:

  • A work environment where you can be your whole and honest self. We don’t hide behind corporate facades.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Opportunities for ongoing learning and development The chance to be an early joiner in a young company that’s rapidly growing.
  • The opportunity to focus your work on transforming systems, helping others, and building new models for working, thinking, living, and being.

Other Details:

Watershed is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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