The Development Director is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of MedShare’s fundraising activities including, in-kind donations, the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events, capital campaigns and Marketing/Communications. The Director works closely with the CEO & President and the Board of Trustees in all development and fundraising endeavors.
Reports To: CEO & President
Duties & Responsibilities
Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.
Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies.
Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.
Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives.
Coordinate fundraising special events.
Oversee prospect research.
Work closely with Regional Directors, CEO & President, and Board of Trustees.
Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about MedShare with the community.
Staff Board Development committee meetings.
Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems (Raisers Edge).
Supervise and collaborate with other fundraising staff.
Oversee creation of publications to support fundraising activities.
Maintain gift recognition programs.
Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.
Perform other related duties as requested.
Experience in global health/global development fundraising
5 years’ experience minimum in Development and professional fundraising
Experience using Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge
Must embrace the mission of MedShare to improve the quality of life of people and our planet.
Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
Have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising.
Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers.
Have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships.
Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals.
Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.
Experience using donor relationship databases for moves management metrics, entering call reports and actions
Experience living or traveling in the developing world and an international world view
Fluency in English is required and knowledge of Spanish and/or French is desired
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience. MedShare offers an attractive benefits package, including healthcare, dental, and vision, 401(k), and paid leave.
MedShare, founded in 1998, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people, communities and our planet by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world.
MedShare is committed to providing assistance to all healthcare organizations and medical professionals t...hat serve vulnerable populations regardless of religion, political affiliation, or race. MedShare often partners with various faith-based and non-governmental organizations to fulfill our mission. MedShare is steadfast in our obligation to provide high-quality medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and clinics in need. MedShare has been rated 4 stars by Charity Navigator for 12 consecutive years. This speaks to the organization’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.
MedShare is a humanitarian aid organization that sources surplus, essential medical supplies and equipment and directly delivers them, with training, to medical facilities around the world, to help build capacity and improve the quality of life of people, communities and our planet.
MedShare relies solely on the generosity of individuals, foundations, corporations and government grants to carry out our mission. Our 1350+ shipments of medical supplies and equipment, valued at over $200 million, have brought healing and the promise of better lives to more than 96 countries and countless patients while also decreasing our carbon footprint in the U.S. We are also committed to our local communities through our support of more than 90 Safety Net Clinics and provisioning over 450 Medical Mission teams a year through our Medical Mission Team Store. The organization currently operates in three regions (the Southeast Region based out of Atlanta, GA, Western Region based out of San Francisco, California Bay Area and Northeastern Region based out New York Metropolitan Area). National headquarters are located in Atlanta.