Vice President of Strategic Engagement (PCI)

Project Concern International
Washington or San Diego, DC or CA
Vice President

PCI (Project Concern International) is an award-winning non-profit international development organization dedicated to empowering families and communities to enhance health, end hunger, and overcome hardship. Founded in 1961 by a young doctor from San Diego, California who saved the lives of two small children while volunteering at a health clinic in Tijuana, Mexico, today PCI works in 16 countries across Asia, Africa, and the Americas, including the United States. Last year its programs impacted the lives of more than 10 million people.

Now is an exciting time in PCI’s history. In April, Carrie Hessler-Radelet joined PCI as its new President & CEO after serving as the Director of the Peace Corps. She brings decades of international development and public health expertise to PCI’s rich program history, as well as a new invigorated vision for the organization’s future. PCI has doubled in revenue over the past five years with increases of 18% per year, and it is well on its way to meeting the 2020 goals of its current Strategic Plan by deepening impact and helping to transform the lives of 20 million of the poorest and most vulnerable people annually. PCI has won a 2017 Classy Award for its Satellite-Assisted Pastoral Resource Management Program and a 2017 LEAD San Diego Award was awarded to its founder, Dr. James Turpin.

PCI is currently seeking a Vice President of Strategic Engagement to help lead the organization in identifying, developing, and executing new resource mobilization strategies that will create a more resilient PCI and position the organization for success going forward. Resource generation/strategic partnership staff will play a key role in this process; they will identify and recommend new funding models and opportunities that are well-matched to PCI’s evolving business model, including but not limited to impact investing, social enterprises, contracts, debt equity, public and private grants, and individual philanthropy. The VP reports directly to the President and CEO and is a member of the executive leadership team.

Specific qualifications include:

  • 12 years of progressively responsible experience in all aspects of non-profit resource generation; at least 7 years in a senior leadership role.
  • Experience designing resource development strategies and work plans and inspiring, engaging, and mentoring a resource development team in their effective execution.
  • Demonstrated ability to build long-term investing relationships with all private constituencies, including corporate partners, foundations, and major donors.
  • Broad knowledge of all aspects of partnership development, including research, donor acquisition, prospect management, stewardship systems, and gift reporting.
  • Understanding of the principles and practices of market-based philanthropy, with experience designing and/or attracting investment in social impact funds.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills necessary to serve as a high-level ambassador for PCI.
  • Personal commitment to and passion for the vision and goals of PCI.
  • A./B.S. required; advanced degree or continued professional development preferred.