Senior Director of Development, National Academy of Medicine
The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the National
Academy of Medicine (NAM) and the National Academies of Sciences,
Engineering, and Medicine in the search for a Senior Director of
Development for the NAM.
The Senior Director of Development will play a central role in all fundraising programs for the National Academy of Medicine including planning, implementing, and meeting philanthropic and program fundraising goals. The Senior Director of Development will serve as a partner to Academy leadership in setting and achieving goals for private support and will work collaboratively with program colleagues in a multi-tiered institution, actively participating in building a culture of philanthropy. The Senior Director of Development will also manage a portfolio of major gift and principal gift prospects. The Senior Director of Development, National Academy of Medicine will have a dual working relationship with the NAM President and the Chief Development Officer.
The National Academy of Medicine is one of the three Academies constituting the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the Academies). Working together under the 1863 NAS Congressional Charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln, the Academies are called on to serve as the adviser to the government and the nation to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions. Presidential Executive Orders have defined the special relationship of the Academy to Government and cited its unique capacity to marshal scientific evidence and expertise of the highest caliber for independent, objective, and trusted advice. The NAM was established in 1970 (initially as the IOM/Institute of Medicine) to advise the nation on issues of health, health care, and biomedical science.
The National Academy of Medicine, along with its counterpart National Academies of Sciences and of Engineering, is easily one of the world’s most influential scientific bodies working outside government, offering the successful candidate the opportunity to profoundly impact the future of health and medicine. Working together, the National Academies’ primary mission is to provide expert advice on the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world, and their members are among the world's most distinguished scientists, engineers, physicians, and researchers and include more than 300 Nobel laureates.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine value diversity in its members, volunteers, and staff and strives for a culture of inclusion in its workplace and activities. Convening a diverse community to exchange ideas and perspectives enhances the quality of its work and increases its relevance as advisers to the nation about the most complex issues facing the nation and the world. To promote diversity and inclusion in the sciences, engineering, and medicine, the National Academies is committed to increasing the diversity of the National Academies’ staff, members, and volunteers to reflect the populations it serves.
A bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is eight years of related professional experience. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of the National Academy of Medicine.