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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Manage and support the professional development of a
Development Manager, Development Associate, and Grants
- 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
- 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
- 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 an 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.