• Director of Development - Cancer Initiatives

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/9/2019 10:52 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    IA Development - Cancer Initiatives
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    The Director of Development - Cancer Initiatives 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 reports to the Executive Director of Development.  The Director will maintain a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors which may include alumni, patients and friends of the University. 

    All UAMS employees will treat others with Dignity and Respect.  We communicate and share complete and unbiased information, assuring our colleagues receive timely, complete, and accurate information in order make informed decisions.  We participate in institutional initiatives and encourage the participation of others.  We collaborate in policy and program development, implementation, and evaluation using best practices in delivering quality service. We interact with and assist in a professional and friendly manner as needed. We demonstrate a positive working relationship with co-workers, management team, and ancillary departments.  All duties will be performed in accordance with the UAMS Core Concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care set forth by UAMS.  The core concepts of patient and family centered care consist of Dignity & Respect, Information Sharing, Participation, and Collaboration. 


    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


    • Manage a portfolio of 100 prospects and donors with primary focus on major gifts of $25,000 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 planned giving, principle gifts and central fundraisers 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. 
    • Qualify major gift prospects as part of grateful patient programs. 
    • Engage with community groups. Coordinate alumni and/or patient engagement efforts and stewardship activities for the University in collaboration with Institutional Advancement.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree. 
    • Five (5) years of fund-raising or related experience, preferably in raising major and mid-level gifts in an educational, research or health care setting.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, public relations, public administration or related field - OR - Master's degree plus three (3) years' experience.  

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 


    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: Occasionally
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
    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: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: None


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