Foundation and Major Donor Relations Senior Manager
Physicians for Social Responsibility is seeking an exceptional writer and development expert to join our team to work on climate change, chemical toxics, and nuclear weapons foundation and major donor fundraising.
As a health professional led organization, PSR's mission is to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival. Our national staff and chapters marshal the medical and public health voice for the prevention of nuclear war, abolition of nuclear weapons and reductions in the threats of climate change and toxic chemicals. Our work focuses on advocacy and policy change at the national, state and local level.
The Manager of Foundation and Major Donor Relations is responsible for research and outreach planning to current foundations and new prospects and directing major donor outreach and management.
Foundation funding: Working with our program staff, the manager will develop original or edit drafts of letters of inquiry, proposals, reports, and other stewardship and acknowledgement materials. The Manager will facilitate and participate in regular meetings with current and prospective foundation donors and be a member of the executive management team to remain current on program activities and to participate in program planning. The Manager will research and cultivate prospective foundation donors with the executive director and maintain a calendar of deadlines, contacts, and stewardship reports.
Major donor cultivation: The Manager will direct the stewardship of major donors in conjunction with board and executive director participation and the development and membership specialist. Duties include directing leadership circle mailings, determining ongoing relationships with prospect/donor; recommending specific purpose and level of gift; and providing direction to those involved in cultivation and solicitation. Management: Supervises the Development and Membership Specialist. In conjunction with the executive director, the Manager develops short- and long-range fundraising objectives and prepares report for the Board of Directors.
Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree. At least 5 years of related work experience is required along with foundation fundraising experience, extraordinary attention to detail, superb written and oral communications skills, and exemplary critical thinking skills. Advocacy background is helpful. Must have a positive attitude and be a team player who can work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
Salary commensurate with experience. PSR offers excellent benefits. Office located near the Blue/Orange Metro Line near McPherson Square. Intellectually-stimulating workplace with passionate, dedicated colleagues.
How to apply
Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications and salary requirements, resume, writing sample and three supervisory references. Electronic submissions are preferred. No phone calls please.
Deputy Director of Operations, Adam Pawlus Foundation and Major Donor Relations Senior Manager Search Physicians for Social Responsibility 1111 14th St. NW #700 Washington, D.C. 20005
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Location: Washington, DC
Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Physicians for Social Responsibility works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival. PSR's strategy for achieving its mission is to educate and activate the medical and broader health community, and the public, through research, analysis, collaboration, and targeted communications and to advocate for government and societal change at the local, state, national, and international level. Founded in 1961, PSR is now the largest physician-led organization in the U.S. with 50,000 members and e-activists working to slow, stop and reverse global warming and toxic degradation of the environment and for the prevention of nuclear war.
Physicians for Social Responsibility is looking for highly motivated undergraduates, recent grads, and graduate students with a demonstrated interest in non- partisan voter education and PSR’s core issues to fill full- and part-time internships beginning in September and continuing through December. Interns should have strong research and writing skills and the ability to adapt to a multi-issue workplace. Currently PSR is seeking a fall intern to assist the Development Department. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about grant writing, cultivation of donors and other essential fundraising skills.
PSR’s development intern will be responsible for seeking new opportunities to promote PSR, research and develop new funding opportunities, and assist with strategy development to take advantage of these opportunities.
Other Responsibilities may include:
- Updating donor records
- Assisting with development mailings
- Providing support for event host committees
- Experience in general office, clerical, and administrative support
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
- Interest in development, fundraising, and grant-writing
- Commitment to PSR goals and mission
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
- Highly organized, able to manage multiple projects at once
- Interest in development, fundraising, and grant-writing
To apply for our internship program, we ask that you please send a cover letter detailing when you are available to intern at PSR, your resume, and brief writing sample (3-5 pages) to email@example.com. Please reference “Development Intern” in the subject line.
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship pays a stipend for college graduates to work with NGOs in Washington, DC, including Physicians for Social Responsibility, on arms control, peace, and security issues for six to nine months. PSR provides strong mentoring and professional development opportunities for Scoville Fellows from any discipline. Scoville Fellows at PSR can expect to be meaningfully engaged in substantive work related to prudent and effective steps toward a world free of nuclear weapons, prevention of the use or spread of nuclear weapons, and promoting diplomacy and alternative conflict resolution techniques to avoid war. PSR’s current security programs include analytical work to develop new knowledge about the dangers nuclear weapons and security policies pose to human life and health, organizing work to mobilize doctors and allied health professionals for peace and security, and advocacy work to ensure that the interests of potential victims of nuclear weapons and war are represented in the policy process. For further information, please visit http://www.scoville.org/