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OrganizationMary Rose Serafini
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineMarch 17, 2018
College Degree Required?Yes


The Focused Ultrasound Foundation, a medical research, education and patient advocacy organization in Charlottesville, VA, is seeking a Development Officer to assist the Director of External Affairs with funding- and donor-related activities for the Foundation. With the Director of External Affairs and other Development Officers, this position coordinates fundraising initiatives and collects current and prospective donor information. The Development Officer cultivates professional relationships with individuals, foundations, and other agencies; and also provides continuous support to the Foundation marketing efforts.

Job Duties


  • Increase the number and quality of donor prospects through individual visits, research, donor database management, and networking.
  • Manage portfolio prospects, using focused strategic approaches.
  • Work with Communications and Scientific staff to customize materials for successful marketing and solicitation.
  • Cultivate, solicit and provide attentive stewardship for philanthropic donors.
  • Manage donor events, including identifying guests and coordinating organizational support for events.

Skills Required

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 5 years of experience in development, wealth management, banking, or related field
  • Successful track record establishing relationships based on trust in a prior career
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and experience with database management


  • Passion for focused ultrasound
  • Enthusiastic team player; compatible with other members of the team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional presentation and conduct; ability to interact on a peer basis with high net worth individuals, C level executives, and thought leaders
  • Proven project management skills
  • Flexible and versatile; ability to multi-task and prioritize competing responsibilities
  • Cheerful, upbeat, and steady under fire
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, and a proactive problem solver
  • Available to travel and frequently attend evening and weekend events
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative

Additional Info


To ensure consideration, please send cover letter and resume (as PDF) to Nora Seilheimer at