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Chief Development Officer

New York Academy of Medicine
New York, United States
$210,000.00 - $238,000.00
Closing date
Jul 1, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration
Health, Research
Employment Type
Full Time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) in the search for a Chief Development Officer.

Reporting to the President, the Chief Development Officer will plan, direct, and execute a range of fundraising activities including major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, annual fund, special events, and planned giving. The Chief Development Officer will lead the organization's overall fundraising strategy while playing a major role in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major donors and growing the corporate and foundation funding base. The Chief Development Officer will coordinate and collaborate with departments across the Academy, in particular Communications, Research, the Fellows Office, and the world-class NYAM Library. NYAM currently work in a hybrid situation; however, the role of Chief Development Officer will require a substantial on-site presence in the New York City office.

The New York Academy of Medicine is a leading voice for innovation in public health. Throughout its 176-year history, NYAM has uniquely championed bold changes to the systems that perpetuate health inequities and keep all communities from achieving good health. Today, this work includes innovative research and policy initiatives that distinctively value community input for maximum impact. Combined with NYAM’s trusted public programming and historic library, and with the support of esteemed Fellows and Members, NYAM’s impact as a public health leader continues.

Since 1847, the New York Academy of Medicine has dedicated itself to improving the health of the people of the city, the state, and beyond. Milestones in the work of NYAM include improvements and focus in many key areas—city sanitation, maternal mortality, children’s health, and healthy aging, among other topics. NYAM helped create the field of urban health, and publishes a leading journal, The Journal of Urban Health, which just celebrated its 100th volume.

The New York Academy of Medicine is committed to addressing the root causes of health inequities and changing the systems that prevent everyone from having an equal shot at a healthy life. The organization’s research, programs, and policy initiatives uniquely put community voices at the core to advance health for all. Focusing on social, environmental, and institutional factors that influence health, the NYAM team collaborates with partners in academic institutions, government agencies, and community-based organizations to evaluate and promote policies, programs, and community needs related to health equity.

Addressing inequities is the centerpiece of NYAM's mission. Because health equity is unequivocally tied to systemic racism, NYAM fully embraces addressing social justice issues to achieve its vision where everyone can live a healthy life. NYAM is conducting its work in focused ways to help address systemic racism and structural oppression—ways that build access for individuals and communities whose voices have not been heard and whose influence has not been fully realized.

Assets and income at NYAM include an investment portfolio of over $56 million, grants and contracts awarded over the past five years totaling $27.5 million, one of the most distinguished libraries of the history of medicine and public health in the world, and NYAM’s iconic building on Museum Mile in New York City. NYAM’s annual budget is $13 million.

The New York Academy of Medicine will consider candidates with a broad range of backgrounds. A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required, and at least ten years of direct fundraising experience in the metropolitan New York City area is highly preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of the New York Academy of Medicine as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

The salary range for this position is $210,000 to $238,000 annually.

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