Founded in 1983 by the parents of an Aplastic Anemia patient,
the Aplastic Anemia and MDS
International Foundation (AAMDSIF) has grown to become the
world's leading nonprofit health organization dedicated to
supporting patients and families living with aplastic anemia,
myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), paroxysmal nocturnal
hemoglobinuria (PNH), and related bone marrow failure diseases.
AAMDSIF’s mission is to provide answers, support, and hope to
thousands of patients and their families around the world.
AAMDSIF seeks mission-driven, collaborative professionals to
join our team of dedicated employees working to advance our mission
and improve the quality of life of those who live with bone marrow
AAMDSIF is seeking a Director of Development to advance and
strengthen AAMDSIF’s fundraising program and to be a key member of
our development team.
This position reports to the Senior Director of
Development. The Director of Development will be responsible
for developing and managing AAMDSIF’s annual giving plan to
acquire, retain and upgrade donors, including personal
solicitations, direct response, fundraising events, cultivating
relationships, and donor stewardship. The Director of
Development will manage estate & planned giving marketing and
research potential new corporate and foundation funders.
- In conjunction with the Senior Director of Development, develop
and implement an annual giving plan consistent with the overall
fundraising strategies of AAMDSIF that encourages giving from
diverse revenue sources including individuals,
businesses/corporations, foundations, and other key
- Identify and engage current and prospective donors encouraging
them to support at the Foundation Partners level ($1,000+/year)
through personal solicitations, volunteer solicitations and direct
response. Identify and motivate a pool of fundraising
- Manage AAMDSIF’s direct response program by developing direct
mail and e-communications campaigns, managing appeal donor files,
managing expenses to ensure net returns align with targets and
coordinating with the Development Associate to engage outside
vendors to deliver timely campaigns.
- Build collaborative and productive relationships with
fundraising volunteers in planning and implementing events
(walks/runs, local events) to increase event and sponsorship
revenue, motivate and recognize volunteers and, in coordination
with the Development Associate and Communications Manager, provide
timely logistical, event material, and promotional support.
- Develop and implement a marketing plan for AAMDSIF’s Estate
& Planned Giving (Legacy Society) Program.
- Identify and research potential new corporate/business and
foundation funders with giving guidelines that are in alignment
with AAMDSIF’s mission.
- Collaborate with staff in producing AAMDSIF’s annual
- Manage budget and ensure accurate reporting.
- Experienced fundraising professional with a minimum of 5 years
progressive responsibility including in annual giving programs,
personal solicitation, direct response, fundraising events, and
motivating fundraising volunteers.
- Proven track record of success in growing and managing an
annual giving program including donor cultivation and giving,
direct mail programs and events.
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent relationship building and networking skills with a
diverse and broad audience of constituents and stakeholders.
- Computer proficiency in programs such as Microsoft Office and
- Ability to create timely and accurate reports.
- Experience managing budgets.
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent in work
Location & Compensation
AAMDSIF is located in Bethesda, MD and the Director of
Development will work in our Bethesda, MD office. The salary
range for this position is $80,000 to $100,000 annually, depending
on experience. AAMDSIF offers a comprehensive benefits package that
includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, health savings
account, PTO, federal holidays, a 403(b) retirement plan with
matching contributions, and transportation subsidy (parking or
Working conditions are normal for an office environment and the
office is currently using a hybrid model (in-office and remote).
Work may require some weekend and/or evening work and domestic
The above is intended to describe the general content of and
requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be
construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions,
responsibilities, or requirements. This position is a full-time,
exempt position. The Aplastic Anemia and MDS International
Foundation, a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization, is an equal
opportunity employer (EOE). For more about AAMDSIF see: www.aamds.org
How to Apply
Please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter to
received without a cover letter will not be considered. We
look forward to receiving your application, but no phone calls