The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) funds grants, scholarships, and fellowshps for physical therapy research. Each year, FPTR awards more than $1 million to deserving researchers. We are a national 501(c) (3) charitable organization governed by a Board of Trustees and located in Alexandria, VA. FPTR offers growth opportunity in a supportive team environment.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a 501(c) (6) organization whose purpose is to represent and promote the profession of physical therapy and to meet the needs of its members, is a benefactor of the FPTR. The FPTR contracts with APTA for certain services including human resources and staffing, as such, FPTR staff are employed by APTA and receive the same employee benefits.
A Great Place to Work
Since 2003, Washingtonian Magazine has recognized APTA several times as one of the "Great Places to Work" in the Washington area, and APTA is a 2014 and 2013 CARE Award winner. APTA benefits include a generous retirement plan contribution, flexible work schedules, onsite yoga and gym reimbursement, Metro travel subsidy, and more!
The Development Officer leads, implements, and evaluates annual fundraising programs. The goal of this work is to increase the number of donors, participation and retention rates. The Development Officer will also lead direct mail, online, and monthly giving efforts. This staff member will have the opportunity to travel and develop fundraising strategies at conferences. The position offers growth opportunity in annual giving and major gift planning. The ideal candidate for this position is confident, creative, and comfortable working with staff, volunteers, and donors to meet and exceed goals. This position will work closely with the development team and report to the Director of Development.
Responsible for annual giving programs
Works with Development Director on upgrading donors to the major gifts level.
Manage and steward donors to develop deeper engagement in the organization
Finds new opportunities for fundraising growth including strategies to engage new professionals.
Works closely with the communications and marketing team on strategy, timing and promotion of fundraising efforts.
Develops and implements First Time Donors messaging and touch points throughout the year.
Creates and implements strategies to renew lapsed donors.
Manage the expansion of the direct mail program, implementing systems and processes to build and diversify individual giving.
Responsible for design, execution and results reporting of the direct mail program.
Manages data segmentation and works with development team to strategize on segmentation and moving donors into appropriate giving programs.
Works closely with Communications Manager on the expansion of all aspects of FPTR’s online/email and digital donation options across all fundraising programs.
Advise in creation and strategic marketing aspects of the monthly giving programs and provide formal analysis of returns and recommendations for improvements.
Develops specialized annual giving campaigns for key digital efforts including Giving Tuesday, days-of-giving, and other special initiatives.
Work with and support committee members and volunteers to achieve goals
What you need to be successful:
The successful candidate can manage his/her time, resources and work load to maximize results and financial take initiative to advance programs. The candidate will provide directives to interns and other staff supporting the fundraising team. Additional skills include:
6 years of substantive fundraising experience with a track record of success.
Experience cultivating low to mid-level donors.
Hands-on experience with management of direct mail programs, online and grassroots fundraising.
Knowledge of fundraising principles, concepts, and techniques.
Experience with Raiser’s Edge NXT or comparable donor database
Outstanding written and oral communication skills
Attention to detail
Ability to budget and forecast revenue for annual giving
Proactive, self-starter and excels in a fast-paced environment.
Builds strong working relationships with colleagues, volunteers and donors; Sensitivity to relationships and confidentiality of donors.
Positive approach to work and the ability to handle and meet deadlines for multiple projects/priorities.
Ability to identify problems and implement appropriate approaches and solutions.
CFRE or comparable certification a plus
Professional experience with a healthcare related organization, a plus
About American Physical Therapy Association
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 100,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.
APTA prohibits preferential or adverse discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or health status in all areas including, but not limited to, its qualifications for membership, rights of members, policies, programs, activities, and employment practices. APTA is committed to promoting cultural diversity throughout the profession.