• Senior Director of Development

    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/24/2018 11:46 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    IA Development - WPRCI
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    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:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy


    Salary:  Negotiable


    • Strategize, plan and solicit gifts in excess of $50,000, managing an ongoing portfolio of 100 prospects and donors.  Successfully engage with donors in cultivation, solicitation and stewardship demonstrated through attainment of monthly and annual metrics for in person contacts, proposals and funds generated.
    • Work closely with major gift colleagues to develop principal gift level moves management strategies culminating in seven figure plus solicitations.  Secure written proposals and briefing materials for major gift solicitations personalized for donor interest.
    • Work with UAMS and unit leadership to identify programs for which private funds can be raised, to identify potential sources of private gift support and to recommend appropriate strategies to secure major gifts.
    • Provide assistance to leadership and other staff members in identifying, recruiting, training, and motivating volunteers to assist in the identification and solicitation of major gift prospects. Strategize with and accompany University leaders and/or volunteers on cultivation and solicitation calls.
    • Provide direction and supervision to development and advancement staff as appropriate.
    • Under direction of SAVC and the Director/Dean of the College/Institute, facilitate volunteer board and additional community volunteers. Engage with Director of Corporations and Foundations to seek institutional support for UAMS philanthropic initiatives.
    • In partnership with the Executive Director of Planned Giving, cultivate, close and steward planned gifts. Seek consultation on major gift proposals and all gift agreements with the Senior Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development Administration.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    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.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    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



    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Occasionally
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
    Talk: Continuously
    Hear: Continuously
    Taste or smell: Occasionally
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office Environment, Outdoor Weather Conditions
    Noise Level: Quiet
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: None


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