Associate Director of Development, Departments of Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The Associate Director of Development, Departments of Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift and high-end annual gifts in support of the Departments of Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from grateful patients, unaffiliated individuals, alumni, and faculty. The Associate Director will work with the Director of Development and faculty, administrators, volunteers, and patients, as well as professional colleagues to accomplish fundraising goals in support of the research, patient care and educational needs of the departments.
Develop a comprehensive understanding of the research, teaching, and clinical programs of the areas of the Departments of Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in order to represent these needs both internally and externally. Articulate the need for support of unrestricted funds and priority needs within these departments.
Manage a personal portfolio of grateful patient prospects and build a major gift pipeline based on new prospects and past donors to fund the priority needs of the Departments of Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Initiate gift strategies and cultivate and solicit prospects through personal visits and written communication. This includes an annual goal of at least 85 face-to-face donor visits.
Partner with faculty members to identify and create strategies for outreach, approach, solicitation, and stewardship of grateful patients in support of their research, division, and/or satellite clinic.
Prepare case statements, major proposals, outreach and solicitation letters, and other development materials for prospects and donors.
Coordinate stewardship plans for donors at the $100,000+ level. Research specific current-use and endowed funds, develop annual reports for donors, and coordinate annual donor visits.
Coordinate direct mail fundraising for the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This includes drafting correspondence and coordinating details in-house and externally.
Coordinate and assist with the planning and coordination of development related activities for Surgery Programs team including professorship dedications, lectureships, and other ceremonies and events, as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
The Associate Director must possess effective relationship building and communications skills. The Associate Director must have development experience including personal solicitation of prospects and be willing to participate in all aspects of the program’s fundraising efforts to include personal visits, direct mail, and events. The Associate Director must be a self-starter, able to manage several projects simultaneously, and understand the need to re-evaluate priorities on a regular basis to succeed in a fast-paced environment. The Associate Director must be a cooperative, collegial individual who enjoys working with diverse populations.
Bachelor’s degree required.
At least three years of related development experience, with one year of professional experience required. Experience at a professional level in a university and/or medical setting preferred.
Comfort working in an environment that puts a strong emphasis on metrics and success and ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Comfortable working in a complex, multi-divisional organizational environment.
Strong organizational skills required and ability to manage more than one project simultaneously.
Strong computer literacy skills required and the ability to learn new software.
Ability and willingness to travel and to work occasional evening or weekend hours as needed.
Classified Title: Development Officer Working Title: Associate Director of Development Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003225-SOM Admin FJHM Surgery Personnel area: School of Medicine
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