The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR), a national non-profit organization based in Washington DC, is widely recognized as the thought leader in research on sex differences and is dedicated to improving women's health through advocacy, education and research.
SWHR is committed to drawing a creative, talented and energetic staff that represents the diverse communities that we advocate for.
In addition to an open, friendly and flexible work atmosphere, we offer employees: a comprehensive health insurance package; a 403(b) retirement plan; and other benefits.
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Job Title: Development Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: President & CEO
The Director of Development serves as the
principal development and fundraising representative for SWHR. This position is responsible for providing direction
and management on corporate and foundation fundraising efforts, major gift
solicitations, special events and all activities designed to expand, diversify
and grow SWHR’s primary revenue streams.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Manages Development Manager and Development Interns
Summary of Responsibilities:
leadership in development and advice and counsel to the President on
fundraising goals and strategies
the development and implementation of SWHR’s fundraising plan
with renewing current support and expanding and diversifying fundraising
programs and sources
related budgets and staff
activities to grow and renew current supporter groups, donors, and fundraising
- Activities include but are not limited to:
fundraising/sponsorship efforts related to SWHR’s Annual Gala
- renewal and
expansion of Corporate Advisory Council,
- writing grant
proposals and program budgets,
- coordinating solicitation efforts of
SWHR leaders and the Development Committee and;
- developing appropriate materials to
support fundraising efforts.
fundraising systems database, revenue tracking, and acknowledgements.
and cultivates potential funders from many sources, including foundations,
individuals, major donors, and corporations.
a variety of fundraising strategies, including but not limited to written,
telephone, and face-to-face meetings; proposal presentation; special events; and
development and support of local/regional groups.
designs, and implements programs for new groups of donors and activities for
donors, such as annual appeal, major gifts, planned giving, endowment, area or
regional chapters, grant proposals, and special meetings and events.
Skills, and Abilities:
success corporate, individual, major donor, direct mail, large foundation
fundraising (raising $2-5 million per year and managing a department and staff and
assisting with program support, soliciting and acquiring funding (including
proposal development and budget preparation and coordination with SWHR staff)
written and oral communication skills
interpersonal communication skills
public presence and articulate spokesperson
collaborator, able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
a variety of constituencies
skills, including the ability to think and plan strategically in the context of
of fundraising software
of Microsoft Office, including Excel
of computer network operations
to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed without supervision.
to handle many simultaneous responsibilities
- Knowledge of
health, women’s health, and/or scientific issues is a plus
degree; graduate degree preferred.
least 5 years of fundraising or related experience
Fundraising Professional preferred.
Event Management—Annual Gala
information for fundraising solicitation including lists of past and potential
- Sets up system for
sponsorship/gift collection, invoicing, and maintenance of all donor lists;
works with appropriate SWHR staff to track RSVPS
- Initiates contact
and closely monitors status of sponsorships and contributions, including
repeated and timely personal contact
- Creates timetable
and manages the distribution of all event mailings including “Save the Date”
postcards and invitations, creates and sends all fundraising letters and
- Tracks income and
generates post-event follow-up with donors/sponsors as appropriate
- Provides President and CEO and CFO with timely
and frequent event income projections and final analysis
- Works with other SWHR
staff as needed on event logistics and event timeline
Advisory Council (CAC)
- Works with SWHR
staff to identify new CAC prospects and recruit new members
- Oversees the
maintenance of current member information for CAC
- Oversees invoicing
and follow-up for CAC annual dues
- Works with Finance
and Administration staff to maintain and update Sage database
- Manages DataSync
between Convio and Sage
- With Online
Communications Coordinator, maintains donor pages of website, including
creating new donation forms and autoresponders
- Runs donation
reports from Convio for financial files
- Works with Online
Communications Coordinator to maintain and update Convio site
- Records SWHR
revenue (grants, CAC dues, donations, sales, etc) in donor database and
prepares reports and exports as necessary
- Invoices dues and
pledges, maintains and updates membership lists, and handles the logistics of
- Manages receivables
management operations: oversees system for recording and tracking pledges and
gifts; develops and provides reports as required for general accounting, audit,
and annual reporting; works with the Finance and Administration department to
reconcile financial income with general ledger on monthly basis; and generates
acknowledgements and monthly financial reports, revenue updates, and invoices
- Analyzes gift
reports and donor statistics
- Conducts all SWHR
- Maintains Development
Thank you in
advance for your submission. Due to the anticipated high volume of applicants,
we are only able to respond to those who best meet our needs at this time
Disclaimer: This description is intended to provide an
overview of this position and is not all inclusive. The incumbent in the position will be
expected to perform other duties as required.
Responsibilities may change over time.
This description is provided for informational purposes only and does
not form the basis of a contract.
SWHR offers a variety of unpaid internships. As an intern at SWHR, you will participate in the organization and execution of different programs and activities depending on your department.
Intern for Government Affairs
- Responsibilities -Assists in all government
affairs activities, including:
databases and the collation of
public policy information for SWHR Congressional scorecard.
- Assists in
the development of written appropriations testimony that is consistent
with SWHR’s advocacy priorities.
- Responds to
requests for technical assistance including researching particular policy
- Assists in
the monitoring, tracking, and analyzing of legislative issues that have
an impact on women’s health research
- When appropriate, attends Congressional
visits for learning purposes.
meetings, hearings, or briefings as assigned on behalf of SWHR.
with maintaining copies and files.
duties as assigned.
- Learning Objectives - Assist Director of Government Affairs with policy issues, grassroots efforts, briefings and other tasks.
- Requirements -Prefer students
pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in political science, government
relations, international affairs or related field. Requires
knowledge and a basic understanding of the federal legislative processes. Incumbent must be
able to follow written and oral communication directions, while simultaneously
coordinating a variety of complex projects and work within deadlines. Requires
effective oral and written communication skills, creative approaches to problem
solving and the ability to be flexible and work under pressure.
Intern for Fundraising Department
- Responsibilities - assisting with tracking invitations to and pledges for annual gala, liaison with vendors, entering and processing donations, preparing acknowledgment letters and reports, updating donor files, and researching potential sources of support.
- Learning Objectives - basics of non-profit fundraising and event management.
- Requirements - excellent communication skills, including strong writing and proofreading skills with knowledge of basic English grammar, punctuation, and style, and completion of college-level courses in English, communications, or public relations.
Intern for Science Department
- Responsibilities - reviewing scientific publications and conducting online research, reviewing current web material and suggesting updates and/or changes to webmaster, drafting material to be posted online, assisting with member prospecting and other membership society fundraising, and office support.
- Learning Objectives - how to do secondary research on women’s health and sex differences, how to manage citations and execute basic office support tasks, the basics of website maintenance and composition, and the basics of fundraising for professional societies.
- Requirements - strong writing and research skills, completion of college-level courses in life/health sciences.