Head of Fundraising

The END Fund

Posted: 9/14/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Fundraising/Development

Primary domain: International/Foreign Affairs

City: New York

Postal code: 00000

State: New York

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$20M +



Mission statement:

The END Fund focuses on delivering neglected tropical disease (NTD) treatments to those in need by growing and engaging a community of activist-philanthropists, managing high-impact strategic investments, and working in collaboration with government, NGO, pharmaceutical, and academic partners. We aim to take a systems approach to understanding, engaging with, and influencing the broad ecosystem of stakeholders working on ending NTDs."  

Position Details:

Job Description:


The END Fund is the world’s leading collaborative philanthropic investment vehicle dedicated to controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs are parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases – including intestinal worms, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis – that affect over 1.7 billion people globally. The END Fund’s vision is to ensure people can live healthy and prosperous lives free of the risk of NTDs and has set out to accomplish this by:

  • Mobilizing and investing resources for maximum impact, 

  • Advocating for innovative, integrated and cost-effective NTD programs; and

  • Facilitating philanthropic and private sector engagement to end these diseases.

By engaging a community of activist-philanthropists and taking a systems approach, the END Fund works in collaboration with governments, local and international NGOs, pharmaceutical companies, and academic partners on the global campaign to control and eliminate the most prevalent NTDs by 2030. 

Since their founding in 2012 through 2019, and with their partners, the END Fund has provided over 920 million treatments for NTDs worth more than $1 billion. In 2019 alone, they reached more than 121 million people with more than 196 million NTD treatments, representing an almost 10-fold increase from 2012. The END Fund works globally in over 25 countries, with a primary emphasis in Africa. 

You can read more about the END Fund and their 2019 impact story here.


The END Fund is actively seeking a Head of Fundraising to provide high-level strategy, guidance, and execution for resource mobilization initiatives in line with the organization’s strategic vision, commitment to exemplary stewardship, and relational approach. They will expand the community of visionary and engaged philanthropists, foundations, and corporations to increase fundraising opportunities and engagements, all in service of the organization’s aspiration to free hundreds of millions of people from the burden of NTDs by 2030. 

The Head of Fundraising will lead, develop, expand, and implement a targeted and integrated resource mobilization strategy. They will work closely with and provide support to the Chief Executive Officer as well as serve as a member of the senior leadership team. The Head of Fundraising will oversee a team of at least six resource mobilization professionals to ensure the END Fund’s vision is translated into action, with the potential for additional team growth based on available funding. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Strategic Resource Mobilization

  • Lead the design and execution of a short- and long-term development plan, in partnership with the CEO, Board of Directors, and END Fund team, to build upon the $150M raised in the current five year period (2017-2021) with continued growth and ambitious plans, reflecting the organizational strategic plan and overall philanthropic and impact strategy

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts from individuals and private institutional funders, including corporate giving programs, family foundations and major donors

  • Forge new relationships and partnerships with prospective donors, while further developing existing relationships

  • Oversee all aspects of fundraising, including working with staff to research funding prospects, identify connections to new funders and funding sources, and develop approaches to asks

  • Oversee Development Operations and ensure team systems and structures are built and/or refined to facilitate efficient and effective donor and fund management

Organizational and Team Leadership 

  • Serve as a member of the END Fund’s senior leadership team, contributing to the development and refinement of organizational strategy, goals and operational plans, helping to grow the organization in service of the mission

  • Build consensus and inspire support and participation in the END Fund’s fundraising goals and activities among staff, Board, donors, and other external stakeholders

  • Build, manage and lead the END Fund’s fundraising team, including an existing staff of at least 6, ensuring continuous growth and improvement as a function and as individuals while utilizing individual’s strengths

  • Report regularly to the Board of Directors and other donors on fundraising strategy and results, and steward the Board Development Committee 

  • Serve as a resource and mentor to all staff across the organization, contributing a fundraising perspective to programs, external communications, and other initiatives as required  

  • Serve as a model of the END Fund’s values – Results and Efficiency; Servant Leadership; Excellence and Stewardship; and Joy and the Transformational Power of Giving – and actively work to ensure the mission, vision, values and culture are alive and present in the organization’s fundraising function


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Significant (15+ years) senior-level fundraising experience with demonstrated ability to effectively manage, integrate, and grow a program 

  • A strong track record of strategic leadership and team management 

  • Successful track record of mobilizing resources in the $30M+ range annually, including private foundation grant making, corporate giving, and high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individual cultivation strategies

  • Demonstrated ability to interact skillfully with high-level foundation program officers and individual high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth donors

  • Exceptional and effective oral and written communicator; able to convey complex ideas in a clear, direct, and authentic manner

  • Ability to engage and motivate a committed, highly influential Board of Directors located across the globe as well as a strong staff of professionals

  • Strong relationship building skills, especially with organizations and stakeholders who have a global perspective

  • A proactive, energetic, and customer-service mindset, ability to thrive in a roll-up-your-sleeves, results-driven environment

  • Commitment to continuous learning and improvement, personally and organization-wide, with a relentless pursuit of excellence, efficiency and effectiveness 

  • Ability and willingness to travel 20-40%, when safe to do so

  • Mission-driven and values-centered, with passion for the END Fund’s mission and effecting positive change in the lives of people at risk of NTDs; deep commitment to the END Fund’s mission, culture, and values an absolute must 

  • Commitment to global health issues, with demonstrated cultural sensitivity

  • Bachelor’s degree required

LOCATION:  Flexible


OUR PHILOSOPHY AND BENEFITS: The END Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. It is our policy and intent that all qualified persons be given full and equal opportunities for employment, training, promotions, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms, and conditions of employment.

The END Fund offers a competitive compensation package intended to motivate employees to perform at the highest level by acquiring superior skills and competencies to further the progress made to ensure people with neglected tropical diseases can live healthy and prosperous lives. Our philosophy is shaped by the following guidelines 1) understandable, 2) fair and defensible, 3) competitive, and 4) flexible. In addition to providing a competitive salary in the sector, we are proud to offer our employees 100% employer-paid health insurance benefits, 5% retirement contributions (without matching requirement), twelve weeks 100% parental leave, flexible work-from-home arrangements, a healthy annual professional development allowance, and more. Please note that benefits may vary by country of residency.


Commensurate with Experience

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