The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) was formed in October 2006 through the merger of several affiliated and legacy organizations — the Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) and the Center for the Advancement of Genomics (TCAG), the J. Craig Venter Science Foundation, the Joint Technology Center, and the Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives (IBEA). Today, all of the organizations have become one large multidisciplinary genomic-focused organization. With more than 250 scientists and staff, more than 250,000 square feet of laboratory space, and locations in Rockville, Maryland and La Jolla, California; the new JCVI is a world leader in genomic research.
Reporting to the President, the Vice President of Development will be responsible for creating, managing, planning, directing and executing a comprehensive donor development and fundraising program to include, but not limited to the development and establishment of a fundraising and development program, infrastructure and operational plan, the build-up and generation of a consistent annual multi-million dollar donations pipeline and the related donor base, the creation and management of signature events to increase the Institute's donations base, community profile and donor recognition and the management of Board member relations to facilitate development initiatives. This position is a strategic and hands-on position at the same time which further will be responsible to establish processes and procedures related to the seamless operation of a development department including development communications with the Institute's donor base and Board and the creation and generation of related communications materials and donor data bases and informational reports. This position will be located in the La Jolla, California office.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in development positions with successful major and principal gifts experience; nonprofit or similar charitable fundraising experience, demonstrated ability to generate multi-million dollar donations or charitable giving revenue stream with access to a large donor base of individuals with substantial giving capacity who would be immediately accessible to inclusion in the Institute's donor generation activities; proven track record of managing high-capacity donors and closing major gifts; demonstrated ability in high-level strategic planning, project management, and organizational skills; self-starter with a high degree of poise and business acumen; ability to interact with high net worth individuals on a peer-to-peer level; excellent communication and social skills and ability to understand and translate complex scientific subjects into an exciting scientific message to which donors at all levels can easily relate; strong team work skills and a flexible and positive attitude; superior written and oral communications skills, with keen attention to detail; superb presentation skills: dynamic, engaging, and inspiring. passion for the gravity of JCVI's mission and the ability to communicate its urgency; tactful exercise of judgment and discretion with sensitive and highly-confidential information; excellent interpersonal skills; high degree of emotional intelligence; demonstrated ability to relate well with individuals, both internally and externally; flexible and adaptable working style with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively; entrepreneurially-inclined, resourceful, proactive and results-driven; familiarity with development database software.
To request a full position description or inquire further about the opportunity, please contact our search consultants at Korn Ferry Futurestep by email at JCVIDevt@kornferry.com