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Development Specialist (12-month consultancy)

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Vital Strategies
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New York, NY
New
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Published 11 days ago

Vital Strategies is a US-based international public health organization working in more than 70 countries to strengthen public health systems and address leading causes of morbidity and mortality. 

Resolve to Save Lives is a global health initiative of Vital Strategies working with low- and middle-income country governments and other partners to prevent millions of deaths from cardiovascular disease and epidemics. We are currently establishing ourselves as a public health not-for-profit organization with the aim of maximize our global impact, with a focus on speed, simplicity, and scale. Read more about our work at resolvetosavelives.org

Resolve to Save Lives seeks a Development Specialist to support fundraising efforts and donor relationship management. The position will report directly to the President & CEO. This is a 12-month consultancy, remote position, though occasional visits to the New York City office and other travel may be required. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment to support an important, large-scale global public health effort. 

The Development Specialist will perform duties such as, but not limited to:

  • Identify and cultivate relationships with potential donors (high-value individuals and entities) which align with Resolve’s goals and mission 
  • Develop a 12-month fundraising plan, including recommendations for a staffing structure to support Resolve’s ongoing development efforts as a new entity
  • Work closely with the CEO and members of the Senior Management team including the COO, CFO, and Senior Vice Presidents to hone an approach for each potential donor
  • Lead efforts to design and develop an optimal request for funds, and prepare materials accordingly
  • Provide strategic guidance on boilerplate documents (e.g. history and mission statements) across all of Resolve’s communication platforms (e.g. factsheets, websites, donor reports, presentations, etc.), in coordination with the Vice President of Communications
  • Participate in discussions with potential donors, and provide rapid and effective follow-up
  • Track grant announcements and timelines, develop proposals in coordination with program teams, and ensure completion of all submission requirements
  • Liaise with existing donor contacts, as appropriate, to answer questions, ensure all funding requirements are met in a timely manner, and facilitate long-term relationships
  • Keep the CEO and members of the Senior Management team up to date on progress and challenges

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, with at least 10 years’ work experience in nonprofit fundraising
  • Experience working with global organizations on development strategies, donor relations, and/or fundraising
  • Experience working with senior leadership and high-level executives
  • Ability to create/finalize high quality materials suitable for donor presentations
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects with competing deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Flexible and positive disposition; demonstrates professionalism
  • Organized, ability to work in a fast-paced work environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Preferred qualifications:

  • Graduate degree
  • Evidence of interest in/ commitment to public health or advancing health equity


Vital Strategies is a US-based international public health organization working in more than 70 countries to strengthen public health systems and address leading causes of morbidity and mortality. 

Resolve to Save Lives is a global…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
100 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10005

How to Apply

Please submit CV and cover letter, including salary expectations, to Development Specialist . Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please submit CV and cover letter, including salary expectations, to Development Specialist . Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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