Executive Director Biomedical/ Translational Sciences Development
Job Title: Executive Director Biomedical/ Translational Sciences Development
Location: Case Main Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 8633
Job Description POSITION OBJECTIVE
The Executive Director for Biomedical and Translational Sciences Development has a primary responsibility to provide the strategic leadership of the comprehensive advancement program for the School of Medicine’s biomedical and translational sciences and Comprehensive Cancer Center, including the areas of Principal Gifts, Major Gifts, Annual Giving, Foundation Relations, Corporate Relations, Alumni Relations, Special Events and Communications. The executive director is responsible for the development of overall fundraising plans for biomedical and translational sciences and the Comprehensive Cancer Center in alignment with the overarching strategies of the School of Medicine and the university’s division of University Relations and Development. As an experienced development professional, the executive director is expected to engage in direct face-to-face cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors, and collaborate with University Relations and Development in developing strategies for the university's fundraising, alumni, annual fund and communications programs, and plan and implement Comprehensive Cancer Center initiatives. This position represents the biomedical and translational sciences and Comprehensive Cancer Center in its relationships with its development partners at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, Metro Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS1.Serve as a member of the senior staff of the School of Medicine and assist with the development and implementation of strategies and plans to fulfill the school’s mission. Work in partnership with the dean, other alumni relations and development colleagues and faculty of the School of Medicine and University Relations and Development to raise philanthropic support for priority programs, centers and departments. (10%)2.Provide leadership on fundraising for the School of Medicine’s Biomedical Sciences and Comprehensive Cancer Center. Develop and implement a strategic plan for fundraising for Biomedical Sciences and the Comprehensive Cancer Center that will encompass all areas of Principal Gifts, Major Gifts, Annual Giving, Foundation Relations, Corporate Relations, Alumni Relations, Special Events and Communications. Establish and execute identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities for the School of Medicine’s Biomedical Sciences and Comprehensive Cancer Center to ensure lasting relationships with donors and potential donors. Represent the School of Medicine’s Biomedical Sciences and Comprehensive Cancer Center in its relationships with its development partners at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, Metro Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic. (40%)3.Manage a discreet portfolio of high-capacity prospective donors to maximize gifts from the School of Medicines’ alumni and other constituents. (40%)4.Collaborate with the Development and Alumni Relations staff to formulate an annual fundraising plan that articulates prospects to be seen, solicited and funds to be raised for the dean, senior associate dean and associate vice president, and other Development and Alumni Relations officers. (5%)5.Collaborate with the Development and Alumni Relations and central development staff in the implementation of the major components of a multimillion-dollar comprehensive campaign: including strategic planning, oversight, management, performance measurement, and solicitation strategies. Provide leadership to the alumni relations and development program and faculty of the School of Medicine to inform and educate multiple constituents about the accomplishments of the Biomedical Sciences and Comprehensive Cancer Center. (5%) NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSPerform other duties as assigned. CONTACTSDepartment: Frequent contact with Dean and Vice President of Medical Affairs, Vice Deans, Associate Deans, Department Chairs, and Directors. Contact with faculty, students and staff as required to perform essential functions.University: Frequent collaboration with the Senior Vice President for University Relations and Development, including regular contact with the President’s Office, Vice Presidents, Deans, Trustees, and Alumni. Contact with Directors of administrative departments, faculty and staff as required to perform essential functions.External: Daily contact with donors, Alumni, foundation representatives, community organizers/advocates, Corporate executives and federal, state and local government officials. Contact with foreign visitors, healthcare officials and academic boards and organizations as required to perform essential functions.Students: Contact with undergraduate, graduate and professional students as required to perform essential functions. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITYSupervise a professional staff that consists of two senior directors, two directors, and an administrative assistant. Direct supervision of the two senior directors. QUALIFICATIONSExperience: 12 years of progressive experience in development or related field with transferrable skills and a corresponding record of accomplishment in closing major gifts.Education/Licensing: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. REQUIRED SKILLS1.Demonstrated strategic management skills to successfully develop and implement a development plan.2.Ability to operate effectively, both as an individual and in a team environment, under the pressures of a major fundraising effort.3.Significant demonstrated experience in individual giving and corporate and foundation relations to provide the leadership for the entire program.4.Experience in medical affairs and biomedical research is desirable; experience in the grateful patient arena is highly desirable.5.High degree of energy, creativity, flexibility, organization and interpersonal skills as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills required.6.Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.7.Computer proficiency (including Microsoft Office) and the ability to learn new programs. WORKING CONDITIONSGeneral office environment, some evening and weekend work hours will be required. Frequent travel required. Diversity Statement
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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