Job #: G972
Posted Date: February 5, 2020
Closes On: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Sr. Director, External Relations
Status: Regular Full Time
Benefits Eligible: Yes
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.
Reporting directly to the Vice President, External Relations (VPER), the Senior Director, External Relations will have the responsibility for building a principal gifts program ($1M+ gifts) for individual and foundation donors primarily for the Optimal Aging Initiative at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, as well as other initiatives and fundraising programs as assigned. The Senior Director will create strategies, implement plans and set clear annual fundraising goals with the VPER for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and tracking of prospects and donors of 6-, 7- and 8-figure potential. Working closely with the VPER, colleagues within ER, key faculty and senior administrators, the Senior Director will pursue fundraising strategies to gain access to high net worth individuals and major foundations with a demonstrated history of supporting foundational research at the principal gift level ($1M+), particularly in the area of optimal aging. The Senior Director will pursue prospects on a national and potentially international level and may be expected to travel to represent the Institute.
This position requires constant adjusting focus, grasping, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, talking, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing, working in a confined area and working inside.
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