Director of Development

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, Massachusetts

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is an international leader in virtually every area of medicine and has been the site of pioneering breakthroughs that have improved lives around the world. As a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, BWH has a legacy of excellence that continues to grow year after year. US News and World Report consistently ranks BWH among the nation’s top 10 hospitals and in the top 10 for specialty areas that in 2014-2015 include cancer, cardiology and heartsurgery, gynecology, nephrology, and rheumatology.

Ariadne Labs is a unique collaboration between Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) launched in October 2012 with an ambitious goal: to produce research and discovery that actually makes healthcare better everywhere. Ariadne Labs empowers researchers to foster the sharing and development of cutting edge ideas and real-time results. Its goal is to aid practitioners in managing the complexity of increasing specialization and technology to consistently provide effective, humane and affordable care for all. The Executive Director of Ariadne Labs is BWH surgeon and well-known author and writer Atul Gawande, M.D., M.P.H. Dr. Gawande’s research and leadership focuses on the generation of systems innovations to transform safety and quality in health care. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine since 1998 and has written three bestselling books, won two National Magazine awards, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. His newest book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, was selected by Amazon.com as one of the best books of 2014 and is currently ranked #1 on The New York Times Best Sellers list.

The Opportunity

The Director of Development will support the unique and valuable work of Atul Gawande and Ariadne Labs.

As executive director of Ariadne Labs, Mr. Gawande leads 28 associate faculty from across the Harvard community who are actively working to create scalable healthcare solutions. The Director of Development will be responsible for implementing strategies to increase philanthropic support for Ariadne Labs and will create a comprehensive development program to double the existing annual philanthropic revenue of $9M in the next few years.

The successful candidate will be an authoritative, thoughtful and respected collaborative voice for Development as a member of Ariadne Labs Leadership team and be a strategic resource to guide best practices and inform its fundraising and organizational growth. S/He will be able to articulate Ariadne Lab’s vision, mission and goals in a compelling and inspiring manner, be comfortable in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment, think conceptually as well as analytically, and display a strong sense of sophistication, maturity, intellectual curiosity and good judgment. A Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years’ experience in major gifts is essential. An advanced degree and experience with institutional donors is preferred.