The Jackson Laboratory seeks an entrepreneurial Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations to lead and set the strategy for transformational growth in institutional giving.
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research organization that leverages a unique combination of research, education, and resources to achieve its mission:
They DISCOVER precise genomic solutions for disease and EMPOWER the global biomedical community in its shared quest to improve human health.
Founded in 1929 to uncover the genetic basis of cancer, JAX pioneered the use of laboratory mice as models for human disease and provided the basis for many modern medical treatments. Today, their team combines mouse genetics, human genomics, cell-based studies, and computational modeling to define the underlying biology of a broad spectrum of diseases.
Their diverse programming includes cutting-edge research, mentorship, education, and more. Multidisciplinary research programs include the National Cancer Institute-designated JAX Cancer Center, as well as coordinated research centers focused on addiction, aging, Alzheimer’s and dementias, genomics and computational biology, precision genetics and rare disease. Their mentorship and education programs inspire and advance students at all stages of their careers. Scientists from more than 2,000 organizations in 64 countries rely on JAX research tools and data resources, mouse models, and services. And with 26 Nobel Prizes associated with their work, JAX is accelerating scientific research, drug development and patient care around the world.
Under the leadership of President and CEO Lon Cardon, JAX is undertaking an ambitious strategic plan that will serve as JAX’s guidepost for research and strategic investments in order to realize the potential of genetics to transform human health. This visionary new plan presents an unprecedented opportunity to leverage JAX’s scientific expertise and unique capabilities to harness emerging opportunities to accelerate JAX’s translational impact.
To achieve the ambition and vision outlined in the 5-Year Strategic Plan to impact human health, JAX will:
Philanthropy is well positioned to provide a large contribution to this 5 year Plan “We are in a period of unique scientific impact for the Laboratory as we combine our extensive genetic expertise, large-scale research capacity, and analytical power with new initiatives in data science and cellular modeling. In this exciting next phase, philanthropy will play an even more significant role in JAX’s growth and in achieving our aspirations.”
JAX currently raises more than $40 million annually in philanthropic revenue and is poised to scale rapidly over the next several years. The new Director will join a collaborative 25+ member development department that is growing to support these strategic initiatives.
The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is an externally facing position responsible for identifying, initiating, building, and soliciting a pool of key institutional relationships to secure high-impact philanthropic investments in JAX science, research, and programs. This position will report to the Senior Vice President of Advancement and work in partnership with JAX scientific leadership to establish and advance relationships with key constituents.
Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated background of entrepreneurial and collaborative fundraising as well as a record of identifying and building corporate and foundation relationships that resulted in seven-figure gifts or greater, preferably in the life sciences sector. The best candidate for this role will also possess a deep understanding of science and research, preferably in basic or life sciences.
The salary range for this role is $155,785 – $223,986, commensurate with experience and regional location, plus comprehensive benefits.
The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.
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