Foundation Senior Development Manager

Arlington, VA

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is a community of over 12,000 physicians, scientists and public health experts who specialize in infectious diseases. Our mission is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases.

The Society is a great place to work!  IDSA has a highly competitive total compensation package, offers flexible work, and telework arrangements and our organizational culture is highly rated by staff.  Our new office is located two blocks from the metro and has a free gym onsite.

We are an innovative and dynamic professional association committed to the principles of inclusion, diversity, access, and equity. 

Our team embodies the following core values

Member-Centric, Excellence, Respect, Innovation, Teamwork and Trust.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage professionals of diverse backgrounds to apply. We offer a competitive salary and benefits plan.

Position Overview

The Foundation Senior Development Manager raises philanthropic funds through the management of overall individual giving, including the development of targeted online programs as well as fundraising initiatives involving new and developing media and technologies. They are responsible for the IDSA Foundation’s overall development of donor engagement, as well as all fundraising activity through direct mail, online, and email outreach. This position will be an integral part of the Foundation’s fundraising efforts, working collaboratively and strategically with teams across the organization and support efforts to increase individual donor revenue and major giving pathway.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Manage delivery of fundraising campaigns across digital, mobile, social media, and developing channels
  • Develop and implements digital fundraising programs (including new and existing e-newsletters and e-renewals), online content monetization, widgets, online application development, second-screen donations, hybrids utilizing traditional mail and other techniques.
  • Identify, cultivate, and steward individual donors capable of making donations of up to $5,000 Manage cultivation of prospects through digital fundraising tools and initiates strategies to foster higher giving levels
  • Highlight stories of impact in donor-facing communications, publications, presentations, and social media by building a sense of donor community
  • Collaborate with volunteer leadership including the Board of Directors and other committees
  • Assist with the preparation for senior management meetings, reports, and briefings to the board
  • Compile fundraising reports using donor database query and report systems to inform strategy and identify solicitation opportunities
  • Coordinate and complete donor research on selected donor candidates
  • Develop and implement an efficient donor acknowledgement and fulfillment program

Other Responsibilities

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, non-profit management, communication, public relations, or related field of study or equivalent experience is required
  • Five or more years of fundraising experience
  • Thorough knowledge of individual and annual fund fundraising principles
  •  Understanding of multichannel fundraising efforts and prospect moves management
  • Experience working with donors/member services or providing high-level customer service experience
  • Ability to conduct research, write, analyze, and evaluate records, correspondence and other documentation required to accomplish goals
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills particularly as they relate to grammar, style, and punctuation.

Required/Preferred Skills

  • Medical association or nonprofit experience
  • General knowledge of health care, infectious diseases and children’s healthcare preferred
  • Familiarity with Salesforce, Classy, and Mailchimp preferred

Direct Reports


Physical Demands

Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. Standing for extended periods of time may be necessary (tradeshows, conferences, marketing events, etc.)


  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time
  • IDWeek
  • Annual Staff Retreat

EEO Statement

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status. We also welcome those of all abilities and make reasonable accommodations to support successful outcomes for our team members