JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes
(T1D) research. Our mission is to accelerate life-changing
breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.
To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than $2.5 billion in
research funding since our inception. We are an organization built
on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local
communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader
fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool
resources, passion, and energy. We collaborate with academic
institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to
develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people
living with T1D. Our staff and volunteers in chapters across the
United States and our six international affiliates are dedicated to
advocacy, community engagement, and our vision of a world without
T1D. For more information please visit jdrf.org or follow us on
As a JDRF team member, you can look forward to interesting and
challenging work, building strong relationships with fellow staff
and our network of volunteers, and having a meaningful impact on
the lives of everyone affected by this devastating disease. JDRF
supports a diverse and inclusive workforce and is an Equal
Reporting to the Vice President, Field Development, the Regional
Director is responsible for the leadership and management of the
region covering the western third of the country. The
regional territory is comprised of eight chapters that generate
approximately $40M in revenue. The Regional Director is
charged with executing JDRF strategies for creating mission
funding, galvanizing supporters, and diversifying and growing
revenue. The position serves in a critical leadership role
with the Field Development team, as well as interfacing with other
key departments to ensure the field structure is equipped to drive
results across communities the organization serves. In addition,
they will work across departments on integrated, targeted and
innovative problem solving that best serves the attainment of local
goals in mission impact, revenue growth and increased
This individual will work with chapter Executive Directors,
other chapter staff leaders and community volunteers to serve and
support all field staff in holistic portfolio management to meet
and exceed revenue and mission goals. They will provide
direct management to chapter Executive Directors assigned to the
region while fostering a culture of high performance and
accountability. In addition, they will lead the field team to
enable each business unit to meet and exceed revenue goals while
serving and engaging JDRF constituents and stakeholders with a
special emphasis on board development, volunteer partnership, and
donor engagement. Will work closely with the Vice President, Field
Development and other JDRF leaders to lead and manage change
required to increase revenue and efficiency.
This position is expected to resolve complex problems
successfully and in a timely manner, and communicate clearly, and
effectively. These decisions have an impact on various processes
and locations, thus a need to respond both strategically and
nimbly. This role will need to provide and analyze information and
make recommendations to the Vice President, Field
This is a remote position. The ideal candidate will reside
in the region territory, but are open to other candidates as
• Execute strategic revenue plans to drive
profitable, diversified, and sustainable year-over-year growth in
region, and partner with the National mission team to align local
and national mission impact strategy and scale at the local level.
• Drive collaboration among Executive
Directors, Regional and National teams, and volunteer leadership to
develop program strategies based on local communities and
demographics to increase revenue opportunities as well as protect
revenue in communities undergoing staff transition.
• Manages, coaches, and develops direct
reports, ensuring that the responsibilities, authorities, and
accountabilities are well-defined in the functions of stewardship,
prospect management, development communications, foundation
relations and innovation/ideation.
• Monitor Regional P&L and partner with VP,
Field Development as needed to identify areas of future growth as
well as cost containment. Guide the development and assessment of
the region’s annual and monthly budgets and ensure accurate
• Participate as an ad-hoc members of various
department teams across the organization to proactively identify
and anticipate change management and internal communication needs
that impact the field.
• Work cross-functionally with other
departments to identify, implement, and improve workflow management
practices and processes, as well as identify and improve
integration among Chapters, National Office, and volunteer
resources within the field.
• Applies extensive knowledge of development
practices and disciplines in the areas of process, policy, metrics,
resource utilization while operationalizing best practices to
garner greater efficiencies and effectiveness.
• Actively demonstrates and cascades the
enterprise-wide mindsets: integrity, collaboration, and
• BS/BA or higher or equivalent experience,
plus a preferred minimum of 10 years success in a field-based
fundraising organization as well as leading multi-disciplined team
in achieving organizational revenue goals. A minimum of 5
years preferred in a supervisory capacity.
• Proven success record of accomplishment with
achieving revenue targets preferably while working within a matrix
• Exhibits the following competencies:
Leadership, Diplomacy, Decision-making and solutioning ability,
Financial acumen, Organization, Flexibility, Strategic
• Proven record of accomplishment of
collaborative leadership, management, coaching and development of
staff at all levels.
• Proficient in Salesforce and MS Suite.
• Analytical skills to track progress toward
• Desire to work in a team-based environment;
able to work with others to achieve goals.
• Ability to create consensus among
cross-functional teams and bring closure to
• Excellent written, verbal,
presentation/communication, and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to creatively find solutions to
problems and analyze feedback to create best practices by
partnering with key stakeholders.
• Ability to travel up to 40% of the time.
Resumes without cover letters will not be
To protect the health and safety of our employees, all employees
are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have a
COVID-19 booster shot regardless of location or position. This
includes those with remote status. Requests for medical, religious,
and other exemptions will be considered on an individual basis.
JDRF will comply with all federal, state, and local laws.
JDRF supports a diverse and inclusive workforce and is an Equal
All information will be kept confidential according to EEO