Sr. Director, Development (Remote), Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Founded in 2005 by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation pursues a mission of ensuring that all kids grow up in places that help them lead healthy lives – especially children disproportionately affected by poor health. We accomplish this by promoting healthier habits rooted in improved nutrition and greater physical activity, as well as strengthened social and emotional learning and development. In just 13 years, Healthier Generation has made great strides in fighting our nation’s obesity epidemic by taking the battle to where children spend the majority of their waking hours. Children impacted by our work are equipped for long-term success through better health, more energy and engagement in the classroom, and a lifelong approach to wellness. 

This is an exciting time to join Healthier Generation as its brand and programmatic work rapidly evolve to address a more comprehensive and holistic approach to children’s health.  In addition to utilizing an evidenced based approach to systems change in thousands of schools, businesses and communities nationwide – the organization is advancing new strategies to improve individual and family health and ensure a generation of thriving kids. 

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Please note: This position is virtual/remote, with preference given to applicants located in Michigan, Missouri, Texas, or Colorado.

The position will supervise assigned staff and contribute to the overall development team goals in coordination with the Chief Development Officer. This individual will be responsible for developing and managing new and existing donor relationships with the primary responsibility of diversifying and growing unearned revenue. They will be responsible for discovery, cultivation, and solicitation of prospects, funders, and donors.

This position will lead prospect strategies, developing cultivation and solicitation plans for assigned and shared prospects, and will also support the Chief Development Officer’s portfolio. This individual will be responsible for cross-collaboration among teams, build and develop prospect and donor relations, and articulate Healthier Generation’s goals, mission, and programs to prospective and current donors in a compelling and strategic manner.

The Senior Director will oversee the functional teams responsible to contribute towards the organization’s operational budget. Healthier Generation is in a development growth phase, expanding its development program with the goal to increase annual operating revenue in the coming years to support an expanded programming.

  •  Drive broader awareness and philanthropic support for the organization
  •  Grow philanthropic revenue significantly over the next several years
  •  Expand and diversify the organization’s funder base by identifying funding opportunities
  •  Engage CEO & CDO in key donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities
  •  Able to conceptualize and describe funding needs in a way that is compelling to prospects, donors, Board members, and other stakeholders 
  • Manage individual, foundation, corporate, and government relations
  •  Build, develop, and manage a diversified portfolio of individual, corporate, foundation, and government prospects 
  •  Maintain and expand upon deep philanthropic relationships with a portfolio (125+ prospects) of leading high net worth individuasl and institutionsl (with the potential to generate $3.5M in secured commitments and grants)
  •  Prospects qualified up to $1M; portfolio begins at $25,000+
  •  Conduct 5-10 prospect calls per month
  •  Create and draft cultivation and solicitation plans
  •  Oversee proposal and grant-writing process
  •  Contribute to the development of communications and messaging 
  •  Prepare briefing for meetings 
  •  Work with colleagues on key donor relationships to achieve income targets
  •  Provide leadership in prospect strategy and planning meetings
  •  Apply sound development best practices 
  •  Maintain an active schedule of personal interactions with prospects/donors 
  • Other duties as assigned
  •  Demonstrated knowledge and experience in philanthropy, motivations for giving, research and cultivation practices and standard fundraising techniques
  •  Knowledge of development best practices
  •  Able to work with partners across the organization to support the efforts of a comprehensive development initiative
  •  Confidence, creativity and maturity to establish credibility with and influence donors at all levels
  •  Proven effectiveness as a strategic leader, demonstrated ability to lead a team and individuals towards successful fundraising outcomes and goals
  •  Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  •  Ability to articulate with passion and commitment for children’s health
  •  Ability to work effectively and respectfully with a variety of constituencies representing diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, educational, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  •  Comfort in interacting with all types of donors, from large grant making organizations to corporate and individual donors
  •  Ability to work independently on aggressive timelines
  •  Demonstrated ability to lead and work as an effective team member
  •  Demonstrated success in fundraising
  •  Results oriented self-starter with an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit
  •  Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and use of spreadsheets
  •  Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising database/software programs 
Salary & Benefits: 
  • Competitive compensation, in line with non-profit organizations of similar size
  • Remote work that supports a healthy and flexible lifestyle
  • Unlimited time off (Flex PTO)
  • Comprehensive health plans for you and your family
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Mentoring, professional development, and recognition programs
  • Supportive work environment
Hiring Organization: 
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Sr. Director, Development (Remote)
City and State: 
Portland, OR
Hiring Deadline: 

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is committed to Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.