The Development department has primary responsibility to implement and execute strategies to meet Salk's specific fundraising needs through local, national and international philanthropic efforts.
Under the direction of the Senior Director, External Relations/Cancer Center and Senior Director, External Relations the Development Specialist provides high level logistics oversight, advisory committee management, proposal and report writing and submission, and complex administrative support with the ultimate goal of implementing engagement strategies for assigned fundraising priorities. Tracks, monitors and ensures all activities are completed in a timely and professional manner. Interacts with all levels of the organization, including senior management and faculty, board members, major donors and foundations, and members of the community. Responsible for independent problem-solving and performing duties with a high level of service and the utmost courtesy and confidentiality. Assists with evening and weekend donor events, as needed.
4+ years work experience with a proven track record in executive level coordination and administration, building relationships, and assisting with strategic planning.
3+ years work experience in writing/editing general correspondence and miscellaneous documents as well as experience with drafting and editing briefings, donor profiles and stewardship documents in a fundraising context.
3+ years demonstrated experience with executive level calendaring and interacting successfully with high level donors, faculty, and community members.
3+ years demonstrated experience in producing fundraising or other relevant executive level events, and knowledge of principles and practices of events management.
2+ years demonstrated experience in gathering, researching and analyzing information and recommending or implementing appropriate solutions.
Demonstrated experience providing strong customer oriented service and assistance.
Proven excellent written and verbal communication skills.
4+ years development experience with an emphasis on giving programs and donor relations and proposals.
4+ years demonstrated skill in utilizing major on-line databases in fund raising, non-profit institute environment and other reference sources.
Demonstrated success in recruiting and working with volunteers.
Proven experience interacting successfully with high level donors, prospective donors, executives, faculty, staff, and community leaders.
Knowledge of the principles and processes of professional fundraising.
Prior experience in a larger (500+) non-profit organization.
Able to work a flexible schedule based on workload and deadlines.
Occasional evening and weekend overtime to assist with donor events.
Satisfactory completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
Must sign an employee confidentiality agreement.
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
This position includes constant adjusting focus, grasping, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, talking, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing, and working inside.
Internal Number: F883
About The Salk Institute
The Salk Institute embodies Jonas Salk’s mission to dare to make dreams into reality. We explore the very foundations of life, seeking new realities in neuroscience, genetics, immunology and more. We are small by choice, intimate by nature, fearless in the face of any challenge. We live to discover. Be it cancer or Alzheimer’s, aging or diabetes, we understand that every cure has a starting point. Salk is where cures begin.
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