Doheny Eye Institute seeks a strategic, results-oriented leader to serve as its next Chief Development Officer. For 70 years, Doheny Eye Institute has been at the forefront of vision science. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Doheny Eye Institute among the top 10 ophthalmology programs in the nation for the past 17 years based on the advanced research and clinical expertise of Doheny scientists and physicians. Doheny Eye Institute and UCLA Stein Eye Institute have joined forces to offer the best in patient care, vision research and education. This affiliation combines the strength, reputation and distinction of two of the nation’s top eye institutions to advance the vision research, education and patient care in Southern California. On the cusp of even greater achievements in science, education and patient care, Doheny Eye Institute is launching the Extraordinary Vision Campaign. The 75th anniversary campaign will secure Doheny’s future by raising funds for vision research and education programs and state-of-the-art facilities at its new headquarters in Pasadena. For more information on Doheny Eye Institute, please visit www.doheny.org.
The Chief Development Officer will be charged with leading development efforts for Doheny Eye Institute. Reporting to the Executive Director as a senior member of the management team, this individual will effectively network with the political, corporate, foundation, government, business, and nonprofit communities to promote philanthropic awareness and a case for support. This individual will oversee a significant capital campaign, major giving, planned giving, annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, prospect research, alumni relations, events, gift administration and records management. As a chief spokesperson representing DEI’s development interests to constituencies, the Chief Development Officer will manage a development team of six.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible development experience, including a minimum of five years as a team manager. This individual will have a proven record of success in senior development leadership positions with major gift and capital campaign fundraising from individuals, corporations, and foundations. A broad-based knowledge of all functions of development, including the use of databases and of major and planned giving techniques in particular is required. The successful candidate will have experience planning and executing department budgets and evaluating the ROI of specific fundraising programs. Knowledge of the Southern California philanthropic community would be highly beneficial. Experience working in a medical or research environment, although not required, would be helpful. An undergraduate degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
Internal Number: 2090
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