Position Title: Development Officer, Northeast US

Reports to: Regional Director of Development, Northeast US

Location: Remote: Boston or New York City preferred, but position may be based anywhere in the Northeast US.

Employment Type: Full-time, up to 30% domestic and international travel required.

Position Overview:

To implement fundraising strategies and meet annual and long-range goals focused on Major Gift donors and prospects in the Northeast US. Part of an Individual Giving team that raises more than $150 million per year, the Development Officer (DO) will develop donor engagement strategies, conduct virtual and/or in-person cultivation and solicitation meetings, and support high-level interactions with top donors, prospects, and connectors. Collaborating with Development staff and other Departments, the DO will manage a portfolio of donors making or capable of making higher five- and six-figure gifts to Partners In Health (PIH). The DO will deploy best practices in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors and prospects, building a strong, sustainable community of donors and supporters in the region.

Reporting to the Regional Director of Development for the Northeast US, the DO will be joining a national team of about ten regionally-based major gift professionals and will be supported by a larger team of donor researchers, stewardship professionals, and communications experts. This position will be based in the Northeast US, with the DO working from home, and will be 100% remote from PIH’s Boston office. The DO will have the option to pursue an agile work model if based in the Boston area. This position requires domestic travel within the Northeast US to meet with donors/donor prospects, as well as periodic trips to the PIH Boston office. Occasional international travel to PIH global care delivery sites is required.


  • Works closely with senior leadership to develop and implement PIH’s Development strategy.
  • Identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards a portfolio of top-tier donors and prospects.
  • Develops and implements individualized donor strategies for cultivation and solicitation.
  • Uses sophisticated prospect research techniques to help grow the NY Tristate donor markets.
  • Ensures all major individual donors are well informed, acknowledged in meaningful ways, and appreciated in an appropriate manner throughout the year.
  • Collaborates with colleagues across the individual giving team to close tax-wise (e.g. stock, donor advised fund and IRA charitable distributions) and deferred gifts (e.g. bequests, beneficiary designations and charitable gift annuities).
  • Drafts and edits proposals, reports, and briefings as appropriate.
  • Develops fluency in global health and PIH programmatic activities and goals
  • Works closely with senior leaders on appropriate donor strategies


  • 3-6 years of experience, including proven results in major gift fundraising.
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to produce compelling donor proposals.
  • Experience working with senior leaders to collaboratively achieve fundraising goals.
  • Proven ability to use metrics to drive development decisions and achieve strategic objectives.
  • Knowledge of development best practices and the ability to apply them in innovative ways.
  • Comfort with testamentary and lifetime planned giving vehicles a plus.
  • Ability to navigate and work across departments in a fast-paced, complex organization.
  • Willingness to travel, including international travel to remote or hard-to-access locations.
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate effectively with culturally diverse staff across departments and country offices in a complex organization.
  • Commitment to social justice, health equity and the mission of PIH.
  • Knowledge of local philanthropic landscape and experience working with Boston and/or New York area donors strongly preferred.
  • Please submit a cover letter as well as resume to be considered.

Organizational Profile

Partners In Health (PIH) is a non-profit, global health organization that fights social injustice by bringing the benefits of modern medical science first and foremost to the most vulnerable communities around the world. PIH focuses on those who would not otherwise have access to quality health care. PIH partners with the world’s leading academic institutions to create rigorous evidence that shapes more sound and all-inclusive global health policies. PIH also supports local governments’ efforts to build capacity and strengthen national health systems.


As of today, PIH runs programs in 12 countries (Haiti, Kazakhstan, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mexico, Navajo Nation, Peru, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, United States), where it provides direct care to millions of patients, through public facilities and community engagement.


Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.  PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.


Partners In Health participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.