The Cancer Institute at UAMS is seeking a Senior Director of Development. This person provides direction and coordination of fund raising initiatives across the campus and state. Her/his focus will be high level relationships with the University’s benefactors and prospects. Under the direction of the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for development (SAVC), the Senior Development Director will work with leaders across the University to secure major and principal level gifts. The Senior Development Director will identify prospective donors and funding sources, in conjunction with faculty and staff, and develop cultivation and solicitation plans, involving the aforementioned groups and volunteers, and successfully close major gifts to support the clinical, educational and research missions of the institution. 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. The incumbent will serve as a key member of the Institutional Advancement principal gifts team. When appropriate, the Senior Director will provide guidance and supervision to assigned development and advancement staff. Assist donors, prospects and other select individuals with appointments, scheduling and other necessary facilitation through clinical encounters at UAMS. Develop and implement an annual work plan with measurable objectives and courses of action for all relevant activities. 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. Provide professional fundraising services and support to other divisions, departments, and centers as required and directed.
UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:
Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or related field plus six (6) 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 being highly organized, creative, energetic, and exhibit the independent judgment and personal integrity necessary to carry out a senior management role in fundraising. Must be a team player, able to work all levels with multiple constituencies, both internal and external. Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered. Must have a current and valid driver's license.
Master's degree in Communications, public Relations, Marketing or related field plus four (4) years of fundraising or related experience. CFRE preferred.
UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to excellence. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status