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Executive Director of Development-The School of Medicine

University of Louisville
Kentucky, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Sep 1, 2022

The University of Louisville is seeking an effective, innovative and seasoned major gifts officer and development manager to join its professional development team. The Executive Director for the University of Louisville School of Medicine oversees fundraising activities and the development officers for the Departments, Institutes and Centers within the School of Medicine in coordination with the Assistant Vice President for Development for Health Sciences Center (HSC), Vice President for University Advancement, and Dean for the School of Medicine.

Minimum Requirements

Master’s degree and seven (7) years of experience securing major gifts. Additional experience can be used to offset the educational requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

Management/leadership experience at a major metropolitan research institution; capital campaign planning experience. Experience supervising a team of development professionals and managing and coordinating fundraising activities for a multi-faceted health care organization or institution of higher education.

Position Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Lead, coach, manage, and train a staff of development professionals responsible for major giving for the School of Medicine while overseeing the planning and execution of comprehensive philanthropic strategies for the School of Medicine
  • Serve as the lead giving officer for the School of Medicine
  • Effectively manage a portfolio of major gift prospects, to include solicitation and closure of gifts of $50,000 or more
  • Meet or exceed annual performance goals, to include personal visits, proposals submitted, proposals funded and new dollars raised, as defined each year by the Assistant Vice President for Development, HSC.
  • Record all activities within the prospect database in a timely fashion; build positive, collaborative relationships with colleagues – both within University Advancement and across the institution.
  • Educate and include School of Medicine academic leaders and faculty in the development process, as appropriate; communicate effectively; and conduct oneself professionally with the highest degree of integrity.

 Some evening and weekend work, along with travel, is required.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualities: high level of energy; well-organized with the ability to multi-task effectively and work with a sense of urgency; detail-oriented; effective leadership skills; good communicator and listener; ability to build trust with colleagues and external constituents while fostering a collaborative work environment; passion for higher education; ability to make decisions independently with the best interest of the institution in mind; being supportive of teammates and celebrating their successes.

University Advancement encourages candidates to apply who have demonstrated capacity to create inclusive work environments, will work effectively on increasingly diverse teams, and will serve the increasingly diverse students we admit and want to attract.

Benefits – The University of Louisville has an exceptional benefits package; to learn more about our benefits please visit here

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