Working under the supervision of the ISPE CEO & the COO, and the guidance of the ISPE Foundation Board, the Director of Development and Foundation Operations will primarily be responsible for driving the development and achievement of the Foundation’s fundraising mission, vision and objectives. The Director will have oversight of existing Foundation programs and the implementation of future programs. The position is a key member of the Foundation's staff and will work with the CEO & the COO to successfully manage and coordinate operations with ISPE staff and volunteers with the goal of implementing initiatives that will result in the achievement of the Foundation’s mission and vision. This role is also responsible for Special Projects in support of ISPE Operations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for Fundraising operations and volunteer coordination of the same to achieve or exceed annual fundraising goals set by the Foundation
Manage all aspects of Foundation programs in coordination with ISPE staff
Implement Foundation programs in support of ISPE operations as appropriate
Identify opportunities for program development, expansion, and funding
Identify and cultivate partnership opportunities which leverage the Foundation’s abilities to achieve its mission
Oversee management, community, and Board reports on results of Foundation initiatives
Lead committees of volunteers and experts to progress Foundation strategies
Assist in developing and promoting the messaging and effective communication of the Foundation’s evolving story of beneficial impact to stakeholders and society
Develop criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of the Foundation’s programs and participate in the development of strategies to facilitate future progress
Obtain, maintain, and share a high level of knowledge of the most effective strategies and current thinking (best practices) in the Foundation community.
Interact with members, leaders, and public and private sector stakeholders to assess developments in the Foundations interest areas and strategic points for philanthropic engagement
Special Projects: Conducts research, compile data and prepare reports for consideration and presentation to the ISPE CEO & COO
Other duties as assigned
Education and work experience:
Bachelor’s degree; graduate work and/or graduate degree in related field desirable, MBA a plus
Minimum of five years’ experience in fundraising from major corporations, grant management and non-profit management
Pharmaceutical or healthcare industry experience preferred
Experience working in an association and/or managing volunteers is very essential
Understanding of business metrics development and tracking and reporting against business objectives and working knowledge of lean six sigma skills, black belt a plus
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Extensive communication skills, both orally and written, including the ability to speak publicly
Knowledge of budget development and monitoring principles and federal rules and regulations pertaining to fundraising and nonprofit operations
Multiple language skills is a plus.
Demonstrate professional appearance, ethics, and demeanor at all times.
Significant skills in researching, analyzing, presenting data, reaching conclusions and developing recommendations
Ability to coordinate various projects and responsibilities while prioritizing conflicting demands and deadlines
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with a wide range of individuals
Self-motivated and results oriented
Strong organizational and project management skills
Computer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
This role will serve both the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) and the ISPE Foundation. Time may be allocated on a 50/50 basis depending upon the requirements of both organizations.
The above declarations are not intended to be an “all inclusive” list of duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job and are a reasonable representation of its activities.
About International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering
ISPE is committed to the advancement of the educational and technical efficiency of its members through forums for the exchange of ideas and practical experience. ISPE was founded in 1980 by a handful of people who believed the pharmaceutical industry needed an organization that would deal with practical applications of science and technology for technical professionals. The much-needed forum provided by ISPE began with a Membership of engineers in North America. In time, ISPE Membership expanded beyond engineering to include a broad representation from pharmaceutical professionals.
We lead and facilitate the development of next generation process technologies and innovative technical solutions. On matters of regulation, our focus is on those requirements that impact — or will impact — the licensing of facilities, manufacturing processes and operations, and the sustainability of the supply chain over the product lifecycle. ISPE provides a neutral environment where our individual Members and experts belonging to Regulatory Authorities can engage in open dialogue on issues that will ultimately benefit patients around the world.