College Philanthropy Officer Senior

Job description

The Senior Philanthropy Officer, a top front-line fundraiser in the College of Medicine (COM) at the University of Kentucky, is responsible for major gift fundraising in the College of Medicine.

Reporting directly to the Senior Director of Philanthropy in COM, the incumbent will have a primary focus on major gift fundraising at high giving levels, engaging in sophisticated giving conversations with prospects of greater capacity.

Will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects with a giving capacity of $25,000 or more.

The incumbent will be responsible for developing and maintaining a well-rounded portfolio of between 125 and 150 donors and prospects, and making a minimum of 180 substantive face-to-face visits with major gift donors and prospects a year in order to advance the philanthropic relationship between them and the university.

A minimum of 20 - 30 major gift proposals/solicitations prepared and delivered annually is required. The incumbent will be responsible for closing a minimum of 15 - 20 gifts annually with an additional 5 - 8 in the pipeline for solicitation the following year, raising a minimum of $1 million - $3 million annually as a direct result of individual portfolio activity.

Must be an active participant in the daily activities of the college, particularly those relating to philanthropy. Under the direction of the senior director/director, the incumbent will connect with associate deans, college administration, department heads, faculty, and staff as appropriate on the established philanthropic goals within the context of the university's capital campaign.

Must be able to strongly articulate the University of Kentucky's needs, values, ambitions, fundraising priorities through excellent verbal and written communications. Other duties as assigned.

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College Philanthropy Officer Senior

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7 yrs

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Physical Requirements

Ability to sit for long periods of time utilizing mouse, keyboard, computer and telephone. Ability to lift, push, or pull objects up to 50 lbs.


Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm with occasional early,late, or weekend meetings required.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Proven track record of soliciting and closing gifts in a campaign environment.
Experience with major gift fundraising in an academic institution preferred.

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University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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  1. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How many years of experience do you have working with the cultivation and solicitation of donors in a major academic institution?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years, up through 10 years
    • More than 10 years
  3. * How many years of development experience do you have interacting with prospective donors to execute fundraising strategies?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years, up through 10 years
    • More than 10 years
  4. * Describe your experience in fundraising campaigns and initiatives including your success in meeting goals.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe a major gift of $25,000 or more that you successfully identified, cultivated, and solicited.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
    • Philanthropy News Digest
    • Associate for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP)
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

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    1. Resume
    2. Curriculum Vita
    3. Cover Letter





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    Posted: 8/12/2018
    Application Due: 8/23/2018
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