Associate Director of Development - National Academy of Medicine

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National Academy of Sciences Engineering Medicine

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Full time

Overview: REQ:&nbsp;R0001105<br /><br />The mission of the National Academy of Medicine is to improve health for all by advancing knowledge and accelerating progress in science, medicine, policy, and health equity. The NAM actively identifies and addresses critical issues with balanced and authoritative scientific evidence, and leads and inspires action on bold ideas to impact science, medicine, and health in the United States and globally. The Global Grand Challenge for Healthy Longevity was launched in 2018 and has achieved international support and acclaim. The NAM is now in the early stages of launching its next Grand Challenge for Human Health and Climate Change, addressing one of the most significant threats to human health in the 21st century.<br /><br />The National Academy of Medicine's 50th Anniversary campaign goals are grounded in these challenges. The NAM&rsquo;s deep relationships with top foundations and leading philanthropists in the United States and around the world make it a stimulating and rewarding place to work. This is an exciting opportunity to have an impact in one of today&rsquo;s most distinctive fundraising campaigns and work closely with some of the world&rsquo;s most prominent figures in science, health, medicine, business, and technology.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>In collaboration with NAM program staff and development office, supports the President, Executive Officer and Chief Development Officer in fundraising activities. Develops strategies to cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects.</li> <li>Actively manages a portfolio of prospective major donors via face-to-face meetings as well as written and telephone contact throughout the donor life cycle. Travels as needed for donor meetings and events.</li> <li>Works with the CDO in planning fundraising activities to deliver against goals and objectives as needed including strategic planning, assisting in identifying funding sources and opportunities.</li> <li>Pro-actively identifies new prospective donors to be added to the portfolio. Communicates with members, donors, their representatives, and others as necessary to facilitate and nurture prospect relationships and gifts.</li> <li>Drafts and edits correspondence, proposals, briefings, donor stories, collateral fundraising materials for Academy leadership as appropriate.</li> <li>Liaises with Academy membership and development colleagues in planning and delivery of annual appeals, acknowledgements, communications, corporate and foundation relations, stewardship and events.</li> <li>Prepares annual plans including key performance indicators, revenue targets and expense forecasts following direction from the Chief Development Officer and establishes methods for measuring performance across the Development Office.</li> <li>Actively participates in building a culture of teamwork, collaboration, creativity and high performance with employees of the Development Office, Academy membership and Executive Office, employees of the Academies, volunteers, donors, and members of the Academies.</li> <li>Represents the Development Office in conferences, seminars and other public and private events to advance the goals of the organization.</li> <li>Remains current and fully informed of laws, techniques, and advancements in the fundraising profession.</li> <li>Participates as needed in the general activities of the Development Office, including support of other staff and special projects as needed.</li> </ul> <br />NONESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES<br /> <ul> <li>Related duties and special projects as assigned.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p dir="LTR"><strong>Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: </strong>&nbsp;Appreciation of the importance of sciences, engineering and medicine and the mission of the Academies. Thorough understanding of philanthropy and professional trends.&nbsp; Knowledge and understanding of sophisticated fundraising practices, annual giving, planned giving techniques, and essential functions of a pro-active and innovative fundraising organization.&nbsp; Ability to conceptualize, plan, and implement a programmatic approach to building relationships and securing philanthropic support including setting ambitious goals, developing strategies for stewardship, prioritizing activities, planning and delivering events, and orchestrating the involvement of volunteers and organization leadership.&nbsp; Ability to prioritize work and the flexibility to change directions as the job dictates.&nbsp; Ability to solve problems and think <span class="WLM2">creatively.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span> Ability to operate with some latitude for independent judgment and action.&nbsp; Ability to work successfully in a team environment.&nbsp; Experience working in complex environments with a high degree of organizational effectiveness.&nbsp; Ability to develop relationships with members, donors, co-workers and employees in other departments through effective communication and interaction.&nbsp; Excellent written and verbal communication skills.&nbsp; Proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of donors, employees, and external constituents is essential. Proven track record with exceptional attention to detail and planning. High standards of customer service.</p> <p dir="LTR"><strong>Minimum Education/Training Requirements:</strong>&nbsp; Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree in related field, or equivalent knowledge.</p> <p dir="LTR"><strong>Minimum Experience:</strong>&nbsp; Five years of successful fundraising or related experience.</p> <p dir="LTR"><strong>Physical Capabilities:</strong>&nbsp; Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time. Ability to travel.</p> <p dir="LTR"><strong>Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:</strong>&nbsp; None.</p> <p dir="LTR"><strong>Supervisory <span class="WLM2">Responsibilities/Controls:</span></strong>&nbsp; Reports to Chief Development Officer. General direction is provided.</p> <p dir="LTR"><strong>Work Environment:</strong>&nbsp; Office environment with frequent travel between National Academies&rsquo; facilities and to off-site locations. Frequent travel to meet donors and external constituents.&nbsp;</p>