Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations|
Compensation: $135K - $155K / Year
Minimum Education: Masters
Job Type: Full Time
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Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Arthur L Crume
*The IDEAL candidate:
Skilled at working with corporate and foundation funders.
Skilled in life sciences.
Skilled in philanthropy.
5+ years related experience working with corporate and foundation funders to support science and/or research-based organizations.
*Familiarity with computational biology is desirable.
**Occasional travel may be required.
Nationwide Relocation Assistance Available
The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is an entrepreneurial, collaborative and experienced fundraising professional within the Office of Development and focused on corporate and foundation prospects and donors.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Development with a dotted line to the Vice President, Advancement, this position will work in partnership with scientific leadership to establish and advance relationships with key constituents.
This successful candidate will have a record of identifying and building corporate and foundation relationships that resulted in seven-figure gifts or greater in the basic or life sciences sector.
The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is an externally facing position responsible for identifying, initiating, building and soliciting a pool of key/high-level institutional relationships to secure high-impact philanthropic investments in my clients science, research, and programs.
The successful candidate will possess a deep understanding of science and research, an advanced scientific degree, and fundraising or investment experience with basic or life sciences organizations and institutions.
Lead strategic efforts to develop and implement complex and multi-faceted fundraising strategies, solicitations and stewardship plans for an international portfolio of prominent foundations, leading corporate and venture fund philanthropists, and partners such as non-governmental organizations and public charities.
Identify and prioritize mission-aligned institutional prospects and donors to engage and support research and programs.
Build close working relationships with a wide variety of internal partners to successfully cultivate, solicit and steward external institutional donors.
These partners will include scientific directors, scientists and principal investigators, Office of Sponsored Programs, Finance, Facilities, and Office of Translational Science and Network Alliances.
Coordinate meetings and site visits with corporate and foundation leaders to promote research excellence and create collaborative funding opportunities.
Establish a deep working knowledge of research programs, genomics, and laboratory research in partnership with internal stakeholders.
Strategically develop funding opportunities for research priorities, education programs and capital projects, in partnership with key internal stakeholders and, when appropriate, members of the board of directors.
Provide overall direction and coordination when developing funding proposals.
Work closely with scientific writers and serve as proposal editor.
Forge and lead new approaches for successful stewardship and reporting to key philanthropic partners, including establishing internal mechanisms to track and engage scientific progress on an ongoing basis.
Maintain advanced knowledge and understanding of philanthropic and fundraising best practices to interact capably with donors and their advisors on charitable gifts.
Serve as an effective spokesperson and champion for both through verbal and written communication.
*Advanced degree required.
*5+ years related experience working with corporate and foundation funders to support science and/or research-based organizations.
*Solid understanding of genetics, genomics, precision medicine, and translational science.
*Familiarity with computational biology is desirable.
*Experience with transformative philanthropy and the needs to advance and steward these types of gift conversations and relationships.
*Experience working in a fast-paced, matrixed organization with multiple internal and external stakeholders.
*Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational and facilitation skills and be confident approaching and communicating with personnel at all levels of the facilities and external customers and scientists.
*Ability to organize, prioritize, manage and monitor multiple projects to successful completion, adapting to shifting priorities in a high-pressure environment
*Entrepreneurial, independent, deeply collaborative and diplomatic.
*Excellent communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
*Demonstrated ability to manage competing demands and changing pace of priorities.
*Comfortable dealing with all levels of institutional staff.
*Knowledge of Raiser's Edge or other similar donor or customer relationship databases.
Dynamic and supportive work environment
Comprehensive benefits package
Generous paid time off
Fitness center with an award winning wellness program
Fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families.
This company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.
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