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Director of Advancement

Whitehead Institute , Hybrid/Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Whitehead Institute is a leader in groundbreaking biomedical research. With a focus on advancing the fields of genetics and genomics, the Institute empowers scientists to explore the complexities of life with unprecedented depth and breadth. Addressing global challenges—from disease to climate change—Whitehead Institute’s researchers are making paradigm-shifting discoveries that benefit human society across the world.

The Opportunity

The Whitehead Institute seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and intellectually curious fundraiser and manager to serve as Director of Advancement (DoA). Building on the development department’s tremendous progress in recent years, the DoA will lead the Institute into its next growth phase, leveraging its strong reputation and enormous fundraising potential. Reporting to the Vice President of External Relations, the DoA will serve as a senior leader within the institution, setting strategic direction for overall fundraising. Leading a team of six, the DoA will carry a portfolio of major and principal gift prospects and be responsible for reaching the unit’s overall annual fundraising goals.

Successful candidates will be exceptional relationship-builders and senior leaders with excellent communication skills. They will understand and embrace the Whitehead Institute’s mission and values, including a deep commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB).

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