Annual Giving, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Foundation
TGen has joined forces with the City of Hope to accelerate the speed with which scientists and medical staff convert research discoveries into cures for patients. The alliance is based on a simple premise: City of Hope provides a state-of-the-art clinical setting in which to advance genomic breakthroughs made by TGen. It is a collaboration that plays to the strengths of each organization. City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation, hematologic malignancies, select solid tumors and diabetes. TGen, meanwhile, is a leader in applying genomic analysis and bioinformatics to cancer drug development. Together, they are transforming the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Raising the philanthropic resources to fuel this leading-edge research, exquisite and compassionate clinical care, and the advancement of biomedical education and training, is a vital component of the TGen-City of Hope model of success. Our two philanthropic foundations collaborate on philanthropic goals, and the Chief Development Officer of TGen Foundation reports to the Chief Philanthropy Officer at City of Hope. Our shared culture is one of collaboration, accountability and activation.
The TGen Foundation's, as part of the Office of Philanthropy (OOP) and City of Hope team, vision is to support this life-saving work by being known institutionally and nationally as a model of excellence among elite fundraising programs. Each member of the OOP is a stakeholder in City of Hope's work, with personal accountability for their role in building a successful future of delivering new cures, treatments and education.
Reporting to the TGen Foundation Chief Development Officer in coordination with the Senior Executive Director of Foundation Relations (City of Hope). The Foundations Relations Director will be responsible for proactively identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding foundation donors and prospects. Under the guidance of the TGen Foundation Chief Development Officer, the Director will manage a portfolio of small- to mid-size foundations to secure funding for designated TGen/City of Hope research, clinical, capital, and endowment priorities. This will include developing strategic plans for approaching foundations that align institutional and donor priorities. Further, the Director will support the entire team in coordinating, implementing and enhancing donor stewardship activities, including reporting, donor visits and scientific writing for foundation proposals. The Director will serve as a resource for TGen faculty and staff in sharing best practices in stewardship and fundraising. The Director will partner with colleagues in the City of Hope Office of Philanthropy, Foundation Relations, to seek opportunities to support intra-institutional research projects.
The Director must have a strong grasp of foundation fundraising and the relevant administrative, legal, and financial regulations. The position requires strong organizational, analytical, writing and editing skills, as well as the ability to work in a collaborative and consultative manner with donors, philanthropy colleagues, faculty, administrators, and staff. The Director is expected to demonstrate tact, considerable attention to detail, and independent judgment in the preparation and development of foundation proposals and reports.
Strategically develops annual and multi-year donor stewardship plans in consultation with the TGen Foundation Chief Development Officer and the Associate Vice President of Philanthropy and Foundations. Strives to identify new opportunities to engage foundation donors. Manages the donor stewardship process for a portfolio of foundation donors, submits progress reports and handles other scientific writing associated with donor stewardship. Works in coordination with the Prospect Development and Operations Manager, the Office of Sponsored Research and the Director of Foundation Relations and Donor Engagement to ensure progress report deadlines are met.
Manages a portfolio of foundation donors, identifies new foundation prospects, develops strategic plans to approach donors, and prepares and presents proposals to prospective donors and/or their advisors. Ensures deadlines for proposals and letters of intent are met.
Arranges and participates in visits for TGen prospects and donors in collaboration with faculty and colleagues, including briefing senior leadership and faculty in preparation for visits.
Maintains an understanding and knowledge of foundation fundraising techniques. Stays abreast of developments in biomedical research and medicine. Pursues professional development opportunities in consultation with the Chief Development Officer.
Attends meetings as required, and participates on committees as directed. Participates and supports the overall culture of philanthropy.
Bachelor's Degree. Experience may substitute
At least 5 years of experience in foundation fundraising, stewardship and/or grants administration. Relevant education or related experience in biomedical sciences or health care may be substituted for part of this requirement.
Must be able to inspire confidence, cooperation and work well with others in a team environment. Overnight travel may be required; hours may include weekends and/or evenings.
About Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life changing results. TGen is focused on helping patients with neurological disorders, cancer, and diabetes, through cutting edge translational research (the process of rapidly moving research towards patient benefit). TGen physicians and scientists work to unravel the genetic components of both common and rare complex diseases in adults and children. Working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities literally worldwide, TGen makes a substantial contribution to help our patients through efficiency and effectiveness of the translational process. TGen is allied with City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and cancer and diabetes treatment center. This precision medicine alliance enables both institutes to complement each other in research and patient care, with City of Hope providing a significant clinical setting to advance scientific discoveries made by TGen. For more information, visit: www.tgen.org.