The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence is a nonprofit research institute in Seattle founded by the late Paul Allen and his sister, Jody Allen. Headed by Professor Oren Etzioni, the core mission of AI2 is to contribute to humanity through high-impact research in artificial intelligence.
AI2 is searching for its inaugural Chief Development Officer. AI2 has just recently diverged from its parent, Vulcan, Inc., to become an independent 501c3 organization. The first AI2 CDO will build and grow a pipeline of funding sources, both from foundations and individual donors. This is an extraordinary opportunity to break new ground at one of the most recognized and respected research centers in the world.
The CDO will be part of the senior leadership team and report to the Chief Operating Officer with an active dotted line to the CEO. The CDO will work with leaders and program directors to identify strategic areas for support; develop compelling cases for that support; identify, cultivate, and solicit prospective funders and donors; and develop successful stewardship and engagement programs to grow and retain philanthropic sponsored research and government support for AI2’s mission.