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Director of Development

Vascular Cures | Redwood City CA 94063 USA | Part Time | Posted: 12/03/2012

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Director of Development – Visionary Medical Research Non-Profit

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Vascular Cures is developing new technologies to treat patients with vascular disease – problems in the crucial highways of the body that can cause stroke, heart attacks, aneurysms and more. More people die from vascular disease than all cancers combined – but research spending per patient is less than 1% of that for cancer. We're launching a first-of-its-kind national program that will bring personalized medicine to vascular disease and looking for a senior creative, energetic individual to help make it a success. You will have a major impact on a problem that devastates the lives of millions. We offer the best of both worlds – a 30 year track record and an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment.

Our Team: Collaborative, fun, informal and small (4), we support ground-breaking research at 13 major medical centers across North America with a world-class board of directors and advisors. Our culture is that of a start-up – we each have a high impact because of our passionate commitment.

Our Challenge: We are beginning a period of high growth in research spending and need to build a national fundraising program to match our new groundbreaking initiative. We need to increase and diversify our donor base, and obtain corporate and foundation grants.

The Position: The Director of Development is a part-time position reporting to the CEO. S/he will lead all fund-raising activities including establishment of major gifts and planned giving programs. An excellent Manager of Development and Marketing is already in place.

Vascular Cures is seeking an individual with the desire, experience and commitment to be a full partner – a proactive leader who takes the initiative to personally generate results. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in major gifts and development.


Develop and implement fundraising plan to support an annual budget of $1 - 3 million
Actively identify, cultivate, and solicit major donor prospects ($50,000+)



Minimum of 7 years fundraising and major gifts or sales experience; proven track record of personally soliciting and securing gifts or achieving sales goals
Self-motivating, entrepreneurial and confident individual with outstanding interpersonal skills to develop and cultivate positive relationships with donors and board members
Ability to manage diverse responsibilities in a small, fast-paced, creative environment.
Strong strategic and problem-solving orientation, able to address complex issues creatively and effectively
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Enthusiasm, sense of humor, and flexibility
Interest in health care and innovation
Bachelor's degree


Experience in the medical research community
Success in high-level board development
Experience in a start-up environment
Master's degree or above.

This is a half-time position with flexible hours; compensation commensurate with experience.

We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with the mission of Vascular Cures before submitting an application Do not apply if do not meet requirements. Please send cover letter and resume to We will respond to all applications.

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Location Redwood City, CA, 94063, United States
Travel Required 1% of the time
Categories Research/Science
Function Development/Fundraising
Experience Years 7 yrs
Visa Sponsorship Do not sponsor.
Pref Degree Masters

Location Maptop

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Contact Name Wendy Hitchcock
How to apply Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.
Primary Fax 650-368-6022