Chief Philanthropy Officer

Healthy Minds Innovations/Center for Healthy Minds

Madison, Wisconsin

In response to a personal challenge by the Dalai Lama to investigate how the mind works and how well-being can be cultivated, world-renowned neuroscientist Richard Davidson founded the Center for Healthy Minds (CHM) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Growing scientific evidence shows that well-being impacts health, resilience, life success, and the ability to contribute to society more than any other single quality, including IQ. The Center for Healthy Minds is backed by Healthy Minds Innovations (HMI), an affiliated organization dedicated to supports its mission and vision. With HMI’s support, CHM disseminates tools and services to help real people build skills related to well-being, on both personal and institutional levels, to create a more compassionate world.

The Opportunity

The Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) will build on and expand HMI’s fundraising strategy, forging new relationships and leveraging current ones to achieve the ambitious goals of CHM’s new five-year strategic plan. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, this dynamic and strategic leader will create a comprehensive financial and fundraising plan; diversify the donor base of individuals, foundations and corporations; and develop performance measures. HMI is seeking a candidate with at least 15 years experience, with a background in an academic research setting or start-up business preferred.