Position is responsible for securing foundation funding to advance the Salk Instituteâ™s mission. The Associate Director, Foundation Relations (ADFR) plans, organizes and implements strategies to maximize foundation support from selected local, regional and national foundations in the $10,000 - $50,000+ range. The position serves as the chief fundraiser for Salkâ™s Education Outreach (EO) programs. The ADFR works with faculty, administration and Development colleagues to maximize the creation of successful foundation proposals based on the Instituteâ™s priorities and to identify potentially fundable programs and to increase collaboration and maintain open lines of communication across the Institute regarding activity with selected foundations.
Bachelor's degree in relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in a higher education environment.
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Successful completion of the Instituteâ™s background investigation.
Able to work a flexible schedule based on workload and deadlines.
Ability to travel and work after hours for donor visits and events.
Access to own transportation for business usage.
Must sign an employee confidentiality agreement
This role requires constant grasping, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, touching and feeling. Reading, reasoning, writing and working inside.
Salk scientists are dedicated to innovative biological research. The Salk Institute consistently ranks among the leading research institutions in the world for its faculty's contributions and the impact of their findings. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. "We lead biological research. We prize discovery. Salk is where cures begin."Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, the Salk Institute offers a warm, collegial and collaborative work environment, where employees enjoy a generous benefits program. Social activities on campus encourage interaction as a community.