Organization: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Location: Washington, DC

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About The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids:

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world.  Our vision: A future free of the death and disease caused by tobacco use.

Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States and around the world. Tobacco killed one hundred million people worldwide in the 20th century — and if current trends continue, it will kill one billion people in the 21st century. The vast majority started smoking as children.

We know how to win the fight against tobacco. Science and experience have identified proven, cost-effective strategies that prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke. These strategies include:

  • Higher tobacco taxes
  • Laws requiring smoke-free workplaces and public places
  • Well-funded programs, including mass media campaigns, that prevent kids from starting to smoke and help smokers quit
  • Regulation of the manufacturing, marketing and sale of tobacco products

These proven solutions save millions of lives.

Founded in 1996, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids advocates for public policies proven to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.

For more information on the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids visit

The Opportunity: 

The Vice President for External Affairs and Development leads the overall strategic direction and implementation of all development programs, including fundraising and donor-related communications. The VP for External Affairs and Development is responsible for all strategies designed to increase support for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (Tobacco-Free Kids) mission and programs and for promulgating an institution-wide culture of philanthropy.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the VP sits on the executive leadership team and plays a key role in overall organizational strategy and decision-making. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and implementing strategies to build on Tobacco-Free Kids’ successful fundraising track record by ensuring diverse revenue streams, including individual major gifts, foundations and corporations, mail and online programs, planned giving, and international fundraising opportunities, as appropriate
  • Setting annual and long-term goals for increasing revenues for the organization’s overall programs
  • Generating increased revenue from both existing donors as well as maintaining and growing a robust pipeline of prospective donors
  • Managing and recruiting a high-functioning team to further the work of the development department and Tobacco-Free Kids’ overall mission, leading and supervising 4-6 staff in the development department and managing the day-to-day activities of the department
  • Representing Tobacco-Free Kids and partnering with the President, the Executive Vice President for International Programs, the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to cultivate and solicit prospects and donors
  • Collaborating with the senior leadership team to identify internal and external fundraising and donor communications opportunities and develop and execute appropriate strategies to support them
  • In partnership with the Vice President of Communications, supervising the design and implementation of all donor and stakeholder communications
  • In partnership with the finance department and other executive staff, providing revenue projections to support the annual organizational budget as well as develop and manage the departmental budget
  • Ensuring that all aspects of the department’s work is designed, budgeted, organized and staffed to achieve maximum success
  • Ensuring data-driven evaluations and projections of fundraising goals

Candidate Profile:

The VP, External Affairs and Development must be an experienced development and communications professional with a track record of successful fundraising, as well demonstrated experienced developing and implementing creative strategies for increasing funding and support for mission-driven organizations.

Specific desired qualifications include:

  • Commitment to and passion for the mission and work of Tobacco-Free Kids
  • Strong track record of successful fundraising campaigns
  • Experience managing a comprehensive development program
  • Track record of staff supervision and team building as well as a strong overall leadership profile
  • Exceptional communication and relationship building skills
  • Ability to conceptualize issues, design solutions, make decisions, and effectively implement program strategies and activities
  • Proven ability to convey complex programs and goals to donors in a concise and compelling manner
  • Demonstrated capacity to work successfully with colleagues at all levels of the organization to achieve common goals
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail and aspirations for excellence
  • Knowledge of and proficiency with a variety of computer software applications, including Raiser’s Edge
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree preferable
  • Minimum of ten years of supervisory experience in senior management

Compensation & Benefits:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Molly Brennan at

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.

About Koya Leadership Partners:

Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with non-profits and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit