Senior Advancement Officer, Public - Private Partnerships, Noninfectious Diseases
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Responsibilities: The Senior Advancement Officer will lead business development strategy and resource mobilization efforts for the CDC Foundation’s non-infectious disease portfolio. S/he will be responsible for developing fundraising strategies for a variety of public health projects, working closely with CDC colleagues to identify project ideas for philanthropic and private sector support and engagement; identifying, cultivating and soliciting six- and seven-figure gifts in support of various projects; facilitating cross-sector dialogue with the aim of building public-private partnerships; developing compelling proposals, budgets and fundraising collateral for prospective donors; and negotiating the terms of collaboration with funders. The Senior Advancement Officer’s fundraising efforts will focus primarily on corporate, philanthropic and organizational support and may include large-scale, complex projects with multiple revenue streams and/or implementing partners.
The Senior Advancement Officer will report to the Associate Vice President for Advancement and serve as a key member of the Public-Private Partnership team. S/he will work synergistically and strategically with staff across the Foundation, CDC colleagues and private-sector partners to develop proposals of mutual interest and benefit to all parties. The Senior Advancement Officer will develop and manage relationships in order to steward partners for long-term, diversified engagement with the Foundation. Monitoring all prospect and partner contacts within his/her portfolio to ensure positive and purposeful donor relations, the Senior Advancement Officer will recommend involvement of executive staff when vital to any stage of the partnership-building process.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Cultivate existing and new relationships with partners and CDC colleagues to secure resources to support public health needs.
- Work with CDC employees to help develop project proposals and budgets and route project concept/ideas through CDC and the CDC Foundation
- Create, edit, finalize and send fundraising correspondence, proposals, budgets, agreements and stewardship materials for donors and prospects.
- Develop and engage in stewardship strategies to build and strengthen relationships.
- Maintain and document activities and key partner information in Salesforce.
- Become familiar with and maintain a working knowledge of, the CDC Foundation’s and CDC’s programs to use as a basis for major gift proposals; maintain a high level of knowledge about programs to discuss with and present to donors, prospects and members of the public health community.
- Represent the Foundation with a wide range of external constituencies, including public health and other organizations, foundations, corporations, potential donors and CDC colleagues.
- Develop and maintain a working knowledge of CDC Foundation and CDC priorities.
- Participate in staff activities, projects and assignments.
- Undertake other responsibilities as assigned.
Qualifications and Skills Necessary:
- Bachelor’s degree; Master's degree preferred.
- Minimum of five years of demonstrated fundraising or equivalent business development experience; a demonstrated leader in his/her field.
- Highly energetic professional with a track record of developing fundraising strategies, building donor relationships and closing gifts in the six+ figure range.
- Experience in public health/health care environment or funding for scientific research preferred; experience in non-infectious/non-communical diseases a plus .
- Excellent communication skills, and the ability to facilitate effective meetings with diverse partners.
- Strong project management and team building skills.
- Ability to work independently and solve complex problems creatively and confidently.
- Executive presence with the ability to portray confidence and trust along with a professional image and demeanor.
- Polished written and verbal communication skills; excellent public speaker with ability to facilitate dialogue among various stakeholders in both meeting and conference call settings, imperative.
- Ability to manage multiple, high-intensity activities simultaneously and effectively.
- A demonstrated ability to complete assignments in a timely and effective manner and deliver results under tight deadlines.
- Excellent computer and data management skills/proficiency in Word, Outlook and Excel required; Salesforce software experience preferred.
- Willingness to travel.
- Adherence to the Code of Ethical Principles of the Association of Fundraising Professional (AFP) and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
Physical Demands and Working Environment:
- Knowledge of effective fundraising activities, tools and techniques.
- Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
- Knowledge of business English, spelling and business math.
- Ability to work effectively with executives, staff, partners and the public.
- Ability to appropriately handle confidential matters and information.
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize work and with careful attention to detail.
- Ability to deal with others, using tact and diplomacy.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to supervise, train, direct work and evaluate staff.
- Ability to work in a changing environment and as part of a team, taking on tasks at all levels.
- Ability to travel when required.
- Skill in using software packages, specifically Salesforce, Microsoft Word and Excel.
A cover letter and resume are required for submission for consideration of the position.
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