Who We Are
What We Do
"You see their projects and think: These kids are going to change the world."
— Denise Signorelli, Ph.D.
Who We Are
Society for Science & the Public seeks an experienced and innovative individual to serve in a newly created Director of Major Gifts position. The Director will develop and manage a portfolio of donors and prospects, each with an estimated capacity to give $50,000 or more. The Director will be responsible for qualifying new prospects and for building relationships between the prospects and the Society to develop financial support for our work.
In addition to soliciting leadership gifts, the Director will also assist in management of a capital campaign, still in its early stages, recognizing the Society’s 100th anniversary. The Director will spend a significant amount of time directly interacting with donors while also helping donors fulfill their passions and interests through their giving to the Society.
Required Education and Experience
Please send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. To learn more about Society for Science & the Public, please visit us at www.societyforscience.org.
About the Society for Science & the Public
Society for Science & the Public is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education. Its vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate, and inspire.
Society for Science & the Public has a staff of 75, with a growing communications function. Under new leadership from Maya Ajmera, the President and CEO, the organization is in a growth mode, adding staff at a rapid pace to support the growing programs. The Society relies heavily on its corporate partners and nationwide membership to raise more than $22 million annually to fund its programs. The organization’s professional staff provides editorial, management, and administrative support for publishing Science News as well as world class science competitions, from its national office in Washington, D.C. Since its founding, the Society has conveyed the excitement of science and research directly to the public through its award-winning publications and world-class science education competitions.
In 2008, Science Service became Society for Science & the Public in order to better reflect the mission of the organization to advocate for science in the public interest. In 2013, the Society began offering an all-in-one membership and subscription program that allows subscribers to access Science News in their preferred format and launched a new website that unifies its award-winning publications with its science education and competition programs.
The Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Society for Science & the Public is committed to equal employment opportunity. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, the Society does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis, including but not limited to: veteran status, race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, ancestry, national origin, disability, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, age and/or any other categories protected by the laws of the United States or the District of Columbia.