Senior Development Manager (Individual Giving)


Foundation Overview:

The Max Foundation’s (Max) mission is to increase global access to treatment, care, and support for people living with cancer. Specifically, we create access channels to targeted cancer medicines for people in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) where no other means of access exist. We work with governmental and non-governmental agencies, national cancer centers and other public institutions, health care providers, patient associations, and pharmaceutical and diagnostics manufacturers to provide access to lifesaving treatments. Our international non-profit functions as an operating foundation with funds raised spent directly on our proprietary access programs. Patients are at the center of all we do.

The Max Foundation is currently working to increase the size and scope of our access programs to reach more cancer patients and meet today’s global health needs now and in the future. Max is an ambitious, fast-paced, mission-driven, and patient-oriented organization aiming for large-scale impact. With annual in-kind donations valued at more than $300M, an operating budget in excess of $10M, and over 60 global team members, currently Max delivers more than 5,000,000 daily doses of lifesaving cancer medication to thousands of patients in over 70 countries annually and in collaboration with 118 medical institutions.

We are looking for a team member who will exemplify The Max Foundation’s Values & Guiding Principles: you model excellence by going above and beyond in every aspect of your work; show dedication through your passionate commitment to helping people face cancer with dignity and hope; spur innovation by seeking progressive ways to improve outcomes for our constituents; and value collaboration, working well with others at all levels and knowing the end result is better for it.

Role Summary:

The Senior Development Manager will serve as a key relationship builder with external constituents and collaborate with leadership to develop and exceed annual fundraising goals. As a tenured and mission-driven development professional, the Senior Development Manager will cultivate critical partnerships that will promote growth and increase the organization’s global presence. The Senior Development Manager will bring individual major gift expertise and serve as the project manager for fundraising events. This is a unique opportunity to be a visionary leader and internal influencer who elevates a culture of fundraising across all aspects of the organization.


Develop a strategic annual fundraising plan in partnership with leadership
Brainstorm with the Development team to identify targets, priorities, and areas of growth for fundraising
Build and refine the individual major gifts program by researching, prioritizing, and engaging mission-appropriate funders, utilizing moves management
Lead and execute fundraising events in alignment with organizational goals and in collaboration with the Development team by envisioning new individual giving opportunities and bringing them to fruition
Take a leadership role in making the gala a successful annual event for community fundraising and engagement.
Lead annual appeal and individual fundraising campaigns, including Donor Dispatch and email welcome series
Serve as an outward-facing spokesperson for The Max Foundation’s mission, impact, and programs
Strengthen development communications by working alongside the Communications team in crafting a compelling case for support and other development collateral
Be a lead voice in creating an effective strategy for maximizing CRM as a tracking tool within the organization
Help elevate a strong culture of philanthropy through internal trainings on fundraising best practices, tracking, and reporting
Make a recommendation on meeting targets: how many contacts and weekly/monthly meetings with donors are needed to accomplish annual fundraising goals
Advise on tools needed to strengthen fundraising outcomes with regards to individual giving
Help create and maintain budgets for departmental projects and tasks


Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree or CFRE a plus
4-5+ years of nonprofit development/fundraising experience, with 3+ years preferred at a senior development level, preferably in a global or public health-related organization
3+ years of individual fundraising with proven experience successful closing four and five figure gifts
Demonstrated track record of successfully meeting or exceeding fundraising goals
Proven expertise with donor management software
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication and presentation skills
Collaborate effectively with team-members across all levels and departments
Experience working within an international team with diverse backgrounds
Able to multi-task effectively, and maintain flexibility in a fast-paced, growing organization


We offer compensation commensurate with experience. No relocation provided.

To Apply: Visit our website at to apply. Please include résumé and cover letter.

The Max Foundation is dedicated to diversity in staff and is an equal opportunity employer.

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