Appointment of Chief Development Officer
There are 2 billion reasons why we do what we do. That's the number
of people in the world who do not have a safe supply of clean water
close to home.
At WaterAid, our mission is to transform lives through sustainable
and safe water, sanitation and hygiene. Unless there is a
monumental shift in ambition and approach, the global promise made
in the Sustainable Development Goals for everyone, everywhere to
have access to safe and lasting water and sanitation and basic
hygiene by 2030 will not be fulfilled for decades to come.
With our partners and supporters, we have helped tens of millions
of people transform their lives. With our new Global
, we seek to catalyze change that will ensure these
essentials are available to hundreds of millions more.
It is an incredibly exciting time to join WaterAid. With the launch
of our ambitious Global Strategy, we are committed to being
innovative and bold; we will measure our collective success by the
hundreds of millions of peoplewe reach through systemic
About the Role
WaterAid America (WAA) is poised to become the lead contributor and
driver of revenue growth for the WaterAid Federation. WAA will
support our global mission, aims and ambitions by mobilizing
funding from across the United States: the mass market, large
foundations and institutional donors, USG, corporates and
philanthropy (including HNWIs). As our global strategy prioritizes
WaterAid's role in engaging and shaping the private sector,
particular emphasis and growth in this portfolio is key to
maximizing our impact.
The newly created role of Chief Development Officer, reporting to
the WAA CEO, is charged with developing and driving strategies that
steadily increase mission impact through the combined ‘firepower'
of our Philanthropy, Partnerships, and Communications teams.
In the context of WaterAid's ambitious new Global Strategy, the CDO
must be an experienced leader with strong vision and
relationship-building skills, capable of inspiring and unlocking
funding from across the full spectrum of partners and donor
segments while also empowering others to establish high impact
relationships and funding streams in service of our mission.
The CDO must be an effective agent-of-change with a demonstrated
capacity to recruit, lead change efforts, and marshal the talents
of a diverse and creative team. As our partnerships link
philanthropists, corporates and major institutions to country
programs around the globe, the CDO must be able to work effectively
with and through diverse cultures to get the best out of
As a member of the WaterAid America Leadership team, effective
business management and cross-functional leadership is essential.
As America's representative on the Global Communications and
Fundraising Executive Team (GCFE) the CDO must be adept at informal
influence, shaping global vision and perspective, and leading
change and transformation both within and beyond the fundraising
Please submit a CV and cover letter, detailing how you fulfill
the role description and person specification to https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/
quoting reference 6882. The deadline for applications is 9am EDT
Friday, October 27, 2023.
The role location is flexible across the US, with a preference for
the DC or New York metropolitan areas. Base salary range for the
role is c.$175,000-$205,000USD. Actual compensation is based on
multiple factors unique to each candidate, including and not
limited to level of relevant experience, skill set, and specific
work location. Salary ranges for positions based in other locations
may differ based on the cost of labor in that location.
Perrett Laver will conduct an executive search process in parallel
with the public advertisement of the role. Longlisted candidates
will be invited to interview with Perrett Laver in early November,
and interviews with the selection committee will take place in late
November to mid-December.
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