The Bright Pink Team is united by our passion for improving women’s health on a national scale. We are dreamers, innovators, and data-driven doers. We are cross-functional collaborators and challengers of the status quo–characteristics we see as essential to advancing our mission. Together, we're helping to save lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering women to know their risk and manage their health proactively.

Vice President of Development

Qualified candidates are welcome to apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with VP of Development in the subject line. 

Position Summary

The VP of Development is responsible for conceptualizing, developing, and executing a comprehensive, integrated individual giving program, including creating meaningful and multiple opportunities for donors to invest in Bright Pink’s mission and programmatic priorities at all giving levels. In partnership with the SVP of Strategy & Advancement, the VP of Development assures that the organization’s culture, infrastructure, programs, and procedures support fund development and vice versa.

This position is critical to fueling Bright Pink’s ambitious growth goals and will focus on building a more robust and impactful individual giving program while being an effective donor-facing fundraiser.

The VP of Development is a member of the senior leadership team and maintains an expert focus on both the art and science of fundraising.

Essential Functions

  • Meets or exceeds annual fundraising and development goals with an emphasis on individual giving performance from diverse sources including peer to peer activities, endurance program fundraising, annual giving, and major giving.
  • Provides general oversight of the organization’s individual giving efforts, developing a balanced funding mix of donor sources and solicitation programs tailored to the needs of the organization that will enable it to attract, retain and motivate donors and fundraising volunteers.
  • Establishes performance measures, monitors results, and helps the CEO and board evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s fund development program.
  • Keeps informed of current trends and issues in the philanthropic sector as well as challenges and opportunities in Bright Pink’s fund development efforts. Communicates this information proactively with the CEO and board.
  • Ensures compliance with all relevant laws and regulations, maintains accountability standards to donors, and ensures compliance with code of ethical principles and standards of professional conduct for fundraising executives.
  • Ensures establishment of and compliance with the organization’s own fund development and philanthropic principles, policies and procedures.
  • Appropriately represents Bright Pink and the CEO to donors, prospects, board members, and others.
  • Helps identify, cultivate, recruit, train and develop fundraising staff, volunteers and leadership. Supervises and manages development staff in partnership with the Director of Development.
  • Gets the best thinking and involvement of each board member and each fundraising volunteer; and, stimulates each one to give his/her best. Works with the CEO and senior leadership to make the board function effectively in fund development.
  • Helps board members, CEO, other fundraising volunteers and staff identify, cultivate and solicit charitable gifts and solicits contributions on behalf of the organization. Maintains a robust major donor portfolio.
  • Assures proper planning including goal setting, strategy identification, benchmarking and evaluation to support fund development.
  • Assures sound fiscal operation of development function including timely, accurate and comprehensive implementation of development revenue and expense budgets, reporting, monitoring and implementation.
  • Assures accurate maintenance of donor and prospect records, gift management systems, and informational reports. Oversees individual donor prospect research.
  • Assures design and implementation of cultivation, acknowledgment and recognition programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum of 10 years of fundraising experience in a professional position with demonstrated experience in managing and implementing a comprehensive fund development program and a proven track record of success in meeting or exceeding fundraising budgets and goals.

Core Competencies and Professional Qualifications

  • A sincere commitment to the mission and philosophy of Bright Pink is required
  • Strong written communication skills with the ability to write persuasive proposals
  • Strong editing skills, including a comfort with helping program staff communicate their work to donors in a clear and concise manner
  • Demonstrated experience and confidence in asking people to contribute time and money
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task, set goals, and prioritize workload
  • Comfort in a deadline-driven environment
  • Willing to challenge the standard thinking with new ideas, new approaches, and new solutions
  • Effective, collegial communicator who can collaborate with all levels of staff
  • Professional integrity, drive, and ability to effectively represent and promote Bright Pink to external partners with professionalism and tact
  • Knowledge and experience in the following areas is required: the nature and dimensions of philanthropy, ethics, motivations for giving and volunteering, research and cultivation practices, standard fundraising techniques including face-to-face solicitation, proposal writing, special events, telephone solicitation, and direct mail; and development office functions including gift processing, prospect and donor histories, and fundraising reporting
  • Must be willing to maintain a flexible work schedule including evening and weekend hours and occasional travel
  • Expert proficiency with MS Office programs, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Bright Pink is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates are welcome to apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with VP of Development in the subject line. 


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