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Vice President, Development

Hemophilia Federation of America
District of Columbia, United States
$80,000.00 - $100,000.00
Closing date
Oct 28, 2023

MISSION STATEMENT:   Hemophilia Federation of America is a national nonprofit organization that assists, educates and advocates for the bleeding disorders community. 


HFA VALUES:  Hemophilia Federation of America is a thriving nonprofit organization with a focus on advocating for the community to which it serves. We believe in the following values and look to all employees to act as servant leaders to engage with:

  •  Trust – We are confident in our mission and one another.
  • Integrity – We are ethical and honest at all times.
  • Community – We work together to be our best selves.
  • Respect – We embrace our differences.
  • Creativity – We seek better ways to achieve results.
  • Flexibility – We adapt as needed to remain focused on priorities and results.
  • Fun – We celebrate our success.


JOB DESCRIPTION: The Vice President of Development oversees all aspects of fundraising and the generation of contributed revenue for the organization.  The Vice President of Development will work in collaboration with internal and external partners to create and implement the organization’s current and long-term development/fundraising strategies aligned with the mission, objectives, and goals of the organization. Acting as a key relationship builder, the Vice President of Development will drive and build awareness and support for the organization’s programs and services with current and future funding sources.


RESPONSIBILITIES: In this role, the Vice President of Development will act as a leader to carry out the duties required of the position. These include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and lead execution of a comprehensive annual fundraising plan including corporate, foundation and individual giving strategies with a focus on diversifying HFA’s sources of contributed revenue.
  • Ensure the development team is focused on HFA’s mission and objectives as outlined in the organization’s strategic plan.
  • Collaborate with HFA leadership to contribute to the creation of the organization’s annual operating plan.
  • Develop, manage, and provide ongoing oversight of functional budget for the development area.
  • Provide strategic and thoughtful leadership of HFA fundraising initiatives.
  • Manage, support, and ensure ongoing professional development of development staff.
  • Ensure a comprehensive set of policies and procedures are in place, adhered to, and regularly updated to support the functional operation of a relationship-based fundraising program.
  • Ensure HFA maintains timely and accurate records of all contributed revenue.
  • Oversee a comprehensive program of donor recognition and stewardship.
  • Serve as liaison to the development committee of the HFA board.
  • Ensure all HFA donors receive timely reporting of qualitative and quantitative information that illustrates the impact and outcomes of their investment in HFA’s work to support the bleeding disorders community.
  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward an assigned portfolio of major donors and prospects.
  • Establish a comprehensive individual giving program.
  • Lead the strategic development and growth of a planned giving program.
  • Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising initiatives as needed.



  • Ensures the HFA Development team functions at a level that meets HFA’s mission and purpose.
  • Performs within leadership role to meet or exceed goals.
  • Evaluates fundraising processes and initiatives, leading continual improvement efforts within the Development team.
  • Strives to reach beyond satisfaction to build loyalty and trust within the community.
  • Builds and sustains successful relationships and collaborations with stakeholders to advance the mission.
  • Manages annual budget with fiscal discipline that aligns with the organizational strategic priorities.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • CFRE certification preferred.
  • Five to seven years of experience and proven success in leading a comprehensive development program.
  • Proven success in donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship in a major gifts setting.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with attention to detail.
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving, project management, and negotiation skills.
  • Possess a positive servant-leader attitude and a team-player mentality.



  • Some evenings, weekends and travel (at least four to five times a year) required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Windows 7 and above.
  • Proficient in applicable systems and software.
  • Experience with the bleeding disorders community is a plus.



  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Vacation & Holiday Pay
  • Professional Development reimbursement


Based on our duty of care, HFA is a fully vaccinated organization. Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

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