Senior Development Officer - Partners In Health

The Senior Development Officer will be responsible for expanding PIH’s major and principal gift fundraising efforts with the goal of securing six and seven figure gifts while supporting overall revenue growth. This person will strengthen and steward current relationships, network to bring new prospects into the PIH fold, support corporate and foundation partnerships in which major prospects are key players, and create engagement opportunities for donors and prospects.


  • Work closely with senior leadership to develop and implement PIH’s philanthropy strategy.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of high level prospects.
  • Develop and implement individualized donor strategies for cultivation and solicitation.
  • Use sophisticated prospect research techniques to help grow the market.
  • Ensure all major individual donors are well-informed, acknowledged in meaningful ways, and appreciated in an appropriate manner throughout the year.
  • Draft and edit proposals, reports, and briefings as appropriate.
  • Stay fluent in global health context and PIH programmatic activities and goals
  • Work closely with board leadership in appropriate donor strategies


  • 7-10 years of professional development experience with increasing responsibility, including direct experience and proven results in major and principal gift fundraising and donor communication.
  • Success in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of six and low seven figure major gift donors.
  • Ability and willingness to travel in order to meet personal development goals.
  • Success managing and prioritizing all tasks associated with donor development work, including writing successful and compelling proposals and making in-person gift solicitations.
  • Experience identifying and sustaining new donor constituencies.
  • Experience working in close partnership with senior leaders and Boards of Directors to collaboratively achieve fundraising goals.
  • Proven ability to use metrics to drive development decisions and achieve strategic objectives.
  • Knowledge of development best practices and the ability to apply them in innovative ways.
  • Demonstrated track record of success in a fast-paced, complex organizational structure.
  • Passion for PIH’s mission and ability to effectively serve as an ambassador for the organization.
  • Strong negotiation skills and maturity to navigate complex relationships.
  • Preference for professional with global health knowledge and experience.

Organizational Profile

Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world. 

Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.  PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.

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