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Vice President of Partnerships


New York, NY, USA


CMMB has been dedicated to helping the poor and those marginalized for over 100 years. Today, CMMB is a highly-respected global health organization that has never wavered in its faith-based mission of service. Embracing the bond between its Catholic faith, values, and service to those most in need, CMMB provides effective health solutions founded on love and respect for all. CMMB’s reach is global and extends to some of the most remote and underserved corners of the world.

CMMB believes in a world in which every human life is valued, and health and human dignity are shared by all.

CMMB believes that access to quality healthcare is a basic human right. For more than 100 years, CMMB has worked with global partners to deliver locally sustainable, quality healthcare solutions to women, children and their communities.

CMMB believes change starts with her.

CMMB works tirelessly for women’s and children’s health because they are disproportionately affected by illness and poverty. CMMB knows that healthy, educated, and empowered women are better able to raise healthy, educated, and confident children, and that communities depend on their livelihoods. They are making an impact – learn more.

CMMB believes in people.

CMMB strives to live out our core values of collaboration, love, excellence and respect every day.

Headquartered in New York City, CMMB has an annual operating budget of $660M and has over 425 staff divided in its headquarters and 5 country offices in Haiti, Kenya, Peru, South Sudan, and Zambia.  The organization is led by Board Chair, Sister Rosemary Moynihan, Ph.D. and CEO, Bruce Wilkinson.

A message from Bruce Wilkinson, President and CEO of CMMB – Healthier Lives Worldwide

As president of CMMB, I would like to thank you for your interest in joining us on our journey to bring healthier lives to women, children and their families worldwide. CMMB has embarked on our second century of service to the most marginalized. Our vision of a world in which every human life is valued, and health and human dignity are shared by all is at the core of who we are.

We are always looking to join hands with experienced professionals who want to add their energy to our work. The position of Vice President of Partnerships is critical to our mission and vision. I welcome your interest in joining a diverse, talented, professional and motivated team.



The Partnerships and Major Donor Engagement department is responsible for generating, sustaining and growing revenue and developing strategic partnerships with major individual donors, corporations, organizations, health systems, mid-tier foundations to raise resources in support of CMMB strategies and mission.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President of Partnerships is responsible for developing CMMB’s strategic partnership and donor engagement plans aligned to its strategies; playing a lead role in conceptualizing and implanting fundraising and partnership strategies; generating and growing revenue through cultivating, building, and maintaining high quality relationships and innovative partnerships in collaboration with the Program, Finance, Marketing and Direct Response donor teams.

CMMB is now active in rolling out its CHAMPS Program. CHAMPS is CMMB’S Children and Mothers Partnerships, a new global initiative providing life-saving medical care for pregnant women and newborns and fighting disease and poverty.

This new intiative will be the focus of CMMB’s current $55M fundraising campaign and a priority for the Vice President for Partnerships.

This position will ensure revenue growth by leading the department, formulating strategy, implementing business development activities, and engaging directly in resource mobilization. Some travel is required.



  • Ensure best of class resource mobilization, providing select institutional and individual major donors with an experience that connects in a meaningful, impactful way with those they support.
  • Formulate and execute Partnerships strategy, setting annual revenue goals and overseeing the creation of major giving fundraising and stewardship plans to achieve and exceed those goals.
  • Raise resources for an established five-year, multi-million-dollar campaign. 
  • Implement innovative approaches to identify new networks of supporters and partners to expand and diversify our funding base, particularly with mid-tier foundations, corporations and family foundations.
  • Actively engage with the Advancement Committee of the Board to execute on strategy and advance strategic partnerships.
  • Further develop a strategy and market enhanced  menu of planned giving vehicles.
  • Develop and retain a high-caliber staff to ensure the goals of the Department are achieved in the most cost-efficient, professional manner; assist with the development of rigorous objectives that drive toward higher performance and staff career advancement.
  • Inspire and manage highly professional fundraising department consisting of Director, Major Gift Officer,  and Partnerships Specialist.
  • Collaborate with other departments within CMMB to ensure proper management, marketing, stewarding and acknowledgment of donors and prospective donors.
  • Manage the departmental budget.
  • Manage a personal portfolio of major donors and prospects. 
  • Represent the organization at donor meetings, selected conferences and networking events.
  • Demonstrate CMMB’s core values in action especially through collaboration with the Executive Team, Programs, Finance, Marketing, and Direct Response donor teams.



  • Passion for CMMB’s mission, vision and core values: collaboration love, excellence and respect.
  • A commitment to building a positive organizational culture with transparency, honest feedback, perseverance, and a sense of humor.
  • Proven leadership and organizational management skills, with the ability to engage staff, volunteers and partners
  • At least fifteen years of fundraising experience.
  • Track record of management and results from an assigned portfolio of relationships, and record of closing transformative gifts.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with internal partners to ensure effective execution of fundraising strategy.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated progressive relationship management.
  • A talent for delivering persuasive and compelling presentations.
  • Knowledge of best practices around the constituent journey experience.
  • The ability to gain the trust of others, and a heartfelt respect for ethics and fiscal stewardship.
  • Ability to deepen ties with partners, board members, and donors to accomplish fundraising goals.
  • A creative thinker with superior written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail. 
  • A working knowledge of Planned Gift vehicles, including annuities, trusts, and bequests.
  • Experience with Blackbaud Raisers Edge, helpful.
  • Comfortable working for a faith-based organization.



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