Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)

Berkeley, CA

Director of Advancement & External Relations

m/Oppenheim Associates is assisting MSRI in the search for a new Director for Advancement & External Relations.  The organization seeks a proven fundraising professional to shape significant endowment campaigns, drive annual contributed revenue, and engage new donors from various fields of endeavor who will support fresh research into mathematics. For more information please review the complete Position Description.

MSRI is the world’s preeminent center for collaborative research in mathematics, and advances research into key unsolved mathematical problems for the physical sciences, economics, engineering, computing, communications, statistical analysis and the global financial system. The prime objective for this position is to develop strategies and campaigns that:

  • Develop a 5 year campaign to add $27m to the current MSRI endowment of $23m, and then a second campaign to add another $50m to the endowment by 2030 for a total endowment of $100 million.
  • Deliver Annual Fund Contributions of $4.5m by 2020 (up from about $3.5m in 2017).
  • Diversifies and Broadens Donor Support for MSRI through use of conventional and social media marketing that communicates MSRI’s relevance to donors of different sectors (tech, finance, economics, medicine, etc).

Founded in 1982 and located in Berkeley, MSRI has a 2017 budget of $9.9 million, a staff of 21, and Board of 33. The Advancement Team includes the Executive Director, an Associate Director, admin support, and subcontractors including but not limited to web development, videography, and design of communications materials.

For additional information or to apply, please contact Mark Oppenheim or Patrick Salazar at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com.

More information can be found on the MSRI website and on Numberphile, an MSRI-supported YouTube channel with short and entertaining videos on mathematics.

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