Director of Major Gifts, Southeast
- Employment Type
- Full Time
The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Diabetes
Research Institute Foundation in the search for a Director of Major
Reporting to the Senior Director, Major Gifts, the Director of Major Gifts, Southeast will serve as a leader in philanthropic giving at the Diabetes Research Institute and Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. The Director of Major Gifts will grow sustainable revenue for the mission to cure diabetes; increase the number of $10,000 philanthropic donors who invest in that mission; and cultivate a culture of philanthropy across the organization. The Director of Major Gifts will develop and implement strategies to secure critical mission funding from a targeted portfolio of individuals and foundations with the capacity for $10,000+ philanthropic giving per year within the southeast region of the United States. Through personalized relationship management, the Director of Major Gifts will provide each portfolio donor with a meaningful, fulfilling giving experience, learning about their personal philanthropic passions and soliciting gifts to grow the revenue potential from the portfolio annually. The Director may work remotely from South Florida.
Founded in 1971 by a group of parents of children with diabetes, the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) is the organization of choice for those who are serious, passionate, and committed to curing diabetes. Its mission—to provide the Diabetes Research Institute with the funding necessary to cure diabetes now—is a testament to the belief that tomorrow is not soon enough to cure those living with diabetes.
The Diabetes Research Institute is one of the largest and most comprehensive research centers dedicated to developing a biological cure for type 1 diabetes by restoring natural insulin production and normalizing blood sugar levels without imposing other risks. Since 1971, the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation has provided nearly $250 million in philanthropic resources to support the critical research of the DRI and is recognized as one of the world's most respected diabetes organizations. Garnering the attention of influential people who are personally affected by diabetes, the Foundation has grown into an international coalition of business leaders, celebrities, scientists, clinicians, families, and other concerned individuals who have elevated the importance of cure-focused research and provided meaningful support for the DRI's multidisciplinary research program. This funding is provided through individual and corporate donations, special events, sponsorships, cause marketing relationships, and planned giving.
The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation holds Diversity and Inclusion as one of its six core values. It strives to create an inclusive environment that allows everyone to be their best self, where no one feels the need to suppress who they are; to obtain equitable representation in the workplace, on its boards, and among its volunteers and other constituencies; to foster equality by providing equal access to all; to allow one another to be heard without judgment, and to provide opportunities for personal and professional growth and development.
A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least five years of successful experience in fundraising and donor development for a nonprofit organization. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the purpose of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation to support the Diabetes Research Institute in its mission to develop and rapidly apply the most promising research to treat and cure those now living with diabetes.