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Teams & Open Positions

We strive to make our community a welcoming, caring and enthusiastic one, fuelling ambition with opportunities and support to help us all achieve our personal and professional goals. 

Development & Communications

Associate Director, Planned Giving

Salary range: $85,000 – $130,000

Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Chief Development Officer, the Associate Director of Planned Giving (ADPG) will ensure the fundraising success of the philanthropic program by serving as a subject matter expert, a professional role model, and an identified team and program leader. This position is responsible for independently developing and actively managing and soliciting a portfolio of planned giving and major gifts prospects, as well as providing planned giving expertise, guidance, and support to fellow frontline staff. The ADPG will prepare written and oral proposals to donors and prospects, develop gift opportunities and cultivate/solicit gift prospects. Will conduct or facilitate the development of focused, effective donor meetings (18-27 visits a month) and donor cultivation events to inform donors/prospects of Doheny Eye Institute programs, and to provide general information regarding planning opportunities available through charitable giving. The ADPG will oversee a planned giving donor society (Circle of Caring), and the expansion of a national planned giving strategy. The ADPG must understand the nuance and peculiarities of planned giving programs and the relevant legal, financial, and administrative regulations.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and implement thoughtful, strategic cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plans for individual planned giving prospects and donors to move these prospects through the donor cycle.
  • Maintain an active portfolio of approximately 150 prospects by maintaining regular, effective contact with donors through various activities and communications, with an emphasis on face-to-face meetings.
  • Develop and implement joint major/planned giving opportunities in collaboration with colleagues from across the institution, leading to successful joint solicitations.
  • Provide strategic oversight in creating tools for the Office of Development & Communications to increase awareness of, and participation in, planned giving; includes mailers and marketing material, annual recognition and/or community events and giving society management.
  • Support and partner with fundraising colleagues in securing planned gifts by providing technical expertise, options and proposal language, and participating in prospect meetings as appropriate.


  • Bachelor’s degree or master’s in business, philanthropy or related field. Experience may substitute for Planned Giving requirements.
  • 7+ years in fundraising, development, or related field in a non-profit environment. Experience in a complex medical or academic development setting encouraged. Demonstrated understanding of social media outlets such as Linked In, Twitter and Facebook required.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge and Crescendo a plus
  • Experience with high production value events is desirable. Candidate must easily be able to navigate a wide variety of business and social settings and enjoy taking the message of Doheny Eye Institute to individuals and organizations that are not yet familiar with its work.

To Apply: Please complete the Employment Application and submit to jobs@doheny.org
Opened as of: August 14, 2023

Associate Director, Annual Fund & Grateful Patients

Salary range: $85,000 – $125,000
Position Summary:
 The Associate Director of Development Annual Gifts & Grateful Patients reports to the Chief Development Officer of Doheny Eye Institute and manages annual gifts program. The Associate Director of Development Annual Gifts & Grateful Patients is charged with meeting agency targets and contributing to the overall growth of philanthropy. This individual will manage a portfolio of prospects. This individual has a rich development background with experience in annual fund, grateful patient programs and has a strong track record of successful management.

Principal Duties:

  • Participates as a member of the Development team contributing to the overall division planning and providing fundraising counsel to senior Development leadership.
  • Manages the planning and implementation of the employee appeal, annual giving program, and grateful patient fundraising.
  • Maintains a personal prospect pool of approximately 150 prospects to qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward.
  • Meets 10-14 quality donor contact a month and submit contact reports for these visits.
  • Meets regularly with researchers, physicians, and related staff to discuss grateful patient program and ensure open communication between offices. Secure and write grateful patient stories for direct mail appeals, website, and social media.
  • Direct and manage direct mail and grateful patient mailings and e-blasts.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Health care professional-related background. Demonstrate knowledge of principles and practices of fundraising in the area of annul fund and grateful patient programs for health care, higher education and/or an academic university.
  • Proven experience in annual gifts and grateful patient fundraising and in cultivating and soliciting prospects.
  • Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising and able to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle: (1) to initiate contacts with potential donors; (2) to develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them; (3) to move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure; (4) to make solicitations when appropriate; (5) to maintain stewardship contacts with donors.
  • Four years of full-time experience in fundraising, nonprofit administrative experience, and/or a related field including sales/marketing, and health care. Working knowledge of annual giving, direct mail, and marketing principles.
  • Serves as a creative resource in identifying and developing new methods of donor engagement, i.e. web pages, social media, text to give, and crowdfunding.
  • Highly motivated with a capacity for hard work within the context of an intensely goal-oriented environment and possess the ability to function independently, yet relate comfortably to a centralized framework for fundraising, participating in and contributing to a team effort.
  • Solid relationship-building skills, able to interface with external constituents, leading faculty, and administrators. Problem-solving, research, and analytical skills.
  • Must have exemplary leadership qualities, interpersonal, written and verbal skills, highly organized, with a working proficiency of Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; as well as Raiser’s Edge

