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Director of Fundraising Operations

Fistula Foundation
California, United States
$120,000.00 - $140,000.00
Closing date
Jun 13, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration
Health, International
Employment Type
Full Time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Fistula Foundation in the search for a Director of Fundraising Operations.

Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, the Director of Fundraising Operations will provide strategic oversight of Fistula Foundation's large and growing donor database, increasing the Foundation's ability to utilize data and analytics to drive fundraising success. The Director of Fundraising Operations will manage an integrated donor database that supports prospect development, gift administration, systems and records management, and data analytics for all fundraising activities including multiple campaigns and giving levels. The position is in San José, California. Fistula Foundation follows a hybrid work model that allows staff members to work remotely up to two days per week.

Fistula Foundation is the global leader in fistula treatment, providing surgeries to more women than any other organization, including the U.S. government and United Nations. The Foundation believes no woman should endure a life of misery and isolation simply for trying to bring a child into this world.

The Fistula Foundation is the undisputed leader in fistula treatment and its path-breaking treatment networks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, and Zambia are thriving. In recent years, the Foundation is increasingly finding and treating women suffering from severe perineal tears and helping women with this devastating condition accounts for approximately 20% of the repair surgeries currently provided. Fistula Foundation works to engage the support of people worldwide who are eager to see a day when no woman suffers from obstetric fistula or a severe perineal tear. Raising funds from donors around the globe, Fistula Foundation strategically directs funds to doctors and hospitals providing life-transforming surgery in areas of high unmet need. The goal is to end the needless suffering of women with fistula or untreated tears, restoring their health and ability to fully contribute to their families and communities.

Fistula and severe perineal tears are most prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, which is where Fistula Foundation focuses its efforts. Partnering with carefully selected doctors and hospitals that are trusted by the communities it serves, the Foundation has supported treatment in 33 countries, providing more than 75,000 surgeries, in Africa and Asia since 2009. The Foundation works to identify local surgical teams in Africa and Asia already successfully treating women with fistula and perineal tears, then works to amplify their efforts. Funding requests are accepted only from the very best hospitals and doctors who are trusted by the communities they serve and are working in areas with the greatest need. These often happen to be the world’s poorest regions—some in war zones that significantly challenge the ways doctors can deliver care.

A significant aspect of the Foundation’s success lies in its decision to focus on one critical and measurable outcome: repair surgeries for women injured in childbirth. Fistula Foundation only supports activities that directly enable the treatment of women with fistula and severe perineal tears. This focus allows the Foundation to closely track results and continually improve efforts. As a lean, “learning” organization, Fistula Foundation adheres to the highest financial standards; rigorous auditing of its partners; low administrative costs; and technology-driven efficiencies.

Fistula Foundation, as an organization dedicated to health equity, has long valued and advanced inclusion in its organizational structure and operations, as well as in the design, development, and implementation of its programs. It knows that diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace are essential to bringing onboard the rich variety of perspectives and talents that it needs to confront complex challenges and to succeed in its mission. The Foundation considers gender equality to be a fundamental human right and it takes seriously its responsibility to work toward its fulfillment. Fistula Foundation also recognizes that restrictive gender norms undermine other fundamental rights, including the right to good health, which lies at the core of its mission.

Fistula Foundation will consider candidates with a broad range of backgrounds. A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least three years of experience managing nonprofit fundraising databases is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Fistula Foundation as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

The salary range for this position is $120,000 to $140,000 annually with the potential for performance-based bonuses and increases.

Preference will be given to applications received by June 19, 2023.

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