at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
The ideal person for this role is an entrepreneurial, collaborative and experienced fundraising professional within Advancement focused on corporate and foundation prospects and donors. Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Advancement, this position will work in partnership with JAX scientific leadership to establish and advance relationships with key constituents. The incumbent will have a record of identifying and building corporate and foundation relationships that resulted in mid to high six-figure gifts or greater in the basic or life sciences sector. The Director of Corporate & Foundation Engagement is an externally facing position responsible for identifying, initiating, building and soliciting a pool of key/high-level institutional relationships to secure high-impact philanthropic investments in JAX science, research and programs.The incumbent will possess a deep understanding of science and research, an advanced scientific degree and fundraising or investment experience with basic or life sciences organizations and institutions.
Key Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Lead JAX's strategic efforts to develop and implement complex and multi-faceted fundraising strategies, solicitations and stewardship plans for: an international portfolio of prominent foundations; leading corporate and venture fund philanthropists; and partners such as non-governmental organizations and public charities for the production of gifts. Identify and prioritize mission-aligned institutional prospects and donors to engage and support JAX research and programs. Coordinate meetings and site visits with corporate and foundation leaders to promote JAX's research excellence and create collaborative funding opportunities.
Establish a deep working knowledge of JAX research programs, genomics, and laboratory research in partnership with JAX internal stakeholders. Strategically develop funding opportunities for research priorities at JAX, education programs and capital projects, in partnership with key internal stakeholders and, when appropriate, members of the board of directors. Provide overall direction and coordination when developing funding proposals. Work closely with JAX scientific writers and serve as proposal editor. Forge and lead new approaches for successful stewardship and reporting to key philanthropic partners, including establishing internal mechanisms to track and engage scientific progress on an ongoing basis. Maintain advanced knowledge and understanding of philanthropic and fundraising best practices to interact capably with donors and their advisors on charitable gifts. Serve as an effective spokesperson and champion for JAX both through verbal and written communication.
Build close working relationships with a wide variety of internal JAX partners to successfully cultivate, solicit and steward external institutional donors. These partners will include JAX's scientific directors, scientists, principal investigators, Senior Vice President of Research, Vice President of Education and the 'REAL Team', as well as colleagues in Sponsored Programs, Research Program Development, Finance, Facilities, and Translational Science and Network Alliances.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
BS degree, Master's preferred
5+ years related experience working with corporate and foundation funders to support science and/or research-based organizations.
Solid understanding of genetics, genomics, precision medicine, and translational science. Familiarity with computational biology is desirable.
Experience with transformative philanthropy and the needs to advance and steward these types of gift conversations and relationships.
Experience working in a fast-paced, matrixed organization with multiple internal and external stakeholders.
Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational and facilitation skills and be confident approaching and communicating with personnel at all levels of The Jackson Laboratory and external customers and scientists
Ability to organize, prioritize, manage and monitor multiple projects to successful completion, adapting to shifting priorities in a high-pressure environment
Entrepreneurial, independent, deeply collaborative and diplomatic.
Excellent communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to manage competing demands and changing pace of priorities; comfortable dealing with all levels of institutional staff.
Knowledge of Raiser's Edge or other similar donor or customer relationship databases.
Pay Range: $133,785 - $223-986 based on years of related experience
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.