The Vice President of Partnerships (VPP) is a unique opportunity for an advancement leader to leverage a successful track record of professional experience in raising six, seven and eight figure gifts with a blend of emotional intelligence, leadership, sophistication, creativity, and analytic capabilities to make an indelible impact on the public primary health care delivery systems in the developing world.
The VPP will be responsible for fundraising, communications and grant management for this fast-paced private, family foundation with a focus on India and other developing countries. She/He will play a critical role in increasing donor support from current donors and new prospects, meeting fundraising targets; manage donor and prospect relationships; Raise visibility of the foundation via implementation of an effective communications plan; Conduct quarterly Board meetings and keep the Board apprised of updates; Provide oversight of the grants made by the foundation.
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree plus a minimum 15-year experience; CFRE preferred.
- Experience managing high level donor relationships with demonstrated success in closing gifts of six, seven, eight figures.
- Particular strength in developing the case for support and strategic fundraising plans and related communication plans, and executing against those plans to achieve goals and objectives.
- Expertise in working directly with the most senior levels of an organization, high-level volunteers, and transformational donors, as well as a sophisticated understanding of the confluence of relationships that facilitate large gifts discussions and propel them forward.
- Demonstrated ability in strategy and messaging in order to advance prospect development, culminating in significant and potentially transformational solicitations appropriate to organizational priorities and donor interests.
- Willingness to be hands-on in a role that is demanding and requires a high level of energy and professionalism.
- High level proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, and a working knowledge of search functions for donor research purposes.
- Superior interpersonal skills and ability to communicate professionally with a culturally diverse group of co-workers and donors.
- Excellent organizational and project management skills and ability to prioritize workload in a timely manner to complete assignments with many deadlines and competing requirements.
- Experience working with India and/or understanding of India’s cultural nuances, desirable.
Preference will be given to candidates located in the Pittsburgh, New York or Washington DC areas. Salary Commensurate with experience.
To learn more about the foundation and its transformational work in public primary healthcare since its launch six years ago, visit https://wishfoundationusa.org. Resumes with cover letters should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.