To Apply: Please complete the Employment Application and submit to jobs@doheny.org
Opened as of: August 14, 2023


Ocular Disease Evaluator I

Position: Full Time– Non-Exempt 6
Salary range: $20.00-$21.54/hour

Full-time. Serves as Ocular Disease Evaluator (ODE) on assigned DIRC projects. Evaluates digital ophthalmic images on a computer screen and identifies/characterizes ophthalmic features and pathologies in support of medical research activities. Successfully complete DIRC’s Evaluator Training program. Understand and adhere to all Standard Operating Procedures and protocols in the performance of job duties. Contribute to quality improvement efforts by substantially assisting with revisions to grading and imaging protocols as assigned. Also perform miscellaneous tasks in support of DIRC studies and operations. High school diploma required. Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred. 2-3 years of progressively responsible work experience, preferably in a research or medical setting. Strong familiarity with using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and an image editing program such as MS Paint or MS Imaging.

To Apply: Please complete the Employment Application and submit to jobs@doheny.org
Opened as of: August 14, 2023

Research Technician IV

Position: Ferrington Research Lab-Full Time– Non-Exempt 7
Salary range: $22.22-$28.21/hour

Full-time. The Ferrington Laboratory is seeking energetic and creative researchers to join our team in investigating age-related macular degeneration. This position will collaborate with the principal investigator and other laboratory researchers to plan, design, and conduct highly technical and complex research projects. Research in the Ferrington Lab investigates why mitochondria dysfunction occurs in the retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells with age-related macular degeneration using cultured primary RPE cells and iPSC-RPE cells from human donors. Minimum education: Bachelor’s degree in biological science or related science required. Three – five years of research/lab experience. Knowledge in biological science-related field required.

To Apply: Please complete the Employment Application and submit to jobs@doheny.org
Opened as of: August 28, 2023


Pre-Award Specialist (Administrative)
Position: Full Time– Non-Exempt 7
Salary range: $23.08 – $30.77/hour

Position Summary: Provide overall administrative support to the Research Administration department, Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), and Basic Scientists (PI’s) faculty to assist with workload, projects, calendar, travel, and other special events. Provide pre-award support and guidance on grant proposal submissions to Basic Scientist faculty (PI’s). Assist in maintaining records of equipment purchased with federal funds and grant submission on existing databases. Responsible for administrative duties such as office filing, office supply orders, Fed Ex shipping, mail pick-up, obtaining signatures: certificates, requisitions, etc. Maintains calendar and schedules meetings for the department and CSO. Receives, places, and directs telephone calls and other communications accordingly. Works independently and/or within a team as needed on special nonrecurring and ongoing projects and special assignments as the Director of Research Administration. High school diploma or GED required. AA or BA degree preferred; combined education and experience may be used in lieu of a college degree. Minimum of three years of administrative assistant experience or demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the tasks. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, as well as strong math
skills required.

To Apply: Please complete the Employment Application and submit to jobs@doheny.org
Opened as of: August 14, 2023


Purchasing Agent
Position: Full Time– Non-Exempt 7
Salary range:$27.69 – $34.87/hour

Position Summary: The purchasing agent negotiates vendor terms, prices, and schedules delivery using knowledge of budget and schedule requirements. Provide general administrative and/or specialized support to Director, Accounting Manager or other department staff as requested or needed for special projects. Functions as liaison between the Finance department and other Institute personnel regarding their purchasing needs. Prepare invoices for payment and match purchase orders with packing slips and invoices daily. Prepares checks for mailing with proper remittance advice. High school diploma or GED required. AA or BA degree preferred; combined education and experience may be used in lieu of a college degree. Three to five years of experience in an administrative business/finance office environment. Minimum of two years of purchasing-related experience or demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the tasks. Knowledge of Federal grants and sub-contracts, private gifts, and non-profit accounting principles desired

To Apply: Please complete the Employment Application and submit to jobs@doheny.org
Opened as of: August 14, 2023

Our Office

Our people are the most critical component of our long-term success. So it’s no surprise, then, how much time and effort we pour into creating a comprehensive benefits package for all team members. We strive to provide the best choice and value at the best cost. 


Our benefits package is just one way that we aim to make Doheny a great place to work.

Competitive Salary

Our compensation philosophy supports our business and people strategies, and our culture of meritocracy.

Generous 403(b)

A 403(b) plan comes with many benefits, such as being tax-deductible and tax-free, having an employer contribution up to 10% depending on years of service, and various catch-up contribution limits.



It’s important to us that every team member has the resources to be their best. We offer benefits programs designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Employee Assistance Program

Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides confidential, professional counseling to help you with a broad range of issues.

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