Basic Function: The Development Director is responsible for planning and managing an annual fundraising program for the ANS Center for Nuclear Science and Technology (the “Center”), which is the Society’s primary public information and public policy arm. The Development Director supervises a part-time administrative staff member and works with other ANS department directors and other staff members, and volunteers on fundraising activities.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Design and grow a new multi-faceted fundraising program for the Center.
Lead, coordinate and provide other support for the fundraising activities of key Society personnel, including a fundraising committee, Society officers, Center Director, Washington Office Director and Executive Director.
Conduct direct mail campaigns and other appropriate activities targeting ANS members-at-large.
Develop a major gifts program which includes identifying, cultivating and soliciting major individual and corporate donors.
Identify foundations that may be interested in donating to the Center and cultivate their potential interest. Draft and submit grant proposals and other required documentation to them.
Develop a donor stewardship program that includes recognition for contributions and on-going communications regarding Center activities.
Supervise one half-time administrative staff person.
Meet with individual major gift donors, and corporate and foundation personnel, and attend ANS conferences and other organizational meetings as needed. (May require up to approximately 25% travel.)
Knowledge & Skills:
Knowledgeable and proficient in fundraising strategies and techniques.
Highly developed interpersonal skills, and ability to build and maintain new internal and external relationships.
Ability to motivate and lead volunteers and staff toward a shared vision and goals.
Strong writing skills, particularly in regard to direct mailings, grant proposals and web-based promotions.
Strong oral communication skills in group settings and one-on-one situations.
Knowledge of and ability to leverage information technology to help manage fundraising activities.
Well-developed organizational skills and ability to effectively manage details without losing sight of the “big picture.”
At least five years of fundraising experience with demonstrated success obtaining major gifts from corporations, foundations and individuals donors. Fundraising for an association preferred. Experience developing and/or growing a fundraising program preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience.
Established in 1954, the American Nuclear Society is a professional organization devoted to the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. Its nearly 12,000 members come from diverse technical backgrounds covering the full range of engineering disciplines as well as the physical and biological sciences. They are advancing the application of nuclear technologies to improve the lives o...f the world community through national and international enterprise within government, academia, research laboratories and private industry.