Boston, MA

Director of Development and External Relations, Food Allergy Science Initiative (FASI)

The Organization

The Food Allergy Science Initiative (FASI) is an emerging organization with an urgent mission: inspiring and supporting scientific leaders to collaborate across disciplines and institutions, to catalyze transformative research into food allergies. Founded in 2016, FASI was incubated at the Broad Institute at MIT and Harvard and is now ramping up to become a fully independent organization. FASI’s work has attracted significant funding and prominent researchers from across the country. FASI is now working with 18 different labs and close to 100 scientists.

Food allergies are a severe public health threat faced by millions worldwide, affecting 32 million in the U.S. alone. Very little is known about the science behind these allergies, and diagnostics and treatments remain limited. FASI has formed an interdisciplinary team of highly respected, top-tier scientists to solve this problem.

Position Overview

FASI is seeking a highly skilled, strategic, and creative development professional to become its first Director of Development and External Relations (DDER). This is an exciting opportunity to be one of the first members of a small, dynamic team working to support research to advance transformative evidence-based diagnostics, prevention and treatments.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is adept at working independently and as part of a small team in a start-up environment. They must have experience in a wide range of development activities including principal gifts, corporate and foundation giving, annual giving, and event management. The ability to translate and relay scientific content to a range of audiences and a strong commitment to the mission will be key to the new Director’s success.

How To Apply

A full job description, including scope of work and requirements, is available here 

To nominate a candidate, or to apply, please email a resume and cover letter (including the words “Development Director” in the subject line) to the Food Allergy Science Initiative at:

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