Philanthropy Specialist

Job Type

Part Time



Application Deadline



United States


The Carol Emmott Fellowship is seeking an experienced fund-raising, grant-writing and development professional to fill the role of Philanthropy Specialist. This person will be a key member of the Fellowship and will play a pivotal role in advancing the Fellowship’s mission and vision. This is a unique opportunity for a committed and insightful leader to support the Fellowship’s efforts to directly impact the elimination of inequities for women in health and healthcare throughout the country.

The Fellowship is a program based at the Public Health Institute (PHI), an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world.

At the Fellowship, our lofty vision and mission is to support outstanding women leaders who have the potential to transform health and to accelerate the leadership capacity and impact of women leaders in health and healthcare. The Fellowship stands apart as a transformative development opportunity for the nation’s most distinguished mid-career women leaders in health and healthcare. It selects candidates who have been nominated by a sponsoring organization to participate in an intensive program that focuses on building executive competencies as well as a network of exceptional peers and mentors. The fellowship is led by some of the most respected experts in their fields who support the goal of overcoming gender disparities in health leadership. To learn more about the Fellowship visit here.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Support collaborative relationships with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, the Advisory Board, the development team at PHI and the Fellowship’s broad network of partners, and together, work on the identification and implementation of innovative, mutually beneficial fundraising efforts
  • Implement a development plan that will provide essential resources for the growth of the Fellowship;
  • Serve as an accountable fundraising specialist for the Public Health Institute;
  • Articulate - in materials and writing - a clear and compelling case for support of the Fellowship, that will inspire and achieve ambitious revenue generation goals;
  • Guide, manage and actively participate in efforts to identify, cultivate and solicit sources of funds and gifts, including major gifts, foundation/corporate grants, recurring giving, and planned giving;
  • Support the implementation of the Fellowship’s strategic plan for development; and,
  • Institute a system of accountability and a constructive means of critical evaluation of the effectiveness and success of the Fellowship’s development activities and programs.

The successful candidate will be a personable, professional and capable communicator who clearly expresses the vision for accelerating the growth of private support for the Fellowship and related programs, and the experience and the know-how to implement it effectively. They will also possess the following qualifications and attributes.


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in non-profit, mission-oriented fund development, grant writing, and philanthropy;
  • Advanced experience with implementing a fundraising program with defined priorities, metrics, and clear accountability;
  • Demonstrated ability to personally secure a minimum of $200,000 annually from a wide range of donors with a focus on major/principal gifts and significant grants;
  • Experience with budget development and/or management;
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment;
  • Ability to speak with, engage, and present to potential donors;
  • Ability to successfully plan and manage multiple priorities;
  • Ability to quickly grasp the opportunities and challenges of the Fellowship and the role, and understand how to work effectively to develop opportunities;
  • Ability to persuade and influence; including ability to build and preserve trust and agreement, as well as confidence and respect, among various constituencies;
  • Personal drive and integrity; exemplary levels of professionalism, and resilience;
  • High proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and proven exceptional grant writing skills and

·        Knowledge of and experience with Salesforce CRM and Google Docs.

Important Information

  • This will begin as a part time (12 hours/week) position with the goal of increasing the time commitment, given funding through development efforts, to full time in mid-2019, if the need exists.
  • The Fellowship’s primary office is located in Oakland, California; however, the Fellowship’s development team is located throughout the United States.
  • PHI offers competitive pay rates.
  • This position may require occasional travel.

How to apply

  • Submit your cover letter, resume and grant writing sample via this link.
  • In your cover letter, please describe the extent of your related experience and why you feel you are an excellent candidate for this position.

Thank you for your interest in working with us at PHI. Should you have any questions regarding this position, email our hiring team at We look forward to hearing from you!

Public Health Institute is proud to be an EEO/AA employer.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree