Environment and Conservation, Fundraising and Advancement, Healthcare

Senior Director, Philanthropic Partnerships and Strategy

  • Health Care Without Harm
  • Flexible Location
About Health Care Without Harm

Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) works to transform the health sector worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint and becomes a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice.

With partners around the world, HCWH has worked for more than 25 years to implement ecologically sound and healthy alternatives to health care practices that pollute the environment and contribute to disease. HCWH was founded on the basis of environmental health and justice: that every person deserves the right to live in a healthy environment, while recognizing that people of color and people who are economically disadvantaged are disproportionately impacted by environmental degradation, resulting in elevated rates of disease, poverty, and shorter life expectancy. HCWH activates the power of the health care sector to address the harms and inequities in its practices and drive a new social contract between health care and the communities they serve.

HCWH has created and implemented powerful change efforts related to promoting environmentally-friendly health care facilities, eliminating harmful chemicals, supporting healthy and sustainable food, and developing conservation, recycling and treatment actions to reduce hospital water consumption and pollution. In recent years, HCWH has also established itself as a world leader on climate change and health, developing tools and strategies that can help hospitals and health systems move toward low-carbon health care delivery and broadening the climate conversation to include a powerful public health dimension.

With offices on three continents and partners around the world, HCWH is leveraging the health sector’s expertise, purchasing power, political clout, workforce development, and moral authority to create the conditions for healthy people, communities, and the environment.  Working closely with HCWH, Practice Greenhealth is the leading nonprofit membership and network organization for sustainable health care, delivering environmental solutions to more than 1,100 members throughout the United States.

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The Senior Director, Philanthropic Partnerships and Strategy Opportunity

Health Care Without Harm is seeking a skilled Senior Director, Philanthropic Partnerships and Strategy (Senior Director) to guide all aspects of an integrated fund development strategy to support the continued growth of HCWH and its affiliated organization Practice Greenhealth, which currently operate with a combined annual budget of approximately $12M. In recent years, HCWH has seen increased momentum around its mission that has allowed the organization to diversify its revenue base and increase unrestricted funding. The incoming Senior Director will build on this momentum by developing and deepening funder relationships and ensuring effective internal development infrastructure.

The Senior Director will report to the Executive Director and manage two direct reports, while collaborating more broadly with staff and Board members around fund development activities. This leadership opportunity offers the chance for a well-rounded development professional who is motivated to join a mission-driven and talented team that is doing critical work to promote environmental health and justice worldwide.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Executive Director, develop and refine a fundraising strategy that incorporates foundation, corporate, individual, and government support and aligns with the overall goals and strategic direction of HCWH and Practice Greenhealth
  • Proactively identify new funding sources and opportunities to deepen existing funder relationships, working in collaboration with staff across HCWH and Practice Greenhealth on identifying and cultivating potential funding sources for programs and projects
  • Manage the development team, establishing appropriate goals and work plans aligned with the fundraising strategy and providing coaching, empowerment, and support for continued professional development
  • Serve as an engaging and responsive representative in interactions with current and potential funders, including individual management of a portfolio of relationships
  • Partner with organizational leadership and other functional teams to coordinate their involvement in key fundraising activities, including proposal development and relationship-building, providing the support necessary for successful donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Staff and support the Development Committee of the Board of Directors and Board Members to ensure meaningful engagement in fundraising activities
  • Oversee, at a high level, the creation of grant proposals, solicitation letters, and individual donor proposals, engaging program staff on content and collaborating with colleagues in communications, member development, and marketing on materials appropriate for philanthropic supporters
  • Monitor the effectiveness of development processes and systems, identifying opportunities for further refinement as necessary
  • Forecast future short-, mid- and long-term revenue goals and report regularly on the status of the development pipeline and revenue goals
Candidate Profile

Strong candidates for the Senior Director, Philanthropic Partnerships and Strategy role will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following experiences and qualifications:

  • Prior success in nonprofit fundraising positions that show a progression of increased responsibility and broad exposure to a variety of funding streams, including foundations, corporations, individuals, and/or government funders
  • Passion for HCWH and Practice Greenhealth’s mission, demonstrated by prior experience or strong interest in key focus areas that include health care, climate and environmental causes, safer chemicals, human rights, and/or healthy and sustainable food. Prior experience with international fundraising is considered a strong plus.
  • Sophisticated relationship-building skills, with the ability to engage and strengthen funder relationships, directly managing donor relationships as well as supporting colleagues in building and stewarding donor relationships
  • Strong project management skills and a results-orientation that will ensure success in planning and implementing comprehensive fundraising strategies as well as refining development infrastructure (e.g. information systems, budgeting)
  • Demonstrated success in managing development staff through effective leadership and coaching
  • Experience in fostering collaboration among staff in different functional areas and geographic locations, with success in bringing teams together to support development efforts, delegating, and managing up or across within an organization
  • Alignment with HCWH’s commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion
Location, Compensation & Benefits

This is a remotely-based position and HCWH is open to talented candidates based anywhere in the continental US. Proximity to the Washington, DC, New York, Boston, or San Francisco metro areas is beneficial in this role, based on where many of their funders are located. This role will require some domestic travel (up to 6 times per year), with the possibility of periodic international travel.

The salary range for this position is $150,000 to $160,000.

HCWH offers an excellent benefits package that includes full family medical (including contributions toward the deductible), dental, and vision payment by HCWH, as well as other great benefits such as 4 weeks’ vacation and 17 paid holidays.

In addition, as part of our team, you will:

  • Work for an organization where the mission is inspiring and your colleagues care deeply for the mission and the network of people carrying out that mission;
  • Play a key role in helping drive growth, influence impact, and advance efforts to create a more sustainable health care sector and community; and
  • Be part of an inspirational global network.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Health Care Without Harm

Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth are committed to cultivating and sustaining culturally and ethnically diverse organizations and to the principles that promote inclusive practices. We believe that systems can only be transformed when a diversity of voices, perspectives, and lived experiences are a part of the movement for change. We are dedicated to building a diverse staff with expertise and interest in addressing systemic racism within our organization and to serve the mission of the organizations in respectful ways. Health Care Without Harm/Practice Greenhealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume, addressed to Paul Bogart, Executive Director, here.

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About Koya Partners

Koya Partners, a part of Diversified Search Group, is a leading executive search and strategic advising firm dedicated to connecting exceptionally talented people with mission-driven clients. Our founding philosophy—The Right Person in the Right Place Can Change the World—guides our work as we partner with nonprofits & NGOs, institutions of higher education, responsible businesses, and social enterprises in local communities and around the world.

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