Chief Advancement Officer (Concern)

Concern Worldwide
New York, NY

Concern Worldwide U.S. is seeking a Chief Advancement Officer to help expand its life-changing programs to all corners of the globe.

Concern Worldwide U.S. is part of a global community of humanitarians, partners, community members, supporters, donors, and volunteers who share a common vision of a world where no one lives in poverty, fear, or oppression. Concern’s mission is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives that last and spread organically, without ongoing support from Concern. Concern acts as a partner, not an aid-giver, working collaboratively to ensure that people living in extreme poverty are able to meet their basic needs, achieve their rights, and manage their development. To achieve this world-changing vision, Concern addresses the root causes of extreme poverty, engaging in long-term development work and responding to emergency situations wherever change is needed.

Concern Worldwide is celebrating its 50th anniversary, upcoming in 2018, with a framework to significantly expand its work and impact as economic crisis and global conflict make poverty a continued challenge. To help advance these goals, Concern U.S. has increased its own support of Concern programs. Operating under its own strategic plan, Concern U.S. has committed itself to expanding its visibility and support for Concern’s global mission to end poverty. Its 4-year strategy, implemented beginning in January 2015, aims to double Concern U.S.’s revenue to $50 million by 2018.

To accomplish this, Concern U.S. is seeking a Chief Advancement Officer to create and implement a comprehensive strategy that grows the organization’s private donor base and increases both individual and institutional revenue, expanding reach and impact. Reporting to the CEO, the CAO is responsible for leading a small senior fundraising team to employ a full range of integrated fundraising initiatives that leverage all available resources—including large-scale communications platforms, personal networks, and program-specific engagement opportunities—to grow four major revenue streams: individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies.