This role will design, execute and lead a comprehensive development strategy for The National Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute at Tradition(NDORI). The Director of Development will oversee all aspects of philanthropic activity and execute on both capital campaigns and ongoing fundraising efforts. She or he also will form and manage NDORI’s development team.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Design development strategy for NDORI Work with the management team to identify funds needed, preferred funding targets, and approaches. Sets vision and implementation strategies for the generation of philanthropy funds for NDORI priorities
Form and manage development team Work with the management team to form a development team
Identify staffing needs for capital campaigns and ongoing development
Interview candidates and hire team members
Oversee development team, once formed
Fundraising Conduct research, prospecting, and application to multiple donor sources
Achieves significant dollar goals and is responsible for the success of campaigns for capital, programmatic, research, endowment and operating support for NDORI
Oversee ongoing development efforts including developing funding proposals.
Build a robust donor base Develop and maintain key long-term relationships with donors and prospects
Communicate and train Train and mentor development staff and communicate fundraising goals and progress.
Education Bachelor's Degree required.
Experience Minimum of seven years of experience in successful fundraising, with an emphasis on direct major gift solicitation in a campaign environment. Experience in sales or other related field may offset total years of experience.
Development/Fundraising Proven performance in development for a large nonprofit. Experience running capital campaigns and successful fundraising from multiple donor channels
Project Leadership Experience in planning, leading, and managing development projects, including coordinating with peers to achieve desired outcomes, and tracking and reporting on progress to senior managers/board of directors
Entrepreneurial Spirit Takes initiative and actively seeks to deepen current donor relationships and to forge new ones
Communications Skilled in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications for fundraising. Ability to convey complex ideas through brief, simple materials. Experience and credibility when presenting materials to external audiences
Influencing Gets others to accept ideas by using convincing arguments, creates a win-win situation and responds appropriately to key stakeholders
Collaboration Effective at working with others to reach common goals and objectives
Relationship Building Skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with peers, across different levels of the organization and externally
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary commensurate with experience
About National Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute at Tradition
The National Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute at Tradition was founded in 2015 by a group of key healthcare, education and business leaders in Mississippi, along with state and local government officials. This research facility is affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute, and is dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and obesity, conducting and sharing groun...dbreaking clinical trials and research, reducing diabetes instances nationally, and using technology and other healthcare channels to address the disparities in under-served and at-risk populations. The Institute is located in Mississippi, at the center of the diabetes epidemic in the United States, and is a central element of the 150-acre Learning Medical City located in the Tradition community on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Nationally renowned experts in the fields of diabetes and obesity from the Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute will work side by side with other renowned researchers, Mississippi healthcare organizations and community partners, to develop treatment protocols that will be implemented both within the state and nationally. To learn more, please visit www.ndori.org