Vice President, Development of The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Connecticut

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The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) was founded in
1998 by twin sisters Kathy Giusti and Karen Andrews after Kathy, a
former pharmaceutical executive and graduate of Harvard Business
School, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incurable blood
cancer. The mission of the MMRF is to relentlessly pursue
innovative means that accelerate the development of next-generation
multiple myeloma treatments to extend the lives of patients and
lead to a cure. Today, the MMRF supports a pipeline of 40
additional compounds, including 26 clinical trials through its
research consortium - the Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium
(MMRC) - and was the first to map the multiple myeloma genome in
its entirety. As exceptional stewards of funds raised, the MMRF has
earned an "A" rating from the American Institutes of Philanthropy,
a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, and compliance with the
BBB's Wise Giving Alliance for its fiscal responsibility. The MMRF
has also received approval from the National Cancer Institute for
its research grants program. The MMRF's focus on speed, innovation,
and results has received strong validation across the scientific
community and from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and
The New Yorker, to CNBC and Harvard Business School. Reporting to
the COO, the Vice President, Development (VP) will provide
leadership, strategy, planning and guidance for the comprehensive
fundraising efforts of the Foundation ensuring that the MMRF
achieves its ambitious annual revenue goals. The Vice President
will provide leadership and day-to-day management for all of MMRF's
development-related programs. S/he will coordinate all fundraising
activities, including identification, qualification, and assignment
of prospects, as well as cultivation, solicitation, closure, and
stewardship. The VP will be charged with continuing to nurture and
grow the strong corporate support the organization receives while
also expanding its impressive individual major gifts program. The
position will oversee a team of approximately eight frontline
fundraising professionals organized in a regional model (located in
Norwalk, Chicago, and San Francisco) while also ensuring personal
revenue targets are achieved. In order to build for the future, the
Vice President will need to analyze current funding streams,
evaluate departmental structure and staffing, and propose new and
innovative fundraising strategies which include growing the
individual major gifts pipeline, developing formal leadership and
planned giving programs, expanding corporate and foundation
support, and identifying organizational and programmatic
opportunities to garner new investors. The VP will maintain an
active portfolio of key major gift prospects as well as guide the
CEO, COO and Board in interfacing with MMRF's leadership donors and
prospects known as Transformers. The successful candidate will be
an accomplished senior fundraiser with a proven track record in
building sustainable full service development operations and
successfully interfacing with high net-worth individuals, as well
as corporate and foundation leadership. S/he must demonstrate
exceptional abilities in management, communications (oral and
written), volunteer leadership, and all areas related to
institutional advancement. The ideal Vice President, Development is
knowledgeable and most comfortable working in a fast-paced
organization dedicated to innovative research initiatives for
advancing a cure.

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