Executive Director, Western Pennsylvania Chapter

Reference: JOB938
Employer: JDRF International

JDRF International is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.

JDRF’s Western Pennsylvania Chapter is currently seeking an Executive Director, who engage and sustain an effective volunteer Board of Directors, lead relationship building with major donors and C-suite corporate executives, and provide inspired leadership and oversight to all assigned staff. 

The Western Pennsylvania Chapter plays a vital leadership role in JDRF’s success, and has a strong, committed Board and other volunteers who are actively engaged and passionate supporters of JDRF.  The Executive Director reports to the area’s Regional Director at JDRF, and partners very closely with the Chapter Board. 

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum of 10 years of professional non-profit fundraising experience, with a clear record of achievement in a complex, mission-driven organization; 5+ years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Record of success in a fundraising leadership role, particularly in large scale events (walk, gala, etc.), corporate relationships and major gifts.
  • Experience and ability to partner with strong and active volunteer leaders is critical, as is the ability to work successfully with a large network of passionate volunteers.
  • Exceptional management skills and the ability to inspire, lead and motivate a talented staff team; develop and sustain an inclusive and respectful work environment through all interactions with staff.  Commitment to staff development and ability to create career/development plans for staff, with a view toward retaining a talented team.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, human behavior and performance, and coordination of people and resources.  Proficiency in non-profit fiscal and strategic management.
  • High level of comfort communicating complex information (e.g. JDRF research, goals, etc.) to a wide range of audiences, from high-net worth individuals to corporate and governmental leaders, the press and the public.
  • Team player that has the experience and ability to interface with all levels of staff and volunteers.  Must develop, grow, manage, and utilize relationships.  Capability to leverage relationships and negotiate agreements.
  • High degree of energy, integrity, courage and creativity as well as the intellectual, organizational, and personal qualities to quickly earn respect and cooperation from all program constituencies.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.  

To apply: http://smrtr.io/hV3kIA

posted September 6, 2017