Reports to: Chief Development Officer & US Lead
Direct reports: Deputy Directors BD, BD Advisors
Location: Washington, DC
Do you want your work to matter? Do you want to use your skills to make a difference, not just a living? Do you want to improve millions of lives, including your own?
Living Goods works to reinvent how we improve the lives of the under-served. We think big, but operate lean and nimble. We train community health workers to bring life saving products and health services to people’s doorsteps.
We also transform community health through mobile phones. Using the disruptive power of mobile technology, we’ve equipped and deployed over 8,000 community health workers across Africa. These community health workers treat common illnesses like pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria. They also provide primary healthcare to 6 million people at a fraction of the cost of doctors and nurses. And they’ve reduced child mortality by 27 percent.
The secret to our success is a winning team. One that enables people to bring their ideas and creativity to work every day. If you work well in a dynamic collaborative culture, set high standards, meet challenges with determination and a have a sense of humor, come work for Living Goods!
Living Goods Revenue Model
Nearly 85 percent Living Goods’ revenue comes from private foundations and individual donors and most of it is unrestricted. This allows us to be mission driven rather than money driven. It also allows us to test new ideas and to hone our programs to improve community health.
Our revenue model also gives us a solid foundation from which to grow. And grow we have! We’ve grown 30 percent each year for the past 5 years. Our annual budget this year is $20 million and we will grow another 50 percent in the next two years. This past spring, we received a $35 million challenge grant from the TED Audacious Ideas project and a collection of major donors. Other core partners include the Gates Foundation, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, and USAID.
We want you to be the conductor of our business development orchestra. You will lead our efforts to raise money from multilateral and bilateral donors, private foundations, major donors, and sources we haven’t even though of yet.
But don’t worry. As the pilot you won’t be flying solo. A Development Director in charge of philanthropy, a Major Gifts Officer, and a Deputy Director, Business Development will be your copilots. You’ll also have a steady crew of writers, business development managers, and development assistants. Based in San Francisco, Kenya, and Uganda, these development professionals will keep your flights smooth and the skies blue.
Develop a shared strategy. You will develop our global fundraising blueprint. Your plan will include an environmental scan of potential NGO and for-profit partners and target lists of prospective donors and fundraising goals from each source - like USAID, DfID, the Global Fund, the Gates Foundation and other sources we haven’t even thought of yet.
Please note that only candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be considered.
A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity. The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.
Living Goods is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment. Living Goods does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
Our current job openings are displayed on our website, where you can search for open positions and apply directly. Living Goods does not offer any positions without an interview and never asks candidates for money. If you are asked for money, we strongly recommend that you do not respond and do not send money or personal information.