Partners In Health (PIH) is seeking applications and nominations for their next Director of Foundation Relations.
Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. Headquartered in Boston, MA, PIH partners with local and national governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.
Founded in 1987, PIH's mission is both medical and moral at its core-to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair. PIH's efforts are rooted in a belief that health care is a human right, and that the patients they serve have a right to access health care and psychosocial services regardless of their ability to pay. By helping patients overcome socioeconomic barriers to good health, PIH is building a movement for health and social justice, and fortifying the voice of the marginalized who demand their right to health care.
PIH's philosophy is also one rooted in sustainability and capacity building, believing that the most powerful means of providing rights-based health care to patients is through leveraging a country's own public health system. Known as “Health System Strengthening,” PIH works in partnership with local governments and public health systems operated by Ministries of Health to strengthen public health systems and ensure that PIH efforts are localized yet part of a larger movement to provide publically-funded, sustainable care. Rather than creating private, parallel service delivery systems that drain resources away from the public, PIH leverages the benefits of modern medical science and the leadership, skills, and experience of PIH patients, local governments and other partners, to strive for a world with equity in health care, and for communities with zero preventable deaths. PIH currently has programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, Mexico, Russia, Peru, the Navajo Nation, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
PIH takes on some of the world's toughest and most pressing health challenges. Through its expanded capacity of more than 250 U.S.-based doctors, nurses, and other professionals, and more than 600 Ebola survivors as full-time support staff, community health workers, and orphan caregivers, PIH is poised to ensure lasting and sustainable change around the world.
For more information on Partners In Health, please visit www.pih.org/. For more information on how Partners In Health is tackling current global health threats and crises, please visit http://www.pih.org/blog
About the Opportunity
The Director of Foundation Relations (DFR) will report to the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships and manage a (growing) staff of four. This person will be tasked with growing foundation giving, overseeing the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of corporate and private foundations with a revenue portfolio of roughly $25 million annually. The DFR will be responsible for developing and implementing multi-year plans to sustainably increase institutional and corporate foundation revenue.
The right candidate will understand how to grow foundation giving in a strategic way and have experience negotiating complex internal relationships. In addition, s/he will have experience in securing multi-million dollar grants as well as managing international and national foundation relationships.
The DFR will already be a successful manager and appreciate how to grow foundation giving by attracting talented staff. S/he will be an intuitive collaborator who has experience working in a complex environment.
Donor Prospecting, Cultivation and Management
- Design, implement, and manage a comprehensive plan focused on sustaining current and establishing new foundation
relationships to increase funding beyond current levels.
- Stay abreast of emerging funding and partnership trends in global health delivery, and assess implication for PIH's
foundations-focused fundraising efforts; bring particular focus to sustaining and expanding relationships with major
global health-focused foundations.
- Work with colleagues across the Global Health Delivery Partnership (GHDP) to develop high-value corporate and
foundation partnerships that leverage the assets of the GHDP and support its long-term strategic goals.
Proposal Development and Reporting
- Oversee the development of competitive and compelling requests for foundation funding.
- With the Associate Directors, manage existing grants by: tracking and developing internal reporting systems, writing key stewardship reports, maintaining excellent historical records, and working with senior staff to ensure each project
or program is meeting the expectations of the proposal.
- Coordinate activities with other Development units and PIH departments to set and maximize short and long-term foundation revenues.
Proven record of securing 7-figure grants. Demonstrated success in strategic planning, proposal development, donor solicitation, gift closing and stewardship. Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in foundation funding as well as institutional funders committed to supporting organizations with a similar mission to PIH. Exceptional case-building, writing, and reporting communication competencies. Ability to persuasively articulate the organization's mission, program objectives, and resource needs to potential donors. Strong strategic, analytical, and project management skills with the demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for a diverse number of projects under limited supervision. Ability to travel domestically and overseas as needed. Passion for and ability to effectively serve as an ambassador for the organization.
Please Email Your Cover Letter And Resume In Confidence To: Foundationrelations@Developmentguild.Com, Sean O'Connor, Senior Vice President, Development Guild DDI.
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.