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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, 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
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
Opened as of: August 14, 2023


RIMR Program Assistant

Salary Range: $23.08 – 28.21/hour; Part-time 20-24 hours per week

Position Summary: Performs a variety of administrative and clerical duties for Doheny program(s). Assist with related activities, handle inquiries, update and organize documents, coordinate meetings, and develop materials.

Principal duties:

  • Provide support to the Associate Program Director in day-to-day operations and program/project activities for the Ryan Initiative for Macular Research (RIMR), International Retinal Imaging Society (an outside organization), and RIMR AMD Consortium (an outside organization).
  • Support various administrative functions and collaboration acting as a liaison with others within and outside the company, following up with outstanding items, and updating the database.
  • Schedule and confirm meetings, notify attendees of meeting date, time, and place, or change/cancellation of meeting in an efficient and thorough fashion, and coordinate any necessary materials and agendas, conference room/catering services and parking arrangements, as necessary.  Coordinates the administrative aspects of meetings, including Executive Committee meetings (RIMR and IntRIS), Steering Committee meetings (Consortium), Yannuzzi Rounds meetings, including scheduling, recording, and distributing minutes.
  • Coordinate purchase orders, check requests, reimbursements, and travel requests for department.
  • Manage memberships, subscriptions (departmental, periodical and memberships) sign ups and renewals.  Review and maintains IntRIS membership applications and statuses. Periodically contact members to collect additional information.
  • Assist in updating and maintaining the program(s) website.
  • Takes initiative in problem-solving on behalf of the department.  Identifies resources within Doheny and UCLA (if applicable) and makes use of available resources to help solve problems.
  • Work in collaborative manner with others to accomplish goals of DEI and the program(s) assigned to support.
  • Performs special projects or other related work as required or assigned.


  • High School or GED required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or combined education and equivalent experience may be used as a substitute for degree.
  • Minimum of (3) three to (5) five years administrative experience
  • Good computer skills in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) including working on a laptop, tablet, and mobile device(s).
  • Organization
  • Problem identification and resolution
  • Project management
  • Collegial and cooperative communication – written and oral skills
  • Conflict resolution


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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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