Job Opening: Chief Relationship Officer

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation, an entrepreneurial, high-performance, medical research, education and patient advocacy organization in Charlottesville, VA, is seeking a Chief Relationship Officer; the position reports directly to the Chairman.

The Chief Relationship Officer will work with the Chairman, the development team and the communications team in support of the Foundation’s activities by establishing and maintaining high-level relationships.

On the leading edge of venture philanthropy and social entrepreneurship, the Focused Ultrasound Foundation has demonstrated success in accelerating the development and adoption of focused ultrasound, using donor funding to bridge the gap between laboratory research and widespread patient treatment. The Foundation is well-poised to diversify its donor base and leverage funding sources to exponentially increase the impact of its life-changing mission.

Responsibilities

  • Develop high-level giving strategies, collaborating with the Chairman, development team, communications team, Board of Directors, and Council to ensure results
  • Travel as needed to foster relationships; attend evening and weekend events as needed
  • Author and customize proposal-related materials in formats well-suited for a variety of donor types
  • Represent the Foundation with select external stakeholders to position the Foundation for short- and long-term donor support
  • Coordinate across Foundation teams to ensure effective external engagement with new and existing donors
  • Foster and maintain access to high priority relationships

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 15+ years of experience in wealth management, banking, law or related fields; non-profit / development experience not required
  • Successful track record of establishing relationships based on trust

Requirements

  • Passion for focused ultrasound; entrepreneurial, resourceful, and results-oriented
  • Experienced, dynamic and team-oriented professional; compatible with other members of the team
  • Superb verbal and written skills; proven project management skills
  • Professional presentation and conduct; ability to interact on a peer basis with high net worth individuals, C level executives, and thought leaders
  • Available to travel and frequently attend evening and weekend events
  • Cheerful, upbeat, and steady under fire
  • Strong track record of securing funding and managing relationships
  • Accurate, detail-oriented, and able to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Maintaining a flexible work schedule to ensure deadlines are met is required

Inquiries

To ensure consideration, send cover letter and resume (as PDF) to

 

 

 

Job Opening: Director of Institutional Giving

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation, an entrepreneurial, high-performance, medical research, education and patient advocacy organization in Charlottesville, VA, is seeking a Director of Institutional Giving. The position reports to the Chairman.

This position will amplify the Foundation’s development activities by establishing and growing an institutional giving program, encompassing family offices, wealth management firms, philanthropic advisors, community foundations, corporate foundations and disease foundations.

On the leading edge of venture philanthropy and social entrepreneurship, the Focused Ultrasound Foundation has demonstrated success in accelerating the development and adoption of focused ultrasound, using donor funding to bridge the gap between laboratory research and widespread patient treatment. The Foundation is well-poised to diversify its donor base and utilize new funding sources to exponentially increase the impact of its mission.

Responsibilities

  • Develop institutional giving strategies, collaborating with the development team and ensuring that strategies incorporate an appropriate mix of giving institutions over time
  • Design and execute a program in line with the Foundation’s institutional giving strategies that is appropriately tailored to the Foundation’s dynamic requirements
  • Manage institutional grants; write compelling grant proposals, and oversee the production of strong bid packages; independently author and prepare comprehensive funding proposals for institutional awards, integrating appropriate performance measurement and reporting plans and ensuring inclusion of current and relevant research
  • Author and customized proposal-related materials in formats well-suited for a variety of donor types
  • Identify and cultivate new prospects using focused, customized approaches for institutional donors; represent the Foundation with select external stakeholders to position the Foundation for short- and long-term institutional funding
  • Coordinate across the Foundation team for effective, external engagement with new and existing institutional donors.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 5 years of experience in development, wealth management, banking, or related field
  • Successful track record of establishing relationships based on trust
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite; database management experience

Requirements

  • Passion for focused ultrasound; entrepreneurial, resourceful, and results-oriented
  • Experienced, dynamic and team-oriented development professional; compatible with other members of the team
  • Superb verbal and written skills; proven project management skills
  • Professional presentation and conduct; ability to interact on a peer basis with high net worth individuals, C level executives, and thought leaders
  • Cheerful, upbeat, and steady under fire
  • Strong track record of securing institutional funding
  • Accurate, detail-oriented, and able to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Maintaining a flexible work schedule to ensure deadlines are met is required
  • Experience in cultivating and maintaining institutional giving databases a plus

Inquiries

To ensure consideration, send cover letter and resume (as PDF) to

 

 

 

Job Opening: Development Officer

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation, a medical research, education and patient advocacy organization in Charlottesville, VA, is seeking a Development Officer to assist the Director of External Affairs with funding- and donor-related activities for the Foundation. With the Director of External Affairs and other Development Officers, this position coordinates fundraising initiatives and collects current and prospective donor information. The Development Officer cultivates professional relationships with individuals, foundations, and other agencies; and also provides continuous support to the Foundation marketing efforts.

Responsibilities

  • Increase the number and quality of donor prospects through individual visits, research, donor database management, and networking.
  • Manage portfolio prospects, using focused strategic approaches.
  • Work with Communications and Scientific staff to customize materials for successful marketing and solicitation.
  • Cultivate, solicit and provide attentive stewardship for philanthropic donors.
  • Manage donor events, including identifying guests and coordinating organizational support for events.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 5 years of experience in development, wealth management, banking, or related field
  • Successful track record establishing relationships based on trust in a prior career
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and experience with database management

Requirements

  • Passion for focused ultrasound
  • Enthusiastic team player; compatible with other members of the team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional presentation and conduct; ability to interact on a peer basis with high net worth individuals, C level executives, and thought leaders
  • Proven project management skills
  • Flexible and versatile; ability to multi-task and prioritize competing responsibilities
  • Cheerful, upbeat, and steady under fire
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, and a proactive problem solver
  • Available to travel and frequently attend evening and weekend events
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative

Inquiries

To ensure consideration, send cover letter and resume (as PDF) to Nora Seilheimer at