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Director Of Philanthropy

Company: The FH Foundation
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Job Description:

ABOUT:The FH Foundation is a patient-centered nonprofit organization dedicated to education, advocacy, and research of Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH). Its mission is to raise awareness and save lives by increasing the rate of early diagnosis and encouraging proactive treatment. If left untreated, FH leads to aggressive and premature heart disease in women, men and children of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. The FH Foundation is the result of the team effort of patients and healthcare practitioners who have joined their knowledge and passion for helping others in changing the status quo for FH. The FH Foundation is honored to have key FH opinion leaders, both from the US and international arena, sharing their expertise and research insight. The Foundation's success is rooted in collaboration, innovation and commitment. With the help of a dedicated group of physicians and nurse practitioners, professional organizations, governmental representatives, and volunteers, the FH Foundation takes pride in its forward-thinking and versatile approach to effecting real change in the world of familial hypercholesterolemia. For more information, please visit . RESPONSIBILITIES:Create, execute and evaluate the Foundation's philanthropy strategy Reporting to the Founder & CEO as a key member of the leadership team, the Director of Philanthropy will create a comprehensive philanthropy strategy and annual operating plan that promotes mission achievement and financial sustainability. Specific duties will include, but are not limited to: Execute the organization's philanthropy operating plan to achieve plan goals. Effectively steward all FH Foundation donors and cultivate new potential partners. Make donor and potential donor appointments, calls and visits, and solicit funds and other resources for the organization. Plan and implement foundation, corporate and individual donor cultivation, stewardship, outreach events and activities.Maintain a streamlined system for donor, foundation, corporate and potential donor records using in-depth understanding of databases, from the conceptual to the tactical.Maintain comprehensive donor records, coordinate funding requests, prep donor materials and maintain efficient development systems.Develop and maintain annual budget as it relates to philanthropy and communications.Lead and inspire staff and board to participate in philanthropic activities.Provide fundraising leadership and support to the CEO, helping to identify resource cultivation goals and support needs, prospecting donors, and leading or participating in asks, as appropriate.Engage and collaborate with diverse internal and external constituencies, including board members, staff, volunteers, donors, members of the medical and scientific communities, and colleague organizations. Evaluate philanthropic strategy for the organization. Regularly evaluate philanthropic strategy and operating plan and make strategy recommendations to the CEO based on experience and a deep understanding of the organization's strategic goals. Maintain a working knowledge of best practices and significant developments and trends in philanthropy relevant to the Foundation and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary. TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS:The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, innovative, forward-thinking development professional with exceptional interpersonal skills and a high degree of professionalism and integrity. He/She will be a compelling, mature, charismatic performer with the ability to move ideas forward by inspiring and motivating people with creativity and energy. As such, the Director of Philanthropy will not only possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, but also be able to thrive in a collaborative, pioneering environment that is conducive to open and direct communication with individuals of varying degrees of involvement with The FH Foundation and its work. He/She will be a resourceful, results-oriented performer with the ability to think strategically, generate new ideas, prioritize, plan, multi-task, and set goals and objectives, as well as implement and follow through while meeting financial goals and deadlines. The ideal candidate will be an individual contributor who works and thinks independently yet can also build on group dynamics and set high expectations for the rest of the FH Foundation. A commitment to the mission of the FH Foundation and the ability to passionately and persuasively communicate its impact and future goals are essential. CAREER PATH LEADING TO THIS POSITION:The Director of Philanthropy will have at least five years of progressively responsible, related experience from either the nonprofit or for-profit sector. Leading candidates will have a proven track record of raising significant support and proven success with fundraising from both institutional and individual supporters, plus a working knowledge of information systems that support fundraising. Candidates will be expected to have experience in articulating and implementing a vision, as well as the demonstrated ability to make and execute plans, reach goals, and engage staff and volunteers into a highly functioning team. A background in a health care environment and a strong working knowledge of the medical science research community are preferred. EDUCATION:A bachelor's degree is required; a graduate degree is preferred. ---COMPENSATION:Annual compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Relocation assistance is available if needed and an excellent benefits package will be provided. Some travel will be required. TO APPLY:Please direct confidential inquires, nominations and applications, including r--sum-- and a compelling letter of interest, to the attention of: Dawn KallevigExecutive Assistant to the CEOThe FH Foundation959 E. Walnut St., Suite 220Pasadena, CA 91106Email: Electronic submission is encouraged

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