- Works closely with senior leadership to develop and implement UGHE’s Development strategy.
- Identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards a portfolio of top-tier donors and prospects.
- Develops and implements individualized donor strategies for cultivation and solicitation.
- Uses sophisticated prospect research techniques to help grow the market.
- Ensures all major individual donors are well informed, acknowledged in meaningful ways, and appreciated in an appropriate manner throughout the year.
- Collaborates with colleagues across the individual giving team to close tax-wise (e.g. stock, donor advised fund and IRA charitable distributions) and deferred gifts (e.g. bequests, beneficiary designations and charitable gift annuities).
- Drafts and edits proposals, reports, and briefings as appropriate.
- Develops fluency in global health and UGHE programmatic activities and goals
- Works closely with UGHE, board and Advisory Council leadership on appropriate donor strategies.
- 7-10 years of experience, including proven results in major and principal gift fundraising at the 6- and 7-figure level.
- Excellent writing skills.
- Experience in developing donor proposals.
- Experience working with senior leaders and members 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.
- Comfort with testamentary and lifetime planned giving vehicles.
- Ability to navigate and work across departments in a fast-paced, complex organization.
- Willingness to travel, including international travel to Rwanda and other countries.
- Exemplary interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate effectively with culturally diverse staff across departments and country offices in a complex organization.
- Commitment to social justice, health equity and the mission of UGHE.
UGHE is an initiative of Partners In Health (PIH), an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. In over nearly three decades of operating alongside public sectors in countries around the world, PIH has developed a model to deliver high quality health care to some of the world’s most marginalized communities. Nowhere has this impact been more profound than in Rwanda, where Inshuti Mu Buzima—PIH’s sister organization—and our government partners have driven innovation for a decade.
Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in our drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in need, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.
Partners In Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.