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Vice President of Philanthropy (Hybrid DC Location)

National Medical Fellowships
District of Columbia, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Oct 21, 2022

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with National Medical Fellowships in the search for a Vice President of Philanthropy.

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President of Philanthropy will lead the organization's engagement and fundraising activities, creating a new development strategy aligned with the organization’s strategic plan including its Seven Strategic Pillars: Building an Endowment for a Sustainable Future; Advancing Thought Leadership; Engaging in Impactful Policy Partnerships; Diversifying Clinical Research; Launching a Robust Mentorship Network; Expanding Focus to Include Behavioral Health; and Developing a Strong and Comprehensive Student Pipeline. The Vice President of Philanthropy will be a student of emerging fundraising and engagement best practices and have deep experience in data-driven, metrics-based major gift fundraising and the application of industry best practices.

Seventy-five years ago, National Medical Fellowships began providing scholarships to African American physicians and medical students who otherwise would not have been able to afford a medical education. As American society changed, NMF expanded its commitment, giving grants on a national basis to other groups underrepresented in medicine. It is through these scholarship programs that NMF has been instrumental in increasing the number of physicians and researchers underrepresented in medicine in the United States. More recently, NMF has introduced fellowship programs that help medical students address health disparities in underserved communities, in the U.S. and globally. Through these programs, NMF is achieving equity of opportunity in medicine and equity of access to quality healthcare for all Americans. It is reaching this goal by increasing the number of minority physicians and changing the face of medicine to better reflect and serve this diverse nation.

NMF is the only national organization solely dedicated to providing scholarships and support to medical and health professions students across all groups underrepresented in healthcare. Scholarships and awards recognizing merit as well as financial need have always been at the core of NMF. Service-learning programs provide opportunities for students to work hands-on to enhance healthcare delivery in underrepresented communities. These programs match students with mentors and focus on areas of critical clinical and public health need. During the worldwide vaccination effort, NMF launched their Diversity in Research Programs portfolio which is comprised of two major initiatives with the goal of increasing underrepresented patient engagement and participation in clinical research, ensuring the development of treatments effective in all populations.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least 10 years of progressive fundraising experience with a focus on major gift solicitations and capital campaigns, preferably in a healthcare environment, including board and leadership development experience. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of National Medical Fellowships as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

Medical Fellowships has a virtual remote working environment with teammates based across the country. For this position, the Metropolitan District of Columbia area is preferred. The Vice President will spend approximately 25% of their time traveling to large scale annual events and engaging in cultivation efforts, relationship building, and partnership development.

NMF values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture—people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, immigrants, and people from other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply for positions with the team.

NMF does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, creed, religion, physical ability, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, previous incarceration, veteran status, union membership or activism, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.

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