Director, Development & Foundation Operations

International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Jun 1, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration
Health, Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
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Working under the supervision of the ISPE CEO & the COO, and the guidance of the ISPE Foundation Board, the Director of Development and Foundation Operations will primarily be responsible for driving the development and achievement of the Foundation’s fundraising mission, vision and objectives. The Director will have oversight of existing Foundation programs and the implementation of future programs. The position is a key member of the Foundation's staff and will work with the CEO & the COO to successfully manage and coordinate operations with ISPE staff and volunteers with the goal of implementing initiatives that will result in the achievement of the Foundation’s mission and vision.  This role is also responsible for Special Projects in support of ISPE Operations.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Fundraising operations and volunteer coordination of the same to achieve or exceed annual fundraising goals set by the Foundation Board of Directors
  • Manage all aspects of Foundation programs in coordination with ISPE staff
  • Implement Foundation programs in support of ISPE operations as appropriate
  • Identify opportunities for program development, expansion, and funding
  • Identify and cultivate partnership opportunities which leverage the Foundation’s abilities to achieve its mission
  • Oversee management, community, and Board reports on results of Foundation initiatives
  • Lead committees of volunteers and experts to progress Foundation strategies
  • Assist in developing and promoting the messaging and effective communication of the Foundation’s evolving story of beneficial impact to stakeholders and society
  • Develop criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of the Foundation’s programs and participate in the development of strategies to facilitate future progress
  • Obtain, maintain, and share a high level of knowledge of the most effective strategies and current thinking (best practices) in the Foundation community.
  • Interact with members, leaders, and public and private sector stakeholders to assess developments in the Foundations interest areas and strategic points for philanthropic engagement
  • Special Projects: Conducts research, compile data and prepare reports for consideration and presentation to the ISPE CEO & COO
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements


Education and work experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree; graduate work and/or graduate degree in related field desirable, MBA a plus
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in fundraising from major corporations, grant management and non-profit management
  • Pharmaceutical or healthcare industry experience preferred
  • Experience working in an association and/or managing volunteers is very essential
  • Understanding of business metrics development and tracking and reporting against business objectives and working knowledge of lean six sigma skills, black belt a plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive communication skills, both orally and written, including the ability to speak publicly
  • Knowledge of budget development and monitoring principles and federal rules and regulations pertaining to fundraising and nonprofit operations
  • Multiple language skills is a plus.
  • Demonstrate professional appearance, ethics, and demeanor at all times.
  • Significant skills in researching, analyzing, presenting data, reaching conclusions and developing recommendations
  • Ability to coordinate various projects and responsibilities while prioritizing conflicting demands and deadlines
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with a wide range of individuals
  • Self-motivated and results oriented
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint


This role will serve both the ISPE Foundation and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).  Time may be allocated depending upon the requirements of both organizations.


The above declarations are not intended to be an “all inclusive” list of duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job.  Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job and are a reasonable representation of its activities.


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