The CDC Foundation is an independent nonprofit and the sole entity created by Congress to mobilize philanthropic and private-sector resources to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) critical health protection work. We are a catalyst for unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC and philanthropies, private entities and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. Over the past two decades, the CDC Foundation has launched 900 health protection programs and raised more than $700 million to support CDC's work through partnerships with philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals. Currently we manage more than 250 CDC-led programs in the United States and in 100 countries around the world.
The CDC Foundation seeks an energetic, relationship-oriented senior advancement officer with 5+ years of fundraising leadership and experience (preferably in the health sciences arena) to join our Public-Private Partnership Team. The Senior Advancement Officer will report to the Associate Vice President for Advancement and be an integral member of a dynamic team of front-line fundraisers building public-private partnerships between CDC and primarily philanthropies, corporations and organizations. This professional will establish and maintain contact with partners to assess their interest and invite their participation in public health projects to support the CDC. Additionally, this professional will build relationships with CDC scientists and researchers, guiding them on how to work with the CDC Foundation and helping them to assess resource needs ripe for public-private partnership. The Senior Advancement Officer must have the ability to create and execute fundraising strategies for complex, multi-partner projects that require multiple sources of funding. The ideal candidate will be a highly experienced professional with a track record of building engaging donor relationships and securing gifts in the 6- to 7-figure+ range. This position will be a full time position at 40 hours a week.
This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health. The CDC Foundation offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package.
Cultivate existing and potential partners to secure resources to support CDC projects.
Develop and finalize fundraising correspondence, proposals, budgets, agreements, and stewardship materials for donors and prospects.
Assist in the creation of stewardship plans and participate in stewardship activities as necessary.
Lead and facilitate effective meetings with diverse partners.
Maintain a working knowledge of the CDC Foundation’s and CDC’s priorities and programs to use as a basis for proposals; maintain a high level of knowledge about programs to discuss and present to donors, prospects and members of the public health community.
Ensure compliance regarding gift acceptance.
Represent the Foundation with a wide range of external constituencies, including public health and other organizations, foundations, corporations, potential donors and CDC colleagues.
A minimum of 5+ years of fundraising or equivalent business development experience; a demonstrated leader in his/her field.
Highly energetic professional with a track record of developing fundraising strategies, building donor relationships and closing gifts in the six+ figure range.
Experience in public health/health care environment or funding for scientific research preferred.
Excellent communications, analytical and organizational skills and the ability to build confidence and trust along with an executive presence and demeanor.
Ability to work independently and solve complex problems creatively and confidently.
Executive presence with the ability to portray confidence and trust along with a professional image and demeanor.
Polished written and verbal communication skills; excellent public speaker with ability to facilitate dialogue among various stakeholders in both meeting and conference call settings.
Ability to manage multiple, high-intensity activities simultaneously and effectively.
A demonstrated ability to complete assignments in a timely and effective manner and deliver results under tight deadlines.
Excellent computer and data management skills/proficiency in Microsoft Office programs is essential; Salesforce software experience preferred.
Adherence to the Code of Ethical Principles of the Association of Fundraising Professional (AFP) and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
Ability to handle confidential information in a discreet and professional manner.
Willingness to travel.
All candidates must successfully pass a background check as a requirement of employment
Qualified candidates should email cover letter, resume and salary requirements (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to: email@example.com. Please put “senior advancement officer” in the email subject line. Incomplete packages will not be considered. Hard copies, calls, faxes, personally delivered resumes or resumes sent through any other source other than directly to the firstname.lastname@example.org email address will not be accepted. Resumes will be accepted through September 29, 2017.
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We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.
The CDC Foundation is an independent nonprofit and the sole entity created by Congress to mobilize philanthropic and private-sector resources to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) critical health protection work. We are a catalyst for unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC and philanthropies, private entities and individuals to protect the health, safety and... security of America and the world. Over the past two decades, the CDC Foundation has launched 900 health protection programs and raised more than $700 million to support CDC's work through partnerships with philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals. Currently we manage more than 250 CDC-led programs in the United States and in 100 countries around the world.