The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) was founded in 2000 with one clear objective: finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease (PD) in our lifetime. The Foundation applies extraordinary scientific, business and media assets to this singular focus—thus creating a unique and dynamic organization. Since inception, MJFF has quickly grown into the largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson’s disease research worldwide, having funded more than $1 billion in research projects in academic and industry labs worldwide. We exist to put ourselves out of business, so we deliberately hold no endowment but instead spend what we raise quickly and efficiently; 88 cents of every dollar spent goes directly to research programs. Core to our philosophy is how we think of our capital and its risk profile relative to other stakeholders in the drug development pipeline. We work aggressively to de- risk various treatment ideas and tools in the hopes of building a robust pipeline of new treatments for patients. Today, the Foundation has about 150 full-time employees.
Located in Midtown Manhattan, MJFF is an international organization with a national funding base. This role is based in New York City; however, we expect to continue working remotely through Labor Day. To learn more, please visit michaeljfox.org.
About the Team:
The Development team at The Michael J. Fox Foundation works to ensure that the Foundation raises sufficient dollars to fund its ambitious research agenda. Our team is determined, collaborative and nimble. The Advancement (Major & Principal Gifts) team contributes to the Significant Giving program that sits within the larger Development team to manage relationships with the generous families and individuals who are financially committed to advancing Parkinson’s disease research – and is expert in communicating why and how philanthropic support is vital to MJFF’s progress.
Position: Senior Associate Director (Advancement)
This is a unique opportunity for an exceptional revenue generator to make a significant impact at an innovative organization. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Senior Associate Director of Advancement will play a critical role in driving the fundraising strategy and serve as Development quarterback in the Northeast regional territory. On a day-to-day basis, the SAD, Advancement will be an active frontline fundraiser; they will oversee a portfolio of major and principal gift donors and will manage a team of two direct reports.
The SAD, Advancement will feel at home as a member of a dynamic, fast-paced and supportive team and be adept at managing shifting priorities while working to build and strengthen the Foundation’s impact. The SAD will develop and maintain strong collaborative working relationships with colleagues within Development and across the Foundation. The successful candidate will energize and motivate those around them and will regularly demonstrate the Foundation’s core values of Optimism, Urgency, Resourcefulness, Collaboration, Accountability and Persistence.
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How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a resume. Please, no telephone inquiries and do not contact our staff directly. Only applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted. Please apply via this link.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation strongly encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to our efforts to build and support a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce. Diversity may refer to characteristics including, but not limited to, race, religion, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic circumstance, geographic background, ability and disability, political ideology and age.