Director, AAAAI Foundation
CLIENT ASSOCIATION: AAAAI Foundation
REPORTS TO: Associate Executive Director
DIRECT REPORTS: Development Manager, Development Coordinator, Awards Manager (partial)
STATUS: Exempt (minimum of 37.5 hours/week)
Responsible for the oversight and management of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Foundation whose mission is to fund research that leads to the prevention and cure of asthma and allergic and immunologic disease. The AAAAI Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, a medical specialty society with 7,000 members.
- Work with AAAAI Foundation volunteer leadership and staff to develop, oversee and implement a comprehensive plan of fundraising strategies that results in raising sufficient funds annually for the issuance of three Faculty Development Awards and the programs of the AAAAI Foundation.
- Identify, rate, screen, cultivate and solicit donors, and train volunteer leadership and staff to do the same.
- As a member of the AAAAI staff leadership team, oversee AAAAI Foundation interests in ongoing AAAAI programs and meetings. Participate in all AAAAI Executive Committee conference calls, attend all meetings of the AAAAI Board of Directors and provide Foundation-related reports for these meetings.
- Serve as staff liaison to the AAAAI Foundation Council and provide direct support with regard to meetings, conference calls, minutes, and reports.
- Prepare the AAAAI Foundation’s annual proposed budget and project and sponsorship proposals, shepherd their approval process, and retain budgetary responsibility for their implementation and completion. Review accounting ledgers quarterly for accuracy. Review and negotiate vendor contracts in advance of execution.
- Oversee the annual marketing and application process for Faculty Development Awards, providing supervisory support as needed to the Awards Manager.
- Identify potential funding organizations and sponsors for AAAAI Foundation programs and write grants as required to successfully obtain funding. Serve as lead staff for sponsor relationships.
- Supervise the successful execution of all AAAAI Foundation projects and fundraising efforts, including Named Lectureships & Awards, the GAIN Campaign, a planned giving campaign, the annual appeal, Annual Benefit Dinner, 5K Run/Walk, all aspects of AAAAI Foundation presence at AAAAI Annual Meeting, and leadership giving.
- Oversee the marketing and communications efforts of the AAAAI Foundation, including the annual report, press releases, social media, blast email campaigns and communication through all existing AAAAI electronic and print media. Oversee AAAAI Foundation website.
- Maintain the AAAAI Foundation’s annual Platinum Transparency Seal with GuideStar and superior status with other rating agencies as appropriate. Oversee annual reporting of the AAAAI Foundation’s return on investment comparing funds awarded to additional funding achieved by our award recipients.
- Maintain an excellent donor stewardship process and a donor retention record above national averages for medical associations.
- Provide direction and leadership to AAAAI Foundation staff, including training on good fundraising practices and coaching on appropriate interaction with donors and AAAAI members.
- Provide regular performance evaluations of directly supervised team members with rewards and disciplinary actions as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
AMOUNT OF TRAVEL REQUIRED
Approximately 3-4 weeks per year; occasional evening and weekend work required.
Experience and proven success in identifying, cultivating and soliciting major and planned gifts and development of a mid-range donor program.
Knowledge of fundraising best practices, proven success in donor stewardship, retention and donor data analysis.
Experience in Foundation/Association governance, engaging a national volunteer board as donors, gift solicitors and advocates for the organization.
Experience with corporate funding and grant writing.
Very strong interpersonal skills, management skills, public speaking and presentation skills, organizational skills.
Proficiency in Excel and knowledge of donor database structures a plus.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Minimal lifting required.