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Development Officer

Company: Foundation of the NIH
Location: Rockville
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) creates and manages alliances with public and private institutions in support of the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world's premier medical research agency. The Foundation, also known as the FNIH, works with its partners to accelerate biomedical research and strategies against diseases and health concerns in the United States and across the globe. The FNIH organizes and administers research projects; supports education and training of new researchers; organizes educational events and symposia; and administers a series of funds supporting a wide range of health issues. Established by Congress in 1990, the FNIH is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.EOE STATEMENT: The FNIH is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. The FNIH celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.DescriptionThe FNIH seeks two Development Officers to expand its existing elite team of fundraising professionals supporting groundbreaking biomedical research programs, training initiatives, events, and other FNIH and NIH priorities. Responsible for annually raising 5-7 figure major gifts targeted toward specific program priorities, each Development Officer builds and maintains strong relationships with a donor pipeline that includes principal gifts level pharmaceutical partners and other corporate, foundation and nonprofit donors. They also create and implement strategies to develop and solicit new prospects for first-time FNIH partnerships, growing the donor pipeline over time. The Development Officers also play an important role in ensuring the independence and transparency that reflect the public trust placed in this organization and its federal partner, the NIH. Reporting to a Director of Development, each Development Officer works in close collaboration with scientific program staff at the National Institutes of Health and the FNIH, as well as with other fundraisers in a team environment. Responsibilities of the Development Officer: Manage an existing portfolio of major funding partners, developing and maintaining an in-depth knowledge and understanding of each organization's priorities and building effective working relationships with partner representatives Lead the fundraising team on several programs for which you and others are collectively raising funds; coordinate team activities and work collaboratively with scientific, finance and communications staff to advance the overall fundraising strategy and program activities Collaborate on fundraising teams led by others Identify and build relationships with new funding prospects for FNIH partnerships, seeking to expand the organization's donor base; maintain and strengthen existing relationships Rapidly conceptualize and implement campaign plans, including revenue forecasts, timelines, cultivation and stewardship strategies, and evaluate results Prepare targeted proposals and reports to donors; deliver pitches/presentations to current and prospective corporate/foundation supporters Negotiate formal funding agreements, with support from FNIH contracts and scientific staff Maintain timely and accurate records to ensure all partnerships fulfill the requirements of the FNIH's policies and guidelines; and Contribute positively to team cohesion POSITION REQUIREMENTS: B.A. or B.S. degree required 5+ years of demonstrated success in corporate/foundation development; experience with the pharmaceutical/biotech industry and/or global health funders a plus Able to accomplish all aspects of the development function from basic administrative tasks to strategy Focused and motivated self-starter who can work independently and as part of a team Ability to speak clearly, write persuasively, listen attentively and distill highly technical information into simplified, compelling requests Experience managing multiple projects with deadline pressures and competing priorities Innovative and critical thinking skills, including an ability to spot and solve problems Knowledge of and experience with negotiating funder agreementsProficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and virtual meeting platforms (Zoom, Webex, etc.); and Familiarity with Raiser's Edge. PM21FULL-TIME/PART-TIME: Full-TimeLOCATION: Maryland, RockvillePI182214396

Keywords: Foundation of the NIH, Rockville , Development Officer, Other , Rockville, Maryland

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