Senior Specialist, Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (Fundraising)
American Physical Therapy Association
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Type: Full Time
Title: Senior Specialist, Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (Fundraising)
Department/Unit: Foundation for Physical Therapy Research/Business Affairs
FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt
Location: Alexandria, VA
Provides professional business development support of The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR), an affiliate of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). All staff of FPTR are employed by APTA and adhere to all APTA policies and procedures.
FPTR seeks an experienced fundraiser whose portfolio will include mid-level individual gifts, direct mail, and corporate sponsorships for virtual and in-person events. Key components of the position are the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and prospects, corporate partnerships, and the management of the direct mail program. In addition, the Senior Specialist will support and participate in event planning efforts and will develop fundraising collateral in collaboration with the communications staff to enhance donor relations and build awareness of the Foundation. Effective champion of APTA’s and FPTR’s vision, mission, and goals; and the Association’s brand. Reports to the FPTR Director of Development & Engagement and will work collaboratively with the FPTR team.
Will work to implement work plans related to respective activities of the FPTR which align with organizational priorities and business strategy; specifically, advancing the fundraising goals and strategies of the FPTR which will include the implementation of a plan to renew donors prior to their renewal date and to reengage lapsed donors.
Seek out and support opportunities for continuous quality improvement in FPTR activities, especially as they relate to supporting the fundraising goals of the Strategic Plan.
Will lead and effectively manage all aspects of the direct mail program, including theme, quality control, printing, mailing, and fulfillment.
Identify and cultivate outreach to the corporate sector for virtual (webinars) and in-person event sponsorships.
Will supervise the Development Associate
Provides further support of the Foundation’s operations, including opportunities to advance and gain efficiencies.
Prepares, in consultation with the Director of Development and Engagement, data which supports and aligns with the FPTR data strategy; data preparation will include the use of integrated donor screening data as a mechanism to identify prospects and maximize the giving levels of the mid-level donor base.
Upholds and fosters team values
Complies with all APTA policies and procedures
Performs other duties as assigned to foster achievement of association priorities
Bachelor’s degree required; business or marketing degree preferred
5+ years of experience with a strong track record of proven fundraising
Excellent database skills; knowledge of Raiser's Edge a plus
Excellent organizational, strategic planning and presentation skills
Must be highly organized; experienced in handling a variety of projects with proven abilities in prioritizing deadlines and seeing projects to completion
Ability to work independently as well as on a team
Excellent and effective communication skills – written and verbal
Must be proficient in MS Office and web-based applications
Up to 10% - local and national
How To Apply
Please send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, when applying.
Principals only; no agencies; no phone calls, please. Candidates selected to participate in an interview will be contacted by Human Resources.
The American Physical Therapy Association is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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APTA is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and invites and welcomes applicants with diversity of experience, mindset, and skills to add value to APTA and our staff community.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 100,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.
APTA prohibits preferential or adverse discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or health status in all areas including, but not limited to, its qualifications for membership, rights of members, policies, programs, activities, and employment practices. APTA is committed to promoting cultural diversity throughout the profession.
APTA is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and invites and welcomes applicants with diversity of experience, mindset, and skills to add value to APTA and our staff commUNITY.
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