The Vice President for External Relations, Fundraising, and Communications assists the President & CEO in accomplishing the Vision, Mission, and Strategic Objectives of Jhpiego. Primary responsibilities include establishing strategic priorities for fundraising and resource development; external communications; advocacy; cultivating and maintaining relationships with Member agencies, donors, and other stakeholders; participating in the representation of the organization in various arenas, and serving as a member of the Leadership Team of Jhpiego.
This is a hybrid role that can be based out of our Baltimore M.D. office.
This is a hybrid role that can be based out of our Baltimore M.D. office. Jhpiego's hybrid schedule requires employees to work in the office 2 days per week.
Fundraising and Resource Development
Leads, provides guidance to, and ensures accountability of Jhpiego fundraising staff. Ensures that the fundraising staff has clear and achievable objectives; the resources and institutional support needed to carry out responsibilities; and positive and effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders and with counterparts in Jhpiego
Develops a sound, achievable, comprehensive fundraising strategy to meet the goals for unrestricted and private restricted fundraising set by the Board of Directors. Leads and coordinates the fundraising staff team to implement the plan efficiently and effectively
Ensures that the fundraising strategy of Jhpiego is adequately diversified and includes tactics in specific areas such as major donors, web-based giving, foundations, corporate support, etc.
Collaborates with staff across the organization in order to ensure consistency in representing Jhpiego to potential donors and other audiences
Develops and executes a strategy to increase unrestricted giving to Jhpiego
Manages, provides guidance to, and ensures accountability of Jhpiego communications staff. Ensures that the communications team members have clear and achievable objectives; the resources and institutional support needed to carry out responsibilities; and positive and effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders and with counterparts in Jhpiego
Presents, as well as encourages and supports colleagues to present, Jhpiego Program results and achievements through speaking engagements, meetings with stakeholders (groups or individuals), articles in professional journals, and other approaches
Works with communications staff to develop communications and advocacy materials for technical audiences and key relationships
Manages, provides guidance to, and ensures accountability of Jhpiego advocacy staff. Ensures that the advocacy team members have clear and achievable objectives; the resources and institutional support needed to carry out responsibilities; and positive and effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders and with counterparts in Jhpiego
Collaborates with appropriate Jhpiego staff and seeks input from the VP for Programs and the VP of Technical and Innovations to develop the policy agenda for Jhpiego
Works with advocacy staff to ensure a strong, consistent advocacy voice in a variety of strategic settings (InterAction, NGOs, USG, Congress, etc.) to advance Jhpiego's issue areas and to develop business opportunities
Support the advancement of Jhpiego's mission through the nurturing of existing relationships associated with current Program services and through the establishment and strengthening of new partnerships to enhance the role of Jhpiego in health and development work
Participate as appropriate in the representation of Jhpiego in varied fora such as national and international conferences, partner and donor agency meetings, Member agency meetings, etc.
Owns and fosters good relations and demonstrates continued engagement with the Jhpiego Advisory Board under the leadership of the CEO and President
Serves effectively as a member of the Leadership Team, communicating and consulting on personnel, programmatic, financial, and other issues related to Program development and management
Establishes a comprehensive and timely reporting schedule across the organization to undergird communications, fundraising, and advocacy strategies
Undertakes appropriate domestic or international travel to accomplish the responsibilities of the position
Provides coaching, guidance, and mentorship to direct report(s) where needed
Sets targets and objectives for assigned area and delivers results
Grows team expertise to align with program and organizational direction while continually looking for ways to provide/enhance the value delivered
Leads a high-performing team and provides ongoing feedback and performance reviews
Tracks, monitors, and effectively addresses and/or rewards performance of team members
Manages employees in compliance with all HR policies, procedures, guidelines
Shares knowledge, information, skills and subject matter expertise among the team and ensures the timely communication of issues while encouraging good working relationships with other functions/teams
Recruits for all hires to ensure a highly diverse, qualified workforce with the necessary capabilities needed to achieve goals
Advanced degree in a related field.
15+ years of fundraising and communications experience. Experience should include leadership in the areas of internal/external communications, fundraising, resource development and advocacy.
A proven record of strong interpersonal and team leadership skills, preferably leading an external relation (fundraising or communications) staff team.
Demonstrated communication skills and experience in developing strategic partnerships with a diverse network of donor and partner organizations
Proven track record in proposal development and successful resource mobilization in support of international development with major donors (USG, World Bank, and others).
Excellent English skills, written and oral.
Experience in working with a multicultural workforce with sensitivity and appreciation of cultural differences
Appreciation for and willingness to commit to the corporate mission of Jhpiego.
Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally as required to carry out responsibilities.
Appreciation for and understanding of socio-cultural, health and development issues, trends, and challenges in the regions where Jhpiego programs are established or emerging.
Communications or resource development experience within the context of an International NGO.
Proven proficiency in a second language applicable to Jhpiego work (French or Spanish).
Working knowledge of USG grant regulations. Successful resource mobilization for major international health programs preferred.
Classified Title: Director-CS Working Title: Vice President, GECO Role/Level/Range: APPTSTAF/01/ST Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday -Friday, 8:30-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 27-MD:Jhpiego Department name: 60000069-Global Engagement GECO Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers
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