JDRF International, the world’s leading charitable funder of diabetes research, was founded in 1970 by the parents of children with type 1 diabetes – a disease that strikes people suddenly, makes them insulin dependent for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Its mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested nearly $2 billion in research funding since its inception. JDRF is an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. JDRF collaborates with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Its staff and volunteers in nearly 80 Chapters throughout the United States and six international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement and the JDRF vision of a world without T1D.
Reporting to the Vice President of Leadership Giving, the National Director, Leadership Giving will partner with senior leadership, leadership giving partners and volunteers to develop and execute strategies for development prospects. This senior major gift officer will create deeper relationships with the organization’s most generous donors ($100,000+), pursuing an annual revenue goal of $4-5 million. This self-starter and skilled negotiator and collaborator will encourage a donor-centric culture. Travel is a significant component of this position. Ten or more years of progressive fundraising experience and revenue responsibility is required. An advanced degree or CFRE are preferred.