Director of Development


Treatment Action Group (TAG) seeks a dynamic, motivated, and skilled individual to become its Director of Development, leading fundraising efforts and supporting the organization as it continues to grow. This position will report to TAG’s Chief Operating Officer. This is a full-time, salaried role.

The Director of Development will provide leadership for the direction, planning, and execution of fundraising, development, and advancement activities for TAG. This will include cultivating donor relationships, working with the Board of directors to drive giving, and acquiring/creating other revenue streams and partnerships. This individual will leverage their experience to develop and implement a strategic development plan to raise funds for TAG in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner and oversee all organizational fundraising efforts. The Director of Development will work closely with staff across the organization to identify, pursue, and manage funding sources. The Director of Development will also manage and support TAG’s Grants Manager and provide leadership and strategic vision for foundation and institutional funding.

About TAG

Treatment Action Group (TAG) is an independent, activist and community-based research and policy think tank fighting for better treatment, prevention, a vaccine, and a cure for HIV, tuberculosis, and hepatitis C virus. Learn more about TAG’s history here:

At TAG, we strive to reflect in our organizational composition and operations the values, principles, and rights for which we advocate externally. This includes a commitment to equity and justice, as well valuing diversity of experience, in our employment practices.

Treatment Action Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable law. People of color; women; transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people; veterans; and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prospect and engage new and existing funders to diversify and grow TAG’s revenue from:
    • Major donors and individual giving, through board-directed giving, appeals, and events;
    • Corporate gifts and sponsorships;
    • Foundations and grant makers;
    • Extensive collaboration with TAG’s program directors.
  • Partner with the Board of directors on fundraising events and initiatives, including supporting the board in donor cultivation.
  • Work closely with TAG’s Executive Director, Chief Operations Officer, Grants Manager, and other key staff to involve them in development activities, donor cultivation, and events.
  • Lead planning and execution of TAG donor events, including the annual Research in Action Awards.
  • Creation and management of TAG’s fundraising budget and leadership for funder budgets with the ability to forecast revenue and report progress to TAG leadership.
  • Create a long-term development strategy for TAG, including the aforementioned funding sources as well as new sources of income, such as an endowment.
  • Develop and manage procedures and systems for grant-related activities, including relationship building, proposal creation, grant administration, and ensuring that reporting requirements are met, in collaboration with program directors.
  • Provide supervision to TAG’s Grants Manager to oversee and grow TAG’s grants portfolio.
  • Work with communications staff to write and develop donor materials for fundraising initiatives.
  • Partner with Project Directors to engage and maintain funder relationships, including supporting monthly program financial meetings and monitoring financial compliance.
  • Increase and maintain integrity of TAG’s donor data, including ongoing maintenance of its CRM, creation of organization-wide data entry standards and a moves management process, and utilizing this data in the development of a comprehensive strategy for targeted outreach.

Preferred Background and Experience

  • Demonstrated success leading non-profit organizational revenue growth from a variety of funding sources (major donors, individuals, foundations, monthly giving, DAFs, corporate sponsors, etc.).
  • Enthusiasm for TAG’s mission is a must; familiarity with advocacy, public health, community engagement, policy making, or lived experience with HIV, TB, and/or HCV, is a plus.
  • Demonstrated success and evidence of ability to plan and execute comprehensive fundraising campaigns, including with major donors as well as those to generate new donors.
  • Proficiency with donor database applications/client relationship management (CRM) tools, previous experience managing database quality improvement.
  • Ability to use technology and electronic media, including the web and social media, to support fundraising.
  • Excellent research, oral communication, and writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills; friendly rapport with the ability to communicate effectively in a collegial manner and maintain relationships.
  • Familiarity with nonprofit budget management and creation.
  • Ability to lead a team and be a self-starter who can work independently and proactively in periods of limited supervision.
  • Superb organization skills, attention to detail, and follow-through.
  • Receptivity to feedback.
  • Demonstrated experience or commitment to working in a multicultural environment where commitment to diversity based on race, ethnic and national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, and physical ability is an important institutional value.

Salary & Benefits

The annual staring compensation range will be $80,000 – $95,000, commensurate with experience, skills, and performance. TAG offers a competitive benefits package that includes fully-employer paid health insurance for the employee and their dependent(s), and generous paid vacation (starting at four weeks; five weeks after a year, plus 15 additional paid sick days, and employee chosen holidays). TAG also provides professional development opportunities (training programs, conferences, mentoring, workshops) and a flexible work environment. TAG is an eligible employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Location and Hours

This is an exempt position, with 40 hours per week expected ‌within TAG’s office hours (9am – 5pm or 10am-6pm ET). Work on evenings and weekends may be required at times.

TAG’s preference is for a New York City-based applicant but will consider fully remote candidates within the U.S. Remote candidates will need to be able to travel to New York City for quarterly meetings and to meet with key funders and stakeholders.

TAG does not currently require employees to work from our New York City headquarters office, however there is a preference for a candidate who can attend donor meetings and work in the office when tasks require.

How to Apply

Please send a one-page cover letter and current CV/resumé to [email protected], with “Director of Development” as the subject line. We will review applications on a rolling basis. Please, no recruiters or phone calls.

We understand that traditional job requirements may not always reflect an individual’s full potential. Therefore, we welcome candidates from varied backgrounds and experiences. If you’re driven by a desire to make a difference and eager to contribute your unique skills to our mission, we encourage you to apply.

Salary or Hourly Rate

$80,000 - $95,000 per year