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Associate Dean for Development

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Job Description
The University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine (SOM) is seeking an Associate Dean of Development.  This position will serve as the  Chief Development Officer and reports to the Vice President for Medical Affairs/Dean of the School of Medicine.  The Chief Development Officer provides leadership and management for the Office of Development with the overall goal of increasing private source income to the SOM.  This person supervises a team of professional and support staff.  This person interacts regularly with senior leadership throughout the Medical School, the University System, the Medical Center, and the Medical System, and with the Medical Alumni Association. The person works closely with external constituencies including leadership donors and prospects, and serves as a member of the Dean’s senior leadership team.
The Associate Dean for Development, plans, implements, and evaluates the fundraising strategy for the major capital campaign, with emphasis on major gifts and development-related events.  This position is responsible for setting fundraising goals and determines strategies for constituency based fundraising efforts.
The Associate Dean for Development leads strategic planning for the Office of Development, and implements programs for achieving annual and multi-year fundraising objectives.  This position directs and supervises fundraising activities including major capital and planned gift programs. This person serves as an ambassador to major donors.  The Associate Dean oversees all fundraising and donor cultivation activities, assuring that they are coordinated and meet objectives of a comprehensive development strategy.
The Associate Dean works defines the priorities for the Dean's involvement in the school's fundraising efforts. This person interacts and collaborates with department chairs and directors of programs, centers, and institutes in order to gain their involvement in fund raising activities and build a culture of philanthropy in the SOM.  The Associate Dean oversees process of developing strong relationships with current and prospective donors of the School, and the opportunities for them to participate in the School's various programs and activities.
Benefits Information:
UMB offers a generous benefits package, which includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
In the Fall of 2021, UMB will require all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.  
Essential Functions:
Program and Staff Management –

  • Manages the School of Medicine’s development efforts in collaboration with the Assistant Dean for Development, School of Medicine leadership, faculty, and other key University and School of Medicine staff.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive and detailed level of knowledge of the objectives for the School of Medicine and effectively communicate those objectives, and methods of reaching the objectives, to Office of Development.
  • Oversees staff development and strategic staff growth, including the hiring, training, performance management and coaching of major gift officers and support staff.
  • Oversees the Office of Development leadership to provide budget planning and oversight for the advancement program.
Leadership –

  • Responsible for in guiding the strategic direction of the Office of Development.  Acts as an ambassador for the Office of Development and the Dean’s Office.
  • Develops recommendations for future growth of the Office of Development.
Development Activities –

  • Provides leadership and strategic planning direction for major gift efforts to ensure that prospect qualification, identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities are seamlessly integrated.  Work with University, School, Alumni Association, and Medical Center leadership to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Maintains responsibility for a major gift portfolio of approximately 25 leadership gift prospects.  Utilize knowledge of alternative giving methods such as deferred giving, non-cash gifts, and tax-driven gifts.
  • This position assists in the solicitation of gifts, including the drafting of individual and foundation proposals.
  • Provides support to the Assistant Dean and the major gifts team, which works with a diverse group of constituents including alumni, friends, grateful patients, corporations and foundations.  Provide ongoing strategic insight and guidance for major gift solicitations.
Faculty/Staff Development Liaison –

  • Responsible for the cultivation of long term, collaborative, strategic relationships with department chairs, program, center, and institute directors, and other institutional leaders.  Serve as a primary liaison with department chairs and program, center, and institute directors on all development-related matters.
  • Works with department chairs and program, center and institute directors to establish annual departmental development plans and create performance measures for major gift officers.
  • Lead School-wide and department-specific development training sessions for faculty and staff with the ultimate goal of fostering an enhanced institution-wide culture of philanthropy.
  • Meets regularly with department, program, center, and institute leaders to ensure that institutional fundraising goals and strategies are being pursued.
  • Engage and train faculty and staff to interact effectively with potential donors and volunteers to achieve critical School of Medicine initiatives.
Campaign Planning and Operations –

  • Leads the planning and creation of a comprehensive campaign that effectively utilizes the skills and talents the major gift officers as well as the staff members in Campaign Operations, Development Services, Special Events and Board Relations.
  • Provides leadership and participate as necessary in various aspects of the School of Medicine campaign planning, feasibility assessment, case development, and implementation.
Board Support –

  • Responsible for working with the Director of Development and Board Relations in the management and support of the School of Medicine Board of Visitors.  Oversees the recruitment, activities, and training of volunteers as needed to support fund-raising activities, including the capital campaign cabinet and the school's Board of Visitors, to maximize volunteer engagement and giving.

Education: Bachelor's degree required with a preference for an advanced degree.
Experience: Ten (10) or more years of broad-based related experience spent progressively building a background in the various individual giving functions with at least five (5) years of supervisory or managerial experience in Development/Fundraising.
Development experience in higher education or other non-profit organization.
Financial disclosure reporting required by State of Maryland Ethics Committee.
This position serves at the discretion of the Dean. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to think/plan strategically.
  • Enthusiasm for fundraising in a comprehensive research university setting and a demonstrated record of significant fundraising.
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills in order to develop relationships with donors.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, high energy, drive, integrity, and sincerity.
  • Ability to work efficiently on multiple assignments involving staff, faculty, volunteers, and donors.
  • Desire to work collegially within a goal-oriented fundraising organization.
  • Capital campaign experience.
  • Capacity to work effectively in a complex, fast-paced environment and to interact successfully with high-level medical and business leaders.
  • Maturity, integrity, and the capacity to inspire professional colleagues.

Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at [email protected].  
If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact [email protected]. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Medicine - Development
Job Posting: Jun 9, 2021
Unposting Date: Jun 16, 2021, 10:59:00 PM




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Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 6/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time