The Director of Development and Marketing will oversee the Foundation's development, marketing and communications functions. This is a unique opportunity for a highly energetic, entrepreneurial and innovative individual to be the key driver of fundraising and awareness for a growing Foundation dedicated to curing one of the most prevalent neurological conditions in the United States.
The position is based in the Chicago area and reports to the Executive Director. Specific responsibilities include:
Lead FPN’s efforts to secure financial support (i.e., annual fund, major gifts, special events, foundation/corporate/government grants, sponsorships, planned giving, etc.)
Create annual, comprehensive development plans in collaboration with the Executive Director
Identify, cultivate and solicit donors; develop and execute stewardship strategies of existing donors.
Train, manage and motivate board members and volunteers to participate in development activities and programs
Oversee development operating systems
Develop and monitor expense and revenue budget for development efforts
Marketing & Communications
Create and execute plan for raising awareness of FPN with patients and physicians in collaboration with the Executive Director.
Research content material for website and all publications
Create and write content for electronic and bi-annual printed newsletters and appeal letters
Assist the Executive Director with hosting webinars, patient conferences, research symposiums, and all corporate sponsorship programs
Manage the Foundation’s social media presence and website
Basic qualifications include:
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree a plus
Minimum of 5 years of development experience
Demonstrated record of successful grant writing, gift solicitation, volunteer leadership, special event coordination, and all aspects of donor identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
Knowledge of Planned Giving vehicles a plus
An ability to work effectively and collaboratively with influential and high-end donors and volunteers
Preference for 5 years of marketing, communications and/or public relations experience
Superior verbal communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
Excellent writing skills
Knowledge of local, state and national philanthropic communities
Commitment to enthusiastically embrace the Foundation's mission and be able to convey that enthusiasm to diverse constituencies
Exceptional organizational and planning skills
Talent for working collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products (e.g., Word, Excel) and donor management databases.
The above description covers the principal duties and responsibilities of the job. The description shall not, however, be construed as a complete listing of all miscellaneous, incidental or similar duties which may be required from day-to-day.
Additional Salary Information: SALARY AND BENEFITS
We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits and a commitment to work/life balance.
With more than 20 million Americans living with peripheral neuropathy, The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy (FPN) is committed to advance the pace of innovative scientific discovery, accelerate a cure and raise awareness for peripheral neuropathy. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, FPN is the only organization in the U.S. that aggressively funds and fosters collaboration among today’s most gif...ted neuroscientists and physicians who are dedicated to neuropathy research and treatments to develop new and effective therapies that can reverse, reduce and—one day—find a cure for peripheral neuropathy. Additional programming includes symposiums for researchers and healthcare providers, educational seminars for patients, newsletters for patients and healthcare providers, and a national Peripheral Neuropathy Research Data Repository. Further information can be found at www.foundationforpn.org.