Managing Director, Development

NYC, DC, or Telecommuter /
Office of the Chief Development Officer (CDO) – Chief Development Office /
Full Time - Non-Union
/ Hybrid
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable sexual and reproductive health care for all people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With more than 600 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect, and without judgment, striving to create equitable access to health care. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable education and information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports the independently incorporated Planned Parenthood affiliates operating health centers across the U.S. Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational, advocacy, and electoral activity, including grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy, and voter education.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) seek a Manager Director for the Development Division. This job reports to the Chief Development Officer of PPFA.

Purpose: The Managing Director, Development Division is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Division, which has more than 150 staff members and raises more than $400 million annually for the Planned Parenthood national office (PPFA/PPAF/PPVotes/PPFedPAC) and provides financial support to the organization’s 49 c3 affiliates, as well as affiliated c4 organizations, across the country. They serve as a key partner for the Chief Development Officer, a partner and counsel for the other members of the Senior Development Leadership Team, and a leader, connector and partner to all staff in the division. This role is even more important as the organization faces an ever-changing political and legal environment in the country, following the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Delivery: The role can be broadly segmented into seven categories with the following responsibilities:
1. Multi-year financial planning and budgeting The Managing Director leads the organization’s revenue budgeting process (as almost all of the organization’s revenue is generated by fundraising). They work with the other leaders within the Development Division to plan annual budgets, with a keen eye on the cost to raise funds and return on investment. They lead the Division in multi-year planning and scenario planning efforts during a time when the organization is planning for changes ahead. The Managing Director’s team is the Division’s lead partner with the Finance Division for financial monitoring and reporting and oversees the organization’s charitable accreditations (e.g., BBB Giving Wise and Charity Navigator).

2. Division-wide priority setting and planning, and collaboration within the division The Managing Director is responsible for setting the priorities for division-wide work on an annual and multi-year basis. They ensure that there is sufficient internal collaboration and coordination within the division to successfully implement these priorities, and they are responsible for planning the engagement of the Division’s leadership teams (the Senior Development Leadership Team and the larger Development Leadership Team), including regular meetings and retreats. This work is designed to break down silos within the division.

3. Employee engagement and belonging within the Division, prioritizing an equity lens The Managing Director partners with the CDO and the People & Culture Business Partner to lead efforts to ensure that all members of the Division have a sense of belonging and clear professional development pathways.

4. Financial oversight for collaborative and shared fundraising programs The Managing Director and their team are responsible for overseeing the distribution of shared national office fundraising revenue to affiliates, in accordance with the rules in the NPS Plan, which covers the sharing of offline and online revenue. The team provides semiannual reports to affiliates with the names of PPFA/AF donors and collects the dues that affiliates pay to the national office, which go into the Mission Investment Fund. The team also provides fiscal management for the Collaborative Fundraising Program (a partnership between PPFA and 8 affiliates), including budgeting and distribution of joint fundraising revenue.

5. Internal communications within the division The Managing Director is responsible for ensuring strong communication across the Division--that all team members in the Division receive sufficient and timely communications in order to both feel engaged with the work of the organization and be able to fulfill their responsibilities efficiently and effectively. They are responsible for organizing regular all-staff meetings for the Division.

6. Oversight of day-to-day work for the Office of the CDO The Managing Director oversees the day-to-day work of the Office of the CDO, including administrative support and budgeting and expense management. Their team is also responsible for developing and implementing division-specific rules and best practices for the use of the intranet and other communications technologies (e.g., Gmail).

7. Primary partner with other divisions and their managing directors The Managing Director partners with the managing directors in the organization’s other divisions in leading organization-wide initiatives, including strategic planning and outcomes measurement. They are the Division’s primary, day-to-day partner for the Finance, IT, and Facilities divisions. They also leads the Division’s work to identify risks and develop mitigation plans.

The Managing Director oversees a team of three staff members. They report to the organization’s Chief Development Officer and are a member of the Development Division’s Senior Development Leadership Team (SDLT). They lead the development of strategies for the use of both the SDLT and larger Development Leadership Team, including planning for all meetings and retreats. The Managing Director serves as a key partner with other divisions across the organization, and represents the division at meetings of all managing directors as well as many other cross-divisional groups. They represent the division at meetings of the Boards’ Strategy and Program Committees, and also partners with the CDO at meetings of the Boards’ Finance Committees.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):
The ideal candidate will possess the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:
● Significant leadership and management experience, ideally with some time working in fundraising specifically.
● Experience leading within organizations with complex financial/legal structures and operations.
● Deep personal commitment to Planned Parenthood’s mission, reproductive rights and sexual health care.
● A leadership style that prioritizes inclusivity and bringing an equity lens to decision making
● Ability to accept, understand, acknowledge, celebrate and value the differences inherent among staff members of all roles, titles, and income levels, and with respect to race, age, ethnicity, mental capability, social class/standing, gender, and physical ability. ● Empathetic leadership style for managing complex personal situations, handling difficult conversations, and building strong relationships. Commitment to prioritizing the professional development of team members.
● Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to manage and motivate a diverse workforce with confidence and effectiveness across a vast array of personalities and levels of influence. A poised professional with the ability to express oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communications: verbal and written, one-on-one, and in group settings.
● Experience in strategic planning, program planning, budget preparation, and fiscal management.
● Ability to work independently, problem solve, take initiative, and establish priorities among multiple projects.
● Demonstrated creativity, organizational ability, and strong attention to detail. Ability to make decisions in ambiguous situations and exercise good judgment in a fast-paced, dynamic, deadline-driven environment in an organized and professional manner.
● Demonstrated ability to maintain confidence and protect confidential information.
● Experience in an organization with an affiliate structure is advantageous, but not required.
● Some evening or weekend work is required to meet the responsibilities of this role.
● Candidates within reasonable commuting distance of the NYC office preferred.

Travel: 5% or less 
Salary - 182k-195k

Final offers for this job will be based on capabilities and will be made within the parameters of the PPFA compensation program. Total offer package to include generous vacation + sick leave + paid holidays, individual/family provided medical, dental and vision benefits effective day 1, life insurance, short/long term disability, paid family leave and 401k. We also offer voluntary opt in for Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Transportation/Commuter accounts.   

We value a truly diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity and belonging. Our goal is to attract qualified candidates and encourage applications from all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  We're committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

PPFA participates in the E-Verify program and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Beginning in February 2023, all roles denoted as NYC, DC, or both, will be on a hybrid schedule, requiring 2-3 days per week in-office.