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SIAM Seeks Director, Development and Corporate Relations

The Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all SIAM’s fundraising, including the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, corporate giving, special events and capital campaigns. The Director works closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors.


  • Develop fundraising strategies for the implementation of a development program for SIAM
  • Annually create and execute a fundraising plan with goals
  • Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them
  • Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors
  • Oversee grant seeking for special projects including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements
  • Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts through estates and charitable gift annuities and trusts
  • Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives
  • Develop a corporate giving program; building strategic alliances with corporate partners including a focus on STEM education and research
  • Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives
  • Coordinate fund raising special events
  • Oversee prospect research
  • Staff liaison for the Board Development Committee meeting
  • Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems
  • Oversee creation of publications to support fund raising activities
  • Maintain gift recognition programs
  • Perform other related duties as requested


  • BA (required), MA (a plus)
  • Five-plus years’ experience in development
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is an international community of 14,500+ individual members. Almost 500 academic, manufacturing, research and development, service and consulting organizations, government, and military organizations worldwide are institutional members. SIAM was incorporated in 1952 as a nonprofit organization to convey useful mathematical knowledge to other professionals who could implement mathematical theory for practical, industrial, or scientific use. SIAM continues today to advance the application of mathematics and computational science to engineering, industry, science, and society. SIAM is located 3600 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. 

Please send a cover letter and resume to Susan Palantino at EOE

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