Touch Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2004 to help strengthen healthcare systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Touch was founded by Lowell Bryan, a former Director (i.e., Senior Partner) with McKinsey & Co. who understood that Tanzania faced a daunting healthcare environment, with declining life expectancy and increasing maternal and infant mortality. After working to address the dearth of health care workers in Tanzania (one of the biggest impediments to access to healthcare) through the successful creation of a large medical school in the Lake Zone of Tanzania, Touch began focusing on other of the most pressing global health challenges.
Touch applies a three-phase strategic approach to bring cost-effective and sustainable solutions to these challenges. In collaboration with funders, local partners and governments, Touch designs programs and implements them at a small scale in the Lake Zone of Tanzania to test their potential impact. Successful solutions are then scaled up to a national level, setting the stage to ultimately adapt and replicate them in other countries facing similar challenges to achieve broader impact.
Touch’s current programmatic priorities include both its program to ensure access to emergency transport and high-quality care for obstetric and neonatal emergencies, leading to a reduction in maternal and infant mortality, and the use of its innovative and data-driven solution to optimize planning and decision-making around production, deployment and retention of scarce health workers. Given the private sector background of its Board members and several members of its staff, Touch is also focused on developing market-based solutions for portions of the private sector in health to complement the role of the public health system in providing broader access to care to their population. To date, Touch has successfully implemented programs in Tanzania, Lesotho, Nigeria, Mozambique and South Africa.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The IGCM will lead Touch’s individual giving and communications team in the planning, implementation and management of strategies for driving individual giving. Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer, the IGCM will also work closely with the Chairman of Touch’s Board of Directors, who also chairs the Board’s Development Committee. Together with two Senior Development Analysts, the IGCM will confidently and efficiently support the Development Committee in its individual giving initiatives, such as outreach to Touch’s “Chairman’s List” of donors. The IGCM team will also work, as needed, with Touch’s program team on institutional giving, assisting with their work to raise funds from governments and foundations. Finally, the IGCM will be integral to the promotion of Touch’s public health accomplishments and learnings through multiple communications channels. The IGCM will be based in New York City with some remote work a possibility.
The IGCM must be an experienced and collaborative project manager able to directly supervise and mentor a team by delegating substantial duties to them and facilitating their career progression. The IGCM will have at least five years of experience in fundraising and communications, with specific experience in interfacing directly with a Board of Directors. This is a challenging role that requires knowledge of and experience with fundraising (events-based and appeals), and print, web, and social media communications project management.
The IGCM will have a passion for the Foundation’s work to save lives and relieve human suffering, and will enjoy working with a focused, driven, diverse, and geographically distributed team.
HOW TO APPLY
For more information about the position, click here. To apply, email resume and cover letter describing your interest in the role to [email protected]. Please write "Touch Foundation" in the subject line of the email.