Executive Director, North Carolina Market
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 Executive Director of the North Carolina Market reports to the Senior Vice President – Market Development in Richmond, VA. Given that the position is a new one, the inaugural leader must be comfortable with all facets of a start-up initiative – including the adaption of critical and efficient policies, systems and programming as modeled in other regions, and – most importantly - the initiation and cultivation of relationships that will promote engagement with the community and drive financial support for the WPP mission.
The Executive Director 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 Executive Director 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 ED role is intended to shift from “key player” to “player-coach,” and ultimately “leader.”
Required Skills & Characteristics
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.
• 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.
• Familiarity with fundraising software, donor databases, and online fundraising platforms is a plus.
• Passion for the mission and vision of WPP and dedication to making a positive impact on the community.
Contact email: [email protected]
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