Career Opportunities

Muso is a global health organization committed to universal health care. We build health systems to save lives by reaching patients faster. To make this happen, we’ve devoted the past decade designing, building, testing, and improving on our proactive healthcare model. Communities Muso serves have achieved child mortality rates lower than any country in Africa, according to a 2018 BMJ Global Health study.

We currently provide direct service health care for 330,000 people in Mali, while supporting the Malian Ministry of Health as they work toward a scale up of Community Health Worker-led health care to 3.5 million people nationally.

We’ve now seen the urgent need for Muso to serve both within and beyond Mali’s borders. The global crises of maternal and child mortality are solvable, everywhere.

Building upon the extraordinary potential of proactive care, Muso is now preparing for global growth. This will include expansion to new countries, intensive technical assistance (TA), and world-class research designed to change global policy and practice. Through these efforts, we aim to serve the global effort for universal health care, maternal health, and child survival. The World Bank, the UN MDG Health Alliance, and USAID have all featured Muso’s work as a global best practice.

More than five million children die every year and more than half the world’s population lives without access to essential health care. To take on these enormous injustices, Muso is growing exponentially. Over the next five years, we plan to grow our budget from $6 million per year to up to $18 million per year in order to support us to reach up to one million patients and improve care for tens of millions of people through changes in global policy and practice. To get there, we will pursue significant growth in our foundation, corporate, individual, and government/bi- and multi-lateral revenue streams, and build systems to support our current partnerships with nearly 40 organizations and a committed group of individual donors.

In this context, Muso’s Development Associate will provide critical support to our development team and fundraising initiatives, supporting Muso’s systems and partnerships. S/he will be responsible for system and grants management, administrative support, grant writing, and prospect research, working collaboratively with the entire development team to support Muso’s current partnerships and fundraising growth strategy. The ideal candidate will be an organized and driven systems thinker who enjoys working collaboratively and has a clear dedication to Muso’s mission. This role will provide an important anchor to our development team as it continues to grow in the coming years. We are looking for a candidate excited by the prospect of long-term professional growth within a dynamic and rapidly expanding organization.

Based in San Francisco, CA, this position will report to the Foundation Partnerships Manager and work in close collaboration with other development team members and executive leadership. This role will join a rapidly-growing development and communications team working between San Francisco and Bamako, Mali. Muso’s nine-person, San Francisco-based satellite office supports operations in Mali, where our in-country team members number over 500.

Grants Management and Development Operations (50% FTE)
  • Provide day-to-day administrative support to the development and communications team and CEO, from coordinating materials for grant processes to arranging meetings and making travel arrangements.
  • Manage development operations, including gift processing and tracking, filing systems, and online donation platforms.
  • Support the management of development and partnerships data in Muso’s Salesforce CRM database, ensuring the system accurately reflects and actively supports our team’s ongoing cultivation and stewardship activities and progress against fundraising goals. Work with the Foundation Partnerships Manager to support Salesforce’s growth as the development team’s pipeline management system, managing improvements and training where needed to help the system grow with our team and fundraising efforts.
  • Identify opportunities for team process improvement, coordinating with other team members to creatively solve problems and implement solutions.
  • Track grant deadlines, and support timely submission of all proposals and reports to partners.
  • Support development team to monitor organizational adherence to and progress against requirements related to each partnership, including financial, programmatic, operational, and reporting requirements against deliverables.
  • Support shared development-finance team grants management processes.
  • Manage Board of Directors stewardship, scheduling, and support, including scheduling all Board meetings, supporting committees, coordinating the team’s preparation of meeting materials, taking meeting minutes, and ensuring Board materials are accessible and organized.
  • Support development team to plan and execute development events as needed.

  • Proposal Development and Reporting (30% FTE)
  • Prepare grant budgets, narratives and proposals in collaboration with the Development team
  • Develop, write, edit, and prepare proposals, reports, and other materials for a range of institutional and individual funding opportunities or current partnerships.
  • Collaborate with development and finance team members on the development of grant budgets and financial grant reports.
  • Work with the development team and Graphic Designer to support the development of online and print communications collateral for donors and other external partners, including social media and end of year campaign projects.
  • Develop other materials and assist with other grant projects as needed.

  • Prospect Research (20% FTE)
  • Research potential grantmakers and help prioritize and evaluate new foundation, corporate, government, and individual funding prospects.

  • Desired Skills and Experience
  • Commitment to social justice and global health equity
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt in a rapidly-growing team and organization
  • Superb attention to detail, sense of organization, and demonstrable skill for system and process management
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively across departments, cultures, and time zones
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and produce high-quality work in a deadline-driven environment
  • English language proficiency

  • Not Required, But A Plus
  • 1-3 years of experience in fundraising and development or a related capacity, preferably with administrative or operations responsibilities
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or similar donor management software
  • Understanding of and experience working in global health
  • Familiarity with working in a nonprofit context
  • Experience with grant writing and management
  • French language proficiency

  • Compensation will be $50,000-$55,000 per year, commensurate with experience. A health insurance package will be included. This position will receive up to 20 days of vacation annually and one sick day per month based on date of hire, as well as major U.S. holidays. This role will also receive support for professional development opportunities.

    Muso is an equal opportunity employer

    To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to with Development Associate Application in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The application deadline is rolling, but interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.