About Fistula Foundation
We are demonstrating to the world that a new approach to women’s health can change the trajectory of women’s life and have a profound impact on local communities. An estimated one million women in Africa and Asia suffer from obstetric fistula, a debilitating childbirth injury that leaves a woman incontinent and, as a result, too often abandoned by her family and shunned by her community. Surgery is the only cure, which we deliver through partners in 25 countries across Africa and Asia. Since 2009, we have provided more than 65,000 life-transforming surgeries to women in need.
We combine the dynamism of a lean startup with the stability of a mature organization. Charity Navigator has given us a four-star rating for 16 consecutive years; Charity Watch lists us as one of only 34 Top Rated International Organizations; and GuideStar has awarded us Platinum Participant status, the highest designation available to charities. We have also earned the recognition of leaders such as Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof, Grammy winner Paul Simon, and internationally renowned ethicist Peter Singer.
If you are an experienced direct-mail professional or an expert in managing complex print production efforts, then Fistula Foundation offers a chance to serve in a pivotally important position that will enable us to maintain and expand our successful fundraising operation. Over many years, we have increased our revenue at a significantly higher rate than the nonprofit sector average, in large part because we consistently and efficiently present donors with high-quality, strategically calibrated fundraising appeals and with other print communications (including a quarterly newsletter). You would contribute to this effort by planning and executing all elements of each mailing—from developing schedules and preparing recipient lists, to interacting with our print vendor and ensuring timely completion of each print project. You would also oversee the processing of all gifts, the management of our donor database, and the in-house mailing of thank-you messages and other recurring communications with donors.
This position will report to the Senior Director of Marketing and Communication, and will supervise two staff members who manage donations and donor data.
The new Director of Fundraising Operations will:
The ideal candidate for this position will have:
Benefits and Culture
The Fistula Foundation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, a 403b retirement plan (with a generous employer match), a subsidy for gym membership, a dog-friendly office, and a generous vacation plan that begins in the first year of employment. We also offer a competitive salary that starts at $110,000–$120,000, with the potential for performance-based bonuses and increases.
This position is based in San Jose, California. In summer 2022, the Foundation will institute a hybrid work model that allows staff members to work remotely up to two days per week. The new Director of Fundraising Operations will be expected to work on-site three days per week.
Our team prioritizes initiative, productivity, and teamwork. We celebrate the successes of our team and our partners. We value creativity and passion for our mission, while encouraging our teammates to live healthy lives.
We believe that our work is enhanced by a diversity of thought and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek a diverse workforce. Applicants from all backgrounds, especially from communities of color, are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Please send your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter that articulates your qualifications for this position to:
(Please include “director of fundraising operations” in the subject line.)
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will respond to all applicants.