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Reporting to the Assistance Vice Chancellor Medical Advancement, the Senior Director of Advancement, Medical Alumni manages and executes the major gift fundraising efforts for alumni and house staff affiliated with the School of Medicine at Washington University. The Senior Director will help develop and grow a dynamic multi-dimensional major gifts program through strategic moves management and pipeline development.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as the leader of the SOM Alumni major gifts program with roles and responsibilities including, and not limited to, the following:
Supervise the Senior Associate Director Medical Advancement and Administrative Assistant.
Manage and mentor senior associate directors, including establishing specific goals, metrics and objectives; evaluate performance weekly and through annual reviews.
Develop and manage a portfolio of major gift prospects of alumni and former house staff major gift prospects and donors in St. Louis and other regions of the country at $100,000 and above. Focus on fundraising opportunities for scholarship support and as other identified priorities for the school of medicine, including research, endowed professorships.
Create compelling and inspiring opportunities to further engage prospective donors in understanding the importance and impact of philanthropic support.
Enhance the moves management system that’s in place to keep major gift officers accountable for fundraising activities and to continuously review portfolios to ensure that top prospects are staged appropriately.
Partner with leaders from Medical Annual Giving, Alumni Relations, and Stewardship/Donor Relations to ensure a comprehensive and strategic approach is being coordinated to engage, inspire, and promote giving amongst alumni and house staff.
Serve as a lead Medical liaison to all fundraising units within University Advancement (Regional Programs and Planned Giving) with roles and responsibilities including, and not limited to, the following:
Assign Medical Alumni major gift staff to serve as “subject matter experts” and partner with fundraisers outside of Medical Advancement that work with alumni and former house staff.
Oversee and monitor solicitations plans (Planned, Under Consideration, and Closed) that are being handled by major gift officers outside of Medical Advancement.
Create and implement a system to share pertinent information about the School of Medicine to all colleagues across University Advancement.
Serve on the Assistant Vice Chancellor’s Senior Team and will be assigned to School of Medicine’s and University Advancement’s committees when appropriate.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
Seven years of fundraising experience, preferably in higher education, a health care field and/or a record of demonstrated achievement in a field requiring the application of similar skills.
Superior fundraising record.
Highly successful and experienced professional with thorough knowledge of institutional development, particularly higher education and/or medicine.
Ability to supervise and direct professional and administrative staff members.
Ability to articulate the needs, interests, and accomplishments of the School of Medicine to a wide range of audiences.
Capacity to perform in an intellectually rigorous and complex environment.
Exhibit personal characteristics enabling effective interaction with important constituencies.
Possess a genuine curiosity and commitment to the advancement of science and science education and to the principles governing the Medical Advancement.
Ability to plan, organize, and direct development programs requiring a high degree of coordination and cooperation with other staff.
Outstanding ability helping to plan, coordinate and manage development projects and campaigns.
Demonstrated expertise with personal solicitations, stewardship and gift processes.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of University Advancement. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.