Assistant Director of Development, Medical Alumni
Working Title: Assistant Director of Development, Medical Alumni
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: Office of Health System Development
Posting Date: 06-06-2017
The University of Virginia Health System Development Office seeks an Assistant Director of Development, Medical Alumni to join our fundraising team in preparation for the University's upcoming bicentennial campaign.
The Assistant Director of Development, Medical Alumni is responsible for creating and implementing a major gift fundraising plan for School of Medicine alumni. While this individual's main responsibility is as a major gifts officer, he or she is also responsible for soliciting School of Medicine alumni for annual fund and reunion gifts with the goal of moving the donor's annual giving up to the next recognition level.
In addition, this individual provides alumni development coverage for several departments in the School of Medicine and the Medical Center, specifically working with those departments to identify, cultivate, and solicit former residents, fellows, and former and current faculty of the departments.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift prospects and donors. In addition, the ideal candidate will have the ability to accomplish stated objectives, to create and implement a strategic plan for seeking and closing current, endowment, and future support gifts from SOM alumni and friends of the UVA Health System. He/she also will possess exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to develop relationships of trust and respect with faculty, volunteers, and donors. The ability to travel is required, as well as occasional evening and weekend work.
UVA Health System includes a Medical Center, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing. The Medical Center includes a 584-bed hospital, level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia. Nine medical specialties are ranked among the top 25 percent in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Two hundred and five UVA Physicians were on the Best Doctors in America List.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
High level of initiative
Ability to develop relationships of trust and respect with faculty, volunteers and donors.
Strong orientation to teamwork
Ability to work effectively in a complex environment
Attention to detail
Ability to travel is required, as well as occasional evening and weekend work
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