Administrative, Clerical, Support Services, Community, Social Services, Nonprofit, Healthcare
4 Year Degree
Enhance your career while supporting cutting-edge biomedical research! The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) seeks an entry-level Development Professional to join its growing team. Help us support the National Institutes of Health, the premiere health research institute in the world. Learn from a talented team of fundraisers working to secure support for multi-million dollar biomedical research programs, training initiatives, and events. You will assist with fundraising and obtaining other resources for FNIH programs and National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiatives. Work will focus on one or more programmatic or therapeutic areas as necessary and appropriate. Reporting to the Development Officer, you will work closely with other Development staff and other program and administrative staff at the FNIH and the NIH.
• Aid the Development Officer in managing of a portfolio of diverse corporate and foundation funders, liaise with an assigned therapeutic area, scout new funding opportunities, and participate in fundraising for other programs as needed.
• Lead, as appropriate, engagement with FNIH departments such as Communications & Events, Contracts & Grants, Finance, and Research Partnerships.
• Develop fundraising materials for events and programs.
• Conduct prospect research and vetting of donors.
• Maintain committee and team lists for Development and ensure accurate and frequent updates are noted in Raiser’s Edge and in other FNIH records as needed.
• Aid in coordinating event and education/training fundraising, schedule regular team meetings, generate and circulate meeting agendas and minutes, maintain and distribute materials and reports.
• Track own outreach in Raiser’s Edge and coordinate with Development Officer to ensure records are kept up to date, deadlines are met, donors are appropriately engaged and recognized, and benefit commitments are upheld.
• Coordinate with the FNIH Events Team on event, conference, seminar and meeting planning as needed.
• Coordinate with the FNIH Communications Team on website updates and circulation of communication materials to donors.
• Work with the FNIH Contracts Team to execute sponsorship and other funding agreements.
• Work with other Development Associate(s) and Development Assistant to ensure smooth operations during crunch times.
• Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of three years of fundraising, sponsored research or other partnership development (external facing) experience.
• Focused and motivated self-starter, able to work independently and as part of a team.
• Great attention to detail and ability to review his/her own work for accuracy.
• Excellent writing, including experience writing proposals and communicating, in writing, to external audiences.
• Knowledge of and experience with prospect research.
• Experience working on multiple projects with deadline pressures and competing priorities.
• Experience with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other relevant tools; including familiarity with Raiser’s Edge.
• Meaningful experience using design software, such as Publisher and Adobe (InDesign), to produce one-pagers, sponsorship forms, and other documents.
• Experience using PowerPoint to create graphically appealing presentations.
• Understanding of how to conduct prospect research and produce prospect briefs and/or lists.
• Strong analytical skills and ability to condense highly technical information into simple and compelling language.
The FNIH is an equal-opportunity employer.
Additional Salary Information: Paid bimonthly; annual performance evaluations with possibility of increase
Internal Number: DAAFP
About Foundation for 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).