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OVERVIEW:  The Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) is hiring for a newly created role, Director of Institutional Giving.

About BWHI

The Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) is the first and largest national charitable organization dedicated to leading the effort to solve the most pressing health issues that affect Black women and girls in the United States. For nearly 40 years, we have created programs, helped enact policy, and produced publications to advance health and wellness for Black women. BWHI has grown tremendously in recent years, our organizational budget for 2022 is $17M.  We are ramping up for our 40th anniversary celebration in 2023.

About the Development Department & Role

The Development Department is driven by three core tenets:

  1. We are service-oriented.
  2. We are data-driven.
  3. We go bold for Black women.

In order to meet our ambitious goals for Black women, we are expanding our development team. Specifically, we are hiring a Director of Institutional Giving to lead our institutional giving program and secure additional funding and corporate and foundation champions for Black women and girls.

The Director will report to the Chief Development Officer (CDO) and be responsible for contributing at least $3.8 million to the overall fundraising goal of $8 million annually.  They will work closely with the Development Writer and members of the program team to identify, cultivate, and secure funding from corporations and foundations for each of BWHI’s signature programs. The Director will also help to ensure the timely submission of high-quality grant proposals and reports.

The Day-to-Day

As the Director of Institutional Giving, a typical day might include: 

  • Managing the corporate and foundation portfolio of donors, including, but not limited to: introducing BWHI’s work to new prospects and learning about their philanthropic priorities to determine the best avenue for support; engaging with current donors to secure additional gifts; and updating donors on the impact of their giving. Most of this work can take place via Zoom meetings, but there will be some travel required.
  • Using various platforms to research and develop profiles on new corporate and foundation funding prospects.
  • Encouraging corporate donors to use additional funding to set up matching gifts for their employees
  • Solicitation of both general revenue gifts and sponsorship of key events/projects throughout the year
  • Collaborating with the communications and event teams on the development of sponsorship opportunities for the 40th Anniversary celebration.


The successful candidate:

  • Has 5 -7 years of experience in fundraising for nonprofits.
  • Possesses a bachelor’s degree.
  • Is able to manage a high volume of work with efficiency.
  • Is a strong project manager and “plans backwards” to meet deadlines.
  • Is able to juggle competing demands and prioritize without sacrificing quality.
  • Asks for help when needed.
  • Is a clear, precise, compassionate communicator and produces compelling proposals and reports, which inspire funders to invest in and partner with BWHI.
  • Is able to learn and incorporate BWHI’s “voice” into all written materials and speak clearly and persuasively on behalf of the organization
  • Understands and applies best practices in fundraising with corporations, family and private foundations.

What will put you over the top?

Having demonstrated knowledge of and experience securing 6 and 7-figure gifts.

This position is remote, with some travel required.

Salary range: $75,000 – $90,000, commensurate with experience

BWHI is committed to ensuring a dynamic work environment, offers competitive salary and benefits and is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this position, send a cover letter with resume to

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