Current openings at MdBio Foundation

TEAM OPENINGS


 

Position: Vice President of Development

Reports to: CEO

Summary: MdBio Foundation has an exciting opportunity for an experienced development leader to provide oversight and execution of a fundraising program for a fast growing and dynamic organization. Reporting to and in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, the VP of Development will spearhead development efforts as MdBio Foundation continues to grow. This position works to establish long-term partnerships, strengthen existing relations and initiate new contacts across the corporate and foundation sector.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with CEO, Board of Directors and staff to create and implement a fund development plan which increases revenue to support the strategic direction of MdBio
  • Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved
  • Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fundraising processes are carried out in a timely manner.
  • Identify corporate and foundation prospects and conduct research to determine interest and giving potential
  • Develop, manage, and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies for donations, grants, and sponsorships.
  • Grants management: research, prepare, submit, steward, and report
  • Publicly represent MdBio Foundation with the media and external constituency groups including community, government, corporations, and foundations to build support for the mission.
  • Work with MdBio education staff for updates, program needs, and to coordinate site visits
  • Regularly collaborate across the foundation to plan and coordinate grant-seeking efforts in support of identified priorities
  • Liaise with the board of directors and provide bi-monthly department reports
  • Develop printed and digital materials

 

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques, particularly in the area of corporate and foundation fundraising techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability in proposal writing for varied proposal development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of methods, practices, and procedures for obtaining information about the giving programs of corporations and foundations.
  • Travel throughout Maryland with possible overnight stays is required.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and networking skills with large groups as well as with individuals.
  • Ability to initiate and build relationships with prospective corporate and foundation donors, and interact via telephone and in person with institutional representatives
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting.

Qualifications

  • Must have at least 5 years of direct development experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • A demonstrated passion for STEM education
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs and fundraising donor databases
  • Preference will be given to candidates with successful corporate and/or foundation experience
  • Willing to travel domestically as needed

 

MdBio Foundation believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities and does not discriminate against its employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or marital status.

MdBio Foundation offers a competitive salary and many benefits to its employees, including paid leave, health insurance, 401(k), and tuition reimbursement.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to bgaines@mdbiofoundation.org.

Position:  STEM Education Intern (summer 2018)

Position description:  MdBio Foundation is seeking an energetic individual with a passion for STEM education to assist with our summer camp program, serving the mid-Atlantic region (from New York to Tennessee) from June to August 2019. The explorer lab is a STEM-focused education summer program for middle school students.

The STEM Education Intern is a passionate and well-spoken individual who educates middle school students (grades 6-8) about STEM careers, engineering, and earth and space science aboard the Verizon Innovative Learning explorer lab, a custom designed immersive learning environment. The explorer lab is housed inside a custom-built 45-foot motor coach bus and will travel to approximately 20 summer camps throughout the summer of 2018.

This is an incredible opportunity for a college or graduate student interested in teaching to be part of a team that is changing how STEM education is delivered, with a specific focus on underserved communities. The ideal team member will be high-energy, creative, flexible, solutions-oriented, and able to handle rapidly changing circumstances with grace.

This is a traveling position, with all travel expenses paid in addition to a stipend. This position reports to the Vice President of Education.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teach age appropriate activities and extended or enrichment opportunities to students, following scripted explorer lab experience both onboard the lab and in the classroom (content training and script provided)
  • Serve as a positive, flexible, solutions-oriented member of a fast-paced team
  • Assist with organization and preparation of camp supplies, reagents, and equipment
  • Assist with logistics and scheduling for school visits and events, including daily schedule, parking information, and instructor support
  • Interact courteously with both campers, their guardians, and camp staff
  • Assist with cleaning and maintaining explorer lab vehicle

Position requirements:

  • College or graduate student interested in pursuing degree in science, engineering, mathematics, technology, or education preferred; summer camp experience preferred
  • This position requires an individual with outstanding customer service and attitude who is friendly, outgoing and has the ability to work well as part of a team. The Coordinator must be able to work independently with initiative to manage own workload without much supervision. (S)he must be flexible and adapt well in unpredictable situations.
  • The STEM Education Intern must be able to work independently with initiative to manage own workload without much supervision. They must be flexible and adapt well in unpredictable situations.
  • Must be able to commit to a period of work between June and August 2018, weekdays and weekends required.

The fine print: This position will be based in Gaithersburg, MD and will include extensive travel to and from camp locations throughout the state of Maryland, as well as along the East Coast including stops in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee (subject to change). The STEM Education Intern must provide their own transportation within the state of Maryland; transportation and housing for travel out-of-state will be provided. Overnight travel within the continental US is anticipated, approximately 30 overnight stays during the summer season.

To apply:  Submit resume and statement of qualifications to careers@mdbiofoundation.org

MdBio Foundation (MdBio) is a nationally-recognized, award winning nonprofit organization with program operations in Maryland, District of Columbia and Texas.  The organization was recently recognized as one of the Washington Business Journal: Best Places to Work, 2018.  MdBio provides innovative, effective and experiential science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and workforce development opportunities to underserved communities. MdBio’s interdisciplinary approach uses STEM to explore a real-world, problem-centric curriculum that bridges school, community, health and business.

The foundation’s flagship program is a mobile laboratory for high schools that has provided quality educational experiences to more than 160,000 students throughout the state of Maryland since its launch in 2003.  MdBio also operates other celebrated STEM education programs, such as the Verizon Innovative Learning explorer lab, Young Science Explorers Program for middle school students, the Maryland BioGENEius Award, and ATLAS:  Advancing Tomorrow’s Leaders in STEM college and career symposium and Learning Undefeated.

 

If you want to join our dynamic organization, you can browse the current openings and apply. Please don’t forget to include a thoughtful cover letter and your resume along with a statement of qualifications.

 

To apply

Submit resume and statement of qualifications to careers@mdbiofoundation.org