ABOUT THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MEDICINE
The mission of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is to
improve health for all by advancing knowledge and accelerating
progress in science, medicine, policy, and health equity. The NAM
actively identifies and addresses critical issues with balanced and
authoritative scientific evidence and leads and inspires action on
bold ideas to impact science, medicine, and health in the United
States and globally. The Global Grand Challenge for Healthy
Longevity was launched in 2018 and has achieved international
support and acclaim. The NAM is now in the early stages of
launching its next Grand Challenge for Human Health and Climate
Change, addressing one of the most significant threats to human
health in the 21st century.
The NAM’s deep relationships with top foundations and leading
philanthropists in the United States and around the world make it a
stimulating and rewarding place to work. This is an exciting
opportunity to have an impact on one of today’s most distinctive
fundraising campaigns and work closely with some of the world’s
most prominent figures in science, health, medicine, business, and
OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT’S CORE VALUES
Passion: We are passionate about supporting the
National Academies’ mission through philanthropy.
Collaboration: We galvanize internal and external
communities toward greater philanthropic impact.
Integrity: We are honest, respectful, and transparent
with our donors and colleagues.
Innovation: We are strategic, creative, and
entrepreneurial in connecting our donors and friends to programs
and philanthropic opportunities.
Inclusivity: We are committed to fostering an
environment where all perspectives are heard and valued to provide
diverse and inclusive engagement and funding opportunities.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Associate Director of Development (ADoD) reports directly to
the Chief Development Officer. In collaboration with NAM program
staff and development office, supports the President, Executive
Officer, and Chief Development Officer in fundraising activities.
The ADoD will have the flexibility to develop strategies to
cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects.
- Actively manages a portfolio of prospective major donors via
face-to-face meetings and written and telephone contact throughout
the donor life cycle.
- Proactively identifies new prospective donors to be added to
- Travels as needed for donor meetings and events.
- Works with the CDO in planning fundraising activities to
deliver against goals and objectives as needed, including strategic
planning, assisting in identifying funding sources and
- You are seeking an opportunity to work with senior leadership
in navigating fundraising opportunities for the advancement of
health and medicine
- You demonstrate self-motivation, strategic thinking, and the
ability to work independently
- You pay close attention to detail, maintain accuracy in your
work, and can adhere to systems associated with a large
- You possess a high level of integrity and confidentiality and
are able to manage constituent-sensitive information
- You are a creative thinker, and you’re excited to incorporate
philanthropy best practices into your strategy
- You seamlessly develop work plans and excel in project
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in related
field, or equivalent knowledge.
Minimum Experience: Five years of
successful fundraising or related experience.
of the importance of sciences, engineering, and medicine and the
mission of the Academies. Thorough understanding of philanthropy
and professional trends. Knowledge and understanding of
sophisticated fundraising practices, annual giving, planned giving
techniques, and essential functions of a pro-active and innovative
fundraising organization. Ability to conceptualize, plan, and
implement a programmatic approach to building relationships and
securing philanthropic support, including setting ambitious goals,
developing strategies for stewardship, prioritizing activities,
planning and delivering events, and orchestrating the involvement
of volunteers and organization leadership.
WORK HOURS, HOLIDAYS, AND BENEFITS
- 37.5 hours per week with a flexible work schedule and generous
- The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
follows the federal government holiday schedule
- The The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and offers
participation in a retirement savings plan with employer match;
medical, dental, and vision plans; and flexible spending and
dependent care accounts