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Director - Fundraising & Project Management

Company Summary

Reporting to the Senior Director of Development & Marketing this position plays a key role on a dynamic team focused on advancing the cutting-edge research in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging at SNMMI.

SNMMI is an international scientific and medical organization dedicated to advancing nuclear medicine and molecular imaging—precision medicine that allows diagnosis and treatment to be tailored to individual patients in order to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Position Overview:

In this role, you will be responsible for organizing all aspects of the SNMMI’s Major Gift Campaign Fund infrastructure to include Board Meetings as well as identifying, cultivating, and stewarding major donors who are passionate about pushing the boundaries of medical innovation. Your efforts will directly impact the progress of our groundbreaking research projects and contribute to transforming the landscape of healthcare through nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.

Key Responsibilities:

Major Gift Campaign for Medical Research:

Develop and implement comprehensive project plans, ensuring alignment with the Fund objectives.

Coordinate cross-functional teams to maximize efficiency and collaboration.

Monitor project milestones, timelines, and deliverables, adjusting as necessary to ensure success.

Provide regular updates to stakeholders, fostering transparency and engagement.

Fundraising: Fundraise for the Fund’s$100 million fundraising effort to include organizing Board meetings, cultivation events, donor stewardship and all donor and prospect related efforts. The fundraising responsibilities are listed below.

Donor Identification and Research: Identify potential major gift donors who have a strong affinity for medical research, nuclear medicine, and molecular imaging. Utilize various research tools and techniques to assess their capacity and inclination to contribute significantly.

Cultivation and Engagement: Develop and execute personalized cultivation strategies for major gift prospects. Establish and maintain meaningful relationships through meetings, events, presentations, and regular communication, aimed at deepening their understanding and connection to our research mission.

Proposal Development: Collaborate with the research and communications teams to create compelling, customized proposals that clearly articulate the impact of major gifts on advancing nuclear medicine and molecular imaging research. Tailor proposals to align with the donor's philanthropic interests and goals.

Stewardship: Ensure a high level of stewardship for major donors, demonstrating appreciation and recognition for their contributions. Provide regular updates on research progress, outcomes, and the transformative impact of their support.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in a related field such as philanthropy, nonprofit management, or communications.
  • At least 2- 3 years fundraising experience and managing projects
  • Proven track record of successfully raising transformational major gifts, ideally within a medical research or healthcare context.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with donors, colleagues, and stakeholders.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to create compelling proposals and donor-centric communications.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively.
  • Proficiency in creating donor management systems
  • Understanding of nuclear medicine, molecular imaging, or medical research concepts is a plus.
  • Passion for advancing medical innovation and a commitment to making a lasting impact in healthcare.

If you are a motivated and experienced fundraising professional with a passion for making a difference in medical research, we invite you to apply for this transformative position. Join us in shaping the future of healthcare through nuclear medicine and molecular imaging innovation.

Job Type: Contract

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Reston, VA 20190

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