Research!America, located in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia, is seeking an entrepreneurial, energetic and experienced development professional to be part of a dynamic development and membership team. The Research!America alliance advocates for science, discovery, and innovation to achieve better health for all.
Reporting to the Vice President of Alliance Development and Membership, this person will be an integral part of the organization, coordinating Research!America’s overall fundraising program which includes special events, sponsored programs, individual giving, foundation and corporate grants and membership dues. The Director of Alliance Development and Membership will provide overall strategic support for the activities necessary to attract individual donors, potential alliance members, event sponsorships and program partners to the organization, as well as manage existing donor and partners relationships.
The Director of Alliance Development and Membership, in collaboration with the membership and development team and other departments within Research!America is responsible for:
Researching, identifying and cultivating prospects for corporate and foundation giving
Soliciting corporate sponsorships and foundation support for two signature special events
Managing the stewardship of corporate, foundation and membership relationships
Recruitment and retention of alliance membership
Assist in planning and implementing high-end special events
Assist in developing and funding member partner initiatives
Writing and managing grants and proposals for programs and grant funded programs
Assist with managing and growing individual giving
Provide training, support, coaching and supervision for development and membership associate
To be considered for this position, please email a cover letter and resume with salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. EEO
Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 8 years increasingly responsible experience with a track record of success in fundraising.
Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives
Demonstrated ability to maintain best fundraising and operational practices, employing clearly defined objectives and transparent methods with which to measure success
Exceptional written and verbal communication, presentation, and astute listening skills including the ability to express ideas with clarity, confidence and sensitivity
Strong interpersonal skills to interact with a variety of constituents including CEO, board members and members
Knowledge and/or understanding of fund development database systems
Must be able to organize priorities according to changing circumstances in a positive, focused and timely manner
Collaborative work ethic with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
CFRE degree desired
The Research!America alliance advocates for science, discovery, and innovation to achieve better health for all. We urge Congress and the administration to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Science Foundation (NSF) at levels that keep pace with scientific opportunity. We also advocate for federal funding for global health research and a legislative and regulatory climate that stimulates growth in private sector research and development.