Chief Development Officer

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a nonpartisan research institute dedicated to advancing ethical policies and practices in health, science, and technology

The Hastings Center, a nonpartisan research institute dedicated to advancing ethical policies and practices in health, science, and technology, seeks a visionary, strategic, and collaborative Chief Development Officer.  The successful candidate will have the stature and a demonstrated track record of expanding a development operation resulting in increased philanthropic dollars.  The ideal candidate will have a personal interest in The Hastings Center’s mission and a demonstrated affinity to fundamental ethical and social issues of our time.

The Hastings Center recently completed a professional feasibility and planning study to guide the 50th   anniversary campaign.  At this important juncture in the organization’s history, the goal is to expand capacity to meet today’s urgent needs as advances in life sciences and information technology give us unprecedented control over life and death.  In doing so, it is critical to recruit a transformative development leader, who will expand the annual fund, diversify income sources, execute and complete the capital campaign, and build a planned giving program.

Working in a culture of collegial, and dedicated professionals, the successful candidate will report to the President and CEO and be accountable to the Board of Directors.  In collaboration with the Board of Directors and the President and CEO, the successful candidate will lead a major donor strategy forging new relationships and expanding The Hastings Center’s financial resources, visibility, and impact. S/he will have responsibility for enhancing the existing infrastructure to grow the annual budget through the solicitation of major gifts, acquisition of corporate and foundation support. The successful candidate will facilitate The Hastings Center’s upcoming celebration of its 50th anniversary.


The Hastings Center is headquartered in Garrison, NY.  The nature of this role and The Hastings Center’s donor base allows for flexibility of the location of the Chief Development Officer.


The Hastings Center has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to assist on this important recruitment.


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