Chief Development Officer (Concern)

Concern Worldwide U.S.
New York, NY

Concern Worldwide U.S. is seeking a Chief Development 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 Development Officer to design a comprehensive fundraising strategy that leverages current resources, mines untapped opportunities, and maximizes return on investment to generate sustained growth in unrestricted, private, and overall revenue. Reporting to the CEO and working closely with the Vice President for Communications, the CDO leads a team of diverse development professionals to employ a full range of tools—including personal networks, special events, and program-specific engagement opportunities—to grow three major revenue streams: individuals, foundations, and corporations.





Specific qualifications include:


  • 8 to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in all aspects of non-profit resource generation.
  • Record of success in establishing and implementing financial goals and strategies, identifying and analyzing challenges, and formulating creative solutions.
  • Expert understanding of how to build diverse major donor pipelines and to ensure that all development activities are fully leveraged and maximized.
  • Outstanding major gift fundraising record, with a demonstrated ability to secure 5-figure and larger donations and to implement best practice donor communication and stewardship initiatives.
  • Experience building long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships with foundation/corporate donors.
  • Knowledge of and passion for addressing poverty and development issues, with the ability to serve as a compelling ambassador for these issues.
  • A./B.S. required; advanced degree or continued professional development preferred.


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