Manager, Development - Foundation for Physical Therapy Research
American Physical Therapy Association
Location: Alexandria, VA
Type: Full Time
Development and Foundation
4 Year Degree
Title: Manager, Development - Foundation for Physical Therapy Research
Department: Foundation for Physical Therapy Research
FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt
Location: Alexandria, VA
About The Foundation The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (Foundation) is a national nonprofit that funds research and develops researchers to optimize movement and health by providing promising researchers grants, scholarships, and fellowships. The Foundation is the funding organization for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). All staff are employees of APTA.
About APTA Do you want to contribute to an organization dedicated to improving societal health? Would you like to collaborate with colleagues who are passionate about making a difference? Are you excited to work in a new state-of-the-art building designed to encourage movement, participation, and employee health?
Then you want to work for APTA!
APTA is the trusted leader for the physical therapy profession, representing more than 100,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapy students. Our approximately 150 employees support the association’s mission to build a community that advances the profession of physical therapy to improve the health of society.
As the Manger, Development, you will lead a small fundraising team to increase the donor base while maintaining a focused portfolio of major donors and prospects. The Manager is the lead fundraising strategist and project manager, who will design, manage, and execute fundraising plans. This position reports to the CEO and works closely with the Manager Communications and Scientific program staff to achieve goals and expand our impact. To excel in this role, you will be a development professional who thrives at frontline fundraising and is comfortable with a fast-paced work environment. Exceptional interpersonal skills to cultivate and advance relationships with donors, prospects, and volunteers are needed to be successful.
Manages overall development for the Foundation, track progress to goals, and make recommendations to improve results.
Serves as a liaison between the Foundation and committees supporting development and communications.
Creates committee agendas, tracks committee/staff tasks and facilitates meetings.
Identifies, builds relationships, and solicits and closing major and planned gifts.
Manages portfolio of 50-80 major individual donors and select corporate relationships.
Develops and oversees individual giving strategy and the processes needed for success including prospect research, donor segmentation, and moves management.
Works collaboratively with the team to develop the annual fundraising plans and budget.
Creates strategies to grow current annual fundraising efforts as well as new streams of revenue to achieve organizational goals.
Oversees all fundraising efforts, collaborates with the team, tracks projects to ensure timelines and outputs to meet goals.
Experience in leading, coaching, and mentoring development teams.
Reimages the Foundation’s fundraising efforts at conferences, in-person meetings with a goal of expanding the donor base.
Attends board and committee meetings, provides regular updates on development activities; makes presentations, provides reports, and tracking documents.
Collaborates with APTA staff to promote effective, responsive, and relevant fundraising opportunities for members and external audiences.
Is a member of the Association’s Business Affairs team and strives for shared success to support research to advance the physical therapy profession.
Works effectively with and manages relevant Foundation volunteer committees.
Provides strategic insight, counsel, data, and intelligence to unit leader and executive leadership as appropriate on best practices related to the work of Foundation for Physical Therapy Research through briefings, updates, reports, and presentations.
Upholds and fosters team values
Complies with all APTA policies and procedures
Performs other duties as assigned to foster achievement of FPTR and association priorities
6+ years’ experience in related professional level position. CFRE or comparable certification a plus.
A strong understanding of fundraising principles, techniques, and best practices in the nonprofit sector.
Demonstrated ability to personally solicit major gifts from identification to cultivation to solicitation to stewardship. Campaign experience a plus.
Must have a strong work ethic with excellent interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills.
Highly organized, detailed-oriented, and able to manage multiple projects and priorities effectively.
Leadership and team building skills to collaborate effectively with staff, volunteers, committees, and the Board of Trustees.
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
Serves as a role model for strategic use of donor database and screening / prospecting tools.
Competence in software systems such as, Crescendo, Asana, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.
Raiser’s Edge or other nonprofit database experience required.
Up to 10% - Local and National
How To Apply
Please send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, when applying.
Principals only; no agencies; no phone calls, please. Candidates selected to participate in an interview will be contacted by Human Resources.
The American Physical Therapy Association is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
APTA participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information, please visit e-verify.uscis.gov.
APTA is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and invites and welcomes applicants with diversity of experience, mindset, and skills to add value to APTA and our staff community.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 100,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.APTA prohibits preferential or adverse discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or health status in all areas including, but not limited to, its qualifications for membership, rights of members, policies, programs, activities, and employment practices. APTA is committed to promoting cultural diversity throughout the profession.APTA is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and invites and welcomes applicants with diversity of experience, mindset, and skills to add value to APTA and our staff commUNITY.