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AVP, Fundraising Programs (Remote)
JDRF International in New York, New York
Date Posted 06/02/2022
Nonprofit-Senior/Executive Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

AVP, Fundraising Programs (Remote)

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Company Description

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than $2.5 billion in research funding since our inception. We are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our staff and volunteers in chapters across the United States and our six international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement, and our vision of a world without T1D. For more information please visit jdrf.org or follow us on Twitter @JDRF.

As a JDRF team member, you can look forward to interesting and challenging work, building strong relationships with fellow staff and our network of volunteers, and having a meaningful impact on the lives of everyone affected by this devastating disease. JDRF supports a diverse and inclusive workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Description

Responsible for providing the strategic vision and leadership for JDRF’s Peer to Peer and Signature Events fundraising programs. The Associate Vice President is responsible for leading the effort to build the necessary infrastructure and develop the integrated plans for aligning strategies and processes for the Fundraising Program Department including but not limited to: JDRF One Walk, Gala, JDRF Ride, Team JDRF, JDRF Your Way/DIY and other special events. Through consultation and collaboration with national and regional teams, chapter staff, volunteer partners and selected vendors, this position provides leadership to all markets and events to deliver successful implementation and execution of the program strategy plan as well as evaluation of all events to ensure that all program areas achieve organizational goals and objectives.


  • Partners cross-functionally with all organizational business units to help develop high-impact fundraising programs that drive revenue, acquire new donors, strengthen JDRF’s relationship with the broader T1D community and elevate the JDRF brand and mission.
  • Develops and monitors the budgets, planning, implementing and evaluation of all core events to ensure that all program areas achieve organizational goals and objectives.
  • Leads the analysis and assessment of individual events, fundraiser portfolios and the overall health of the entire fundraising program portfolio.
  • Partners with Senior Development Team and Regional Directors to prioritize individual program events based on strategy, resource constraints and dependencies while maximizing current program elements and opportunities.
  • Gathers feedback and innovative ideas, analyzes impact of change with field and end-user stakeholders, and implements process enhancements.
  • Expands, develops, and implements new fundraising program initiatives at national and international levels.
  • Supports financial management tools and resources including budgeting and forecasting in the department in partnership with Finance and Data and Technology to monitor program revenue and control expenses.
  • Manages, coaches, and develops direct reports, ensuring that the responsibilities, authorities and accountabilities are well-defined in the functions of acquisition, retention, upgrade, user experience and innovation/ideation.
  • Establishes, communicates, and maintains departmental and organization wide policies and procedures related to all fundraising programs.
  • Actively demonstrates and cascades the enterprise-wide mindsets: integrity, collaboration and stewardship and drives collaboration and shared opportunity planning across all fundraising programs.


  • 10+ years of non-profit development including with matrixed organization(s) in the disease space, special event fundraising, training and strategic management experience. 5 years preferred in a leadership management/supervisory capacity.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Vast knowledge of peer-to-peer fundraising and event-based fundraising.
  • Excellent project management and problem-solving skills with the ability to manage multiple, simultaneous projects involving cross-functional teams with persistent attention to detail while maintaining a global view of the situation.
  • Proficiency with technology to support the development process and ideal user experience, including digital fundraising and special events fundraising platforms (ex: Luminate Online, Greater Giving, One Cause, Salesforce)
  • Experience in non-profit management with emphasis on strategic planning, financial management, and Chapter and/or Regional development.
  • Direct experience in managing large fundraising campaigns, including campaign development, marketing/participant recruitment, service and support activities.
  • Proven ability to lead, inspire and motivate staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to analyze and integrate information from relevant sources.
  • Ability to respond to changing circumstances and priorities.
  • Strong strategic planning skills and ability to develop tools to enable development teams.
  • Proven track record of collaborative leadership, successful management, coaching and development of staff.
  • Desire to work in a team-based environment; ability to work with others to achieve goals.
  • Excellent written, verbal, presentation/communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to understand and work within a complex organizational structure.
  • Ability to develop a high performing team.
  • Ability to creatively find solutions to problems and analyze feedback to create best practices by partnering with key stakeholders.
  • Financial management experience in building and managing annual budgets.
  • Outstanding influencing skills to generate buy-in and create win/win situations
  • Ability to effectively multi-task, establish priorities, and work in a fast-paced environment. Highly efficient in time management and ability to meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills. Demonstrate competency when handling diversified assignments.
  • Strong presentation delivery, conveying ideas, and instructing effectively.
  • Estimated 50% travel is required. The work setting is in home-based office.

Additional Information

Resumes without cover letters will not be considered

To protect the health and safety of our employees, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have a COVID-19 booster shot regardless of location or position. This includes those with remote status. Requests for medical, religious, and other exemptions will be considered on an individual basis. JDRF will comply with all federal, state, and local laws.

JDRF supports a diverse and inclusive workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines

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