MPNRF is looking to hire a Director of Individual Giving whose primary focus will be cultivating individual donor prospects and securing major gifts (i.e., $5,000 and above) as well as working with donors of all ranges. They will work to meet existing fundraising goals and assist with creating new goals and priorities based on objectives, design strategies to meet those goals, and monitor progress against goals. They will be expected to identify and analyze new and existing relationships to maximize giving. They will be expected to work independently and in partnership with MPNRF staff to develop communication strategies for projects, including publications and public presentations. They will work with the Development Committee in order to engage board members in the ongoing effort to raise funds for research, taking advantage of board expertise and knowledge to help the Foundation meet its fundraising goals.
The ideal candidate will be a collaborative and flexible fundraiser with experience in development, ideally in the context of a medical, scientific and/or research-intensive environment. They will be expected to communicate effectively with MPNRF staff, Board members including the Development Committee, scientists and clinicians, as well as donors, prospects and volunteers. This includes the ability to listen, to speak, and to write well. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with general scientific nomenclature and be able to relate that back to the mission of the foundation in creating cases for support. The ideal candidate will possess excellent organizational skills, and a high degree of flexibility and initiative.
The Foundation prides itself on its roster (both on staff, board and among our volunteer advisors) of competent, energetic and action-oriented people who execute on the goals of our mission in creative and thoughtful ways. The Foundation has been on a slow and steady growth trajectory and we are continuing to explore how we can do more for the patients we serve. MPNRF staff have a track record of employing people who deliver outstanding results while being supported in maintaining work-life balance!
Interested and qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Develop an understanding of the needs and challenges facing MPN patients, how MPN science has evolved over the past 10 years and MPNRF’s role in addressing unmet needs
Work with Executive Director, Director of Development, board and other staff to develop strategies for identifying, cultivating and soliciting donations at various levels
Manages a portfolio of approximately 25 major gift prospects.
Identify and cultivate prospective donors with the capability to make leadership gifts (i.e., $50,000 and above), through direct contribution or planned giving
Provide strategy and support to volunteer lead fundraising events such as Hike MF
Maintain and expand direct mail and email campaigns
Leading the Development Committee through quarterly reports of progress around goals, identification of new strategies for donor engagement
IDEAL QUALITIES AND EXPERIENCE
5 - 7 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
Recent experience working in the back-end of development offices including in strategy and execution around mass mailings
Strong writing and presentation skills
Ability to travel and attend evening and weekend functions when necessary.
Self-motivated and goal-oriented with entrepreneurial instincts, intellectual curiosity, flexibility, energy and a sense of humor
Telecommuting is allowed.
About MPN Research Foundation
The mission of the MPN Research Foundation is to stimulate original research in pursuit of new treatments -- and eventually a cure -- for the blood cancers polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia and myelofibrosis, known collectively as myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN).
Through a combination of MPN cancer research, advocacy and education, we bring together patients, researchers and clinicians around the common goal of realizing new treatment options and ultimately, a cure for MPNs.
In 1999, PV patient Bob Rosen and a small number of other MPN patients established the MPN Research Foundation as a way to catalyze research for advanced treatments for MPN patients. To date, the MPN Research Foundation has awarded more than $12 million for MPN cancer research, focusing on projects that accelerate our understanding of MPNs and lead to the development of new treatment options.
Our history as an organization that was founded by patients for patients continues to influence everything we do. In addition to funding promising MPN research, we work to educate and empower patients, family members, doctors and researchers across the MPN community. Together, we’re committed to change the prognosis for people living with an MPN.