Development and Foundation, Other, Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
The Foundation for Endodontics is a charitable organization promoting the advancement of the science of endodontics through grants to education, research and access to care. The Foundation exists to perpetuate excellence for the dental specialty of endodontics and its practitioners. We seek to improve oral health by securing contributions, shepherding resources, and sharing grant funds that support research, generate new knowledge, enhance endodontic education and provide access to underserved populations.
The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE). The AAE is dedicated to the excellence in the art and science of endodontics and to the highest standard of patient care. The Association inspires its members to pursue professional advancement and personal fulfillment through education, research, advocacy, leadership, communication, and service.
Due to growth, the Foundation is currently seeking a Major Gifts Manager to join our team. This is a new role that partners and collaborates with our board of trustees, committees, and other employees to first formulate a strategic direction and then develop a sustainable major gifts program to enhance individual philanthropic support. This is an outstanding opportunity to use your experience in major gifts fundraising to help design and create a new program.
Ongoing responsibilities of this position include:
Coordinate the major gifts program and communications between prospects and the Foundation.
Lead major gift prospect identification, qualification, and rating to develop, assess and expand the donor prospect pool.
Select major gift prospects for cultivation.
Design and implement creative strategies for building individual philanthropic support, including multi-year gift and annual opportunities.
Build relationships with and solicit donations from major donor prospects.
Design an effective major gift donor stewardship program.
If you’re an experienced leader in major gifts fundraising and relationship development and are seeking a leadership opportunity to develop a new program, we’d like to speak with you about our Foundation and this outstanding opportunity.
As the Major Gifts Manager is a new role for the Foundation, we’re seeking a professional with at least three to five years of related experience in major gifts fundraising, and:
Related Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related experience.
Program Development experience preferred.
Major Gift fundraising experience with a non-profit healthcare association preferred.
Experience using donor database software.
Proven ability to personally cultivate, solicit, and steward major gifts from individuals.
Superior written and oral communication skills.
Proficiency in Excel, Word, email, and PowerPoint.
Interpersonal skills, professionalism, and demeanor to foster trust and confidence in potential donors.
Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally as necessary.
Excellent organization skills.
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Excellent customer service skills.
Knowledge of financial statements and accounting principles.
About American Association of Endodontists
Headquartered in Chicago, the American Association of Endodontists represents more than 8,000 members worldwide. Endodontists are dentists with special training in diagnosing and treating oral and facial pain and problems associated with the inside of the tooth. Endodontics is one of nine dental specialties formally recognized by the American Dental Association.