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Vice President of Development and Partnerships

World Monuments Fund
New York, United States
$220,000.00 - $240,000.00
Posted Date
Jul 2, 2024

Position Summary

World Monuments Fund (WMF) is seeking a proven nonprofit fundraising professional for the role of Vice President of Development and Partnerships. As a member of the Executive Team, reporting to the President and CEO, the VP of Development and Partnerships will oversee a staff of 12, as well as several consultants, and be responsible for annual revenues in excess of $25 million including $6 million in annual unrestricted giving, as well as delivering on major long-term fundraising campaigns, including an ongoing endowment initiative, and play a major role in designing and executing events to celebrate WMF’s upcoming 60th anniversary. The Vice President will manage all aspects of fundraising and partner across the organization to identify opportunities for funding a broad portfolio of cultural heritage preservation projects, global priorities, and strategic initiatives.

This is a full-time, exempt position based at WMF’s global headquarters in New York.


About World Monuments Fund

World Monuments Fund (WMF) is the leading independent organization devoted to safeguarding the world’s most treasured places to enrich people’s lives and build mutual understanding across cultures and communities. The organization is headquartered in New York City with offices and affiliates in Cambodia, France, India, Peru, Portugal, Spain, and the UK. Since 1965, our global team of experts has preserved the world’s diverse cultural heritage using the highest international standards at more than 700 sites in 112 countries. Partnering with local communities, funders, and governments, WMF draws on heritage to address some of today’s most pressing challenges: climate change, underrepresentation, imbalanced tourism, and post-crisis recovery. With a commitment to the people who bring places to life, WMF embraces the potential of the past to create a more resilient and inclusive society.



  • Serve as a member of the Executive Team; work collaboratively across the organization to advance the mission of WMF and build a culture of inclusiveness and excellence
  • Deliver on the annual fundraising targets and establish ambitious targets that support the achievement of the strategic goals of the organization
  • Plan and lead special campaigns (general operating, programmatic, endowment)
  • Work with the senior leadership team to identify major programmatic funding opportunities and match those needs with donor interests
  • Work with the CEO as a lead fundraising partner while personally expanding the constituency for major gifts and deepening existing relationships
  • Coordinate outreach work of international affiliates, regional offices, and donor councils to strengthen WMF’s network and build a cohesive global cultivation effort
  • Ensure that WMF is tapping into the entire range of prospective donor pools—from individuals (major and planned gifts) to foundations, corporate partnerships, special events, and membership
  • Direct all aspects of the annual gala and other donor events, collaborating with the CEO and leadership team to conceptualize the event program strategy with innovative programming
  • Develop highly customized travel opportunities for supporters in partnership with professional travel providers that showcase the organization’s field projects and build loyalty and support for its mission
  • Collaborate with Board committees to maximize their involvement in fundraising and other initiatives including to identify and build relationships with a network of potential major funders and additional board members
  • Partner with the CEO on board development
  • Work with the Finance department on the preparation of the annual operating budget and to monitor performance throughout the year and proactively address areas of risk
  • Oversee day-to-day management of the Development department to motivate and support their work to achieve annual fundraising goals, enhance donor engagement, and expand our base of donors
  • Manage the Development department processes, and technology to optimize the performance of fundraising and donor stewardship



  • Strong work tenure: minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible management positions in nonprofit fundraising
  • Strong working knowledge of the principles and best practices of fundraising, marketing, and communications. Experience with international fundraising is preferred
  • An entrepreneurial mindset to capture the many funding opportunities - nationally and internationally - available for cultural heritage preservation
  • A strategic thinker with a focus on experimenting new initiatives while improving systems and coordinating efforts to reach strategic fundraising goals
  • An energetic, collaborative leader and strong manager capable of overseeing and training a strong and diverse team, comfortable leading through influence and working across different stakeholders to reach agreement on important decisions
  • Solid knowledge of the digital landscape and fundraising systems and analytics
  • The ability to foster a creative, professional, “open door” management culture; to empower team members to fulfill their potential; and to encourage staff to challenge assumptions
  • Motivation and passion to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to travel internationally and work evenings and weekends
  • Fluency in English required; facility with multiple other languages preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required (MBA or graduate degree in a related field preferred)


EEO Statement

World Monuments Fund is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions regardless of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.


Compensation and Benefits

The World Monuments Fund offers a comprehensive and highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including paid time off, wellness and sick time off, holiday time off, and a multitude of other insurance benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and a fully comprehensive retirement plan.

The annual salary for the role is anticipated to range from $220,000 to $240,000, commensurate with experience and accomplishments.


Application Procedure

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (up to 10 pages) to by 5 pm (Eastern Time) on July 19, 2024.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.

Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No Phone Calls.

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