Senior Director, Individual Giving (Joslin Diabetes Center)
Joslin Diabetes Center - Massachusetts

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We are all touched by diabetes in some way.

This is your opportunity to make an even more significant impact on the lives of those touched by diabetes. Join us and help tackle the most serious public health issue of our time.

Joslin Diabetes Center is an internationally recognized diabetes care, research and education institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School and headquartered in Boston, MA and is dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and improving the lives of people with diabetes through its cutting edge basic and clinical research, patient care programs for children and adults, and through programs and publications that improve the care of diabetes worldwide.

Joslin Diabetes Center is seeking a Senior Director of Individual Giving who is an experienced, strategic, mission driven development professional to lead a team of 3 development officers responsible for planned, major and leadership gifts. S/he will work closely with the Vice President for Development to create a comprehensive strategy for the growth of individual giving and an increased pool of prospective major donors in support of identified priorities.

This is an exciting leadership opportunity to build a robust and sustainable pool of individual donors. As Senior Director, Individual Giving, you will also collaborate with other Development Directors (Foundation Relations, Corporate Relations, and Operations) and will work closely with internationally respected Joslin researchers, physicians and senior staff to identify and cultivate prospects, deepen relationships with potential and current donors, create proposals and solicit major and planned gifts.

Our ideal candidate will possess:
A minimum of 12 years of major gift fundraising experience and relevant competencies around best practices, major donor strategies and pipeline development

Demonstrated success in soliciting $100,000+ major and planned gifts with experience level to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of approximately 75 prospects

Ability to be an integral strategic partner to the Vice President of Development and design and implement a comprehensive individual giving program

Ability to collaborate other Directors to help establish a comprehensive strategic plan for sustainable short and long-term growth of donor pool

A minimum of 5 years of successful and relevant supervisory experience in order to best provide guidance, direction and supervision to a team of major, planned and leadership gift officers to set and attain fundraising and action goals

Superior communication and relationship building skill to develop, cultivate and sustain strong relationships

Adaptability to a rapidly changing environment and ability to develop, manage, continuously evaluate and refine plans and best practices designed to expand current major gifts initiatives

For more information and to apply, interested applicants are invited to visit

Joslin Diabetes Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F /D/V

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