Pulmonary hypertension is a chronic and life-changing lung
disease that can lead to right heart failure if left untreated. The
Association (PHA) supports and engages all communities
affecting and affected by pulmonary hypertension, including
patients, caregivers, doctors, nurses, and other health
PHA is the oldest and largest pulmonary hypertension association
in the world. Founded in 1991 by four women diagnosed with this
rare disease gathered around a kitchen table, PHA has grown to a
16,000-member nonprofit organization today. We offer high-level
patient and medical education, raise awareness of pulmonary
hypertension in the general public and medical communities,
advocate for legislation, support research, and help patients
connect with others to end their isolation. PHA has a staff of 36
and an overall annual budget of $8.6 million. For more information
about PHA, visit the website at PHAssociation.org.
PHA is seeking a collaborative and creative leader to serve as
Vice President of Development and Industry Relations. Reporting
directly to the CEO, the VP will be responsible for strategizing
and directing all philanthropic fundraising efforts, with the
overarching goal of maximizing financial support for PHA and its
priority programs. As an inspirational leader to development staff,
executive team members and volunteers, the VP will develop and
implement a comprehensive fundraising program, translate PHA’s
mission, programs, and patient stories into a compelling case for
support, and secure the financial resources necessary to carry the
- Collaboratively develop and implement a comprehensive overall
strategy and budget for fundraising with an initial goal of $6
- Manage, mentor and nurture a team of six development
professionals and oversee the diverse range of fundraising
initiatives, including individual, corporate and foundation giving,
special events, and direct response.
- Grow industry and corporate partnerships that provide
programmatic and sponsorship support, which are currently the
largest source of funding for PHA.
- Grow the major gift (currently $10,000+) program, developing
the prospect pool, devising cultivation strategies, soliciting
gifts, and personally maintaining an active portfolio of prospects
- Serve as principal liaison with the board development
committee, inspiring and empowering them to be partners in helping
to meet PHA’s fundraising goals.
- Build and nurture relationships with key constituencies.
- Be a conscientious steward of donor support, including timely
and thoughtful acknowledgment of gifts, accurate accounting and
donor records, appropriate recognition, and diligent reporting and
follow-up about the impact of their gifts.
- As a key member of the senior executive team, work
collaboratively with colleagues to further the overall mission of
Professional Qualifications & Personal
- Passion for mission-driven fundraising and deep compassion for
the people PHA serves.
- 10+ years of fundraising experience, with at least five years
managing development staff and programs in excess of $1 million in
revenue annually. Prior experience with a health care or
disease-focused organization and/or national corporate sponsorship
solicitation is a strong plus.
- Demonstrated success in inspiring, managing, and mentoring
staff and volunteers.
- Collaborative and flexible team player.
- Exceptional interpersonal, listening, communication, and
networking skills, treating everyone with respect, kindness, and
- Strategic, creative, out-of-the-box thinker.
- Previous experience with donor management software. Knowledge
of Raiser’s Edge is a plus.
- Results-driven self-starter.
- Ability and willingness to travel frequently.
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
Location & Compensation
PHA is headquartered in Silver Springs, MD, but the VP of
Development and Industry Relations could be located anywhere
through a remote work arrangement. The salary range for this
position is $135,000 to $160,000 annually. PHA offers a competitive
employee benefits package that includes health, dental,
prescription and vision insurance, a health reimbursement
arrangement, flexible spending account, vacation, sick leave,
federal holidays, and a 403b retirement plan.
This position requires heavy travel, up to 25% of time (pandemic
conditions permitting). This includes frequent weekends,
especially in the spring and fall of the year. Availability and
flexibility to travel are a must.
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association is proud to be an
equal opportunity employer, fostering a workplace that celebrates
diversity and inclusion and is free from discrimination and
harassment. Each applicant will be considered for employment,
regardless of his/her/their age, race, color, national origin,
ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental
disability, genetic information, veteran status, uniformed
servicemember status, or any other status protected by applicable
federal, state or local laws.
The search for the Vice President of Development and Industry
Relations is being conducted for PHA by The Moran Company. To apply
for this position, submit cover letter and resume to Steven Byers
through the secure online portal at MoranCompany.com. For best
chance of consideration, please submit your application before
February 18, 2022.
Questions may be directed to