Senior Vice President of Development

Fistula Foundation
  • Location
    San Jose, California
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Jan 30

Position description


An estimated one million women in Africa and Asia suffer from obstetric fistula, a debilitating childbirth injury that leaves a woman incontinent, and as a result, too often abandoned by her family and shunned by her community. We are in business to end this needless suffering. Surgery is the only cure, which we deliver through partners in more than 20 countries.

Over the last decade, we have emerged as the global leader in fistula treatment, treating more women in more places than even the United Nations or the US government. We are raising four times as much money as we were a decade ago and treating 15 times as many women. But we are far from done and we need the help of a talented and driven development leader to help us end fistula in a generation.



Fistula Foundation seeks an experienced, ambitious, and globally minded development and communications professional to lead its fundraising team and partner with the CEO to advance the organization’s strategic growth.

The Senior Vice President of Development will serve as a key member of the senior leadership team, providing direction and coordination for a comprehensive fundraising program that secures new financial resources from all donor segments, and particularly from individual donors across giving levels.

Our ideal candidate possesses strong leadership and organizational skills, as well as creativity and drive, to improve donor retention, increase donor value, and achieve a thriving and robust development program.



Koya Leadership Partners has been engaged by the Fistula Foundation to advise in this pivotal leadership hire. Leading this search is Nicole Kamaleson, Managing Director of the Global Practice and Christy Farrell, Vice President

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