The Development Coordinator secures, manages and helps grow all aspects of corporate support development functions for the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) to fund its fellowship and research grant programs as well as a series of neurosurgical resident/fellow education courses held annually. The position administers candidate applications and works with volunteer leadership to manage the selection process for the grant programs and fellowships. The Development Coordinator provides operational and administrative support for the Foundation.
Performs the day-to-day development implementation responsibilities and execution of corporate support development function to support key NREF programs and activities.
Collaborates as part of the team that sets the strategy and direction of development efforts, identifies and implements the steps to execute the strategy.
Develops, coordinates, and implements the NREF research grants, awards and fellowship application, submission and review processes. Communicates with key stakeholders throughout the cycle and ensures execution of payments within agreed upon timeframes.
Manages all grant portal submissions, including key deadlines. Manages a calendar/action grid of grant reporting deadlines; produces high-quality program reports on deadline.
Performs ongoing management of approved funds/grants that includes reporting, budget reconciliation, and any outcomes reporting.
Maintains appropriate tracking tools accessible to staff, as defined and developed with supervisor. Develops reports for leadership, as requested.
Maintains and assures consistency of the corporate partnership strategy, including the Pinnacle Partner Program, considering key benefits and applicable fees. Assures coordination of any departures from pre-approved packages in conjunction with NREF Director.
In collaboration with staff, develops a prospectus, case statements and other materials as needed to garner corporate support and development funding.
Builds relationships with key contacts at companies and in the neurosurgical community. Researches, builds and maintains a prospecting database that leads to future development opportunities to fund NREF programs and initiatives.
Provides administrative support for assigned committees by developing agenda materials/reports and attending committee meetings as needed.
Travels to and provides on-site staff support for NREF at the Annual Scientific Meeting along with other meetings or courses if/when needed.
Provides front desk reception coverage and switchboard relief as needed.
Performs other job related duties, as assigned by management.
College degree required.
2+ years of progressive experience in development, including management of grant portal submissions, detailed reconciliation/reporting work, and demonstrated project management. Previous association and/or medical device/pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.
Capable of managing many projects at once, working with multiple people and able to prioritize job tasks and independently manage one’s time to meet project deadlines.
Excellent and accurate interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Strong attention to detail, ability to demonstrate accuracy, efficiency, while working in a fast-paced team environment.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required. Familiarity with membership/fundraising databases is important.
Travel required up to 10% annually with occasional weekend or evening work.
About American Association of Neurological Surgeons
The AANS is a scientific and educational association with more than 10,000 members worldwide. The AANS is dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to provide the highest quality of neurosurgical care to the public. Fellows of the AANS are board?certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery, A.C. Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the spinal column, spinal cord, brain, nervous system and peripheral nerves.
Our organizational mission is to promote the highest quality of patient care and advances the specialty of neurological surgery.