IRB Barcelona is a self-standing, non-profit institution devoted to basic and applied biomedical research. It was set up in 2005 jointly by the Government of Catalonia and the University of Barcelona and is located at the Barcelona Science Park. The institute currently has more than 430 members (scientific, technical and administrative staff) from all over the world, who work across disciplines to advance research in the biomedical sciences.
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IRB Barcelona seeks a Head of Advancement and External Relations. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, developing and executing an overall advancement strategy to enhance and support IRB Barcelona’s international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence in biomedical research, advanced training, innovation and public engagement. The Head of Advancement and External Relations will provide leadership to the areas of:
This position is an exciting opportunity to help drive IRB Barcelona forward as it prepares to welcome a new Director and enters into the next phase of its leadership.
The successful candidate will be an experienced professional with proven leadership in the field of advancement, fundraising and development, communications and marketing, and alumni relations, ideally in a university, academic or health-related charity context similar to IRB Barcelona. The Head of Advancement and External Relations will lead a talented team who develop and implement IRB Barcelona’s wide range of communications, engagement, fundraising and alumni strategies, aimed at developing solid and collaborative relationships with multiple stakeholders, including the wider scientific community, internal staff, trustees, future scientists, alumni, donors and supporters, schools, and general public. The post-holder will steer IRB Barcelona’s high-quality institutional communications activities, and consolidate and build upon its pioneering public engagement and science education initiatives. He or she will bring leadership, vision and innovative thinking to fundraising as well as to alumni relations.
The Head of Advancement and External Relations reports to the Managing Director and is part of the Institute’s senior management team.
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