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The Foundation is seeking a development/fundraising professional to join our small and growing team at the manager or assistant director level (depending on experience). This position would be ideal for a motivated individual interested in rolling up their sleeves, expanding their skills, and growing their career. Click here to download the complete job description.

The Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to support the mission of the FDA by advancing regulatory science and research. The Foundation establishes public-private partnerships between FDA and external stakeholders to facilitate innovation in science and health.

Title:                    Development/Fundraising Professional

Reports to:         Director of Marketing & Communications

Supervisory Responsibility:        N/A

Job Purpose:

The Development/Fundraising position will contribute to and implement a strategic approach to fundraising which may include corporate support, grant solicitation, major gifts, and in-kind resources. The position will focus on increasing revenues and expanding a base of support for the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under direction of the Marketing & Communications Director, give input and implement a fund development plan that increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization
  • Coordinate short and long-range plans to expand the donor/supporter base
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of partner priorities
  • Maintain timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fundraising activities are carried out in a timely manner
  • Support the planning and execution of special fundraising events as specified in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization
  • Assist in the identification and development of corporate, foundation, and individual prospects for the organization’s fundraising priorities
  • Prepare grant applications and funding proposals to generate funds for the organization
  • Prepare pitches/presentations to current and prospective donors/supporters
  • Contribute to campaign strategies, timelines, revenue forecasts and evaluation plans
  • Maintain the funder database
  • Prepare reports on fundraising progress
  • Help promote the organization to supporters
  • Other duties as assigned


Bachelor’s degree required; Graduate degree preferred


Five years of fundraising experience gained at a non-profit; corporate or private foundation; higher education or healthcare institution; or selling experience in a professional services organization. Familiarity with the pharmaceutical/biotechnology field preferred.


  • A track record of measurable fundraising results
  • An understanding of fundraising strategies
  • Excellent organizational/project management skills with a particular focus on managing details
  • Outstanding listening and communication skills—both written and oral
  • Ability to develop and meet schedules
  • Expertise with fundraising software/database management
  • Knowledge of donor/prospect research and available tools
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • A strong understanding or interest in the mission of the FDA or regulatory science or public health
  • Demonstrated professional and political aptitude; team and diplomatic skills
  • Able to manage multiple priorities and take an entrepreneurial approach to problem solving
  • Behave ethically and follow best business practices
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization
  • Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interests of the organization
  • Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem

Candidates will need to submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements to apply for this position.