The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in the search for two Associate Directors of Development.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the leadership of one of the world’s most important and influential scientific bodies. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world. Their work helps shape sound policies, inform public opinion, and advance the pursuit of science, engineering, and medicine. Academy members are among the world's most distinguished scientists, engineers, physicians, and researchers and include more than 300 Nobel laureates.
The Associate Directors of Development will work with the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Directors of Development, NAE and NAS senior leadership, and Office of Development colleagues to plan, implement, and coordinate effective strategies and approaches to identify, cultivate, solicit, and close major and leadership gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations. The Associate Directors will collaborate with the Directors of Development to set annual fundraising plans; manage a portfolio of major gift prospects including cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, via face to face meetings, phone calls, and emails; travel locally and nationally to visit prospects; prepare and review fundraising letters, proposals, and other materials; and liaise and coordinate with NAE and NAS membership and executive offices as well as development colleagues to plan and deliver fundraising goals for NAE and NAS.
The Associate Directors will actively participate in building a culture of philanthropy and will work collaboratively with senior program colleagues across a decentralized development office and multi-tiered institution. The Associate Directors will provide innovative solutions to complex problems that impact the office’s success as well as establish processes and procedures to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the fundraising function.
Society is facing an array of complex policy questions. The National Academies are distinctly qualified to provide nonpartisan, objective guidance for decision makers and the public. As they have done since their founding in 1863, they marshal the energy and intellect of the nation’s leading critical thinkers to respond to policy challenges with science, engineering, and medicine at their core. This is an opportunity for two Associate Directors of Development to work closely with the leading figures in science and technology as the National Academies deepen the impact of science on the great challenges facing society, and strengthen the role of science, engineering, and medicine in decision making for the public and for policy makers.
A Bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is three years of related professional experience.
All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.
About The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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