Miami, Florida
Apr 11, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The Medical Advancement team in Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has an opening for Assistant VP, Advancement. Measurements of Success for Major Gift Fundraisers (DOs): Make 10-12 donor face-to-face appointments monthly with a minimum of 100 yearly appointments. 10% of the appointments should be solicitations. Demonstrate significant and continuous progress toward campaign or multi-year project goals. Dollar goals established with supervisor. Reach school/departmental yearly cash fundraising goals. Dollar goals established with supervisor.Individual monthly/yearly “amounts solicited” and “amounts received” appropriate to established goals will be measured. Manage an appropriate number of active prospects (rated at giving $1,000,000 or more). Number established with supervisor. Responsibilities: Among the administrative and operational responsibilities, the Sr. Executive Director will: Serve as a member of the Medical Development Management team and participate in the development and implementation of departmental strategies, plans and activities for both campaign and annual giving. Identify prospective donors and funding sources, in conjunction with faculty and staff, and develop cultivation and solicitation plans, involving the aforementioned groups and volunteers, as appropriate. Develop and oversee a cadre of volunteers whose purpose is to help identify, cultivate and solicit other prospective donors including but not limited to the SCCC Board, and the Pap Corps. Ensure regular communications and stewardship with donors, including re-solicitations, proper acknowledgement of gifts and pledge payments, reporting, visiting, and providing regular information on the progress of the departments. Oversee management of the relationship the Dolphin Foundation in regards to the Dolphin Cycling Challenge event. Manage support of the event and use and stewardship of donations. Oversee the management of the SCCC’s events. Oversee the assistance of donors, prospects and other select individuals with appointments, scheduling and other necessary facilitation through clinical encounters at the SCCC. Prepare and maintain a master plan of funding priorities, in conjunction with the leadership. Determine fundable projects and package them appropriately for consideration by donors.Work with the Associate Vice President, the Director of SCCC, and Medical Finance to develop appropriate fundraising budgets and revenue projections for annual and campaign giving. Develop and implement an annual work plan with measurable objectives and courses of action for all relevant activities during the years.Make appropriate recommendations to administration, the Director of SCCC and appropriate faculty concerning their roles and involvement in the identification, cultivation, or solicitation of donor prospects. Facilitate face-to-face interactions with appropriate donor’s and prospects.Maintain communications with colleagues in medical departments, other schools and central development to ensure effective collaborations and synergy in achieving the university’s key fundraising goals and objectives. Document all contacts, communications, visits, and proposals in RE and other appropriate donor files. Manage a team consisting of an executive director, four fundraisers, plus five additional exempt and three non-exempt staff members (numbers may change).

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree and 8 to 10 years of demonstrated successful experience in major gift fundraising and fundraising management, preferably in higher education or health care. Outstanding oral and written communication skills are necessary along with the ability to be highly organized, creative, energetic, and assertive. Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Veteran/Disability Employer. Come join us!

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University of Miami School of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.


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