Director of Strategic Development

Global Health Corps (GHC)
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Aug 23

Position description

The extreme disparity in health outcomes and access to healthcare that exists today between the world’s rich and the world’s poor is unjust and unsustainable. To change this unacceptable status quo requires a new generation of leaders with diverse skills and backgrounds. Emerging leaders need opportunities to build their skill sets and build meaningful connections with other young leaders who share a vision for transformative change. 

Global Health Corps is mobilizing a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. Passionate young leaders enter the GHC community by participating in yearlong paid fellowship opportunities. During this year, GHC fellows serve in positions of impact within outstanding organizations in sub-Saharan Africa. They also engage in intensive training, professional development opportunities, mentorship and thoughtful community-building. 

Fellows work in teams of 2—one international fellow, one in-country fellow—on a wide range areas that improve healthcare access and health outcomes for the poor. Fellows have built financial management systems for grassroots HIV organizations in Uganda, supported district pharmacies in Rwanda in rolling out new supply chain management tools, and conducted research on adolescent sexual and reproductive health services in Zambia. Each one of our community members has the capacity to change the world – and many already are – and we are grateful to work closely with them to amplify their impact. Since its founding in 2009, GHC has supported more than 1000 fellows working at various levels of the health system, across issue areas and across continents, and our community gets stronger every year.

As Global Health Corps enters its second decade, it is poised to harness the full potential of its community and contribute to real health systems change. Through collective leadership, GHC brings together these diverse actors needed to solve the complex and challenging problems. Adaptive and innovative, GHC leaders are ready and able to solve tomorrow’s health problems, today. 

The Candidate

The Director of Strategic Development plays a pivotal and integral role in realizing GHC’s vision for mobilizing a diverse community a health leaders. They are responsible for planning and implementing GHC’s fundraising strategy, including the cultivation, stewardship, and management of GHC’s donor portfolio. A senior leader in the organization with critical internal- and external-facing roles, the Director reports to the CEO and manages a three-person team responsible for efficient management of development operations. The role requires someone with a highly strategic and nimble mindset who can turn ideas into action. The Director of Strategic Development is a strong relationship manager who is passionate about building connections, collaborating across diverse communities and is eager to take GHC to the next level. 

Fundraising Strategy

Create and execute GHC’s development strategy to meet or exceed fundraising goals through support from existing as well as new donors, including individuals, corporations, and foundations.

Work closely with communications, programs and monitoring and evaluation teams to highlight the impact of GHC’s work.

Prepare and deliver quarterly reports and presentations highlighting the status of fundraising efforts to internal audiences, including the Senior Leadership Team and Board of Directors.

Relationship Management

  • In partnership with the CEO, manage relationships with GHC’s donor portfolio, ensuring timely communications and cultivation strategies to remain engaged with donor priorities. Includes visits, calls and attendance at events.
  • Lead the research, prospecting and cultivation of new donors and funding partners.
  • Lead three person development team to successfully execute against fundraising priorities and goals.

Grants Management

  • Oversee the writing of effective and compelling proposals, reports, and other collateral, ensuring quality and consistency of GHC brand.
  • Supervise grants management efforts, including: liaising with the finance team, developing reports, and highlighting renewal timing and submission requirements.
  • Work closely with the Director of Finance to ensure accurate development and tracking of cash flow projections and financial reporting to funding partners.
  • Supervise data management and reporting efforts, including information about donors, prospects, and leads in Salesforce.


  • Minimum 10 years work experience.
  • A track record of successfully planning and implementing fundraising strategies that secure support from individuals, corporate partners and foundations.
  • Experience working in public health, social justice, or international development.
  • Proven experience cultivating and managing teams.
  • Significant project management experience, including goal-setting, work-planning, systems development, and data management.
  • Ability to write and speak articulately and passionately about GHC’s mission, vision, and impact.
  • Experience working under frequent, tight timelines and delivering high-quality work products on time.
  • Relationships or experience with high-profile and/or high-net worth individuals or institutions preferred.
  • Experience working across teams/departments in cross-cultural communities.
  • Experience with Salesforce, Asana, Dropbox, Google tools, and MS Office.
  • Travel up to 20% annually, primarily within the U.S. with occasional travel to program countries.

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