Director of Individual Giving, World Food Program USA

Washington D.C.
Feb 04, 2019
Mar 06, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Experience Level



Washington, District of Columbia


The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with World Food Program USA in the search for a Director of Individual Giving.

The Director of Individual Giving will play a crucial role in developing and implementing a strategic plan to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual donors at the middle and major gift levels. The Director of Individual Giving will lead an individual giving staff towards meeting team goals and will personally manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects. The work of the Director of Individual Giving will be critical to the development of new sources of revenue needed to sustain and expand WFP USA’s global impact.

Consistent with the mission of the United Nations World Food Programme, World Food Program USA works with U.S. policymakers, corporations, foundations, and individuals to help provide financial resources and develop policies needed to alleviate global hunger.

Seventy years ago, President Harry Truman used the first-ever televised presidential address to talk about war and hunger. As families in Europe faced food shortages after the Second World War, he asked Americans to give up meat on Tuesdays, eggs and poultry on Thursdays, and to save a slice of bread each day. He called upon farmers to conserve grain and boost the continent’s recovery with the help of U.S. food aid. Now, the American people are leading once again. Protracted civil war in countries such as Yemen and Syria has pushed millions to the brink of starvation. The twin threats of conflict and extreme weather have converged in the Sahel of Africa, displacing families from their homes. Still others migrate across borders in search of opportunity.

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) saves and changes lives. By delivering food to the most vulnerable, WFP has rolled back famine in South Sudan and kept millions of children in the classroom thanks to nutritious school meals. Innovations reimagined the road to Zero Hunger, including the use of drones to quickly assess the damage of natural disasters and satellite technology to show how sustainable development projects are building more resilient communities. WFP's Winning the Peace report offered fresh insight into how hunger drives conflict and what must be done to sever the link–once and for all. World Food Program USA addresses these issues and maximizes the impact of its generous donors by pushing for change in the U.S. Congress to ensure that emergency food assistance, safety net programs, good nutrition, and agricultural development are robust pillars of a world where everyone can reach their full potential.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is five to ten years of progressively responsible experience in nonprofit development with at least three years of experience in a role with staff management responsibilities. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.