One of the nation’s most important providers and protectors of reproductive healthcare seeks a Vice President of Development to elevate and enhance a national development program.
PPM has been part of some of the most influential reproductive healthcare movements in the United States. Today, it operates seven health centers located from Southern Maryland to Frederick to the Eastern Shore. While its medical staff provides exceptional healthcare to individuals in every region, PPM’s policy advocates work in the state capitol of Annapolis to win improvements that affect everyone, recently advancing a bill that will expand the teaching of consent in the Maryland sex education curriculum.
The development function at PPM was recently restructured as a distinct department with a Vice President serving on the organization’s senior leadership team and overseeing a staff of three people. The newly organized department has an opportunity to reassess and elevate its historical fundraising efforts. This opportunity comes at a significant moment, when federal funding for Planned Parenthood is threatened, advocacy at the state level is more important, and donors have increased their giving to progressive organizations both in Maryland and across the country.
The ideal Vice President of Development is a seasoned, polished development leader who appreciates the value of strong, unified teams and knows how to build them; has a history of designing and executing comprehensive development programs and sustainably expanding a donor base and revenue; and has the patience and flexibility to engage senior leaders, volunteers, and staff in this work. The VP will be enthusiastic about applying all of these skills to support the mission of Planned Parenthood.
- At least 10 years of progressively responsible fundraising experience in a non-profit organization; a background in both (c)3 and (c)4 organizations is useful.
- Demonstrated success in the management of a comprehensive fundraising department that includes direct mail, major gifts, foundation grants, and special events.
- Proven ability to develop best-in-class portfolio management strategies that expand a donor base and increase revenue.
- Strong record of securing major gifts from high-net-worth individuals and institutions.
- Successful experience engaging senior leaders and Board members in fundraising.
- Polished verbal and written communication skills, including strong listening skills, powers of persuasion, and sensitivity to interpersonal dynamics.
- Bachelor’s degree is required.