Title Senior Director of Development, College of Medicine - Tucson Department Development Office (9903) Location UAHS - Tucson Position Summary
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson (COM-T) is transforming academic medicine through innovative undergraduate medical education and post-graduate training programs; strategic, interdisciplinary trans-institutional research; collaborative health care delivery; and a strong, diverse and engaged faculty.
The Senior Director of Development role is an incredible opportunity for a talented fundraiser and manager who's interested in playing a leadership role at a top-tier public research university on an exciting growth path. The Senior Director of Development will design and implement fundraising strategies that will generate revenue and drive the growth of the College's mission.
The College of Medicine – Tucson provides state-of-the-art programs of medical education, groundbreaking research opportunities, and leading-edge patient care. Founded on the campus of the University of Arizona in 1967 as the state's only MD degree granting college and a resource for the people of Arizona, today the UA College of Medicine ranks among the top medical schools in the nation for research and primary care. From an initial class of just 32 students, the UA College of Medicine today has graduated more than 4,000 physicians. College of Medicine students, faculty, staff, and alumni today continue more than 50 years of service in advancing medical care and knowledge in Arizona—and around the world.
The College's integrated, multidisciplinary curriculum combines the latest advances in biomedical science with the practice of the classical art of medicine. In 2015, The University of Arizona partnered with Banner Health, the fourth largest health care corporation in the country, who serves as COM-T's primary clinical partner. In addition, affiliations with more than a dozen hospitals and health-care facilities across two campuses ensure that students will always have access to groundbreaking research opportunities, world-class faculty, and meaningful patient-care experiences.
A strong engagement and fundraising program is a critical component of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson's strategic plan. Increased private philanthropy from alumni, grateful patients, community members, institutional funders, friends, and other constituencies is vital to the College's future impact on the health of people in Arizona, the nation, and the world.
The College of Medicine-Tucson is part of the University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS), a statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. UAHS is comprised of the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy, and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health; and 23 centers and institutes dedicated to research and patient care, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
The Senior Director of Development (Senior Director) will supervise a team of fundraisers and manage the identification, education, cultivation, and solicitation of major and principal gift prospects, while personally managing a major and principal gift portfolio. The Senior Director will be a member of the University Development Program (UDP) which is managed by contract by the University of Arizona Foundation, as specified in the Development Services and Asset Management Agreement dated August 2016. The Senior Director will partner closely with College of Medicine – Tucson leadership, the University of Arizona Foundation, and the University Development Program to create and exceed fundraising goals and objectives for the College of Medicine – Tucson. Reporting jointly to the Dean of the College of Medicine – Tucson and to the Senior Vice President, UA Health Sciences Development, the Senior Director will devote approximately 70% of work time to major gift fundraising activities and 30% of work time to management and administrative responsibilities.
- Work with College leadership, the UA Foundation, and the University Development Program to develop and implement fund-raising priorities for the College of Medicine – Tucson.
- Develop and sustain strong relationships with College of Medicine – Tucson leadership, faculty, board members, alumni, volunteers, patients, donors, and financial professionals.
- Direct and manage the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major individual, corporate and foundation prospects.
- Develop short- and long-term strategic plans and set goals and objectives.
- Responsible for building a portfolio of 50-70 assigned prospects with an emphasis on discovering new hi-capacity prospects.
- After an initial 3 to 6-month on-boarding period, execute an agreed upon metric of 100 current or prospect donor visits and presentation of 20+ proposals per year, with an expectation of $3M+ raised after the initial on-boarding period (with incremental increases after the first year).
- Maintain a portfolio of prospects that support fundraising goals.
- Utilize the University of Arizona and University of Arizona Foundation tools and systems for managing donor, alumni and prospect relationships as resources for planning and for managing and monitoring activities.
- Utilize acknowledgment, gift receiving and relationship management systems.
- Help to promote and maintain a culture of philanthropy across the College of Medicine – Tucson, UAHS, and the University of Arizona.
- Work within all established University of Arizona Foundation guidelines and the University of Arizona Gift policy to establish and maintain necessary internal processes and procedures.
- Represent the College of Medicine – Tucson, UAHS, and the University of Arizona as needed.
- Supervise and mentor a team of fundraisers and manage the identification, qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of major and principal gifts.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Ability to build strong and productive relationships with College of Medicine – Tucson leadership, faculty, colleagues, and staff.
- Gain an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the College of Medicine – Tucson's strategic vision, goals and objectives and a thorough familiarity with its mission, research centers, institutes, programs, and clinical partners.
- Ability to create and maintain strong relationships with College of Medicine – Tucson's alumni, grateful patients, community members, volunteers, students, friends, and other constituents.
- Ability to successfully cultivate new donors at the six- and seven-figure level.
- Ability to secure philanthropic support for the College of Medicine – Tucson that meets established goals.
- Bachelor's degree and seven (7) years of experience managing and directing a comprehensive fundraising program or equivalent in higher education, nonprofit, or academic medical setting; AND
- Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising principles and procedures and a track record of success in fundraising at the $1 million and above level; OR,
- Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
- Successful experience in planning and managing fundraising campaigns.
- Experience building advisory boards and creating volunteer infrastructure.
- Knowledge of academic medicine, higher education, nonprofit and/or governmental policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of comprehensive donor databases such as RE (Raiser's Edge).
FLSA Exempt Full Time/Part Time Full Time Number of Hours Worked per Week 40 Job Category Administrative and Professional Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits Posted Rate of Pay DOE Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number A24262 Number of Vacancies One Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Limited to Current UA Employees No Contact Information for Candidates
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Open Date 12/02/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Review Begins On 12/09/2019 Special Instructions to Applicant
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• Upon hire, will you possess a Bachelor's degree and at least seven (7) years of experience managing and directing a comprehensive fundraising program or equivalent in higher education, nonprofit, or academic medical setting; AND possess demonstrated knowledge of fundraising principles and procedures and a track record of success in fundraising at the $1 million and above level; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
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