Target ALS Foundation, Inc. (Target ALS) is a privately funded not-for-profit organization with the overall goal of accelerating development of new treatments for ALS. The organization drives the emergence of novel ALS drug discovery programs in industry by funding collaborative consortia focused on development of novel therapeutic targets. Target ALS makes essential tools and resources openly available to all — especially young investigators—with no embargo or strings attached.
Target ALS seeks an entrepreneurial Executive Director of Institutional Advancement (EDIA) to solicit major and principal gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations. The EDIA will provide fundraising strategy and leadership to ensure prosperity and sustainability for the foundation. The EDIA will be an essential fundraising partner to the Chairman of the Board, President, and the Board of Trustees.
The EDIA reports to the President of the Foundation and works closely with members of senior staff and Board to ensure effective planning, implementation, and coordination of Target ALS Foundation’s development efforts. The EDIA will ensure that all prospects are appropriately identified, cultivated, solicited, acknowledged, and stewarded. In addition to growing and managing a portfolio of high profile donors, corporations, and foundations the EDIA will represent the Target ALS to all donors and appropriate constituents.
The ideal candidate will have passion for the scientific mission of Target ALS and possess a genuine interest and belief in the promise of neurological research. S/he will have a demonstrated track-record in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and securing philanthropic support where the prospective donor constituency is not immediately obvious.
The successful candidate will possess the professional maturity, stature and flexibility to effectively build relationships and alliances with scientific and philanthropic constituencies. The ideal candidate will join a culture in which passion for the mission, excellence, transparent collaboration; respect, performance measurement and accountability are guiding principles.
Due to the entrepreneurial nature of this role and Target ALS’ donor base, there is flexibility of the location for the EDIA within the New York Tri-State area working in a virtual paradigm.