DRG Executive Search Consultants

American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (Director of Development, Midwest Region)

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Total Financial Resource Development:
- Work with Executive Director to design and implement strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of major and planned gifts, as well as philanthropic support from family and private foundations in the Chicago area.

- As assigned by Executive Director, develop and maintain relationships with specific donors, prospects, and/or key personnel in private or family foundations.

- Coordinate with the Executive Director and National staff in the identification, solicitation and cultivation of foundation and planned giving prospects.

- Ensure follow-up activities and stewardship of donors and prospects.


Donor Cultivation:
- Establish and maintain on-going donor and prospect relationships by phone, written communication and personal contact.

- Assist the Executive Director in identifying and involving potential donors.

- Assist the Executive Director in utilizing and expanding opportunities for donor recognition.


Communications and Community Awareness:
- Serve as an enthusiastic and well-informed spokesperson for ACWIS and the Institute. Continually keep informed of Weizmann Institute of Science research and activities and share new developments with selected donors and prospects.

- Ensure and enhance community awareness of ACWIS and WIS through conferences, membership in action groups and participation in local organizations.


- Plan, develop, and organize special events (e.g., Gala, science forum luncheons, parlor meetings, etc.) that focus on Weizmann science to reinforce donors commitments and to identify prospects to the Weizmann Institute of Science message.

- Promote national and regional programs (e.g. Next Gen, Vera and Chaim Weizmann Honor Society, Women for Science, ACWIS 75th Anniversary Campaign).

- Promote Weizmann Israel experiences (missions) to the Institute (regional and national).


Leadership Development:
- Coordinate young leadership division activities designed to attract a new base of volunteers/donors.

- Cultivate the next generation of donors who have major gift potential by assisting the Executive Director in providing the next generation with further leadership development opportunities where appropriate.


Ongoing Professional Development:
- Maintain professional knowledge by reading literature, attending educational and professional seminars and establishing personal networks.

- Continually learn about Weizmann Institute of Science, its offerings and activities, and share new developments with selected donors and prospects.

- Attend biennial Staff Conference held on the campus of the Weizmann Institute


- Perform special projects as assigned by Executive Director.

- Assist in the direct supervision of support staff in the office.

- All of the above requires working as a team with other Regional staff, National staff and the Weizmann Institute of Science