IONS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to revealing the interconnected nature of reality through scientific exploration and personal discovery, creating a more compassionate, thriving, and sustainable world. We conduct, advance, and broaden the science of what connects us, reaching new understandings about the nature of reality and our extended human capacities. From what we learn, we create real-world tools that empower people to apply conscious awareness in their personal lives, and in healthcare, education, and business. To learn more about IONS visit www.noetic.org.
The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) is looking for an Associate Director of Development to join us on our mission! In this team leadership position, reporting to the Executive Director of Development in the IONS Development Department, the Associate Director of Development will play a pivotal role in preparing the organization to launch and lead the IONS50 Campaign, the first major campaign effort at IONS since its inception and conducted in celebration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the organization in 2023. In addition to managing the IONS50 Campaign, this position will be managing other development campaigns as may be assigned including, but not limited to, our fiscal year-end and calendar year-end campaigns.
This position requires a proven history and measurable track record of major campaign development and leadership. The overarching goal of this position is to bring critically needed campaign design and management to the organization. This position calls for the strategic blending of 1) recent and proven experience working in a leadership capacity on $50M+ campaigns in large non-profit or university settings with, 2) a sophisticated understanding of the inner workings of a comprehensive fundraising program, donor base expansion, and previous experience in leading a Development function within the context of a major campaign drive, 3) an exceptionally high level of written, verbal and interrelationship communications skills, and 4) a strong collaboration skill set to work directly with other members of the IONS team while taking day to day direction from the Executive Director of Development.
The successful candidate has previous management experience and a demonstrated capacity to lead others through their expressed inspiration and vision. Other required qualifications include experience in campaign marketing design and execution, volunteer staff management and program management of multiple, simultaneous campaign events.
Success in this position requires deep collaboration within IONS, multi-tasking and project management skills, and a strong professional presence to recruit, engage and lead campaign volunteers across various geographic locations around the globe. The candidate must have proven exceptional project leadership and management skills. The successful IONS Associate Director of Development will have the capacity to challenge the status quo and lead the IONS vision to achieve our Mission. Given the impact of this highly critical leadership position, the person selected for this position profoundly contributes to the success of this once-in-a-lifetime, historic campaign and will lay the important foundation needed for all future campaign success at IONS through their program design expertise.
Campaign Design and Preparation to successfully achieve the goals of the IONS50 Campaign, and beyond, such as, but not limited to:
Campaign Design and Preparation:
Implementation, Volunteer Recruitment, and Project Management to ensure success and transparency to include, but not limited to:
Required Office Skills:
Experience with DonorPerfect or other CRM’s, Proficiency with Google Suite, PowerPoint and Excel. Salesforce experience, a plus.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience. CFRE and other fundraising certificates, a plus.
Pay and Benefits: This position is eligible for benefits. Salary range: $90k-$100k based upon prior proven experience in campaign management leadership. This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.
IONS is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.