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Executive Director

World Pediatric Project

Research Triangle Park NC


$125,000 to $150,000

World Pediatric Project (WPP) seeks the first Executive Director, Development (EDD) in

North Carolina as the organization expands from its founding market in Richmond, VA to

the Research Triangle region in North Carolina. WPP began as passion projects in two cities

initiated to save the lives of children. International Hospital for Children, founded in

Richmond, VA in 2001, and Heal the Children Missouri, founded in St. Louis, MO in 2004,

merged in 2011 to better leverage and scale their combined expertise and resources as

World Pediatric Project. Now, WPP is prepared to expand its reach yet again. A 10-year

cycle of strategic growth has been initiated under Chief Executive Officer, Vafa Akhavan,

who began his tenure in 2021. As part of WPP’s vision to serve more children in less time

and to increase its global impact, WPP intends to grow from the current two locations (St.

Louis and Richmond) to five in the next three years.

Thanks to the generosity of a lead donor, WPP will establish a hub in the Research Triangle

region of North Carolina as a blueprint model for WPP’s future market expansion. WPP

selected the Triangle area for its first major expansion based on WPP’s donor base in the

area, the region’s world-class pediatric care, and the Triangle’s attractive quality of life.

World Pediatric Project’s EDD position presents an incredible opportunity for a dynamic

leader with limitless vision. Launching this new endeavor for WPP calls for a fundraising

leader who is energized by the prospect of expanding the organization’s reach, building its

presence, and forging the relationships that will sustain WPP and benefit the children and

families served..

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