Who We Are
We promote healthy environments so that every mind, every body, and
every young person can be healthy and ready to succeed.
We believe that a dedicated, intensified movement that
centers equity in health practices and policies is required in
order to achieve dramatic improvements in the health and life
outcomes of Black, Indigenous, People of Color, as well as
communities experiencing deep poverty. Healthier
Generation has worked with schools, youth-serving organizations,
businesses, and communities, promoting healthy environments so that
young people can achieve lifelong health. Our work, in total, has
reached more than 31 million children and meaningfully improved the
environments that support their physical, social, and emotional
health. Job Purpose – What You Will
Reporting to the Vice President of
Development, the Senior Director of Development is a key role in
the philanthropic and earned revenue strategy at the Alliance for a
Healthier Generation during an exciting time of growth, innovation
and dedication to health equity. The Senior Director of Development
reports to the Vice President, Development and collaborates closely
with the Chief Development Officer, and senior and executive
leaders in development, marketing, technology, program and finance
in revenue generation activities and all aspects of the
organization’s strategic fundraising plan to ensure short-term and
long-term sustainability ($14.5M FY23 fundraising goal, with
ambitious projections for growth for FY24 and beyond).
Anchored in Healthier Generation’s value for achieving health
equity, the position will guide and implement strategies that
generate investments from corporate, foundation, government, and
individual prospects, including serving as account lead for
high-value prospects. They will implement annual revenue generation
plans, manage personal development goals, and contribute to overall
development team goals. This position will require dynamic
leadership skills that inspire internal and external stakeholders
by driving work across teams and deftly articulating Healthier
Generation’s goals, mission, and strategic framework to prospective
and current donors.
- With mastery fluency of Healthier Generation’s mission,
strategic framework and its programmatic and organizational assets,
the Senior Director of Development activates and manages a personal
portfolio of corporate and institutional accounts and strategies
with annual solicitation value of $10M towards a personal goal of
at least 30% of an annual department goal of $14.5M.
- Drive philanthropic brand awareness and financial support for
the organization—with a focus on relevance in an ever-changing and
competitive funding landscape.
- Manage a diversified portfolio of corporate, foundation
prospects and individuals
- Drive all aspects of moves management including prospect
identification, vetting, outreach, cultivation, solicitation and
close. Build relationships with corporate and foundation
- Own all aspects of the moves management—from case building,
strategy, prospect research and vetting, funder meetings, concept
papers to stewardship.
- Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects/funders that
align with strategic framework, funding focus areas and
- Responsible for all strategy, implementation, communications,
messaging and tools with regard to the moves management process
including, but not limited to:
- High-level executive-facing memos on prospect alignment,
talking points and funding profiles for meetings and
- Design and prepare grant and corporate proposals, pitch decks,
concept papers and other key fundraising outputs.
- Prospect alignment, strategy and ability to facilitate
high-level, highly collaborative planning meetings.
- Provides expertise in leading and collaboratively designing
concepts, strategy and process with core team members and
cross-team colleagues across the organization in support of the
whole prospect life cycle.
- Facilitate strategic meetings such as proposal scoping, funder
meetings, brainstorms, and planning.
- Serve as key member helping to build the development calendar
Required Competencies - Who You Are
- Contributes to exploring new funding opportunities in
collaboration with program and development leadership, creates
concepts and tools that can be used to engage funders across the
- Adhere to efficient use of fundraising processes and systems,
as well as accurate and timely grant reporting.
- Contribute to building a culture of philanthropy by coaching
and mentoring team members across teams; supporting and maximizing
CEO and board door-opening and fundraising activities; and
collaborating with other senior leaders to create innovative
marketplace revenue models and partnership strategies.
- Other duties as assigned.
You should have a genuine interest in and commitment to making
kids’ lives healthier. You are a dedicated equity driven,
solution-oriented professional who values community centered
approach and systems-level change. Your ability to strategize
revenue-generation ideas, prioritize tasks, build internal and
external relationships and be self-driven prepares you for this
position. Your professional experience will show that
you practice many of the following Healthier Generation core
Education and experience requirements for this
- Mission driven: You are passionate about creating equitable
environments for young people and believe every mind, every body,
and every young person should be healthy and ready to succeed. You
demonstrate passion for school and youth-serving organizations,
health and wellness, quality standards and processes.
- Crave Solutions: You strategize to transform systems and drive
sustainability through evidence-based, data-driven approaches. You
have an ability to assess and identify significant opportunities
and potential problems and develop feasible solutions to address
- Bridge Builders: Making intentional and effective connections
externally and internally to fulfill our purpose. You can build and
maintain relationships with a variety of diverse stakeholders and
have an understanding of the challenges facing communities that
serve Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
- Engage and connect: You demonstrate professionalism and
courtesy with open and proactive communication to increase synergy.
You assume best intentions and practice self-management and empathy
to acknowledge our own and each other’s perspective. You can
effectively provide and receive feedback that is constructive,
timely, as appropriate.
- Never settle: You strive constantly for excellence and equity
with an eagerness to improve and a zeal to stand up for generations
of healthy, thriving kids. You have demonstrated knowledge and
experience in cultural competency and applying an equity mindset
with colleagues, leaders, stakeholders, and communities.
- Virtually here: You respect the time and contributions of
colleagues by being punctual, attentive, and responsive in all
virtual settings. You use available technology to create an
environment that facilitates person-to-person connectivity and
workflow. You also have effective presentation skills (internal,
external, small, large, conference calls, in-person).
Compensation and Benefits
- Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent combination
of education and experience required.
- At least 15 years of development and fundraising experience,
with demonstrated success in corporate and foundation revenue
- At least 6 years of revenue generation experience with
demonstrated ability to grow donor prospect base and securing six
and seven figure institutional gifts and grants.
- Experience leading annual giving programs and
- Experience managing a diversified development portfolio
including corporations, foundations, and individuals.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and use of
- Proficiency with Salesforce or similar/ complex fundraising
- Experience generating philanthropic funding to support youth,
families, health or education preferred.
- Deep knowledge of nonprofit financial best practices as it
relates to fundraising.
- Preference will be given to candidates with experience with
fundraising at complex, large-scale regional or at the
Healthier Generation, we believe in a holistic approach to
rewarding and supporting staff. We work to balance financial
stability with competitive pay and meaningful benefits –while
offering unmatched schedule flexibility and mission-based work.
Some of the benefits we offer include:
- Flexible PTO (available immediately upon hire)
- 100% remote work, highly flexible work environment
- Competitive health benefits program and employer
- Professional development and learning opportunities
- 401(k) employer match of up to 4%, with 100% vesting of the
match upon hire
- Stipend income to support communication and wellness in the
amount of $1,500 per year (in per-paycheck increments)
Each job at Healthier Generation is assigned to a salary
grade built on market data. For an individual coming into Healthier
Generation, we set pay generally between the minimum and the
midpoint of the salary grade and based on qualifications. For this
position, the minimum is $90,778 and the midpoint is
$108,934. This job description is subject to change at
any time. The Alliance for a Healthier
Generation is committed to Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to
all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information,
marital status, or veteran status in accordance with applicable
federal, state and local laws. If you have a disability or special
need that requires accommodation, please let us know.