Development Director

Bulamu Healthcare


Remote (Anywhere in the US)


Bulamu Healthcare is a U.S. and Uganda-registered non-profit organization, founded in 2016 with the mission "To treat the sick and strengthen health systems serving African patients most in need." Today, Bulamu's work focuses on improving maternity, newborn, and surgical patient care at scale in cost-effective, results-oriented ways. Since 2016, Bulamu’s teams of licensed Ugandan surgeons, doctors, nurses, and staff have treated 300,000+ patients directly, including 10,000+ surgery patients. In under 7 years, Bulamu's annual budget has grown from $100,000 to $1.7 million per year and is more than 50% funded through multi-year pledges. Uganda’s Ministry of Health (MOH) is now beginning to adopt Bulamu’s health systems for national scale, and we have active partnerships with 346 partner health facilities in 12 Ugandan counties that contain 17% of the country's population. Bulamu’s model is to treat patients directly and then provide support systems to partner health facilities, with a focus on improving Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and access to surgery for African patients.

Bulamu seeks an inaugural Development Director with emphasis on discovering and developing new relationships and funding partnerships. The Development Director will create and implement a comprehensive national plan to sustain and grow a $1.7 million operating budget. Reporting to the CEO, the Development Director will lead Bulamu’s emergent growth in both fundraising and community impact. An ideal candidate is a strategic, entrepreneurial, and collaborative development generalist with a passion for improving maternal and newborn healthcare in African communities.

Bulamu Healthcare is an equal-opportunity employer.

Compensation Range

$85,000 – $115,000

To apply

To apply, please submit a resume & cover letter to Jami Bachrad, Evolve Giving Group:

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Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and grow a portfolio of current and prospective major donors, including individuals, private foundations, and organizations
  • Prospect, cultivate, solicit, and steward major donors and prospects 
  • Envision and implement organization-wide development activities year-round, including events, written solicitations, and targeted campaigns
  • Identify and nurture relationships with key stakeholders, including the Board of Directors, prospective donors, foundations, and community partners 
  • Build and execute development strategies focused on identifying and engaging new constituencies and donor bases
  • Oversee the development budget on behalf of the organization
  • Maintain existing foundation relationships; research, identify, and pursue new grant opportunities 
  • Serve as a spokesperson for Bulamu’s mission and scope of programming
  • Develop close working relationships with colleagues, partners, and volunteers in all aspects of development work

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 7+ years of experience in nonprofit fundraising or related roles
  • Demonstrated ability to execute high level development strategies and plans
  • Successful track record of soliciting and closing five figure and above gifts
  • Passion for the mission of Bulamu Healthcare; ability to compellingly articulate its unique value proposition to diverse audiences
  • Strong organizational skills, with ability to create and maintain timelines and prioritize deliverables
  • Self-motivated, independent work style
  • Ability to create and manage annual campaign budgets
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; sophisticated interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and CRM platforms
  • Ability to travel nationally for meetings as needed

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