Chief Development Officer
Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) is seeking a hands-on Chief Development Officer with exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to move ideas forward by inspiring and motivating people with their creativity and energy. Dedicated to enhancing knowledge of diseases in order to improve health and save lives, for six decades HMRI has been making biomedical discoveries and developments that have set new precedents in medical knowledge across the nation and around the world. HMRI currently has an annual operating budget of approximately $12 million with over $60 million in assets and a staff of 50 employees. For more information please visit www.hrmi.org.
Reporting to the President and CEO, the Chief Development Officer will be responsible for managing the strategic direction and oversight of a comprehensive fund development and communication program to ensure HMRI’s ongoing success and sustainability. The Chief Development Officer will provide necessary leadership, motivation, and support to identify new opportunities in addition to developing and executing effective cultivation and solicitation strategies for existing funders. The Chief Development Officer manages a team of two staff members who together raise approximately $3 million annually through private philanthropy. The ideal candidate should not only possess excellent verbal and written communication skills but should also be able to thrive in a collaborative, pioneering environment that is conducive to open and direct communication with individuals of varying degrees of involvement with HMRI and its work. The Chief Development Officer should be a resourceful, results-oriented leader with the ability to think strategically, generate new ideas, prioritize, plan, multitask, and set goals and objectives, as well as implement and follow-through while meeting financial goals and deadlines. The ideal candidate will be both a skilled manager and an individual contributor who works and thinks independently yet can also build on group dynamics and set high expectations for the team. A background in a medical research/health care environment and a strong working knowledge of the medical science research community are preferred. An undergraduate degree is required, a graduate degree is preferred. The annual base salary for the role begins at $175,000.
HMRI has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Chief Development Officer search. To view the full position description, please visit www.morrisberger.com. To apply, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: https://www.morrisberger.com/position.php?id=2154.