Director, Collaborative Philanthropy

Director, Collaborative Philanthropy

Lemann Foundation

Flexible (preference for United States of America), International/Global   |   January 9, 2020

About Lemann Foundation

Since its birth in 2002, the Lemann Foundation’s purpose has been to advance Brazil’s development with equity. The family nonprofit is on a mission to unlock the potential of Brazil’s children and its future leaders. To do this, Lemann drives social change at scale on two fronts:

  • Guaranteeing all children, a high-quality public education no matter their background
  • Supporting future social leaders committed to a more just and equal Brazil

To achieve this goal, the Lemann Foundation develops programs that benefit millions of public-school students throughout Brazil and supports institutions of excellence that work for a fairer and more developed country. The concept is to learn globally and act locally through a number of innovative approaches. Jorge Paulo Lemann has always trusted people and seen how far they can go when they reach their full potential. The Lemann Foundation is working at scale to enhance and improve the quality of public education because it is the best way to expand everyone’s potential and, consequently, Brazil’s potential. At the same time, the Foundation is focusing on developing talented leaders to multiply their impact. Both these objectives are the Foundation’s motivation, they have the same underpinning principle and go hand in hand towards its mission of transforming Brazil through educational excellence and the development of critical social sectors.

For more information on Lemann Foundation, please visit their website,

Position Summary

The Director, Collaborative Philanthropy is responsible for sourcing strategic partnerships with foundations, multilateral and social organizations interested in developing projects that focus on Brazil. Several relationships are already in place, but the expectation is that the Director will identify and develop new projects and partnerships to meet the objectives of the Lemann Foundation and ensure that the resources invested present the best rate of return.

This is a full-time position and based in the United States (US work authorization is required).

Expression of Interest

Koya Leadership Partners has been exclusively retained for this search led by Nicole Kamaleson, Managing Director of the Global Practices and Domino Gehred-O’Connell, Vice President. To express your interest in this role please submit either your recommendations or your personal interest through our talent portal (including your CV and cover letter expressing your interest, suitability and motivation) here.

All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential. Lemann Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Read the Position Profile: Lemann Foundation, Director Collaborative Philanthropy.