• Director of Development

    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/10/2018 5:56 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    IA Development - IOA
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    This position is grant funded until September 30, 2020 with the possibility of replacement funding. 


    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 offered commensurate with experience


    • Manages a portfolio of 100 prospects and donors with primary focus on major gifts of $50,000 and above. 
    • Successfully engages with donors in cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
    • Attains monthly and annual metrics for in person contacts, proposals and funds generated
    • Develops a "Moves Management" plan for each prospect
    • Develops and maintains 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
    • Provides coordination of appropriate fund-raising 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
    • Manages annual giving program through consultation with Director of Annual Giving Programs
    • Possess a willingness to travel frequently around the state to meet with regional staff, advisory committee meetings, and potential donors
    • Other duties as assigned 


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or related field
    • Five (5) years of fund-raising or related experience, preferably in raising major or mid-level gifts in an educational, research or health care setting
    • Valid Driver's license

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master's degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or related field along with three (3) years of fund-raising or related experience.
    • CFRE


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



    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
    Talk: Continuously
    Hear: Continuously
    Taste or smell: Frequently
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office Environment, Outdoor Weather Conditions
    Noise Level: Quiet
    Visual Requirements: Not required
    Hazards: None


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