The Development Officer is responsible for supporting a diverse portfolio of high priority biomedical research and training programs—in areas ranging from Alzheimer’s to cancer to cardiovascular disease to genetics—with multi-million-dollar annual funding goals. Work includes nurturing existing relationships; identifying, cultivating and successfully soliciting new prospects and creatively helping to significantly expand and diversify FNIH’s donor base, with a special but not exclusive focus on corporations, foundations and other institutional donors. Responsibilities also include developing new ways to engage new donors and provide unrestricted corporate and foundation support to the organization. Work is bound by standard office policies, practices and procedures. Work is performed under the direction of the Director, Development.
The Scientific/Business Development Officer is responsible for securing private-sector funding and other resources to support the Foundation’s key research partnerships, with particular emphasis in the Biomarkers Consortium. The incumbent identifies, cultivates, solicits and maintains relationships with a wide variety of organizations and individuals who have the potential to fund research activities, including yearly membership dues that fund central operations and specific research projects approved by the Consortium. Work encompasses proactive outreach to current and potential funders such as pharmaceutical and biotechnology and other healthcare/biomedical companies, healthcare-oriented not for profit organizations, individuals, and other foundations. This individual is also responsible for facilitating communications and maintaining relationships with funding partners to ensure their continued participation, while achieving related fundraising goals. Work is bound by standard office policies, practices and procedures. Work is performed under the direction of the Director, Development in close collaboration with the Director of the Biomarkers Consortium and his/her staff.