• Director of Development

    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/24/2018 1:17 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    IA Development - COM
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    The Director of Development serves as a major gift officer for the University and is dedicated to the cultivation and solicitation of gifts in support of the UAMS mission. The Director will maintain a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors which may include alumni, patients and friends of the University.


    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.  


    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


    • Manage a portfolio of 100 prospects and donors with primary focus on major gifts of $50,000 and above. Successfully engage with donors in cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
    • Attain monthly and annual metrics for in-person contacts, proposals and funds generated. Develop a moves management plan for each prospect.
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with University leaders and faculty, staff and volunteers to cultivate relationships and solicit major gifts.
    • Prepare written proposals and briefing materials for major gift solicitations personalized for donor interest in collaboration with unit leadership and IA development.
    • In partnership with the Executive Director of Planned Giving, cultivate, close and steward planned gifts. Work with Director of Corporations & Foundations to research, organize and assemble corporate and foundation grant applications.
    • Seek consultation on major gift proposals and all gift agreements with the Senior Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development Administration.
    • Provide coordination of appropriate fundraising materials including, but not limited to, case statements, brochures, solicitation letters, major gift proposals, and campaign status reports, working with Institutional Advancement and the UAMS Office of Communications and Marketing.
    • Manage annual giving program through consultation with Director of Annual Giving Programs. 


    Minimum Qualifications:

    Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or related field plus five (5) years of fundraising or related experience, preferably in raising major and mid-level gifts in an educational, research or healthcare setting.

    Must have a current, valid driver's license.


    Preferable Qualifications:

    Master's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or related field plus three (3) years of fundraising or related experience.  CFRE preferred.


    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.




    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: Occasionally
    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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