The Director of Fundraising is responsible for generating revenue, outreach to donors, and maximizing individual, foundation, and corporate relationships working in partnership with the President, senior management teams, board of EcoHealth Alliance, science staff, and partners. The successful candidate will build relationships with existing and new funders including foundations, corporations, and other avenues for major giving to secure unrestricted and project funding. The Director of Fundraising will participate in EcoHealth Alliance’s strategic plan by developing significant and profitable relationships with funders and stakeholders.
Design development strategy for EcoHealth Alliance. Work with the management, development, and other teams to identify funding needs including preferred targets and approaches.
Develop and execute EcoHealth Alliance’s annual fundraising plan. Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual giving and secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations.
Fundraising. Conduct research, prospecting, and applications to multiple donor sources:
Manage campaigns, engage and oversee campaign firms as necessary
Oversee ongoing development efforts and budgets
Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
Work towards engagement plans for board members
Build a robust donor base. Develop and maintain key long-term relationships with donors and prospective donors.
Data management. Manage, update, and streamline the EcoHealth Alliance donor database and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing.
Grant writing and proposals. Develop, draft, submit, track, and report-on proposals for foundation and corporate fundraising.
Communication and training: Train and mentor development staff and communicate fundraising goals and progress throughout EcoHealth Alliance and externally.
Development and Fundraising: at least 5 years of proven success in development and fundraising with a focus on major donors for a large nonprofit or the equivalent
Experience running capital campaigns and success fundraising from multiple donor channels particularly in the 5-to-6 figure range.
Project Leadership: Experience in planning, leading, and managing development projects, including coordinating with peers to achieve desired outcomes, and tracking and reporting on progress to senior managers and the board of directors
Entrepreneurial Spirit: Takes initiative and actively seeks to deepen current donor relationships and to forge new ones
Communications: Skilled in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications for fundraising. Ability to convey complex ideas through brief, simple materials. Experience and credibility when presenting materials to external audiences
Influencing: Gets others to accept ideas by using convincing arguments; creates positive situation or spaces; and responds appropriately to key stakeholders
Collaboration: Effective at working with others to reach common goals and objectives
Relationship Building: Skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with peers across different levels of the organization and externally
Nonprofit and foundation funding experience preferred
Experience working with a diverse Board of Directors
Strong eye for detail
Knowledge of and commitment to conservation and health or related fields
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Computer literate and proficient in standard word processing, spreadsheet, and database software application
Strong management skills
Fluency in spoken and written English
The position is based at EcoHealth Alliance’s headquarters in New York City. EcoHealth Alliance is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, and vision coverage, and a 403(b) pension plan. For further information about EcoHealth Alliance, please visit our website: www.ecohealthalliance.org
HOW TO APPLY:
Send an email with a single attachment labeled with your first and last name only (“first last.pdf”) in PDF format containing with (a) a cover letter, (b) CV, and (c) three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with “DIRECTOR OF FUNDRAISING SUMMER 2018” in the subject line. Emails without the subject line or with multiple attachments will not be received. No formal text is required within the body of your email, since emails will not be evaluated. All inquires will receive an automatic response confirming receipt. Applicants will be evaluated and only appropriate candidates will be contacted.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN ECOHEALTH ALLIANCE!
About EcoHealth Alliance
About EcoHealth Alliance
Building on over 45 years of groundbreaking science, EcoHealth Alliance is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting wildlife, environmental, and public health from the emergence of disease. Approximately 60 percent of emerging infectious diseases like Ebola, HIV, Zika, SARS, MERS, and West Nile virus have all originated in animals before spilling over to human populations. Using environmental and health data covering the past 60 years, EcoHealth Alliance scientists created the first-ever global disease hotspots map that identified at-risk regions to determine where research and field work are needed to help predict and prevent the next pandemic crisis. That work is the foundation of EcoHealth Alliance's rigorous, science-based approach working in more than 30 countries worldwide. EcoHealth Alliance's strength is founded on innovations in research, training, global partnerships, capacity building, and policy initiatives.