Global Health Corps (GHC) was founded on the belief that leadership is the greatest lever for change in global health. Our 13-month fellowship program places young professionals in high impact roles on the front lines of global health. United by the belief that health is a human right, we train our leaders to become more effective while also strengthening their ability to work together across borders and boundaries of all kinds to drive systemic change. Since 2009, we’ve been building a diverse community of health equity leaders –1000+ strong and counting – from 48 nationalities and currently working across Malawi, Zambia, Uganda, Rwanda and the US.
WHAT YOU’LL DO At the onset of a new 3-year strategic plan, GHC seeks a Vice President of Development to set and lead a comprehensive fundraising effort. In close partnership with a highly engaged CEO, this position will build upon our strong financial footing and base of individual and institutional funders – including Skoll Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Rippleworks Foundation, and MacKenzie Scott – to secure the support needed to grow our fellowship model and amplify our impact. Specifically, the Vice President of Development will:
Design, implement, and lead fundraising strategies that drive growth and sustainability
Create a multi-year fundraising plan intended to 1) raise $5M in FY22 and cumulatively raise $18-20M across FY23-FY25, 2) steward and increase support from existing supporters, and 3) identify and pursue new supporters that are aligned with GHC’s values and mission.
Manage and grow a portfolio of foundation, corporate, and individual funders, leveraging the CEO and board members in donor stewardship and retention. Take ownership of developing donor-specific strategies, meeting preparation and timely follow-up.
Lead the research, qualification, and management of a robust pipeline of new donor prospects. Perform due diligence, conduct outreach, and design cultivation tactics that reflect an understanding of the prospect’s interests and fit with GHC.
Play a hands-on role in increasing the 9-member board’s fundraising capacity, recruiting new board members, and participating regularly at board meetings.
Oversee the smooth operations of the development department, inclusive of consistent processes for donor data and moves management tracking, pipeline management, and reporting. Ensure that donor recognition and stewardship is conducted in a timely manner.
In collaboration with the Grants Manager, oversee the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals and reporting.
In collaboration with the Director of Communications and Development Team, oversee the creation of donor-facing communications, such as pitch decks, reports, and written and online appeals. Leverage data, results, and stories in communications.
Become a knowledgeable ambassador for Global Health Corps with an understanding of the context, trends, and key players in the global health equity movement.
Serve as a senior leader, collaborative team member, and champion for Global Health Corps’ mission and values
As a member of the senior management team, contribute to guiding overall organizational strategic direction, decision-making, prioritization, and goals.
Oversee all administrative/operational duties of the department, e.g. budget creation, expense monitoring, technology systems.
Manage and support the professional development of a Development Manager, Development Associate, and Grants Manager.
Model cultural competency and humility as a member of a multicultural team that works across the US and Africa.
WHO YOU ARE
An enthusiastic advocate for Global Health Corps’ mission and values. You are inspired to grow a successful program that is building a movement for global health equity. You thrive on a close-knit team that values shared integrity, inclusive collaboration, sustainable resilience, and continuous learning. A personal connection to the countries where GHC operates is a plus.
A versatile and well-rounded fund development professional. You bring at least 15 years of work experience in major gift fundraising, with a track record of prospecting, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding institutional and individual supporters. Experience fundraising for an international and/or global health organization is strongly desired.
A “big picture” thinker with the ability to implement tactically. You approach fundraising through an analytical and data-driven lens and is hands-on in translating strategy into tangible activities and goals. You integrate fundraising best practices with new thinking and approaches.
A thoughtful relationship builder who develops rapport easily and fosters long-term connections. You have a warm, energetic, and authentic personality that translates to building lasting relationships with a range of personalities. You are a natural networker with the ability to deepen existing relationships and develop new ones.
A kind people leader who leverages individuals’ strengths and fosters collaboration. You have experience in managing and coaching direct reports and lay leaders for high performance and accountability. You give and receive feedback in order to motivate, hold staff accountable, and promote professional and personal growth.
A tech-savvy and well-organized project manager. You are experienced in leading and prioritizing multiple projects and workstreams. You take pride in your work product and operate with a high attention to detail. You are proficient in donor relationship management and utilize technology to track data for the full donor lifecycle. Grant writing experience is required.
A compelling writer, storyteller, and communicator. You are skilled in analyzing, breaking down, and communicating ideas in ways that inspire others to action. You leverage data and stories to create narratives that articulate the “why” behind an organization’s mission and impact.
An action-oriented, resourceful, and collaborative team member. You possess a “get it done” attitude, with the ability to stay focused and nimble in a dynamic environment. You work effectively across teams, time zones, and with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
This position may work from anywhere in the Northeastern region of the US, with a strong preference for an NYC-home base. Compensation is competitive and includes and excellent benefits package with medical/dental/vision/life and short and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending, 18 paid vacation days, 10 sick days, 11 paid holidays, 401K plan, professional development stipend, and flexible scheduling.
TO APPLY If this opportunity speaks to you, please click Apply Now with your 1) a cover letter that explains why Global Health Corps’ work excites you and why this role is a fit for you, 2) your resume, and 3) a fundraising-related writing sample (e.g. a grant LOI, donor appeal, annual report.) Please address your cover letter to Heather Anderson, Chief Executive Officer. We review applications on a rolling basis and strive to get back to applicants within two weeks.