Chief Development Officer - Partners In Health

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Specific Responsibilities:  

The Chief Development Officer will:

  Plan and drive implementation of strategies to develop donors and contributions from a broad variety of sources to support the organization, diversifying PIH’s funding base and supporting the organization’s mission and its long-term goals, fiscal health, and potential expansions.


  Double the organization’s current fundraising in three years and continue to increase it substantially thereafter.

  Assure development and maintenance of appropriate systems to fund the development function, including but not limited to, volunteer and donor management, research and cultivation, gift processing, and recognition. 


  Establish performance measures, monitor results and help the Chief Executive Officer, development committee(s) and Board evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s development program.


  Communicate the compelling mission and vision of PIH with multiple donor sources and programs to cultivate and solicit funding and grow revenue in support of a multi-year strategy. 

Assess the current economic landscape, set development goals and devise and implement a three to five year development plan for the organization.


  Manage a select portfolio of high-level donors and prospects among individual, corporate, foundation and public sector funders.

Identify and cultivate additional partners with influence and substantial financial resources to ensure progress in the organization’s capacity to serve its constituencies and promote the public understanding of PIH’s mission and the importance of its work throughout the world.


  Create and manage all elements of the development department’s annual budget.


  Collaborate with PIH’s Global Health Delivery partners (notably, Harvard University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute) to create and implement shared objectives and opportunities, leveraging the assets of a truly academic NGO and the depth and strength of the partners.


  Continue the development of an already top-notch development organization that utilizes new strategies, tools and techniques.

Develop annual revenue projections across individual giving, foundation, and public sector revenue streams.


  Monitor and report on progress at regular intervals during the year.  

Advise the Chief Executive Officer, the Board, and senior leadership about significant funding opportunities and funding threats.



The successful candidate is a dynamic, energetic, collaborative leader with the passion, skills and ambition to lead a comprehensive development program in support of an international healthcare organization that continues to aggressively build its capacity.  
Working with the organization’s leaders, he/she will play a major role in assuring that PIH to meets its ambitious goals.  He/she is entrepreneurial, a strong motivatorand someone who can identify and nurture and retain development talent.  
A skilled manager, he/she can demonstrate success in planning and implementing effective development plans that fund expanding operating budgets.  He/she can demonstrate the ability to create and manage multi-million dollar development budgets.  
This person also has significant experience and success generating major gifts and developing individual donors. The successful candidate has genuine gravitas and the ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels inside and outside the organization.  
He/she must have familiarity and experience with a broad spectrum of giving strategies and vehicles, campaign development and donor cultivation.  The successful candidate believes strongly in accountability for his/her performance as well as that of his/her staff.  
He/she has an exceptional talent for matching the interests and passions of potential donors with the needs of the organization he/she represents.  This person has significant experience with Board engagement, cultivation and development.  
A creative, collaborative leader, the successful candidate is adept at developing new ideas and approaches to cultivate major gifts from individuals, foundations, government and corporate donors.   
This person understands the nonprofit arena and the unique challenges of an organization that operates internationally and develops and maintains long-term projects and priorities.  
The successful candidate is a dynamic team builder adept at identifying, recruiting, mentoring and managing a top notch development operation.   

This person can demonstrate significant success overseeing the growth and development of effective management systems to conduct large-scale fundraising solicitations and the subsequent recording and tracking of results and providing effective stewardship for all donors.  
creative problem solver, the successful candidate is a goal-oriented executive who sets benchmarks for him/herself and the development team, regularly measures success against those goals and holds him/herself responsible for development outcomes.  
This person understands the technology and techniques used to plan, implement, track and sustain successful, multi-faceted comprehensive, development campaigns.  
He/she has the ability to identify and pursue new opportunities to expand and diversify funding sources and increase the revenue base.   
The successful candidate is an exceptional people manager with experience leading and managing a large team and in creating strong morale and a sense of belonging.   
This person possesses the ability to leverage and integrate the capabilities and skills of people across all levels and boundaries to create the most effective development organization. He/she can demonstrate expertise in managing a multi-million dollar departmental budget.  
An advanced degree in a related field is strongly preferred.  
Knowledge of and experience in global health, demonstrated and fluency in French and/or Haitian Creole are helpful, but not required. 


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