Director of Development-Medical Research -Development/Fundraising-Hybrid

Mount Sinai Health System
New York, United States
$139,748.00 - $209,622.00
Closing date
Oct 10, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations, Major Gifts
Health, Research
Employment Type
Full Time

Development/Fundraising – Partially Remote 

Director of Development- Medical Research (Genomics, Exposomics, Regenerative Medicine and Global Health)

This is a partial remote work position, and must be within commutable distance from the midtown office (42nd Street)  

Mount Sinai Health System seeks an experienced development professional to direct coordinate and execute philanthropic efforts for development initiatives around key strategic research priorities. The successful candidate will articulate Mount Sinai’s missions with genuine passion, in the context of a strategic vision that compels the interest and support required to achieve critical funding milestones. The Director will work to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors capable of making meaningful contributions while leading a fund-raising effort that capitalizes on current and emerging opportunities for support. This position reports to the Deputy Chief Development Officer.


  • Builds and manages a portfolio of annual and major gift donors, cultivating and soliciting potential prospects for key strategic priorities including but not limited to: Genomics, Exposomics, Regenerative Medicine and Global Health. Performs duties of a major gift fundraiser, including cultivating donor relationships, soliciting gifts, and ensuring timely and personalized stewardship.
  • Develops relationships with Institute physicians and scientists in assigned areas to expand philanthropy and provide high level staffing to faculty leadership. In partnership with key faculty and Institute and institutional leadership, the successful candidate will build and grow philanthropic support for approved strategic priorities while pursuing entrepreneurial avenues to grow the pipeline. 
  • Advances discovery and cultivation efforts harnessing the potential of grateful patient lists and entrepreneurial efforts, leveraging networks, connections and creative ideas to make entrée to non-grateful patient prospects.
  • Serves as the fundraising liaison and content expert for Exposomics, Global Health and Regenerative Medicine with a focus on building high-end annual and major support and board participation as appropriate. Works collaboratively and creatively with faculty, board members and Development colleagues to enhance the potential interest
  • Manages and/or establishes affiliated fundraising boards for assigned areas. Identifies and recruits individuals with interest and capacity who will help build philanthropic support over time.
  • Collaborates with Development Communications to ensure that areas under management are equipped with the necessary fundraising assets focused on key strategic priorities.
  • Meets targeted activity and revenue goals. Establishes an annual work plan with qualitative and quantitative goals and benchmarks. Analyzes fundraising potential, sets ambitious yet attainable objectives, and achieves stated goals.
  • Foster positive and professional working relationships with all staff
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred
  • 7-10 years progressive development experience, including major and principal gift work. He/she will have demonstrated success in raising six and seven figure gifts, and have in depth knowledge of all aspects of a comprehensive development operation. The ideal candidate will show evidence of setting and achieving goals, and will have a successful track record of working with internal and external constituents, as well as volunteer and committee management.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have worked in academic medical setting and/or complex nonprofit fundraising environment, and experience with capital campaigns and volunteer management.
  • A cover letter is required

Computer Skills: 

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office environment
  • Ability to learn fund-raising database; Raiser's Edge experience preferred

General Skills:

  • Self-starter who leads by example and measures success by results.
  • Embraces a focused, intentional moves management approach to donor portfolio.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Collaborative team member with attention on institutional needs.
  • Creative and resourceful problem solver.
  • Strategic thinker able to execute efficiently and effectively.
  • High degree of integrity, drive and persuasiveness.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and manage multiple projects.
  • Track record of building long-term relationships with donors, physicians, administrative leadership and external constituents.
  • Experience identifying new donors through discovery calls and visits with current and unaffiliated prospects.
  • Ability to clearly present strategic plans and funding priorities of an organization to myriad audiences, both internal and external.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Superior drive, a sense of urgency, and a desire to create and build.
  • Strong interest in the advancement of science and medicine.
  • Appreciative of the Mount Sinai Health System mission.


Non-Bargaining Unit, 807 - Development Office - MSH, Mount Sinai Hospital

Employer Description

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are key drivers for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education, and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together. We invite you to participate actively as a part of the Mount Sinai Health System team by:  

  • Using a lens of equity in all aspects of patient care delivery, education, and research to promote policies and practices to allow opportunities for all to thrive and reach their potential.
  • Serving as a role model confronting racist, sexist, or other inappropriate actions by speaking up, challenging exclusionary organizational practices, and standing side-by-side in support of colleagues who experience discrimination.
  • Inspiring and fostering an environment of anti-racist behaviors among and between departments and co-workers.

We work hard to acquire and retain the best people and to create an inclusive, welcoming and nurturing work environment where all feel they are valued, belong and are able to professional advance. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise contribute to the patient experience and quality of patient care.

 Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our history!

“About the Mount Sinai Health System:

Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, more than 400 outpatient practices, more than 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time — discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it. Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 7,400 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture outpatient surgery centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. We are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, receiving high "Honor Roll" status, and are highly ranked: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital among the country’s best in several pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is ranked No. 14 nationwide in National Institutes of Health funding and in the 99th percentile in research dollars per investigator according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally.

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We are passionately committed to addressing racism and its effects on our faculty, staff, students, trainees, patients, visitors, and the communities we serve. Our goal is for Mount Sinai to become an anti-racist health care and learning institution that intentionally addresses structural racism.”

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The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) provides a salary range to comply with the New York City Law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements. The salary range for the role is $139748 - $209622 Annually. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors, including experience, education, and hospital need. The salary range or contractual rate listed does not include bonuses/incentive, differential pay or other forms of compensation or benefits.

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