Some call it a careerFor us, it’s a calling.
We are looking for an Senior Associate Director of Development to join our Fundraising Team who has a proven track-record in focused efforts of Major and Planned gifts, can develop relationships and tell our story with passion and commitment.
National Jewish Health is the #1 respiratory research and treatment center in the nation (ranked by US News & World Report) and a leader in allergic, immune and related conditions. For 120 years, National Jewish Health has been on the forefront of discovery and care.
With the primary campus in Denver, we have clinical presences in New York and Philadelphia. We also have additional corporate regional offices located in Chicago, DC, Florida and Los Angeles.
This role will be bring a donor centric, mission-oriented approach to fundraising that will support our commitment to find cures and better treatments for the areas of respiratory, oncology, cardiac and other serious conditions.
You can make a difference in the lives of millions around the world through the impact of our discoveries and treatment developments.
Identify, cultivate and solicit donors and prospects capable of giving major, planned, capital, endowment, annual or event support. Works with Trustees or other volunteers and creates and implements strategies for donor cultivation and engagement. Develops a fundraising plan to meet defined revenue and activity goals.
- Partners with leadership, develops activity plans and implements overall strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of new and exsiting donors.
- Assists with developing strategies to meet or exceed all budgeted revenue goals.
- Researches present and prospective donors to determine philanthropic capacity. Confirms and secures donations from donors.
- Cultivates donor relationships with high level of personal communication through telephone, electronic, written (letters, invitations, applications, proposals, etc.).
- Develops new leadership to serve on the Council of National Trustees as volunteers.
- Documents all donor contacts in compliance with National Jewish Health Development procedures.
- Maintains active portfolio according to best practices.
- Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success; and, inspires others to commit to goals assuring the success of National Jewish Health.
- Building Strategic Relationships: Identifies opportunities and takes action to build strategic relationships between teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
- Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals across various departments; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others.
- Creativity and Innovation: Applies creative problem-solving skills to develop solutions to problems; recognizes and demonstrates the value in taking "smart" risks and learning from mistakes; develops multiple alternatives and understands the feasibility of each; effectively shares and implements his/her ideas. Generates innovative solutions in work situations.
- Drive for Results: Sets high goals for self and group; uses industry approved metrics to monitor progress; tenaciously works to meet or exceed goals while deriving satisfaction from achievement and continuous improvement.
- Energy: Consistently maintains high levels of activity or productivity; operating with vigor, effectiveness, and determination over extended periods of time.
- Initiative: Takes prompt action to accomplish objectives; takes action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
- Impact and Influence: Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved. Taking advantage of opportunities to make a difference and have an impact. When used well, the intended outcome of this competency is the creation of goodwill, trust, and respect while motivating people to want to follow you even when they don’t have to.
Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility
20 to 30% travel.
- Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
- Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
- Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
- Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
- Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
- Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures.
- Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
- Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.
Bachelor’s degree in related field required.
A minimum of five years recent and related fundraising experience required.
Special Training, Certification or Licensure
Additional training in development and non-profit management preferred.