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Vice President of Advancement & Partnerships

Florida, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Mar 26, 2024


About Us

26Health is a non-profit 501c3 organization that provides care for underserved and underinsured communities. We started in 2011 with a mission to help transform the healthcare landscape in Central Florida for LGBTQIA communities who faced continuous barriers to quality care. Today, we are a safe space built on cultural competence that offers access to care to anyone in need - from primary care and mental wellness to adoptions, gender identity support, family services, emotional support, food, and clothing. Our rule is simple: Leave No One Behind.


Job purpose

Reporting to the CEO the Vice President (VP) of Advancement serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting 26Health. In partnership with Senior Leadership, this position is responsible for all fundraising and development activities. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build 26Health’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. The VP of Advancement will also design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support. The VP of Advancement will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow a $150M+ budget through the solicitation of major gifts, federal and state grants, special events, and corporate and foundation support. 

Additionally, a bonus structure will be in place to incentivize and reward exceptional performance in achieving fundraising targets and fostering impactful relationships.


Duties and responsibilities

  • Support and partner with the CEO, Senior Leaders, and board members on all major fundraising initiatives 
  • Collaborate with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) to develop and implement 26Health’s financial strategy.
  • Actively work with the CEO and senior staff to develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include corporate, foundation, government grants, etc. 
  • Have primary responsibility for the development and execution of all proposals; write and archive all proposals and grants with a long-term relationship-management approach. 
  • Oversee research funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position 26Health ahead of major funding changes or trends.
  • Grant Submission  
  • Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to board and senior leaders. 
  • Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors. 
  • Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program. 
  • Identify, develop, and mentor the advancement team.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed.
  • Performs other duties as required.



  • Bachelor’s degree or Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) Certification preferred
  • 7-plus years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources).
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.
  • Ability to work in a complex team environment and to collaborate with both external and internal professionals and other customers.
  • Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time. 
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; communication style that is open and fosters trust, credibility and understanding.
  • Proficient in all MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Must be highly organized, able to focus with multiple priorities, and have the ability to multi-task while maintaining operational efficiencies.
  • Proven leadership experience as well as understanding of budgeting and vendor management.
  • Experience working in a healthcare organization is highly preferable.


Working conditions

  • Prolonged periods standing, walking, and/or sitting at a desk and working on a computer may be required. Work may be required in various environments as needed by project/activity.

Physical requirements

  • May require the occasional ability to lift up to 25 pounds.


Direct reports

  • Advancement Coordinator
  • Additional Advancement staff as needed


Additional Information

  • Background screens will be performed, and education will be verified prior to employment. 


  • Please be prepared to provide the required information and/or documentation. 


  • 26Health is a smoke-free workplace, and smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas of the property.


  • 26Health is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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