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Volunteer Director of Philanthropy

NARAP's Vision

All emergency departments near colleges will serve as a link in a national network for clinical research, a vehicle for primary health care screening and prevention, and a locus to foster the development of future health professionals. NARAP looks to change how we facilitate primary health for large segments of the U.S. population, how we conduct clinical research efficiently, rapidly and at low cost, and how we develop and select future doctors and health professionals.

NARAP's Mission

Centered in emergency depts across the US, NARAP is a non-profit clinical research org. facilitating large scale, national, multi-center studies to increase the quality of healthcare delivery nationally, especially in the areas of screening and prevention. Our work engages vast numbers of pre-health professional students as data collectors in the studies, providing enhanced clinical opportunities unique to the research setting while teaching the fundamentals of interacting with patients.

Job Summary

This is an unpaid volunteer position.

Fosters a culture of philanthropy within the organization. Assures that the organization’s non-profit culture, systems and procedures support fund development and vice versa. Leads staff and volunteers to institutionalize philanthropy and fund development within the organization. Plans, coordinates and assures implementation of strategies to develop donors and contributionsto support the organization. Assures development and maintenance of appropriate systems to funddevelopment including but not limited to volunteer and donor management, research and cultivation,gift processing and recognition. Maintains accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources.

1. Participates with the management team, staff and governing body to define the organization’smission and direction regarding philanthropy.

2.Provides general oversight of all of the organization’s fund development activities, manages the day-to day operations of the development function, and monitors adequacy of activities through coordination with staff, appropriate committees, and governing body.

3.Ensures attainment of the organization’s fund development activities through the selection, development, motivation and evaluation of human resources, both professional and volunteer.

4.Works with the management team and chair of the governing board to ensure fulfillment of fund development roles and facilitate the optimum interaction between management and volunteers.

5. Designs and assures implementation of cost effective fund development programs, employing economy while maintaining an acceptable level of quality and solid return on investment.

Full job description available upon request and/or application.


Comprehensive management skills and experience are required including but not limited to shortand long-term planning, evaluation, directing and motivating staff, oral and written communication skills,marketing and financial management, values clarification, organizational behavior and development, and governance.

The position requires demonstrated experience in managing and implementing a comprehensivefund development program and producing charitable contributions. The individual is expected to be ahighly competent enabler of volunteers and staff.

Knowledge and experience in the following areas is required: the nature and dimensions of

philanthropy, ethics, motivations for giving and volunteering, research and cultivation practices, standard fundraising techniques including face-to face solicitation, proposal writing, special events, telephone solicitation, and direct mail, and, development office functions including gift processing, prospect and donor histories, and fundraising reporting.

The individual is also expected to have demonstrated experience and confidence in asking people to contribute time and money. Familiarity with computer systems is necessary.

The amount of knowledge required would typically be acquired in a bachelors degree and aminimum of 7 years fundraising experience in a professional position. Membership in a professionalfundraising association is expected of a professional. Baseline certification in fund raising, the CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Professional) is preferred.

Knowledge of Donor Perfect a plus.


  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research

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