Based on its ambitious agenda of future research ventures, MPNRF is seeking to expand its fundraising capabilities by hiring an individual as Associate Director-Major Gifts (AD-MG) whose focus will be cultivating major individual donors and raising major gifts (i.e., $5,000 and above).
The ideal candidate will be a collaborative fundraiser with a track record of closing major-level gifts, ideally within a fast-paced medical, scientific and/or research-intensive environment. The AD-MG will work with MPNRF staff, Board members, scientists and clinicians, as well as donors, prospects and volunteers. The qualified candidate will have exceptional writing and communication skills, with the ability to articulate the case for support to diverse constituencies, both in the United States and abroad.
KEY OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
Developing an understanding of the needs and challenges facing MPN patients, and how MPN science has evolved over the past 10 years.
Working with the Director of Development to develop strategies for identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gifts prospects.
Maintaining an active schedule of solicitations, cultivation visits, events and stewardship activities.
Closing on average 25 to 30 major gifts per year; increase total solicitations by $500,000 within 2-3 years.
Identify and cultivate prospective donors with the capability to make leadership gifts (i.e., $1,000,000 and above), through direct contribution or planned giving.
Creating, leading and implementing a strategy to engage Board members, Scientific Advisory Board members in major donor identification.
The AD-MG will report to the Director of Development, and will work collaboratively with the MPNRF program and operations staff. THE AD-MG will engage board members, volunteers, physicians, academic and industry researchers, patients, donors and prospects.
To apply send a cover letter and resume to the Executive Director Michelle Woehrle at email@example.com
IDEAL QUALITIES AND EXPERIENCE
3 to 5 years of professional fundraising experience, preferably with a research, academic, or healthcare organization.
Demonstrated record of successful solicitations, from identification of prospects through stewardship and closing of donations.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with MPNRF’s dedicated staff, its scientific advisors and grantees, as well as patients and their supporters.
Strong writing and presentation skills.
Self-motivated and goal-oriented with entrepreneurial instincts, intellectual curiosity, energy and a sense of humor.
Additional Salary Information: Health package available
Family leave negotiable
The MPN Research Foundation's mission is to fund research into polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia and myelofibrosis, a group of blood cancers known collectively as myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). We also advocate for and educate patients about the diseases so that they can live better lives today while we search for a cure for tomorrow. We are a small but dedicated group of people working to make patients' lives better now while we help find a cure for these diseases.