Vice President of Development

Launched in October 2018, VOW for Girls is an innovative new social change initiative that aims to galvanize the public and socially conscious brands to raise awareness of and create funding to prevent and end the international child marriage crisis. Co-founded by global human rights activist Mabel van Oranje and Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, VOW seeks to create new and sustainable resources to support the 12 million girls’ futures at risk of child marriage each year.

VOW is seeking a VP of Development (reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer) to fully build out and operationalize a best-in-class development office. The Vice President will develop and manage an active portfolio of high-net-worth individuals and foundation stakeholders, with a special emphasis on maximizing unrestricted revenue and core support. He/she/they will model best practices around prospect/donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies, and foster a collaborative, innovative approach to engaging and upgrading funders over time. The Vice President will assist in the recruitment and manage one Development Coordinator who will be responsible for the administrative support of VOW’s individual and foundation resource mobilization, as well as managing a small portfolio of mid-level individual donors and prospects.

For more, including how to apply, read the full job description.


VOW offers a generous benefits package, including:

— Paid time off which includes 15 vacation days and 14 paid holidays, as well as personal and sick leave

— Medical, dental, and vision benefits for the staff member and family

— 401K match of 1% that vests immediately

— 12 weeks paid parental leave (available after 6 months of employment)

— Home office setup stipend


The salary range for this role is $120,000-$150,000. This range is for illustrative purposes only and salary offers are commensurate with experience.


Location is flexible. VOW for Girls is based in New York City and we are open to candidates who are located near a major airport and willing to travel on occasion.