Associate Director of Major Giving

Child Mind Institute
New York, NY
Associate Director

The Child Mind Institute believes that no child should suffer from a mental health or learning disorder. It seeks an Associate Director of Major Giving to help create a future where this vision is a reality.

The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national non-profit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. The Institute’s teams work every day to break down the walls that keep more children from getting help. Its staff deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain, and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most. Collaboration, capacity-building, and scalability is central to the success of this mission.

The Child Mind Institute raises both fee-for-service and philanthropic revenue to support its activities. Families who utilize the Institute’s five clinical centers generate programmatic revenue that helps provide a comprehensive suite of care for patients without the same financial and social resources. Contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations sustain the pioneering research projects run by the Institute, support public education campaigns that destigmatize care and encourage families to seek it, and expand access to the Institute’s own treatment programs.

The Associate Director of Major Giving will help build a high-level individual donor program that maximizes support for the Institute’s mission and vision. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Associate Director will leverage relationships with grateful patients to build a major donor base that ultimately generates approximately $11M annually. The Associate Director will design and implement major donor pipeline management systems, engage leaders and senior staff from across the Institute, and personally cultivate prospects as both donors and volunteers.


The ideal Associate Director of Major Giving will have:

  • At least 5 years of experience in a fundraising program of a non-profit organization, including at least some experience in a healthcare or medical research environment.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the principles and best practices of individual donor pipeline development and portfolio management, including effective use of donor databases.
  • Record of soliciting and securing 5- and 6-figure gifts.
  • Prior success at forging relationships with grateful patients and medical professionals to support both clinical care and research.
  • Record of partnering with senior leaders and Board members.
  • Ability to serve as a sincere and compelling ambassador to children and families managing diagnoses of mental health and/or learning disorders.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.