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Director, US Philanthropy – The Hunger Project

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The Hunger Project is a global, non-profit, strategic organization committed to creating a world without hunger. Over the last 40 years, The Hunger Project has worked to change the world’s view on hunger. The Hunger Project has a global reach in rural communities across Africa, South Asia and Latin America. More than 3.1 billion people in the world – or 42 percent of the population – were unable to afford a healthy diet in 2021.

The Director, US Philanthropy will manage the organization’s major gift fundraising team and play a leadership role in increasing individual, family foundation and corporate giving. Reporting to the Global Vice President, Fundraising & Communications, the Director, US Philanthropy will lead a team of 4-6 staff in support of revenue targets and organizational priorities. The Director, US Philanthropy will lead a growth in philanthropic investments from $6-$7M today to $10M+ over 3 years to enhance the organization’s ability to amplify its impact towards its vision.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Wants to change the world​​ – this person has a passion to make a difference, specifically around issues of poverty, hunger, and international development. ​This person channels that passion with a strong sense of optimism that even big change is possible.
  • Is an expert fundraiser – comfortable working with sophisticated philanthropists and corporate leaders and with proven and demonstrated major and principal giving success at the highest level (6-7 figures).
  • Excels at and enjoys building and maintaining strong relationships – this person loves to listen and learn, appreciates the experiences and interests of others, and takes the time necessary to build rapport and shared understanding.
  • Really, truly enjoys sales – defined as effectively telling the story of The Hunger Project and being bold in asking for support for our mission. This is a person who loves sharing stories about the good things people are doing and isn’t afraid of failure.
  • Has 10 years of relevant experience and a successful track record in the management of a major gifts program, which includes significant philanthropy from individuals and corporations.
  • Has 5 years in leadership positions with staff management of at least 2-4 direct reports.

DRiWaterstone is proud to lead this search on behalf of The Hunger Project.