Endocrinologists are at the core of solving the most pressing health problems of our time, from diabetes and obesity to infertility, bone health, and hormone-related cancers The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest and largest organization of scientists devoted to hormone research and physicians who care for people with hormone-related conditions. Our inclusive community is made of scientists, physicians, educators, nurses, and students in 122 countries.
We are seeking a Director, Development & Funded Programs to serve a key role in revenue generation and developing new programs & services for members & strategic partners. The director is a key member of the Development & Funded Programs (DFP) team, helping to shape and implement innovative funding initiatives that support the growth and development of our organization-wide strategy.
The person in this role works to lead and expand the Society’s relationships with corporate partners, foundations, and other funding agencies and organizations. The expansion of our partnerships into areas outside of traditional pharmaceutical industry partners will be a priority. This will include developing new programs and opportunities focused on directed giving to the Society from individuals (e.g., members and grateful patients). The Director will also be charged with identifying opportunities to align core Society business efforts with potential funding opportunities and responding to new business ideas from partners.
This person in this position will lead their colleagues in DFP, overseeing the Endocrine Society’s grant development, submission, and reconciliation processes. They will collaborate with the Chief Medical Officer to lead the internal strategy and decision-making process, and work closely with the Development, Education, and Finance teams to ensure fundable programs and proposals align with the Society’s mission and meet the quality and standards required by our partners and supporters.
What you’ll bring to the job:
BA/BS (advanced degree preferred), experience in health-related fields is a plus.
Experience working with pharmaceutical or medical technology companies.
Minimum 5 years of experience at the Director level managing grant writing, program implementation, outcomes reporting, and reconciliation in a non-profit organization.
Experience in supervising and mentoring, including experience as a manager.
Record of achievement in cultivating and managing multi-year agreements.
Outstanding ability to track and nurture relationships with donors and volunteers.
Superb negotiation skills that yields positive benefits for all parties.
Experience with international audiences, a plus.
Fluency in a foreign language a plus.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
An entrepreneurial spirit, comfort in taking calculated risks.
A love of championing new business relationships with ability to recognize the implementation of details as a key determinant of any sustained agreements.
Affinity for presenting in front of both small and large groups.
A deep interest in healthcare and drive to learn about the dynamic forces affecting medical care
Our Values: We believe in and empower our staff. We know that with our investment in their growth, they have an even greater potential to contribute to our organization. Our core values embody the character and culture of our staff – they guide our decision making, interactions and how we serve our members. As an organization, we are committed to: demonstrating responsible stewardship, treating one another with trust and mutual respect, supporting work life balance, sustaining an inclusive environment, and fostering an environment that encompasses communication, service, collaboration, results & innovation.
What you’ll own:
In collaboration with the Chief Medical Officer, identify and recommend opportunities and strategic initiatives that may provide one-time or multi-year revenue contributions to the Endocrine Society. This includes cultivating ideas from staff and leadership on potential revenue-generating programs that result in valuable growth and mutually beneficial partnerships.
As team leader, identifies, cultivates, and solicits funding partners and donors to support Endocrine Society projects, programs, meetings, and other opportunities. Prospective funders and donors include corporations, foundations, and individuals.
Supervise and participate in relationship building and engagement with current Corporate Liaison Board (CLB) members. Identify and recruit new members. Participate, as needed, on monthly calls with Champion members and quarterly calls with Supporter members.
Oversee the department’s overall grant process. This includes working with constituencies to identify promising proposals, grant writing, budget development, grant administration, coordinating with educational partners, timely financial reconciliation, and communication with industry grant offices.
In collaboration with the Government and Policy team, cultivate a growing pipeline of possible funders and partners in both the policy and basic science areas.
Represent the Endocrine Society at industry functions and professional meetings.
Supervise the planning and implementation of the Corporate Liaison Board meetings.
Oversight of the DFP department annual budgeting process, including revenue and expenses associated with operations, travel, and CLB meetings, as well as revenue derived from programs, donations, and other initiatives.
Oversight of the DFP corporate communications strategy to include the website, internal communications, and external newsletters.
Represent the DFP department during bi-weekly External Engagement Team meetings.
Stay abreast of clinical and scientific innovation and advances in the field of endocrinology and leverage that information to develop strategic engagement plans and pipelines for current and prospective partners, reflecting key areas of interest and potential funding opportunities.
What you’ll do well:
Make decisions and solve problems involving varied levels of complexity, ambiguity and risk. Take charge of a group when it is necessary to facilitate change, overcome an impasse, face issues, or ensure that decisions are made.
Develop and maintain effective relationships with others to encourage and support communication and teamwork. Demonstrate the ability to build and maintain ongoing, collaborative working relationships with coworkers and members to achieve the goals of the organization.
Demonstrate ability to plan and organize the work of a group, department or project and to establish effective priorities. Effectively use time. Demonstrate ability to “think outside the box” for solutions or ways to accomplish the job in a more effective way. Handle projects responsibly (including expense management). Prioritize as needed and meet deadlines. Communicate challenges/barriers to supervisor. Collaborate and share progress with others to get the project completed. Demonstrate effective delivery of completed project.
Ensure that one's own and other's work, information, and reports are complete and accurate. Carefully prepare for meetings and presentations. Follow up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled. Develop and use systems to organize and keep track of information or progress. Set up and monitor procedures to ensure high quality of work.
Effectively communicate ideas, thoughts, and facts in writing. Use correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure. Organize written ideas clearly. Tailor written communication to effectively reach audience. Express ideas clearly and concisely in writing.
What you’ll get out of it:
Working with a staff that has passion for our mission, believes in one another and has fun.
The chance to work in an environment that empowers staff to take informed risks and create new programs and services.
A chance to make a contribution in a fun job with room to make it your own.
A strong and competitive salary and benefits package that focuses on your well-being and financial health.
The Endocrine Society embraces and celebrates the strength that diversity brings to our organization. We are committed to building and sustaining a culture of belonging, respect, and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, neurodivergence, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, and termination. The Endocrine Society is committed to providing reasonable accommodations during our recruitment process. If you need assistance or accommodations, please reach out to us at: HR@endocrine.org
This position is located in Washington, DC and walking distance to Metro and major bus lines. The Endocrine Society offers a flexible, hybrid work environment. Employees are expected to work from the office at least 2 days per week to foster our collaborative culture and support cross-functional interaction.
Endocrine Society offers a convenient downtown DC location within walking distance of Farragut North/Farragut West and Foggy Bottom Metro stations. Qualified candidates interested in a purposeful work environment, competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including a generous TIAA- CREF retirement plan with 10% employer contribution, submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements.
Endocrine Society is the world's largest and most active professional organization of endocrinologists in the world. Founded in 1916, the Society is internationally known as the leading source of state-of-the-art research and clinical advancements in endocrinology and metabolism. We are dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education and clinical practice in the field of endocrinology. Society membership continues to grow with more than 18,000 members from over 100 countries. These professionals are dedicated to the research and treatment of the full range of endocrine disorders: diabetes, infertility, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, obesity/lipids, growth hormone, pituitary tumors, and adrenal insufficiency.
For employees, Endocrine Society offers a stimulating, collegial work environment of 86 staff where top performance is recognized and appreciated. We pride ourselves on our competitive pay practices and excellent benefits program, including a 10% annual employer contribution to a TIAA-CREF retirement plan, subsidized health, dental and vision insurance, fully paid life and disability income protection, professional development and tuition assistance programs, an on-si...te employee fitness room and generous leave benefits. We have a convenient Downtown D.C. location accessible by the Metro red line Farragut North and blue and orange line Farragut West stations.