Senior Director of Philanthropic Giving
Senior Director of Philanthropic Giving
National Brain Tumor Society
Newton, Massachusetts Headquarters
Remote Position / East Coast Preference
The Moran Company is pleased to partner with the National Brain Tumor Society to recruit the organization's next Senior Director of Philanthropic Giving.
The National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) unrelentingly invests in, mobilizes and unites the community to discover a cure, deliver effective treatments and advocate for patients and their care partners. NBTS is a leading policy advocacy and research organization as well as a convener of brain tumor research leaders including industry, regulators, funders, clinician researchers and patient advocates. The organization also delivers timely information and support to patients and families. Through collaborative leadership with partners, the organization’s results include increased federal funding for brain tumor research, improved clinical trials, the enactment of the most comprehensive childhood cancer law in decades, and improved clinical trial education.
While NBTS has seen significant progress in terms of scientific understanding of brain tumor biology, the organization remains unsatisfied with the status quo of today’s treatment options. NBTS is committed to investment in new ideas and research poised to incent the development and realization of treatments that dramatically increase survival and quality of life for patients.
Building on over 30 years of experience, NBTS is the largest patient advocacy organization in the United States committed to curing brain tumors and improving the lives of patients and families. In 2022, the organization helped in securing over $48 million in new brain tumor research funding. Through its interconnected programmatic strategies, NBTS made a significant impact during 2022 through a three-pronged approach involving:
DEFEAT - NBTS drives and influences best-in-class medical research to develop and deliver longer survival, better quality of life, and ultimately cures through new innovative treatments for patients with a brain tumor as quickly as possible.
CONNECT - NBTS convenes, educates, and unites the brain tumor community.
CHANGE - NBTS fuels the voice and power of the brain tumor community to advocate, elevate the organization’s mission, and influence public policy.
The Senior Director of Philanthropic Giving will play a critical role as a member of the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) Development Team. This position will report directly to the Vice President, Development and lead the NBTS Major Gifts, Planned Giving, and Donor Relations programs. The Senior Director of Philanthropic Giving will develop and nurture relationships with existing donors while identifying and cultivating new donors who have the capacity to make gifts of $10,000 or more. The Senior Director will thrive in building relationships and making solicitations in a face-to-face manner. This position requires the ability to exercise good judgment and professionalism in a variety of situations. Strong written and verbal communication, organizational and people skills along with the ability to balance multiple priorities is required. The successful candidate must have the ability to work independently and collaboratively on projects and to handle confidential matters with discretion. The Senior Director of Philanthropic Giving will be an integral part of a fiercely dedicated and supportive team of development professionals committed to improving the lives of brain tumor patients.
This individual will be passionate about the work of the National Brain Tumor Society and will serve as a compelling ambassador to a philanthropic base that is equally dedicated to sustaining the organization’s mission and programs. Along with fundraising acumen and 7-10 years of demonstrated fundraising experience, this position requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to be a team player. The Senior Director of Philanthropic Giving will have a broad scope of responsibility within the key geographic areas of support for NBTS including the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individuals who support the work of NBTS while also developing and maintaining relationships with current supporters. This individual will be able to create and grow a major gifts portfolio and will be comfortable taking the lead with prospects/donors who have the capacity of making gifts of $10,000 or more as well as working independently and traveling within the defined geographic areas to achieve goals.
Professional Qualifications and Personal Attributes
The ideal candidate will possess most of the following professional and personal attributes:
Compensation and Benefits
The salary range for this position is $100,000-$130,000. The National Brain Tumor Society offers a complete benefits package which includes a comprehensive health, vision, and dental insurance, life insurance, long and short-term disability, retirement plan with an employer match, employee assistance program, vacation, sick leave, holidays, and personal days.
NBTS headquarters is located in Boston and operates in a hybrid work environment. This position is fully remote.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
NBTS strives to ensure that our workplace embraces diverse viewpoints, backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. NBTS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
The search for the Senior Director of Philanthropic Giving is being conducted by The Moran Company.
To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and resume to Becky Hauk, The Moran Company. Resume should be chronological and include all professional education and experience, dates of employment (month and year).