The Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA is a non-profit organization that works to support the mission of the FDA by advancing regulatory science and research. The Foundation establishes public-private partnerships between FDA and external stakeholders to facilitate innovation in science and health.
The Foundation is seeking a development/fundraising professional to join our small and growing team at the manager or assistant director level (depending on experience). This position would be ideal for a motivated individual interested in rolling up their sleeves, expanding their skills, and growing their career.
The Development/Fundraising position will contribute to and implement a strategic approach to fundraising which may include corporate support, grant solicitation, major gifts, and in-kind resources. The position will focus on increasing revenues and expanding a base of support for the organization.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under direction of the Marketing & Communications Director, give input and implement a fund development plan that increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization
Coordinate short and long-range plans to expand the donor/supporter base
Develop and maintain an understanding of partner priorities
Maintain timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fundraising activities are carried out in a timely manner
Support the planning and execution of special fundraising events as specified in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization
Assist in the identification and development of corporate, foundation, and individual prospects for the organization’s fundraising priorities
Prepare grant applications and funding proposals to generate funds for the organization
Prepare pitches/presentations to current and prospective donors/supporters
Contribute to campaign strategies, timelines, revenue forecasts and evaluation plans
Maintain the funder database
Prepare reports on fundraising progress
Help promote the organization to supporters
Other duties as assigned
Five years of fundraising experience gained at a non-profit; corporate or private foundation; higher education or healthcare institution; or selling experience in a professional services organization. Familiarity with the pharmaceutical/biotechnology field preferred.
A track record of measurable fundraising results
An understanding of fundraising strategies
Excellent organizational/project management skills with a particular focus on managing details
Outstanding listening and communication skills—both written and oral
Ability to develop and meet schedules
Expertise with fundraising software/database management
Knowledge of donor/prospect research and available tools
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
A strong understanding or interest in the mission of the FDA or regulatory science or public health
Demonstrated professional and political aptitude; team and diplomatic skills
Able to manage multiple priorities and take an entrepreneurial approach to problem solving
Behave ethically and follow best business practices
Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization
Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interests of the organization
Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem
Candidates will need to submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements to apply for this position.
About Reagan Udall Foundation for the FDA
The Reagan-Udall Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization created by Congress for the purpose of advancing regulatory science – science that is critical to helping the U.S. Food and Drug Administration accomplish its mission.