Are you interested in a career with an organization that has global impact? Would you like to support a mission that improves and saves lives? Project HOPE is an international NGO of more than 500 engaged employees and hundreds of volunteers who work in more than 25 countries, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Our 60-year legacy has helped build hundreds of health programs worldwide that shape interventions for long-term solutions. If you have the passion, compassion and expertise to contribute to our team, join our committed group of professionals as we help people help themselves. Project HOPE is looking for a Senior Director, Corporations & Foundations to hold one of the most senior roles within HOPE’s Development and Communication team. This position will have significant interaction at the highest level of donor companies, high-value individuals and influential foundations. This role reports to the VP, Chief Development & Communications Officer, and will also interact frequently with HOPE’s members of the Board of Directors and other major donors on behalf of HOPE.
We are looking for a seasoned leader with deep experience working with Corporations and Foundations. The ideal candidate will manage the relationship with Project HOPE’s esteemed list of corporate partners and foundations. The role is responsible for developing and leading the overarching strategy to build new; and grow existing relationships which are vital to the organization’s funding model around the world. This includes meeting or exceeding annual corporate restricted and unrestricted revenue objectives; including cash and GIK (gifts in kind); signature program goals; as well as revenues associated with foundation grants. Additionally, s/he will build a strong portfolio of corporate partners working together to create affinity and cause marketing programs; and emergency response signature partnerships; in order to grow profile and unrestricted funds. S/he will lead a three-person team including a Director, Partnerships; Manager, Foundations; and a Manager, Events. The Senior Director is responsible for the success of individual and team growth and performance to reach annual revenue goals. The position is located in Millwood, VA (about 15 miles from Winchester, VA) with the opportunity to work out of our metro-accessible Bethesda, MD office.
15+ years’ experience in corporate, foundations or cause roles
Experience with various types of fundraising campaigns including foundations, corporations, major donors, cause marketing and/or direct mail
Experience managing a dynamic portfolio of high level prospects and key relationships
In-depth knowledge of principles and techniques of development/fundraising
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and similar donor/prospect database systems
Must be results-oriented
Substantial experience in staff management and development
Demonstrated ability to maintain highly flexible nature, sophisticated, and professional demeanor and the ability to react effectively to unanticipated circumstances, opportunities, and complex situations
Ability to travel international and domestic up to 30%.
Ability to work a flexible schedule when required—including evenings, weekends, holidays or long hours to meet fundraising commitments
Experience managing a dynamic portfolio of high level prospects in the areas of health care and/or international development
In-depth knowledge of principles and techniques of development/fundraising in the areas of health care and/or international development
About Project HOPE
Project HOPE is a global not-for-profit organization that provides solutions to the world’s most pressing health crises through innovative global health and disaster/health crises programs. Project HOPE also publishes, Health Affairs, the nation’s leading journal of health policy thought and research.Project HOPE’s mission is to enable health care workers to have the greatest positive impact on the health of the people they serve. Founded in 1958, Project HOPE continues to be a leader in global health development and emergency relief programs. An international nonprofit organization, we save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accomplish our mission by improving the knowledge, abilities and tools of the health workforce to deliver high quality health services to communities in need. With programs around the globe, we work at the epicenter of today’s greatest health challenges including infectious and chronic diseases, disasters and health crises, maternal, neonatal and child health and the policies that impact how health care is delivered.