New York, NY

Senior Individual Giving Manager, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, North America

The Organization

The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) is an international, not-for-profit research and development organization that develops lifesaving medicines for people with neglected diseases around the world. We use the power of innovation, open science, partnerships, and advocacy to find solutions to a great injustice: the lack of medicines for life-threatening diseases that disproportionately impact poor and marginalized people.

Since we were founded in 2003, DNDI has delivered new treatments for people with sleeping sickness, visceral leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, children with HIV, hepatitis C, and malaria that have benefited millions of lives. We now aim to deliver an additional 15-18 new treatments by 2028 – addressing research & development gaps for neglected tropical diseases and infectious diseases, including pandemic-prone and climate-sensitive diseases.

With 250 employees of 37 nationalities located in nine offices on four continents, DNDI is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential parts of our culture and key drivers of our success. We encourage candidates of diverse profiles and backgrounds to apply. DNDi North America, created in 2008 and based in New York City, is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit that works to strengthen and expand scientific networks, policy and advocacy influence, partner development, communications, and in particular, fundraising efforts to enhance DNDi’s global impact.

The External Affairs Department drives DNDi’s visibility, influence, and financial sustainability. Its teams (Policy Advocacy, Communications, and External (Donors) Relations] ensure that DNDi is visible and influential in key circles, respected for its approach and achievements, supported by powerful and committed stakeholders, effective in advocating for neglected patients and driving policy change, and successful in securing the resources needed to deliver on its mission.

Position Overview

Do you want to be part of a motivated, diverse, mission-oriented, and global team deeply committed to global health equity? We are seeking a Senior Individual Giving Manager who is ready to take ownership of a growing program and influence its future growth and direction. You should be comfortable working in a small team in the U.S., enjoy the challenge and reward of outreach to new donors, and have outstanding communication and relationship-building skills.

In 2021, DNDreleased an ambitious new Strategic Plan 2021-2028, which outlined a funding goal of $1.3 billion. To date more than $830 million has been secured, primarily from governments, major philanthropic foundations and innovative financing mechanisms. DNDi is investing in increasing private sector fundraising capabilities with the ambition of raising at least $40 million in new philanthropic funding from individuals and foundations by 2028. The global Private Sector Fundraising team within the External Relations Team develops and implements the global private sector fundraising strategy.

You will be a key part of an international team working to maximize DNDi’s private philanthropic income. Our goal is to at least triple annual private income from the U.S. in the next five years, including a strong focus on developing our flexible funding capabilities.

Job Requirements:

  • Manage supporter retention and stewardship, identifying opportunities to engage qualified supporters and promote them up the giving ladder
  • Lead on the development, production and implementation of new donor acquisition campaigns and strategy, working with an external fundraising agency
  • Identify and implement additional opportunities to broaden DNDI’s donor base including through gifts-in-wills, workplace giving and donor stewardship programs
  • Oversee the development of donor communications in collaboration with the global Communications team
  • Monitor and analyze performance to identify opportunities and maximize the value of existing campaigns
  • Manage harmonization of global (ex-US) individual giving processes and stewardship to ensure DNDi’s global donors receive the same level of stewardship and service as those in the US

Skills & Experience:

The successful candidate will be a self-starter keen to play a pivotal role in developing DNDI’s individual giving revenue. You will have:

  • Minimum 8 years’ relevant experience working in or managing an individual giving team, including experience planning, managing, and executing individual giving campaigns, working with external suppliers and agencies to ensure projects are delivered effectively.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or Salesforce NPSP would be highly regarded.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability and interest to work collaboratively with internal colleagues across time zones and cultures
  • In-depth knowledge of data privacy and fundraising best practice standards and processes.
  • Passion for DNDI’s mission and a demonstrated understanding of or interest in global health issues.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a global team environment and matrix structure
  • Experience working in or overseeing an annual giving program, preferably with a wide range of donors
  • Excellent knowledge of the principles of fundraising
  • Knowledge of MS Office applications required

Internal Management & Interactions

Reporting Line

  • Reports directly to the Head of External Relations, based in Switzerland.
  • Regional Executive Director serves as Contributing Manager.


  • Supervises the work of a Development Associate and provides direction to entry-level staff and interns, including a part-time Development Officer (shared with other staff).
  • Works with direct manager and reports to develop an annual plan with strategies, goals, timetable, and performance benchmarks.

Salary & Benefits

Salary range $100,000 – $125,000, commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 30 vacation days, 15 days of sick leave, and contributions to individuals’ 403(b) plans.

Other Information

  • Status: This role is a 2-year fixed term contract with potential for renewal.
  • Some international travel may be required
  • As part of a global organization, some regular out-of-hours calls will be required.

DNDi North America strives to be an actively anti-racist organization and is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We strongly encourage Black, Indigenous, and Other People of Color (BIPOC), women, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply.

How To Apply

  • Please submit your application using the online form
  • Deadline for application: accepting applications until 31 October. Early applications are strongly encouraged as interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and this role may be filled before the advertised closing date.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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