Head of Philanthropy

Evidence Action

About the organization

Evidence Action is a global nonprofit organization with an approach distinctive in international development - we exclusively scale interventions that are backed by strong evidence and can be delivered with exceptional cost-effectiveness. Our programs have grown since our founding in 2013 to reach over 280 million people annually. We deliver high impact for every dollar spent, as recognized by GiveWell, The Life You Can Save, and Charity Navigator.

We do development differently. We take a data-driven approach to identifying, scaling, and continuously improving programs which deliver immense impact, ensuring these solutions measurably improve the lives of millions. Our Deworm the World Initiative has helped governments in Africa and Asia deliver over 1.4 billion childhood deworming treatments, improving health, education, and incomes.

Duties

Key Responsibilities:

- Help develop and execute a strategy to grow our individual giving portfolio, with a focus on high net worth and major donors.
- Lead the identification, cultivation, and stewardship of a large portfolio of high-value donors, including conversion of six and seven figure gifts.
- Be a passionate advocate for Evidence Action’s mission and approach, able to convert potential donors and partners into committed supporters.
- Leverage executive and program leadership for outsized value opportunities in donor cultivation and stewardship, by providing strategic and customized support.
- Build efficient and cost-effective development operations, including the processes necessary for high-quality, scalable donor portfolio management
- Manage and develop team, including assessing personnel and recruitment needs
- Define and achieve data-driven, ambitious fundraising targets
- Create tailored plans and meaningful touchpoints to creatively communicate Evidence Action’s work and impact while speaking to donor’s specific interests
- Create and deliver compelling content for external audiences.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

- You have 15+ years of experience, with 5+ years in fundraising and/or resource mobilization.
- You have experience initiating and managing relationships with prospective high-value donors and donor-focused institutions, with a successful track record in solicitation of 6 and 7 figure gifts.
- You enjoy building collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- You are experienced in developing and delivering compelling written and verbal materials and presentations
- You are inquisitive, care about donor passions/motivations, and have a passion for the "close" (persistence in converting prospects into donors).
- You have experience leading teams in a growth-oriented role, with 5+ years supervising direct reports.
- You enjoy managing complex projects through their life cycles, and can independently assess decisions regarding priorities and deadlines.
- You can iterate in real time, employ data for decision making, and innovate and pivot to find success.
- You are willing to travel required up to 30% of the time to US and international locations for donor meetings/conferences.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. for role to be based in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of a U.S. employment visa at this time.

Evidence Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

In order to be considered, please apply directly on Evidence Action's career's page with the link provided. Thank you!

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