Executive Director, Development

World Pediatric Project

About the organization

Since 2001, WPP has provided thousands of children with access to lifesaving and life-changing care, facilitated training for hundreds of local healthcare workers across pediatric specialty disciplines, and worked with governments and hospitals to develop system capacity and resources and advocate for health policies. Driven by its guiding purpose, WPP seeks “to elevate the human condition by enabling sustainable transformation of access to advanced pediatric care.” WPP partners with governments, in-country health care workers, and local organizations to achieve its vision “to have unique, sustainable models for advanced pediatric care implemented everywhere we work.”

For more than 20 years, WPP has grown to an expansive and dynamic healthcare delivery system.


The EDD role will have two principal areas of responsibility. Approximately 85% of the leader’s responsibilities will involve driving strategy and hands-on implementation for short- and long-term revenue growth and expansion in the new market. This will require that the EDD have a demonstrated history of success not only closing six-figure philanthropic gifts but also in developing and executing the type of comprehensive fundraising strategy, tailored to the targeted geographical area, that yields such donations. This leader will be a person who has an interest in driving front-line fundraising efforts; the success of those efforts will directly correlate with the speed of hiring and expansion of the Raleigh-based WPP team. Upon team expansion, the role is intended to shift from “key player” to “player-coach,” and ultimately “leader.”

As WPP is powered by a network of individual, medical, corporate, and other community partners, the EDD will be expected to serve as the face and chief relationship officer for WPP in the market (approximately 15% of the role’s responsibility). Such partnerships will serve to expand the donor base, increase outlets for treatment – especially in neonatology, cardiac, craniofacial, and orthopedic care – and catalyze a rich and complex network of medical professionals, regional health care agencies, and hospitals. Leveraging these partnerships – and the insights and assets of a market board, which the new EDD will recruit and lead.


World Pediatric Project is a great fit for an entrepreneurial leader committed to advancing pediatric health care across the globe. Candidates should possess strong initiative, personal drive and motivation, demonstrate exemplary professional behavior and values, and be resourceful, collaborative, culturally and competent and fully embrace the role.

• Bachelor's degree in a related field (e.g., Nonprofit Management, Business Administration, Communications) required; advanced degree preferred.
• 7-10 years of related experience and proven track record of successful fundraising in the nonprofit sector, with a focus on major gifts, events, and campaigns.
• Results-oriented leader who has demonstrated the adaptability to pivot strategy amidst changing conditions in order to achieve established goals.
• Knowledge of the unique philanthropic landscape within the designated geographical area is highly desirable.
• Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate teams, volunteers, and donors.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to deliver compelling presentations and proposals.
• High level of emotional intelligence and the ability to cultivate strong, trust-based relationships with diverse stakeholders.
• Strong capacity and resilience of working in a fast-paced, changing, and agile environment.


125,000 to 150,000

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Contact email: [email protected]

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