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Vice President of Development and Partnerships

companyWorld Monuments Fund
locationNew York, NY 10020, USA
PublishedPublished: 7/3/2024
Full Time

Position Summary

World Monuments Fund (WMF) is seeking a proven nonprofitfundraising professional for the role of Vice President ofDevelopment and Partnerships. As a member of the Executive Team,reporting to the President and CEO, the VP of Development andPartnerships will oversee a staff of 12, as well as severalconsultants, and be responsible for annual revenues in excess of$25 million including $6 million in annual unrestricted giving, aswell as delivering on major long-term fundraising campaigns,including an ongoing endowment initiative, and play a major role indesigning and executing events to celebrate WMF’s upcoming 60thanniversary. The Vice President will manage all aspects offundraising and partner across the organization to identifyopportunities for funding a broad portfolio of cultural heritagepreservation projects, global priorities, and strategicinitiatives.

This is a full-time, exempt position based at WMF’sglobal headquarters in New York.

About World Monuments Fund

World Monuments Fund (WMF) is the leading independentorganization devoted to safeguarding the world’s most treasuredplaces to enrich people’s lives and build mutual understandingacross cultures and communities. The organization is headquarteredin New York City with offices and affiliates in Cambodia, France,India, Peru, Portugal, Spain, and the UK. Since 1965, our globalteam of experts has preserved the world’s diverse cultural heritageusing the highest international standards at more than 700 sites in112 countries. Partnering with local communities, funders, andgovernments, WMF draws on heritage to address some of today’s mostpressing challenges: climate change, underrepresentation,imbalanced tourism, and post-crisis recovery. With a commitment tothe people who bring places to life, WMF embraces the potential ofthe past to create a more resilient and inclusive society.


  • Serve as a member of the Executive Team; work collaborativelyacross the organization to advance the mission of WMF and build aculture of inclusiveness and excellence
  • Deliver on the annual fundraising targets and establishambitious targets that support the achievement of the strategicgoals of the organization
  • Plan and lead special campaigns (general operating,programmatic, endowment)
  • Work with the senior leadership team to identify majorprogrammatic funding opportunities and match those needs with donorinterests
  • Work with the CEO as a lead fundraising partner whilepersonally expanding the constituency for major gifts and deepeningexisting relationships
  • Coordinate outreach work of international affiliates, regionaloffices, and donor councils to strengthen WMF’s network and build acohesive global cultivation effort
  • Ensure that WMF is tapping into the entire range of prospectivedonor pools—from individuals (major and planned gifts) tofoundations, corporate partnerships, special events, andmembership
  • Direct all aspects of the annual gala and other donor events,collaborating with the CEO and leadership team to conceptualize theevent program strategy with innovative programming
  • Develop highly customized travel opportunities for supportersin partnership with professional travel providers that showcase theorganization’s field projects and build loyalty and support for itsmission
  • Collaborate with Board committees to maximize their involvementin fundraising and other initiatives including to identify andbuild relationships with a network of potential major funders andadditional board members
  • Partner with the CEO on board development
  • Work with the Finance department on the preparation of theannual operating budget and to monitor performance throughout theyear and proactively address areas of risk
  • Oversee day-to-day management of the Development department tomotivate and support their work to achieve annual fundraisinggoals, enhance donor engagement, and expand our base of donors
  • Manage the Development department processes, and technology tooptimize the performance of fundraising and donor stewardship


  • Strong work tenure: minimum of 10 years of progressivelyresponsible management positions in nonprofit fundraising
  • Strong working knowledge of the principles and best practicesof fundraising, marketing, and communications. Experience withinternational fundraising is preferred
  • An entrepreneurial mindset to capture the many fundingopportunities - nationally and internationally - available forcultural heritage preservation
  • A strategic thinker with a focus on experimenting newinitiatives while improving systems and coordinating efforts toreach strategic fundraising goals
  • An energetic, collaborative leader and strong manager capableof overseeing and training a strong and diverse team, comfortableleading through influence and working across different stakeholdersto reach agreement on important decisions
  • Solid knowledge of the digital landscape and fundraisingsystems and analytics
  • The ability to foster a creative, professional, “open door”management culture; to empower team members to fulfill theirpotential; and to encourage staff to challenge assumptions
  • Motivation and passion to work in a dynamic, fast-pacedenvironment
  • Willingness to travel internationally and work evenings andweekends
  • Fluency in English required; facility with multiple otherlanguages preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required (MBA or graduate degree in a relatedfield preferred)

EEO Statement

World Monuments Fund is an equal opportunity employer andconsiders applicants for all positions regardless of race, color,religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, maritalor veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legallyprotected status.

Compensation and Benefits

The World Monuments Fund offers a comprehensive and highlycompetitive compensation and benefits package, including paid timeoff, wellness and sick time off, holiday time off, and a multitudeof other insurance benefits such as medical, dental, vision, lifeinsurance, and a fully comprehensive retirement plan.

The annual salary for the role is anticipated to range from$220,000 to $240,000, commensurate with experience andaccomplishments.

Application Procedure

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (up to10 pages) to by 5 pm(Eastern Time) on July 19, 2024.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.

Only those whose applications are being considered will becontacted. No Phone Calls.

Required skills

  • Team Management
  • Supervising Employees
  • Special Events
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