Director of Advancement Services and Operations

The Jackson Laboratory
Posted: February 16, 2017
Location: Connecticut, United States
Position: Fundraising
Field: Health, Research
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Category: Donor relations, Fundraising administration, Prospect research
Employment Level: Full-time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with The Jackson Laboratory in the search for a Director of Advancement Services and Operations.

The Director of Advancement Services and Operations will provide strategic planning, management, and direction to support and promote fundraising as related to the functional areas of prospect development, information management, database administration, donor relations, and special events.

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is searching for creative and driven individuals to join its development team and raise philanthropic support for the cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs of tomorrow. Just as the unique human genome is being unlocked at JAX to change the future of human health, the unique skills of the successful candidate can also be unleashed to full potential.

Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, and a member of the Advancement Leadership Team, the Director of Advancement Services and Operations will employ their knowledge and best practices related to these functional areas through the development and administration of efficient systems and processes that provide a dynamic infrastructure designed to ensure maximum success toward JAX’s fundraising goals. The ideal candidate is a creative, collaborative, process- and results-driven individual who thrives in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment. This candidate is detail-oriented, has excellent project management skills and can successfully juggle multiple priorities.

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit organization focusing on genetic and genomic research to advance human health. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. This bipartite mission statement reflects its focus on conducting impactful genetic research improving human health and its commitment to serve the larger biomedical community with its scientific products and genetic resources.

The Jackson Laboratory employs nearly 1,800 employees on three campuses: Bar Harbor, Maine; Sacramento, California; and Farmington, Connecticut. The Jackson Laboratory for Mammalian Genetics in Bar Harbor, Maine deploys the mouse as a research tool to understand normal mammalian development and the mechanisms of disease. Because mice and humans share 95 percent of their genes, the mouse is an effective and efficient model of the human condition. The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut, focuses on human genetics and genomics as well as computational biology. In addition, both campuses in Bar Harbor and Sacramento provide services and products (primarily mouse models) for the external scientific community. Thus, along with its research, The Jackson Laboratory provides scientific resources, techniques, software, and data to scientists around the world, and it educates students and professionals through courses, internships, and other programs.

A bachelor’s degree is required for this position as are at least four years of experience in advancement services and operations—ideally including information technology, prospect management and research, and donor relations experience—and preferably in a managerial or leadership role. A graduate degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Before submitting your materials, please read them over for accuracy. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the successful candidate has been selected.

The selected candidate may choose to work from Farmington, Connecticut or Bar Harbor, Maine.

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