The Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research is seeking a Director of Development in the Philadelphia, PA office. The Director for Development leads the efforts to secure funding for all FAIMER projects and programs through major gifts, annual fund, grants, planned giving, and philanthropic events. He or she guides the development and implementation of an effective and comprehensive fund raising program that sustains FAIMER's long-term success by strengthening donors' relationships and building new donor relationships with FAIMER. He or she strives for excellence and continuous improvement in developing, implementing and measuring fundraising efforts.
Ability to organize and manage work done independently, and direct work conducted in teams. Advanced skills in writing, composition and editing, project management and report preparation.
Excellent social skills, tact, and ability to interact with high-level professionals in both business and social environments.
Flexibility is required, and ability to respond quickly and efficiently to unexpected requests or events.
Able to operate standard office equipment including pertinent software applications; planning and managing projects; preparing and maintaining accurate records.
Proficient in Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, and Access or some other database software.
Set and achieve annual fund raising goals that allow FAIMER to achieve operational and program priorities
Implement systems, policies and staffing strategies that support fund raising goals and objectives
Insure that all necessary solicitation tools are up-to-date, including but not limited to customizable case for support, prioritized prospect list, naming opportunities list, and gift acceptance policies
Oversight of direct mail and electronic solicitation letters, donor newsletters, and special notifications
Research and stay abreast of developing trends among peer organizations and the development profession
Oversight of stewardship strategy and efforts to leverage fundraising revenue through existing relationships
Oversight of data management through implementation of database best practices
Ensure delivery of prompt, meaningful and accurate donor stewardship
Serve as FAIMER's primary advocate for donors to FAIMER staff members
Oversight of project planning with program staff to address application requirements for new grant requests as needed
Oversee stewardship of all funders through follow-up activities, reports, and updates; ensure that all benefits due funders are delivered by closeout of funding period
Minimum 7 years of experience in fundraising and grant writing, with proven proficiency in staff development, team building, revenue generation, as well as a broad understanding of fund raising disciplines, grants, government relations, strategic planning, capital campaigns and membership.
Non-profit and communications/marketing experience also desirable.
Ability to develop a compelling case for support by collecting information from individuals at different levels within an organization
Understanding of IRS regulations related to donations, including the 990, as well as OMB Circulars A-133, A-122, and A-110.
Bachelor's degree required; graduate degree preferred. Certificate or degree in non-profit fundraising is a plus.
About Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
ECFMG is a world leader in promoting quality health care. Through our work, we provide services to many different individuals and organizations worldwide, including physicians, members of the medical education and regulatory communities, health care consumers, and researchers studying medical education and health workforce planning to name just a few.
A critical component of ECFMG's mission is ...serving physicians. Our work and our services make a difference in the education and training of physicians, in the ability of physicians to establish their qualifications, and in the creation of knowledge about what makes a strong physician workforce. In short, our work enables physicians to deliver better health care. ECFMG provides services to international physicians who want to enter the U.S. health care system and to physicians working all over the world.
International physicians—you'll also hear them referred to as "IMGs"? a lot, which stands for international medical graduates—make up about one-quarter of the physician workforce in the United States. These physicians enter the U.S. health care system as residents in U.S. graduate medical education (GME) programs, where they receive medical specialty training and provide supervised patient care. ECFMG provides a range of programs that support physicians as they pursue GME, medical licensure, and professional development in the United States; specifically ECFMG Certification is required by the ACGME for IMGs to enter residency training in ACGME-accredited programs. At ECFMG, we also register IMGs for the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®), assist them with the residency application process, sponsor foreign national physicians for the J-1 visa to participate in U.S. residency programs, and a whole lot more.
Visit our career page at ecfmg.applicantpro.com/jobs/ to find out how your skills and experience can contribute to our mission of improving health care worldwide.