The National MPS Society’s mission is to cure, support and advocate for MPS and ML. We support children and adults with life-limiting rare diseases. Our organization has one office that serves the country and is located in Durham, North Carolina, inside Research Triangle Park. If you are a Fundraising Professional, desire to make a large and meaningful impact in your career and join a progressive and forward-thinking team, we look forward to hearing from you!
The National MPS Society seeks a Director of Development to drive and maintain a strong fund development program and create a positive culture by leading and implementing fund development strategies to drive our mission to cure, support and advocate for MPS and ML.
The Director of Development will oversee all fundraising programs, secure and nurture relationships with major donors, corporate sponsors and volunteers, drive annual fund development, work with major gift campaigns, write grants and proposals for funding, plan and coordinate special events, oversee data collection and analysis, manage donor information and databases, participate in membership recruitment, volunteerism and strategic planning; work closely with the president and CEO to administer and oversee the fund development plan and be guided by the current strategic plan.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years successful fundraising experience in a nonprofit, medical or academic setting. This position reports directly to the president and CEO. The National MPS Society is a 1,200+ member organization in the rare disease community with seven professional staff members that work collectively under the oversight of the board of directors.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
Represent the organization at community activities to enhance its community profile.
Foster effective team work with the President and CEO between all stakeholders, including Board of Directors, committees and staff.
Working closely with the President and CEO, Fundraising Committee, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and members, be responsible for coordinating all aspects of fundraising, including an annual campaign, planned giving, major gifts, proposal writing, and special events, and developing annual fundraising plans and goals.
Develop, direct, implement, and promote the Society’s ongoing development program to retain and attract donors. Serve as the primary contact person for the Society’s development programs. Work closely with the Fundraising Committee to design, develop and implement fundraising programs that support the Society's mission.
Prepare and implement annual fundraising operational work plans. Provide recommendations on annual program budgets pertaining to all fundraising activities.
Work closely with the Communications Director to create marketing initiatives in line with the society’s mission.
Coordinate special event programs, including the annual national 5K Walk/Runs.
Introduce and manage all fundraising platforms, including but not limited to crowd rising platforms, walk/run platforms, text to give platforms, Square Reader and special events, along with related web and marketing support.
Seek out, develop, and prepare proposals for funding requests to foundations and governmental agencies.
Prepare and implement goals, objectives and policies for the organization’s Strategic Plan. Evaluate, refine and update the organization’s development strategy and programs as needed. Recommend activities to improve, expand and sustain the development program.
Supervise staff and volunteers in carrying out the activities of the fundraising program.
Serve as primary contact with the Fundraising Committee, develop monthly meeting agendas and transcribe meeting minutes.
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and post-graduate degree or certificate and a minimum of (5) years progressively responsible development experience. Preferred candidates will possess a degree in Nonprofit Management, Public Administration, Business or related field; or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. Active members of Association of Fundraising Professionals and candidates with a CFRE are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility for membership and credentialing in a professional fundraising organization within three years of employment.
Travel a minimum of three to five times each year for Board of Directors’ meetings, annual family conferences and major donor visits.
Analyze data and information using established criteria to determine consequences and to identify and select alternatives. Compare, count, compute, tabulate, measure, differentiate, categorize, classify, copy, record and transcribe data and information.
Manage multiple projects with deadlines, without direct supervision.
Salary, based on skill and experience
Position type: full time
Benefits: health stipend and 401K
Job location: Durham, N.C.
The National MPS Society is an EEO Employer.
Please send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you would be a good match for this position, how you meet the qualifications, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org with Director of Development in the subject line.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. All inquiries are to be directed via email as specified above.
Additional Salary Information: Dependent on experience
About National MPS Society
The National MPS Society exists to cure, support and advocate for MPS and ML. The journey to a cure is a long road, but it's a path we must walk. We reflect on the accomplishments made in the past, the strong will, determination and dedication to this mission that continues today, and know a future exists with cures for these devastating diseases.
We support 12 lysosomal diseases. Our mission is to fund research and fund family support programs throughout the year. The National MPS Society has one office that serves the country located in Durham, North Carolina.
We are a four-star charity according to Charity Navigator.