Development Manager

Global Health Corps | New York, New York


Global Health CorpsGlobal Health Corps (GHC) is building a new generation of global health leadership. We believe that solving the world’s most pressing global health challenges requires better and more connected leaders who are able to work across traditional boundaries like geography, sector, and issue area to engineer stronger global health systems. We need more than clinicians and providers; we need management consultants, engineers, artists, and architects. We need new leadership voices and new perspectives, especially those representing the populations most often left out and unheard.GHC competitively recruits and selects emerging leaders from around the world who represent a wide range of skillsets and areas of expertise, all of which are critical to rebuilding and strengthening health systems. GHC is developing a cadre of health equity leaders through a unique leadership development program that utilizes experiential and formal learning methods.Through a one-year fellowship program, fellows address a wide-range of health issues with high-impact grassroots organizations, NGOs, and ministries of health in Rwanda, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia, and the United States. Fellowship positions are demand-driven, ensuring that our fellows fill real-time health systems gaps and serve to amplify the great work already in progress. Placement organizations benefit from the skills and energy of fellows, as well as the support of GHC.  We are building a network of young changemakers who share the common belief that health is a human right.For more information, visit our website or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Job Summary

The Candidate 

GHC is looking for a Development Manager to join our global team. The ideal candidate is an excellent project manager, enjoys writing and editing communication pieces, loves to plan events from A to Z, and thrives in a collaborative team environment. The Development Manager is excited and committed to join a fundraising team that supports GHC’s vision of training and mobilizing a diverse community of health leaders. The candidate prides themselves in being:

a problem-solver at heart – while this person does not look to disrupt processes that are working well, they are constantly assessing how processes could be improved and actively working to share those ideas and implement improvements

an excellent critical thinker – this means being able to assess a situation, identify connections and gaps, synthesize information, and translate all of that into concrete actions to implement or recommend to others. This is a person who frequently steps back to note what trends are happening – both locally and globally. They like digging into topics to better understand what’s happening and why – and how it might apply to their job, colleagues, or life.

exceptional writer –You believe in the power of voice to drive positive change and you enjoy finding the best way to amplify the right message with the right audience at the right time. 

able to work independently – this person has enough formal office experience to understand how to navigate relationships, processes, and logistics; and has been in many situations where they have fully owned tasks from start to finish. People ask them to be involved, knowing they can be counted on to deliver what’s needed – and then some – on time.

flexible – this is a person who jumps in enthusiastically to do what’s needed on the team, even if it’s not technically part of their job description. This person is known for moving easily from one role or project to the next with an eagerness to learn something new, further hone a skill, or stretch existing abilities further.

a great listener – which means hearing what others are saying, beginning to read between the lines, and knowing what questions to ask to find out how best to meet that person’s or company’s needs. They have a natural curiosity to dig deeper, to connect people, and to work together towards a common goal.

Reports To

VP, Development


The Development Manager ensures stewardship and engaged communications with key donors and creates and manages lasting systems to maintain and advance partnerships with a range of foundations, corporations, and individuals. This position reports to the Vice President of Development.

Responsibilities include: Relationship Management:

  • Support the VP of Development to cultivate, maintain, and advance relationships with a range of organizations, institutions, and individuals
  • Support strategic planning for donor engagement and stewardship; track progress to meet goals and deadlines
  • Manage donor database to track donor cultivation and experience

Donor Communications:

  • Create predisposition and follow up emails to prospects and donors
  • Work closely with GHC’s Communications team to create external facing materials that effectively and compellingly describes GHC’s impact Lead quarterly update communications to key prospects, donors and supporters
  • Occasionally support the Grants Managers in proposal and report writing as needed

Board Management:

  • Manage the facilitation of effective quarterly board meetings
  • Support the recruitment, onboarding, and offboarding of Board members
  • Engage with the VP of Development and CEO in implementing a robust Board engagement strategy

Special Events:

  • Manage the logistics and communications of planning in-person and virtual fundraising events
  • Work with vendors to ensure event success and serve as organizational liaison
  • Recruit and prepare staff volunteers for event support
  • Ensure optimal guest experience
  • Manage the logistics and communications for donor trips and donor-related conference
  • Oversee online, social media, and peer-to-peer fundraisers


Required Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of professional experience with at least 2 years of experience in fundraising, communications, business development, or similar
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects while working in deadline-driven environments
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills with proven ability to effectively articulate clear and compelling messages, including the use of storytelling, to a wide range of audiences, ideally within a global setting
  • Excellent attention to detail and commitment to accuracy 


  • Database or CRM experience; Salesforce
  • Experience working with nonprofit boards
  • Experience in people management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Tools, Dropbox, and Asana
  • Demonstrated interest in global development and/or social justice

How to Apply

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