• Bachelor’s degree.
• Minimum of five years of professional development experience, with demonstrated ability to promote and successfully solicit major (and preferably principal) gifts.
• Demonstrated success in working independently but also collaboratively in a team setting.
• Solid relationship-building skills with a diverse constituency of donors, faculty, strategic partners, volunteers, and colleagues.
• Demonstrated knowledge of basic business terminology, financial matters and the ethical, legal and tax-related issues regarding the solicitation, transfer and management of charitable gifts.
• Outstanding oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including effective presentation skills.
• Knowledge of or experience with planned giving programs.
• Knowledge of or experience with grateful patients and/or families or alumni.
• Experience working with faculty, physicians and/or medical personnel, or program administration.
• Ability to maintain confidential information; knowledge of healthcare regulations helpful.
• Proficient in the use of PC software, such as Microsoft Office, and current technology.
• Advanced degree.
• Strongly prefer 7 years of experience of professional development experience. Demonstrated experience in identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major and principal gifts prospects and donors. Quantifiable summary of major gifts productivity.
• Development experience, including campaign experience, in higher education, health care and/or research, or disease-related institution.
• Experience in coordinating volunteers; demonstrated ability to motivate and lead people and to work collaboratively; experience mentoring and coaching junior team members.
• Experience with planned giving programs.
• Experience with grateful patients and/or families, faculty, physicians and/or medical personnel, or program administration.
• Experience with cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of planned and/or blended gifts.
• Strong commitment to a major, land-grant/research university in an urban environment.
American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements:
Office environment including standing and sitting at desk, use of computer, occasional lifting of approximately 10#.
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Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.