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VP of Development and Partnerships

Company: World Pulse
Date Posted: April 18, 2018


Key Responsibilities

The VP will be versed in traditional and non-traditional methodologies of fundraising. Have exemplary management and communication skills, outstanding attention to detail, and an eagerness to excel in all responsibilities listed below:


  • Develop and drive organizational revenue strategy in collaboration with senior leadership team.

  • Personally cultivate, solicit, steward, and monitor a portfolio of national and international funding partners.

  • Set annual revenue goals, oversee the creation of annual fundraising and stewardship plans to achieve those goals, and monitor progress.

  • Collaborate with senior leadership team to develop impact measurements and success indicators, and communicate these to funding partners and prospects.

  • Oversee the development and expansion of an innovative sustaining monthly member giving model.

  • Qualify and cultivate new philanthropic, foundation, and corporate prospects.

  • Build our development team, processes, and systems.

  • Lead funding package ideation with a cross-functional team and oversee all funding requests to ensure integrity and alignment with strategy.

  • Supervise Development Manager and oversee frontline fundraisers (CEO, COO, Board members and advisors) funding goals.

  • Forecast monthly and annual revenue projections.

  • Work with finance team to ensure integrity of financial reporting on revenue activities.

  • Prepare and present quarterly and annual funding reports to the Board and senior leadership team.

  • Stay abreast of key international women’s issues and philanthropic trends, and share insights with relevant audiences.

  • Represent and liaise for World Pulse in important meetings and forums domestically and internationally.


Desired Skills, Characteristics, and Experience

  • Five or more years of progressively responsible fund development experience.

  • Confident, poised and at ease with variety of funders and partners.

  • Track record of driving exponential revenue growth to $2 million and above with a multi-faceted revenue generation program.

  • Record of securing five to six-figure major gifts or investments.

  • Experience with successful grant writing and proposals

  • Four or more years’ experience supervising staff.

  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to prospect, cultivate, and manage trusted relationships with significant funding partners.

  • Knowledge of current and emerging applications of technology for fundraising or sales implementation.

  • Experience executing successful online fundraising campaigns.

  • Accounting or finance coursework, or equivalent experience in forecasting revenue projections.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, and public speaking skills — ability to represent World Pulse in public forums.

  • Able to travel domestically and internationally, approximately 25 percent of year.


Organizational and Work Environment


  • Be active on World Pulse Online Community.

  • Participate in events and represent World Pulse.

  • Due to the global nature of the organization, team members must be available occasionally to conduct work outside of office hours with prior notice

  • Team members should embody the World Pulse Rules of Engagement, mission, vision, and brand, acting both internally and externally as a brand ambassador and fundraiser.



This is a salaried position with a base salary commensurate with skills and experience. Our generous benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life/disability insurance, and a 401(k) program, 4-week paid vacation and 10 paid holidays plus sick time. This is a full-time position located in our Portland, Oregon headquarters.


To Apply

Impress us with your passion and your dedication. Send more than just a resume to with VP of Development and Partnerships in the subject line. Please include a cover letter and resume/CV as attachments to your email. Applications will be accepted until May 28, 2018.


Equal Opportunity Employer

World Pulse is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from diverse people from the global community.