Jan 26, 2023

VP Development

  • On-Ramps
  • Remote (London, UK)
Full-Time Fundraising/Development

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 our founding in 2012 through 2021, with our partners, the END Fund has provided over 1.2 billion treatments for NTDs worth more than $1.5 billion. In 2021 alone, we reached more than 118.2 million people with more than 193.7 million NTD treatments. The END Fund works globally in 25 countries, with a primary emphasis in Africa.

You can learn more about the END Fund here.


The END Fund is actively seeking a VP Development 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 VP Development 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 VP Development will oversee a team of eight 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.

This is an ideal opportunity for a seasoned, entrepreneurial leader and proven fundraiser to have a significant impact on the global movement to eliminate neglected tropical diseases.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Strategic Resource Mobilization

  • Lead the strategy and execution of a short- and long-term development plan, in partnership with the CEO, Board of Directors, and END Fund team, to mobilize significant capital for NTDs and to support an annual fundraising target of $65M+, reflecting the organizational strategic plan and overall philanthropic and impact strategy.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts (six-, seven-, and eight-figure) from major donors, with an emphasis on high net worth and ultra high net worth individuals, private philanthropic foundations, corporations, and family foundations, and with the goals of expanding and diversifying the END Fund's sources of support.
  • Engage the Board of Directors, and in particular the Development Committee, as strategic thought partners in developing and executing the END Fund's resource mobilization strategy and goals.
  • Serve as a high-level representative for the END Fund, building relationships with new donors and strengthening strategic relationships with existing donors.
  • Oversee and attend select global events hosted by the END Fund aimed at mobilizing awareness of and funding for NTDs or stewarding donor relationships, in partnership with events and public affairs staff.
  • Oversee fundraising KPIs and external impact metrics used for donor and Board reporting, working closely with the Strategy & Operations team.

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.
  • Represent and advocate for the Investor Relations team (i.e. Development Team) at the Senior Leadership Level.
  • 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, support, and lead the END Fund's Investor Relations team, including an existing staff of eight fundraising professionals based in the US, UK and Kenya, ensuring continuous growth and improvement as a function and as individuals while utilizing each team member's strengths.
  • Work closely with an on-staff prospect researcher to manage all stages of our prospect pipeline, from identifying connections to new funders and funding sources, developing approaches to asks, and negotiating awards.
  • Serve as a role model to the fundraising team and encourage a supportive, nurturing, and inclusive culture.
  • 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 – human dignity, passionate focus, relational approach, exemplary stewardship, entrepreneurial spirit – and actively work to ensure the mission, vision, values and culture are alive and present in the organization's fundraising function.

Hiring Organization

The END Fund


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 fundraising program and successfully steward funder relationships, especially with high net worth and ultra high net worth individuals
  • A strong track record of strategic leadership and team management supporting high performing teams with empathy, humility, and a DEI lens
  • Successful track record of mobilizing multi-million philanthropic investments through 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 from the United States, Europe, Africa and the Middle East with a wide range of cultural, educational, political, religious and philosophical backgrounds and perspectives
  • Exceptional and effective oral and written communicator; able to convey complex ideas in a clear, direct, and authentic manner
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with and engage a committed, highly influential Board of Directors as well as a strong staff of fundraising professionals located across the globe
  • Strong relationship building skills, especially with organizations and stakeholders who have a global perspective
  • Demonstrated humility, cultural sensitivity, and a strong ability to build relationships successfully and collaborate effectively across lines of difference in pursuit of a common goal; experience working in a global team or context
  • 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 globally 25-40% of the time, sometimes with short notice. Travel is primarily in the US, Europe, Middle East (United Arab Emirates), and Africa
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule to ensure some overlap with team members across multiple time zones
  • Mission-driven and values-centered, with a 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: Remote in the U.S. (preferably East Coast); London, U.K; or Nairobi, Kenya.

Travel anywhere from 25% - 40% of the time, primarily within the U.S., Europe, Middle East (particularly U.A.E.), and Africa.

Industry/Service Area

International/Foreign Affairs, Other




The salary range for this position is within the $180K - $250K range annually, with exact salary depending on location as well as prior work experience and the assessment of one's fit for the role. Additionally, The END Fund provides a suite of competitive benefits including 100% employer-paid health insurance, 5% retirement contributions (without matching requirement), twelve weeks 100% paid 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.

Application Instructions

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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.

Like The END Fund, On-Ramps is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe social change happens when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with a common purpose.

On-Ramps is committed to the inclusion of all qualified individuals in the hiring process, including but not limited to those with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application or interview process, please contact info@on-ramps.com.

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