Director of Leadership Gifts for the West Coast (CMI)

Child Mind Institute
West Coast,

The Child Mind Institute, a pioneering research and clinical institution which believes that no child should suffer from a mental health or learning disorder, is seeking a Director of Leadership Gifts to build relationships with grateful patients on the West Coast of the U.S. to help create a future where this vision is a reality.

The Child Mind Institute has provided gold-standard care to more than 8,000 families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. In a culture that struggles to understand mental disorders, the Institute’s New York-based team works every day to break down the walls that keep more children from getting help—advancing the science of the developing brain, delivering the highest standard of care, and empowering parents, professionals, and policymakers to support children where they need it most.

56% of the children served by the Child Mind Institute receive free or reduced-cost care. 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, and contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations generate $16M annually that supports research, public education campaigns, and treatment programs.

The Child Mind Institute seeks a Director of Leadership Gifts for the West Coast to help enhance its high-level individual donor program and maximize support for the Institute’s mission and vision. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Director of Leadership Gifts will leverage relationships with grateful patients to build and manage a principal gift pipeline in the region. S/he will 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 Director of Leadership Gifts will have:

  • At least 10 years of experience in the fundraising program of a non-profit organization, including at least some experience in a healthcare or medical research environment.
  • Expert understanding of the principles and best practices of principal donor pipeline development and portfolio management.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and steward long-term relationships with high-level donors.
  • Record of soliciting and securing 6- and 7-figure gifts.
  • Prior success at forging relationships with grateful patients and deepening their engagement.
  • Experience collaborating with medical professionals to identify funding needs and develop proposals that support clinical care and research initiatives.
  • Record of partnering with senior leaders and Board members.
  • Exceptional communications skills necessary to discuss emotionally challenging issues with diverse audience.
  • High degree of self-motivation and initiative, with the ability to prioritize, take the lead on major relationships, and follow projects through to completion.

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