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Philanthropy Specialist

Coriell Institute for Medical Research is seeking an energetic and self-motivating philanthropy professional with a passion for nonprofit excellence.  As a member of the Coriell Institute team, the Philanthropy Specialist will create, execute and evaluate all philanthropy strategies with a donor-centered philosophy to ensure a diverse and sustainable revenue portfolio to support Coriell’s scientific mission.  He/she also will work cross-functionally with the public relations team to manage the fund development communication plan to build a consistent brand and to develop and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders.  Although this person will work alongside the PR team, he/she will be the subject matter expert and main point of contact for all philanthropy efforts. 

Reporting to the Director, Public Relations the successful incumbent is responsible for the following duties, although not limited to:

  • Organize, hone and re-establish the philanthropic efforts of the Institute from the ground up
  • Create and execute a comprehensive philanthropy strategy and annual operating plan that promotes scientific mission achievement and financial sustainability
  • Create and develop a philanthropy budget aligned with the internal fundraising strategy
  • Maintain a streamlined system for donor, foundation, corporate and potential donor records
  • Direct donor campaigns and event opportunities and inspire staff and board to participate in philanthropic activities
  • Facilitate donor recruitment
  • Identify and build relationships with potential donors
  • Monitor budgets, expense reports, or other financial data related to the new philanthropy strategy
  • Contact corporate representatives, government officials – in consultation with the director, public relations, or community leaders to increase awareness of organizational causes, activities, or needs at Coriell
  • Attend community events, meetings, or conferences to promote organizational goals and/or solicit donations or sponsorships
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive contact lists

The ideal candidate for this position has at a minimum a Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of direct philanthropy experience, ideally in a rapidly-evolving institution. This individual has demonstrated ability to build a culture of philanthropy within an organization and to enthusiastically and successfully engage in one-on-one solicitation and ongoing donor stewardship.  This person will understand, explain and drive philanthropy excellence for all potential funding opportunities.  Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential, along with the ability to work effectively with multiple teams, different domain areas, and individuals with varying backgrounds, levels of educational and professional experience. 

Project Manager

Coriell Institute for Medical Research is currently seeking an energetic and organized individual to serve as a Project Manager and successfully work on a wide variety of projects and initiatives funded through the NIH and other commercial mechanisms.  The Project Manager will collect and organize required documentation, follow up with internal and external customers as necessary, and prepare reports documenting and outlining project status and timelines.  The Project Manager will effectively communicate with external participants and sensitive populations.  In addition, the Project Manager will manage, review, and verify inventory, clinical data, and laboratory results entry for a wide variety of projects in a laboratory information management system. Attendance at scientific meetings and conferences is required for this role.

The  ideal  candidate  for  this  role  has  a Master’s  degree  in  a  scientific field with substantial knowledge of human genetics.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical for this role as well.   Candidates should ideally have 3-5 years of professional work experience within a similar setting.  The successful incumbent will have strong attention to detail, high ability to multi-task, and a proven ability to effectively collaborate with information technology staff to utilize laboratory information management systems.  Experience with cell culture, stem cells and/or molecular biology laboratories is preferred.  Rare disease experience is also a plus.   

Interested candidates are invited to apply at