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Development/Fundraising Professional
Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA in Washington, DC
Date Posted 07/23/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA is a non-profit organization that works to support the mission of the FDA by advancing regulatory science and research. The Foundation establishes public-private partnerships between FDA and external stakeholders to facilitate innovation in science and health.

The Foundation is seeking a development/fundraising professional to join our small and growing team at the manager or assistant director level (depending on experience). This position would be ideal for a motivated individual interested in rolling up their sleeves, expanding their skills, and growing their career.

Job Purpose:

The Development/Fundraising position will contribute to and implement a strategic approach to fundraising which may include corporate support, grant solicitation, major gifts, and in-kind resources. The position will focus on increasing revenues and expanding a base of support for the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under direction of the Marketing & Communications Director, give input and implement a fund development plan that increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization

  • Coordinate short and long-range plans to expand the donor/supporter base

  • Develop and maintain an understanding of partner priorities

  • Maintain timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fundraising activities are carried out in a timely manner

  • Support the planning and execution of special fundraising events as specified in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization

  • Assist in the identification and development of corporate, foundation, and individual prospects for the organization’s fundraising priorities

  • Prepare grant applications and funding proposals to generate funds for the organization

  • Prepare pitches/presentations to current and prospective donors/supporters

  • Contribute to campaign strategies, timelines, revenue forecasts and evaluation plans

  • Maintain the funder database

  • Prepare reports on fundraising progress

  • Help promote the organization to supporters

  • Other duties as assigned


Bachelor’s degree required; Graduate degree preferred


Five years of fundraising experience gained at a non-profit; corporate or private foundation; higher education or healthcare institution; or selling experience in a professional services organization. Familiarity with the pharmaceutical/biotechnology field preferred.


  • A track record of measurable fundraising results

  • An understanding of fundraising strategies

  • Excellent organizational/project management skills with a particular focus on managing details

  • Outstanding listening and communication skills—both written and oral

  • Ability to develop and meet schedules

  • Expertise with fundraising software/database management

  • Knowledge of donor/prospect research and available tools

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

  • A strong understanding or interest in the mission of the FDA or regulatory science or public health

  • Demonstrated professional and political aptitude; team and diplomatic skills

  • Able to manage multiple priorities and take an entrepreneurial approach to problem solving

  • Behave ethically and follow best business practices

  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization

  • Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interests of the organization

  • Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem

Candidates will need to submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements to apply for this position.

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