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Director of Development

REAGAN-UDALL FOUNDATION FOR THE FDA

Washington, D.C., USA

The Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA (RUF) is a non-profit organization that works to support the mission of the FDA by advancing regulatory science and research. RUF establishes public-private partnerships between FDA and external stakeholders to facilitate innovation in science and health.

RUF is seeking an entrepreneurial Director of Development with an interest in joining a small and growing team. This position would be ideal for a motivated individual interested in rolling up their sleeves, expanding their skills, and growing their career.

 

Job Purpose:

The Director of Development creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising which may include major gifts, corporate support, grant solicitation, and in-kind resources. The Director will focus on increasing revenues and expanding a base of support for the organization.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Under direction of the Executive Director create a fund development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization

· Develop short and long-range plans to expand the donor/supporter base

· Develop and maintain an understanding of partner priorities

· Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fundraising activities are carried out in a timely manner

· Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events as specified in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization

· Identify and develop corporate, foundation, and individual prospects for the organization’s fundraising priorities

· Prepare and submit grant applications and funding proposals to generate funds for the organization

· Prepare pitches/presentations to current and prospective donors/supporters

· Develop campaign strategies, timelines, revenue forecasts and an evaluation plan

 

· Create and manage a funder database

 

· Prepare reports on fundraising progress

 

· Work with communications staff to promote the organization to supporters

 

· Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

 

Bachelor’s degree required; Graduate degree preferred

 

Experience:

 

8-10 years of fundraising experience gained at a non-profit; corporate or private foundation; higher education or healthcare institution; or selling experience in a professional services organization. Familiarity with the pharmaceutical/biotechnology field preferred.

 

Requirements/Competencies:

 

· Excellent organizational/project management skills with a particular focus on managing details

 

· Outstanding listening and communication skills—both written and oral

 

· Ability to develop and meet schedules

 

· Expertise with fundraising software

 

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office

 

· A track record of measurable fundraising results

 

· A comprehensive understanding of fundraising strategies

 

· Knowledge of donor/prospect research and available tools

 

· A strong understanding or interest in the mission of the FDA or regulatory science or public health

 

· Demonstrated professional and political aptitude; team and diplomatic skills

 

· Able to manage multiple priorities and take an entrepreneurial approach to problem solving

 

· Behave ethically and follow best business practices

 

· Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization

 

· Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interests of the organization

 

· Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem

 

Candidates will need to submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements to apply for this position.

 

Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA

Why Work Here?

Great opportunity to build a program!

The Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA (RUF) is a non-profit organization that works to support the mission of the FDA by advancing regulatory science and research. RUF establishes public-private partnerships between FDA and external stakeholders to facilitate innovation in science and health.

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