Vice President of Development (WFP)

World Food Program USA
Washington, DC
Vice President

1 out of every 9 people worldwide suffers from chronic hunger. 80 million of them receive assistance from World Food Programme.

World Food Program USA proudly supports the mission of the World Food Programme, mobilizing individuals, policy makers, and businesses in the U.S. to end global hunger. With its supporters, WFP USA bolsters an enduring American legacy of feeding families in need around world and the American belief that no one should go hungry. Due to the commitment of everyday Americans, businesses, and the U.S. government, WFP USA has played a critical role in the effort to alleviate global hunger. In fact, over the last two decades, the number of hungry people in the world has dropped by more than 200 million—or one in nine. U.S. leadership in the fight against global hunger has always represented the best of who we are – and the world needs nothing but our best right today, because today the world faces a critical moment in that fight.

The work of WFP USA is funded by a comprehensive, multi-faceted fundraising program that has achieved impressive results. Encompassing corporate giving, individual giving at all levels, and special events, the program has raised more than $20M annually and is on a deliberate path to systematize its processes and increase goals over the next 3 years. As part of its effort, WFP USA has embarked on a structural reorganization that includes hiring for multiple new positions, including a new Vice President of Development.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Vice President of Development is responsible for leading a Development department that consists of four major teams: development operations, digital outreach, individual giving, and corporate giving. The Vice President ensures that WFP USA is well positioned in a rapidly evolving and competitive environment, that strategies are clearly understood by all stakeholders, and that the Development office achieves and exceeds its revenue and strategic goals. In coordination with the Development team, the VP also plays a direct role in securing significant revenue, identifying new business opportunities, and building robust funding pipelines.

The ideal Vice President of Development will have:

  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience in fundraising or donor-related marketing.
  • Extensive experience in non-profit organizations is preferred; experience in health-related organizations will be considered.
  • Experience planning and managing a functionally diverse development department.
  • History of strategic and creative thinking that has increased a donor base and revenue.
  • Record of securing large individual, corporate, and/or foundation gifts.
  • Experience effectively engaging leaders, Board members, and senior staff in fundraising.
  • Knowledge of effective management processes that ensure efficient operation of fundraising programs, including budgeting, data management, personnel, and reporting.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.