Development and Foundation, Executive Director/CEO
About the IDSA Foundation
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Foundation is on a mission to reduce the burdens of infectious diseases. All of us are vulnerable to infectious diseases (ID), from drug-resistant superbugs to the next influenza pandemic. Since its inception, the IDSA Foundation has taken major steps to reduce the devastating impact infectious diseases have had on humanity by empowering the next generation of ID leaders, investing in research, and advocating for patient care.
We believe ID specialists are the catalyst for reducing the burdens of infectious diseases. We know by increasing the number of well-trained ID professionals for tomorrow, we are ensuring there will be enough ID specialists equipped to take on the next infectious disease threat.
The Executive Director will provide visionary leadership to drive all fundraising and programmatic efforts for our Foundation, working closely with the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors to instill philanthropy as a core value of the organization. The Executive Director will oversee related programs and operations.
The ideal candidate understands the culture of IDSA and the IDSA Foundation (values, history, culture, programs, constituencies, and governance structure), secures the trust of the CEO, Board members and funders and builds strong relationships to ensure success. The Executive Director will create and maintain a sustainable development framework. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success meeting fundraising goals and budgets.
Develop and maintain a strategic fundraising and stewardship framework
Cultivate, solicit and maintain a portfolio of corporate and individual prospective donors
Ensure the identification, cultivation, recruitment, and development of fundraising volunteers and leadership
Ensure development of a balanced funding mix of progressive solicitation programs tailored to the needs of the Foundation that will enable it to attract, retain, and motivate donors and fundraising volunteers
Establish performance measures and ensure ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of the Foundation’s programs
Ensure sound fiscal operations including timely, accurate, and comprehensive income and expense budgets and forecasts
Ensure the development of proposals and solicitation materials
Oversee the design and maintenance of donor and prospect systems, gift management systems, and informational reports; oversee the design and implementation of cultivation, acknowledgment, and recognition programs
Represent the Foundation at formal and informal engagements to help advance organizational objectives
Ensure sound fundraising infrastructure, processes and systems to manage the workflow of the department
Ensure effective development and execution of Foundation programs
Provide leadership and management to staff
Adhere to the highest ethical standards in management, governance and fund development
Travel up to 40 percent
Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
Strong cultivator of relationships
Relevant experience in fields such as health care, medical, science, or diseases is ideal; experience working in an association environment is preferred
Experience implementing and managing a comprehensive fund development program and producing charitable contributions. A Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) certification, or similar, is preferred
Track record of securing gifts of multiple types (individual, major, etc.) and at all levels; experience soliciting gifts from donors such as physicians, pharmaceutical companies, and/or charitable foundations
Ability to manage through ambiguity and develop systems and processes
Experience working with fundraising databases and tracking tools is required
Sound and comprehensive leadership and management skills including, but not limited to,
short and long-term planning
fundraising campaign management
leading and motivating staff
oral and written communication
financial management and governance
Senior Fundraising Manager
Stewardship and Engagement Manager
Part-time Office Assistant
We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
All offers of employment with IDSA are contingent upon a successful background and or credit check.
About Infectious Diseases Society of America
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) represents physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases. IDSA’s purpose is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases.
SHEA's mission is to promote the prevention of healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic resistance and to advance the fields of healthcare epidemiology and antibiotic stewardship.
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