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Sr. Director, External Relations

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The Salk Institute for Biological Studies


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Position Description:

Reporting directly to the Vice President, External Relations (VPER), the Senior Director, External Relations will have the responsibility for building a principal gifts program ($1M+ gifts) for individual and foundation donors primarily for the Optimal Aging Initiative at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, as well as other initiatives and fundraising programs as assigned. The Senior Director will create strategies, implement plans and set clear annual fundraising goals with the VPER for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and tracking of prospects and donors of 6-, 7- and 8-figure potential. Working closely with the VPER, colleagues within ER, key faculty and senior administrators, the Senior Director will pursue fundraising strategies to gain access to high net worth individuals and major foundations with a demonstrated history of supporting foundational research at the principal gift level ($1M+), particularly in the area of optimal aging. The Senior Director will pursue prospects on a national and potentially international level and may be expected to travel to represent the Institute.

Education:

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree from a fully accredited academic institution.

Experience:

Required:

  • 7+ years’ experience in Development, with significant history of major gifts work and achievement. This includes working with the public in cultivation, gift solicitations, stewardship and donor recognition.
  • Demonstrated success at raising principal gifts ($1M +) in development and implementation of strategic solicitation plans that incorporate a concise definition of goals, targeted audiences and strategies in line with an institution’s goals and initiatives.
  • Proven success in writing proposals directed to individuals, foundations and corporations.
  • 5+ years’ experience with supervision and budget management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the technique of donor prospect research with the ability to extract the pertinent/critical information from various sources.

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of foundational research and experience in fundraising for biomedical or health related research.
  • Prior experience in a larger (500+) non-profit organization.

Special Requirements:

  • Must have access to reliable transportation and a California driver's license.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work are required to attend donor events.
  • Travel is required.
  • Willing to sign an employee confidentiality agreement.
  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Satisfactory completion of the lnstitute's background investigation.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires constant adjusting focus, grasping, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, talking, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing, working in a confined area and working inside.


Salk Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Statement

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is committed to providing equal access to opportunities for students, employees, applicants for employment and other persons.

Our policies prohibit harassment or unlawful discrimination against individuals on the basis of sex, gender, marital or parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions/disabilities related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation age, ancestry, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), family and/or medical care leave status, disability (mental or physical), registered domestic partner status, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status (disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era, other covered veteran status), national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license), race, religion or any other classification protected by local, state or federal laws.

The Salk Institute participates in the E-Verify program.

Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities and for individuals with religious restrictions.

Position Description:

Reporting directly to the Vice President, External Relations (VPER), the Senior Director, External Relations will have the responsibility for building a principal gifts program ($1M+ gifts) for individual and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

How to Apply

Please use the following link to apply for the position:

https://www.salk.edu/about/careers/

Please use the following link to apply for the position:

https://www.salk.edu/about/careers/

Location

10100 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego, CA 92037

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