The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the national not-for-profit association established in 1863 & representing over 100,000 veterinarians working in private & corporate practice, government, industry, academia, & uniformed services, is seeking an ExecutiveDirector/Director of Development to join our team to lead AVMA’s charitable arm – the American Veterinary MedicalFoundation (AVMF).
Established in 1963 and headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, a northwest suburb of Chicago, the AVMF is a thriving Foundation dedicated to increasing charitable resources for the support of the veterinary profession and those that love and care for animals and has strategically positioned itself as a national charitable resource and priority for the support of the veterinary profession, veterinary students, and the care of animals.
Reporting directly to AVMA’s CEO, the Executive Director will oversee all aspects of the Foundation including board relations, strategy, management and execution of fundraising, development, and grant administration, as well as annual giving efforts. They will also provide leadership to the Foundation by strategically engaging the AVMF Board of Directors to establish long-term goals, strategies and plans; and implementing policies designed to strengthen the partnership between the AVMA and AVMF, achieve AVMF’s development goals, and maximize the effectiveness of the AVMF’s programs and staff.
The AVMA offers a flexible/supportive work environment & excellent benefits. Submit cover letter, resume, & salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org
To be successful in this role, you must be highly collaborative and passionate about AVMF’s mission, additional qualifications include:
BS/BA degree required, MS degree or credentialing in not-for-profit or fundraising management preferred.
Minimum of 5 years of related not-for-profit experience with responsibility for staff management, major gift prospecting and fundraising, financial management, and board relations; with demonstrated success and knowledge of foundation/association management and best practices are required.
Must be a strong leader and excellent negotiator, skilled at gaining consensus among diverse groups, with a strong interest in the advancement of the veterinary profession and in the well-being of animals.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, facilitation skills, listening skills, and public speaking skills are required.
Experience with the development and implementation of strategic plans related to fundraising activities and securing financial support from a variety of sources; with the ability to prospect, cultivate, steward and manage new and existing donors.
An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image with the ability to work with and effectively communicate with diverse individuals in both the scientific and non-scientific communities.
Ability to effectively manage and motivate staff to advance the mission of the organization.
Must exhibit AVMA’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the execution of duties.
Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, with an office in Washington, D.C., the AVMA is structured to work for its members and acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the veterinary profession. The AVMA provides many benefits to its members, including information resources; state and federal advocacy; opportunities to address issues affecting policies that govern the profession and practice of veterinary medicine; continuing education opportunities; quality publications; and discounts on personal and professional products, programs and services. The work of the AVMA is carried out by a dedicated staff of over 170. The organization is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors and has a $50M+ annual operating budget. Throughout the organization, we take pride in knowing that we make a difference. The AVMA provides excellent employee benefits, including generous health insurance, retirement and paid time-off plans. We enjoy a supportive, friendly and comfortable work environment where work/life balance is evident at every level. We work hard, grow and have fun! For more information, please visit www.avma.org.