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Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations

Farmington, CT
We're working on behalf of a research institute in Connecticut that is transforming medicine by improving care, lowering costs, and increasing life span and health span. Scientists in Connecticut research the complex genetic causes of disease and develop genomic solutions tailored to each person's unique genetic makeup. The Laboratory draws on its eight decades of research in mammalian genetics in partnership with the clinical expertise of Connecticut’s universities and hospitals. The institute sits on a 17-acre site on the campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Conn. The 183,500-square-foot facility opened in the fall of 2014. It currently houses over 350 biomedical researchers, technicians and support staff in state-of-the-art computing facilities and laboratories.

Looking for a great opportunity?  We seek an entrepreneurial, collaborative and experienced fundraising professional with five (5) or more years related experience working with corporate and foundation funders to support science and/or research-based organizations for the role of Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations.  In this role you will report to the Senior Director of Development with a dotted line to the Vice President, Advancement.  You will work in partnership with scientific leadership to establish and advance relationships with key constituents. This role is an externally facing position responsible for identifying, initiating, building, and soliciting a pool of key/high-level institutional relationships to secure high-impact philanthropic investments in the institute's science, research, and programs.  

Candidates must have an advanced degree and have a record of identifying and building corporate and foundation relationships that resulted in seven-figure gifts or greater in the basic or life sciences sector. The successful candidate will possess a deep understanding of science and research, an advanced scientific degree, and fundraising or investment experience with basic or life sciences organizations and institutions. Must have a solid understanding of genetics, genomics, precision medicine, and translational science. Familiarity with computational biology is desirable. Must have experience with transformative philanthropy and the needs to advance and steward these types of gift conversations and relationships. Must have experience working in a fast-paced, matrixed organization with multiple internal and external stakeholders. Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational and facilitation skills and be confident approaching and communicating with personnel at all levels. Must have the ability to organize, prioritize, manage and monitor multiple projects to successful completion, adapting to shifting priorities in a high-pressure environment. Must be entrepreneurial, independent, deeply collaborative, and diplomatic. Must have excellent communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail. Must have knowledge of Raiser's Edge or other similar donor or customer relationship databases.

This role offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off and tuition reimbursement.  The institute also offers an MBA program, a fitness center with an award winning wellness program, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families. For more information call 941.739.1400 or submit your resume now by clicking on the button below that says "Apply Now."
Eric Boelkins
Edge Recruitment Solutions
888.666.2450 or 941.739.1400
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