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Executive Director of Development

World Pediatrics
Atlanta, Georgia
$125,000-$150,000 commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jun 21, 2024

Job Details

Make a global impact by improving the lives of children in need of life-changing and lifesaving medical care. Based in Richmond, Virginia, the ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial leader ready to engage local business and community leaders, to identify, cultivate, and current and prospective donors and to grow meaningful and successful special events. World Pediatrics seeks a dynamic, visionary leader for the role of Executive Director -Development to lead the development and community engagement efforts of the global nonprofit in its Atlanta, Georgia market.

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If you are results-driven with a sense of urgency, have at least 7 years in successfully fundraising at least $1,000,000 per year and have recruited local business leaders for a board, please apply before June 10, 2024. Please send resume, cover letter and salary expectations to HR@worldpediatrics[dot]org.


World Pediatrics (formerly known as World Pediatric Project) is an international nonprofit organization bridging the gap in access to pediatric healthcare in underserved areas of the globe. For over 20 years, World Pediatrics has been committed to healing children and advancing pediatric healthcare capacity in the world. The organization works to improve health inequities in children through a wide range of comprehensive multi-specialty programs in the communities and countries where they work. Driven by a vision to connect children to advanced pediatric healthcare, World Pediatrics strives to provide timely access to pediatric surgical procedures to children in low-income countries. World Pediatrics’ program model is built upon long-term engagement and continuity of multi-specialty care through direct patient care as well as local capacity building programs.

What once began as three separate organizations with similar missions and values, World Pediatrics now operates from four distinct US markets and in 15+ countries around the world. World Pediatrics has an annual budget of approximately $8million and a full-time staff of forty-one. Additionally, the organization receives support from over 500 volunteers including medical professionals and local community volunteers.

Working with medical professionals and volunteers, World Pediatrics continues to provide advanced care to children while empowering and transforming healthcare capacity in the areas they serve.

Additional information about the organization can be found at:


World Pediatrics is expanding its market-driven focus in Atlanta, GA and is seeking an energetic, entrepreneurial, and creative self-starter to serve as its Executive Director -Development in the Atlanta metro area. As Executive Director- Development, this position is responsible for achieving short- and long-term revenue growth and expansion that contributes to the overall mission of the organization. By leading the team to grow financial resources, the EDD-Atlanta will develop and execute comprehensive fundraising strategies tailored to the unique needs and opportunities of the targeted geographical area. The successful candidate will be an accomplished fundraiser, a strategic thinker, an exceptional communicator, and a natural relationship builder with a passion for driving positive change. By leading the Atlanta fundraising team, the EDD-Atlanta will drive not only personal success but also the collective achievement of fundraising targets essential for the sustainability and expansion of our organization's vital programs to heal children and advance pediatric healthcare in the world.


Strategic Guidance:

  • Develop and implement a strategic fundraising plan tailored to the specific demographics, industries, and donor pool within the Atlanta Georgia area.
  • Spearhead developing and implementing a strategic approach for the Atlanta, GA office to generate $5 million annually.
  • Serve as staff lead for local Atlanta Board (non-governing entity) and key fundraising volunteers, to align fundraising efforts with organizational goals and foster a culture of philanthropy throughout volunteer leadership.
  • Identify and pursue opportunities for new fundraising and revenue growth through creative means; pilot and test fundraising programs for future rollout in all US-based markets.
  • Lead execution of comprehensive change management plans for organizational initiatives.
  • Track and analyze the progress of priority initiatives, identifying areas for improvement and measuring success against established goals.

Drive Revenue Generation

  • Donor Identification, Cultivation and Solicitation: Identify and engage with potential and existing major donors, philanthropic organizations, corporate partners, and community stakeholders to foster strong and lasting relationships. Lead Atlanta office major gift campaigns, future capital campaigns, and other fundraising initiatives to secure substantial contributions and investments.
  • Fundraising Events: With team support, lead the planning and execution of fundraising events that engage the community, attract potential donors, and increase overall financial support.
  • Donor Stewardship: Implement effective donor stewardship to include organizational standardized stewardship and local specialization as designed, to ensure ongoing support and engagement, fostering a sense of pride and partnership in the organization's mission.
  • Identify Grant Funding Opportunities: Identify grant opportunities from local agencies, foundations, and corporations and collaborate with institutional giving department to secure funding for our initiatives and projects.

Team Leadership

• Provide strong and visionary leadership to the fundraising team, fostering a collaborative and high-performing work environment.

• Recruit, develop, mentor, and retain fundraising staff to build a skilled and motivated team capable of achieving fundraising goals across initiatives.

• Conduct regular performance evaluations, provide constructive feedback, and support professional development opportunities for staff growth.

• Empower team members to develop creative and innovative fundraising strategies and initiatives while ensuring alignment with organizational objectives.

• Promote a culture of teamwork, inclusivity, and accountability, where staff feel valued and inspired to contribute their best efforts.

• Identify opportunities for staff team growth and play major role in hiring of these positions as the team expands.

Oversight and Management

• Financial Management: Work closely with the finance team to ensure proper allocation and reporting of funds and maintain transparency with donors and stakeholders.

• Public Relations and Advocacy: Represent the organization at public events, conferences, and media appearances to raise awareness about our mission and drive support for our cause.

• Performance Metrics: Monitor, analyze and report on metrics and KPIs to measure the success and effectiveness of fundraising efforts and regularly report progress to the Market Board and stakeholders.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (e.g., Nonprofit Management, Business Administration, Public Relations, Communications) required; advanced degree preferred.
  • 7-10 years of related experience and proven history of successful fundraising of at least $1M per year in the nonprofit sector, with a focus on major gifts, events, and campaigns.
  • Knowledge of the unique philanthropic landscape within the designated geographical area is highly desirable.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to recruit, inspire and motivate teams, volunteers, and donors.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to deliver compelling presentations and proposals.
  • High level of emotional intelligence and the ability to cultivate strong relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience in effectively communicating change initiatives to all levels of the organization, from senior leadership to front-line employees.
  • Experience in developing and delivering training programs to support the adoption of new processes or technologies.
  • Familiarity with fundraising software, donor databases, and online fundraising platforms (specifically DonorPerfect, GiveSmart, DOMO) is a plus.
  • Passion for the mission and vision of our nonprofit organization and dedication to making a positive impact on the community.
  • Extensive experience with collaborative work within and across organizational departments/functions
  • The position is based in Atlanta and is a hybrid office and work-from-home structure.


  • The salary range for this position is $125,000-$150,000 commensurate with experience.
  • Employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, cell phone stipend, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance program, retirement plan with an employer match, personal time off (PTO), and paid holidays.
  • World Pediatrics provides an office setting with out-of-office visits for donor/prospect meetings.
  • Domestic travel as required; potential international travel may be needed.


World Pediatrics is committed to creating an inclusive work environment and welcomes applications from all genders, races, religions, sexual orientations, ages, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our organization.


The search for the Executive Director - Development is being managed by World Pediatrics.

To apply for this position, submit a cover letter, salary expectations and resume to hr@worldpediatrics[fot]org by June 14, 2024. Please submit a cover letter written without the assistance of AI.


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