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Director of Development

The Stone Research Foundation
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 22, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Fundraising, Annual Fund, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Membership, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events
Employment Type
Full Time
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For 25 years the Stone Research Foundation has been dedicated to pioneering new orthopaedic treatments that accelerate healing, enabling people to stay active through research, development, innovation and education.

We are seeking a Director of Development with strong financial management skills to effectively move the organization to the next level of visibility and success.  A critical aspect of the job is to seek out new opportunities for funding and to bring innovative ideas forward for consideration by the Founder and Chairman, Director of Research & Operations and the Board of Directors.

About The Stone Research Foundation:  The Stone Research Foundation (SRF) is an independent, 501(c)3 non-profit research institute pioneering regenerative orthopedic treatments to stimulate the body's own healing properties to reduce the suffering of sports injuries and arthritis. Learn more about us at:

Compensation and Benefits:  Salary commensurate with experience. SRF offers generous benefits that include 100% premium paid for medical, dental, and vision insurance, paid vacation and holidays.


  • Collaborates with the Founder/Chairman, Director of Research & Operations, and Board of Directors, and to lead, educate, engage and coordinate effort to maximize fundraising involvement, outcome, and activities
  • Serves as liaison with the Board members to recruit, cultivate, and maintain relations with donors and prospective donors; oversees strategies to engage and solicit major gift prospects
  • Coordinates with organization’s partners and stakeholder on donor prospect/recruitment, and marketing efforts
  • Sets and meets fundraising objectives and goals; evaluates ongoing results and guides initiatives;
  • Establishes and monitors key metrics for development activities; provides ongoing reports and data analysis to track programs
  • Leads, inspires, and manages the development team to achieve relationship-building and funding objectives


  • A passion for SRF’s mission and values
  • Degree in nonprofit management, business administration, or a related discipline / experience
  • Minimum of five years non-profit/business leadership experience
  • Passion for medical research and current knowledge of research foundation funding
  • Knowledge of accounting principles for non-profits
  • Strong staff supervisory, motivational, and interpersonal skills; ability to provide staff and community leadership and guide investment in people and systems
  • Ability to set clear priorities with keen analytic and problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Able to adapt to immediate or unforeseen challenges
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong public speaking skills

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:; please put “Director of Development” in the subject line.


The Stone Research Foundation is committed to workforce diversity. Qualified applicants will receive full consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, health status or national origin.

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