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Foundation, Executive Director
Title:Foundation, Executive Director
Job Type:Exempt (salaried)
Posting Date:05/01/2019
Location:College Park, MD


The American Institute of Physics (AIP), based in College Park, Maryland, has a rich history and mission to advance, promote and serve the physical sciences for the advancement of humanity. AIP was founded in 1931 in response to financial problems brought on by The Great Depression. Today, as a federation of physical science societies, AIP offers authoritative information, services, and expertise in physics education and student programs, science communication, government relations, career services for science and engineering professionals, statistical research in physics employment and education, industrial outreach, and the history of physics and allied fields.

AIP Member Societies cover a broad range of fields in the physical sciences and collectively represent more than 120,000 scientists, engineers, educators and students in the global physical sciences community. AIP’s Core Values guide this dynamic and committed group of professionals who comprise the organization. These “guide posts” for the workplace direct AIP in how work is preformed, how staff interact with each other and how AIP interacts with Member Societies.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Foundation Board of Trustees, and under the day-to-day leadership of the AIP Chief Executive Officer, the Foundation Executive Director is a newly created role which provides overall strategic and operational leadership to the AIP Foundation and leads the AIP Foundation team in all aspects of fundraising, prospect development, donor stewardship and donor relations. This is an exciting time to join the organization and play a key role in the strategy and sustainability of AIP.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • The successful candidate will be an accomplished fundraising professional adept at carrying a portfolio of high-level donors while also managing a development staff and working collaboratively with senior staff and board members. Some key qualifications include:
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible fundraising experience, including prior recent experience as a top development executive.
  • Possess an inspirational, energetic and entrepreneurial leadership style with keen sense of internal and external relationship building—such as corporate/foundation leaders, philanthropists and government officials, in both the local, regional, and national arenas.
  • Ability to create a compelling vision that will motivate both donors and staff in support of AIP’s mission.
  • Extensive experience in board governance and engaging board leaders in pursuit of strategic development initiatives.

For confidential Consideration please contact:

Kathleen Hajek Director Stanton Chase, (O): 410-528-8400,

Lyn Cason, Managing Director Stanton Chase, (O): 410-528-8400,

Gina Atwood, Sr. Associate Stanton Chase, (O): 512-948-7789,

[Company Details & Benefits]
The American Institute of Physics offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, retirement, tuition assistance, on-site fitness center, and metro access.  Learn more at 

AIP is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer  

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