Director of Fundraising

Job Type

Full Time




460 W 34th St
17th Floor
New York
United States


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


  • 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

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong management skills

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in spoken and written English

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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 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.