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Development Director-NYC

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Development Director-NYC

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JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, policy influence and a working plan to bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the community. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF has invested nearly $2B in research over the past 45 years and is sponsoring scientific research in 17 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit


Lead, manage, develop, and expand the Signature Events program with an annual overall income goal of $4 million. Build and strengthen links to potential and existing volunteers and donors and increase the Chapter’s revenue. Work in conjunction with the Executive Director, Associate Executive Director, staff team and senior volunteer leadership to increase the revenue of assigned fundraising activities. Ensure that the fundraising and mission priorities of JDRF grow through increased support from corporate, family, volunteer, and other partners. Organize and manage appropriate volunteer chairs and committees to expand fundraising programs. Supervise assigned development staff.

Lead Signature Events team in all fundraising projects including Galas, golf classics, family day event, cocktail receptions, young professionals’ receptions and corporate sporting event.

Support and maintain the vision, mission, priorities, and guiding principles of JDRF. Understand and serve as a key leader in implementing the strategic direction of all signature events and overall purpose of the Chapter.

Develop an annual plan for each assigned priority including financial goals and objectives.

Formulate, implement, and lead strategies and tactics for all departmental fundraising activities to sustain continued growth, maximum penetration of core market areas and opportunities for expansion where appropriate.

Recruit, manage, and continually develop assigned committees providing leadership, cultivation, acknowledgement, material support, and assistance in building and implementing committee annual plans. Assume lead role in developing committee structure, volunteer relationships and the placement of volunteers in leadership roles.

Assist in identifying and cultivating major donors.

Participate in planning, budgeting and forecasting process. Manage budget and control expenses effectively with an eye on revenue growth and expense reduction opportunities. Meet or exceed income goals and achieve “at or under” expense budget.

Develop timelines and ensure that tasks are completed on time and within budget. Direct and manage assigned staff. Participate in staffing decisions and evaluate staff.

Communicate and set expectations clearly and appropriately. Provide ongoing growth and development by motivating, developing, and directing staff and volunteers as they work to achieve JDRF and Chapter’s priorities.

Identify, build, and steward relationships with community, civic and corporate leaders as an integral part of volunteer and donor prospect development and engagement in JDRF activities. Establish a network and represent the organization in professional societies/organizations.

Demonstrate Leadership skills to subordinate/support staff.

Lead and/or participate in meetings. Discuss objectives and strategies of the Foundation and/or departmental activities and procedures.

Represent the best interests, professionalism and integrity of JDRF in all activities and relationships through a unified message of the JDRF mission and a commitment to organizational standards and leadership by personal example.

Maintain a basic understanding of JDRF’s mission andresearch cure therapeutics.

Ensure the confidentiality and security of proprietary information.

Perform other duties as assigned by his/her immediate supervisor.


Bachelor's Degree required; CFRE a plus. NOTE: Required combination of education and work experience is based on chapter's cluster and marketplace. Five to seven (5-7) years of progressively responsible and related fundraising experience with a minimum of 3- 5 years in a supervisory capacity required. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, human behavior and performance, and coordination of people and resources. Volunteer management experience. Understanding of computer systems and databases. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint). Effectively multi-task, establish priorities and work in a fast-paced environment. Highly efficient in time management and can meet deadlines under pressure. Team player that has the ability to interface with all levels of staff and volunteers. Must develop, maintain and utilize relationships. Capability to leverage relationships and negotiate agreements. Familiarity with volunteer/staff partnerships. Exceptional management, leadership and team-building skills. Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills. Demonstrate competency when handling diversified assignments. High capacity to assess the value, importance and/or quality of activities and people. Excellent written, oral and communication skills. Ability for presentation delivery, conveying ideas, and instructing effectively. Superior active listening, observation, analytical and problem recognition and solving skills. Exercise sound judgment. Ability to work and make judgments independently and take initiative. Well-disciplined and a self-starter that is extremely resourceful. Ability to travel locally required. Occasional overnight travel as needed. Occasional evening and weekend work required as needed.

How to Apply:

please submit your resume and cover letter with salary requirements

to JDRF by visiting

and keyword search for IRC32164

to apply.



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Tue, 06/06/2017

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New York

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Company Profile
JDRF is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is a disease which strikes children suddenly and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump. Insulin, however, is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation.

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