Director of Communications and Fund Development
One World Surgery
This position presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced non-profit leader to bring a fresh, focused energy to marketing and communications in order to increase philanthropic revenue in support of One World Surgery’s (OWS) vision:
A world with safe, timely, and accessible surgical and primary care.
The Director of Communications and Fund Development is a new position at OWS to be filled by a leader who will establish and run an innovative multi-channel development marketing and communications strategy. They will play a vital role in strengthening fundraising by ensuring marketing and communications are strategic, inspiring, and impactful.
Working from OWS’s office in Deerfield, Illinois, this senior staff position will report to the CEO and will oversee a small Chicagoland development team including a communications and development associate and an events manager. The position requires strong collaboration with leadership, colleagues, and partners across the US and abroad.
The director will attend one medical mission to Honduras or Dominican Republic each year, in accordance with CDC guidelines. They will be expected to work in the office 3-5 days per week, with remote work possible as duties allow, or as CDC dictates.
One World Surgery is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to a diverse workplace. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates to apply.
The right candidate is a poised leader who is excited by the chance to create and implement development strategy through a communications and marketing lens. They have a strong grasp of individual giving fundraising through development communications and nonprofit marketing and will align OWS’s work across these intersecting areas. The director is assured in their ability to execute a comprehensive development program via direct mail, social media, digital marketing, events, and other traditional and non-traditional communications.
The director brings an enthusiastic, innovative approach and will serve as the OWS expert in these areas to influence effective strategy and guide best practices. They are a stellar writer, editor, storyteller, project manager, team builder, and strategic thinker. The successful applicant understands the power of narrative and can shape clear and persuasive content that fuels long-term donor support. They are prepared to provide as much hands-on support as required to ensure the success of their team. The director is passionate about One World Surgery’s mission and is an articulate communicator and representative of OWS.
One World Surgery’s mission is to transform lives by providing global access to high quality surgical and primary care. OWS funds and operates the world-class Holy Family Surgery Center in Honduras and has broken ground on a second medical center in Dominican Republic, made possible by a near-complete capital campaign. OWS is dedicated to helping patients from every walk of life receive surgical and primary care and to igniting the spirit of service in our growing community of physicians, nurses, and other volunteers committed to solving global health challenges.
The successful candidate will bring a working knowledge of how development, marketing, and communications work together to engage constituents, raise funds and advance the organization’s mission.
OWS offers a competitive salary, bonus opportunity, and benefits. This is a full-time, exempt position eligible for health and life insurance, short- and long-term disability, and a generous paid time off policy that includes holidays, vacation, personal, and sick days.
The salary range for this position is $75,000-$90,000. Compensation is commensurate with experience.
Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.
Please complete this application form where you will upload your cover letter, resume, and writing samples by visiting: http://bit.ly/APPLYtoOneWorldSurgery
Confidential inquiries and questions may be directed to Anne Smith by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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