Under new and exciting leadership, Joslin extends a search for an experienced, strategic and committed Senior Director of Development, Principal and Major Gifts.
Reporting directly to the Chief Development Officer, the Senior Director will lead a team of major gift staff to build the major and principal gift pipeline, develop creative prospect engagement and moves management strategies, and achieve ambitious fundraising goals in a rapidly growing major gift program.
The Senior Director will carry an important portfolio of major/principal gift level donors focused on key priorities of Joslin Diabetes Center. S/he will also, along with key colleagues, help to lead, direct, coordinate and execute the strategic planning of development strategies in support of Joslin and its fundraising goals. S/he will work with world renowned medical staff, researchers and senior management to ensure smooth and appropriate alignment of fundraising strategies and the overall mission, while at the same time continuing to inspire philanthropy from engaged donors and prospects.
This is an exciting opportunity to take ownership and actively craft the strategy to build a Principal and Major Gifts program. If you find reward in rolling up your sleeves to build and significantly shape and impact the direction of a team and program, this role would be an excellent match for you.
Joslin is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans. Joslin values diversity and inclusion, and we encourage diversity applicants.
10+ years’ of related work experience with at least 3-5 years supervisory/management experience
Experience in academic medicine preferred
Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, and Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications.
Solid management experience with team building and performance based metrics.
Demonstrated ability to engage and successfully utilize leaders and volunteers in achieving fundraising goals.
Demonstrated success in establishing strong working relationships and engendering trust from donors, physicians, researchers and colleagues.
Demonstrated ability to effectively represent an organization to external audiences through the use of strong verbal and written communication skills and proposal writing skills.
Strong interpersonal skills, self-starter with diplomacy and good judgment eager to build a growing team of frontline fundraisers.
Demonstrated track record of closing six-figure plus gifts.
Travel and evening and weekend work as needed.
About Joslin Diabetes Center
Joslin Diabetes Center is world-renowned for its deep expertise in diabetes treatment and research. Joslin is dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives. We develop and disseminate innovative patient therapies and scientific discoveries throughout the world. Joslin is an independent, non-profit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and one of only 16 NIH-designated Diabetes Research Centers in the U.S.