About the Organization:

Grameen Health Innovations’?? (GHI) mission is to test and deliver innovative and comprehensive health care models that combine high-quality affordable primary care, health education, and wellness programs, to empower low-income women to build healthier lives and cultivate healthy communities. GHI is now introducing a comprehensive health care program to address the unmet health needs of low-income women entrepreneurs served by their sister microfinance organization, Grameen America (GA), in New York City.

About the Job:

Grameen Health Innovations is seeking a Senior Director of Development to build and manage a diversified portfolio of individual, foundation, and corporate donors and prospects. The incumbent will create strategies for cultivating and soliciting prospects and for managing donors. S/he will work with the executive director, as well as program staff and external colleagues to engage funders and solicit multi-year gifts through in-person solicitations, letters, and grants.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Thorough understanding of GHI’s mission, values, programs, and finances;
  • Develop short and long-term plans and benchmarks for fundraising through individual and team initiatives to ensure reaching annual development goals;
  • Design and implement comprehensive cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for prospects and donors;
  • Meet in-person with individual funders to cultivate and solicit major gifts;
  • Support the involvement of GHI’s executive staff, in high-level solicitations and relationship management with background research, agendas, and follow-up;
  • In collaboration with the executive director and president, work to develop an active board of directors, especially engaged in the financial support of the organization’s activities and ambitions;
  • Plan and execute fundraising and cultivation events for donors and prospects throughout the year;
  • Participate in public speaking engagements to promote Grameen Health Innovations’ work;
  • Conduct research on potential funding sources; draft and edit LOIs, grant proposals, letters, correspondence, and presentation materials for current and prospective funders;
  • Maintain funding database and track relationships and correspondence;
  • Establish trust and build strong relationships with prospects, donors, program staff, and key stakeholders.


  • Bachelors Degree, Master’s Degree, or MBA a plus;
  • Minimum 5 years experience in individual, foundation, and/or corporate fundraising or significant private sector experience;
  • Deep knowledge of foundation and/or corporate philanthropy grantmaking processes;
  • Knowledge of New York philanthropy;
  • Proven track record of achieving revenue targets and securing major gifts;
  • Experience in creating fundraising goals in collaboration with colleagues, focused on financial projections, budget models, and reporting;
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain positive, collaborative, productive relationships with staff at all levels;
  • Ability to work well both as a member of a team and independently;
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills, including speaking with and writing for donors and creating compelling funding proposals;
  • Ability to respond quickly to changes in short-term priorities and demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Passion for GHI’s mission and deep interest in working with low-income people, especially women and children.
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Source: Microfinance Gateway

About Jerry Ostradicky

I work in Advertising Operations at Zillow, but LOVE microfinance. I'm always interested in startups, especially non-profits, reach out to me if you're working on anything cool!