Posted on October 25, 2012
American Board of Addiction Medicine Foundation
American Board of Addiction Medicine Foundation - Development Director
The American Board of Addiction Medicine Foundation (The ABAM Foundation) seeks a full-time experienced and dynamic leader to serve as its Director of Development, and partner with a strong Board of Directors to meet the fund-raising goals of The ABAM Foundation. The Director of Development will plan, develop, execute and manage a comprehensive marketing and development program.
The ABAM Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, based in the Washington, D.C. metro area, whose purpose is to support the mission of the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). It does this by acquiring financial support to:
- Establish, accredit, and fund addiction medicine residency training programs;
- Establish a National Center for Addiction Medicine Residency Development to provide an administrative structure to sustain residency development, accreditation and funding;
- Advance the development and national marketing of the ABAM Certification Examination.
- Obtain support to enhance the ABAM Maintenance of Certification Program, and
- Support the External Affairs, Media Communications, and other educational programs of The ABAM Foundation.
The ABAM Foundation vision is to train and certify a sufficient number of physicians to assure that, at all points of entry to the health care system, patients and families will have access to treatment for addictive disorders and for the medical and psychiatric consequences related to the use of alcohol, tobacco and other addicting drugs: in physicians’ offices, community clinics, emergency rooms, trauma centers, hospitals and other health care settings.
The Development Director is a key person in helping achieve that vision.
ABAM and The ABAM Foundation were established in 2007, and are governed by two separate Boards, composed of the same fifteen (15) Directors, with distinct responsibilities for each organization. The composition of the Boards of Directors reflects the breadth of the field of addiction medicine, with physicians from the eight specialties that provide significant prevention of or treatment for addictive disorders: emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, preventive medicine and surgery.
The Director of Development is responsible for all of The ABAM Foundation’s fund-raising operations and results. The successful candidate must have the ability to articulate the vision of the organization and to shape a philanthropy program that supports that vision. The candidate must have a proven track record of establishing and managing a successful development operation, including fiscal operations and a donor base, raising funds through planned giving, annual campaigns and capital campaigns for substantial funding. He or she will manage a portfolio of high-level prospects and donors with responsibility for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gifts.
Must possess advanced oral and written communication and listening skills, including grant writing skills. Ability to interpret needs, assess capacity, and to plan, develop and implement appropriate marketing strategies related to philanthropy. Ability to monitor legislative trends. Demonstrated supervisory and management experience. Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications; data management and tracking skills. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with a wide range of individuals and constituencies at senior levels. Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
Preferred qualifications include:
Hours and Compensation: This is a full-time position with competitive benefits. Ability to work extended hours and travel extensively is required. Positive and flexible team environment. Salary commensurate with experience.
- Minimum of 5 – 10 years experience.
- B.S. or B.A. Degree.
- Demonstrated experience in setting up a development program.
- Demonstrated success in meeting fundraising goals.
- Experience in conducting annual fundraising, capital campaigns, and planned giving programs.
- Background of collaborating with physicians, medical education, health care systems, grateful patients.
- Strong history of board and volunteer involvement.
- Knowledge of recovery and 12-step programs.
- If in recovery, 5 years continuous sobriety required.
- CFRE or equivalent a plus.
How to Apply:
Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Interested individuals should provide a resume and letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position within the context of the themes in this leadership profile, stating compensation requirements, and the names and contact information for five professional references. This packet should be sent electronically via e-mail (Microsoft Word or PDF attachments preferred) to the attention of Christopher Weirs, Director of Operations, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This search will be conducted with the utmost respect for the confidentiality of candidates; references will not be contacted without the candidates’ prior knowledge and approval. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.