Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Community, Social Services, Nonprofit, Healthcare
4 Year Degree
The FNIH seeks a Development Officer (DO) to join a talented team of fundraisers working to secure support for biomedical research programs, training initiatives and events with five-to-seven figure funding goals. The DO will be responsible for attaining fundraising goals, building and maintaining strong relationships with current corporate and foundation donors and creating strategies to develop and solicit new prospects for first-time FNIH partnerships.
Manage an existing portfolio of major partners, developing and maintain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of each company/organization’s priorities, and building effective working relationships with partner representatives
Lead the fundraising team on a sub-set of programs for which you and others on the Development team are collectively raising funds; coordinating team activities and working collaboratively with scientific, finance and communications staff to advance the overall fundraising strategy and program activities. Serve on fundraising teams led by others.
Identify and forge relationships with new prospects for FNIH partnerships, seeking to expand the organization’s donor base
Prepare well targeted proposals and deliver pitches/presentations to current and prospective corporate/foundation supporters
Rapidly conceptualize and implement campaign plans, including revenue forecasts, timelines, and cultivation and stewardship strategies, and evaluate results
Develop and prepare/present complete and accurate activity reports, revenue forecasts and situation analyses regularly to internal and external audiences and leadership
Build long-term relationships with FNIH partners through timely reports; written, telephone and face-to-face communication; events, etc.
Maintain timely and accurate records of fundraising activity, and ensure all partnerships fulfill the requirements of the FNIH’s policies and guidelines
Contribute positively to team cohesion
This individual must have experience developing and nurturing relationships with corporations, preferably but not necessarily in the pharmaceutical and biotech space, and with philanthropic foundations. The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker, with experience gathering, analyzing and interpreting information to prepare compelling and effective proposals and cases for support; the ability to quickly come up to speed on and speak effectively about complex scientific material; and be able to comfortably manage multiple projects and priorities. Reporting to the Director of Development, this position works closely with scientific program staff at the NIH and the FNIH, as well as with other fundraisers in a team environment.
5-7 years of demonstrated success in corporate/foundation development; experience with the pharmaceutical/biotech industry a plus
Able to accomplish all aspects of the development function from basic administrative tasks to high-level strategy
Focused and highly motivated self-starter, able to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to speak clearly, write persuasively, and listen attentively
Experience managing multiple projects with deadline pressures and competing priorities
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge
Additional Salary Information: 100% paid medical for employees and dependents; free parking; generous retirement match and much more!
Internal Number: DOAFP
About Foundation for the NIH
The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) creates and manages alliances with public and private institutions in support of the lifesaving mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world’s premier medical research agency. The organization works with federal and private-sector partners to accelerate biomedical research and strategies against diseases and health concerns in the United States and across the globe. FNIH organizes and administers research projects; supports education and training of new researchers; organizes educational events and symposia and administers funds supporting a wide range of health issues. Chartered by the U.S. Congress, the FNIH is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization located on Rockville Pike in Bethesda, a short walk from the White Flint Metro Station (Red Line).