Opening – Chief Development Officer
This is an exceptional opportunity for the experienced development professional to work with a successful, innovative organization dedicated to winning the war against cancer. More than 170,000 people in the US are living with neuroendocrine cancers and the number of those diagnosed is increasing annually. The Neuroendocrine Tumor (NET) Research Foundation is a leading international resource in funding research for cures and treatment of these cancers, and over the years has awarded millions in grants to leading scientists at renowned institutions, including Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Since 2005, NETRF has invested almost $19 million in this vital research.
In addition to its work in research funding, the NET Research Foundation is committed to assisting those living with this disease and their caregivers by offering a variety of vital patient resources and educational programs. In 2015 NET Research was awarded a three-year $15 million grant enabling the organization to step up efforts to advance its leading-edge efforts.
Since its inception in 2005, the NET Research Foundation fundraising program has continued to grow. NET Research now maintains a comprehensive development program which has garnered a “Four Star” rating from Charity Navigator and a “Gold” designation from Guidestar.
Reporting to and working in concert with the CEO, the CDO will forge strong working relationships with other members of the organization’s team and its volunteers. The CDO will also work in concert with a high visibility national Board and an internationally renowned Board of Scientific Advisors to deepen the Foundation’s culture of philanthropy. Specific responsibilities encompass overseeing the planning and execution of annual and multi-year fundraising plans to ensure the Foundation’s success in meeting revenue goals and strengthening major gifts/planned giving, annual appeals, grateful patient/family giving, and memorial giving, with an emphasis on major gift prospects and mid-level donors.
The ideal candidate is a mission- and values-driven, engaging, entrepreneurial, collaborative, and highly motivated development professional with superb communications, persuasiveness, and organizational skills, high integrity, and work ethic. Requirements include a minimum of 8-10 years’ progressive fundraising experience preferably within a healthcare or academic environment; proven success in individual and major gifts with basic knowledge of corporate and foundation relations; ability to effectively research, identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects and donors capable of six- and seven-figure gifts; and experience with Board recruitment/development and volunteer management. Bachelor’s required; Master’s preferred.