Under administrative direction, the Development Director serves as a leader within the Development Division and within the School of Medicine; is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift donors as well as cooperation with planned giving and annual giving; develops productive working relationships with key physicians/faculty members to have knowledge of department priorities and opportunities. Â The Director will manage a portfolio of School of Medicine donors while developing strategies to successfully move donor groups (faculty, former residents, alumni, friends) in support of the School of Medicine, while working collaboratively with School of Medicine leadership.
Participates in strategic planning and manages overall execution of fundraising for the School(s), including managing an active portfolio of ~150 major, planned, annual and Presidents Circle prospects; leads the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and prospects; partners with dean(s), faculty and staff, development administrative support, and development colleagues to promote strategic development goals; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with School administration, faculty and staff and develops a broad understanding of School-level priorities; collaborates with Planned Giving on a regular and ongoing basis.
Manages external constituents and their experiences while on campus, including volunteers and alumni; represent the School(s) and University in the community, through networking events, industry-specific associations or professional development opportunities; participates actively on committees for special efforts, such as legacy enrollment, alumni affinity group engagement, Homecoming, etc.
Writes solicitation, acknowledgement and thank you communications; collaborates with MarCom for marketing material and Information Technology for online information and updates as well as contribute to or manage social media.
Assists the Dean and other School leadership to develop and maintain School-based boards to further the goals of providing expertise, visibility and funding to the School and/or program.
Assists with the management of scholarships and their funds; develops a communications calendar; reports progress on a regular basis.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of development/fundraising concepts and appropriate solicitation techniques
Strong interpersonal/human relations skills
Strong verbal and professional written communication skills
Marketing and presentation skills
Project management skills
Bachelors degree; supplemented with three to five (3-5) years of related work experience.
A fundraising background in medical and/or healthcare field is preferred. Â
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