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Director of Advancement, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

University of Utah Health
Utah, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Dec 3, 2022

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the University of Utah and University of Utah Health in the search for a Director of Advancement, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Advancement for Internal Medicine, the Director of Advancement will direct all development activities and events associated with the solicitation of donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations in support of clinical, education, and research priorities with a focus on Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Craig H. Neilson Rehabilitation Hospital, working with and directed by the Senior Director of Development for Internal Medicine. The Director will direct and coordinate efforts to solicit and secure gifts of various amounts including gifts of significant value and developing, planning, and coordinating the major gift and annual giving programs. The Director will build a robust community of philanthropic support by engaging and involving physician and researcher leadership, faculty, administrators, and their care teams. The Director will articulate and execute an advancement plan focused on best practices, including goals and metrics, and well-articulated departmental philanthropic priorities, leading to the procurement of private support for clinical, research, and educational areas.

Founded in 1850, the University of Utah is the state’s public flagship institution and top-tier research university. It is Utah’s oldest institution of higher education, and The Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine at the University of Utah is Utah’s first medical school. The university provides its more than 32,000 students opportunities to grow with over 80 undergraduate majors to choose from, and almost as many minors and certificates. With a motto of Imagine, then Do, the university encourages all learners to be active participants in the educational process and to believe that all things are possible. An institution on the rise, Utah Athletics was invited to join the Pac-12 due to both its sporting prowess and the university’s strong academic and scientific research achievements. It also boasts the lowest tuition among its Pac-12 and Big10 public peers and the lowest student-to-faculty ratio (18:1) of Utah public institutions. With an endowment of approximately $1 billion, there is a strong network of alumni and friends that care deeply about the institution and its continued success.

The University of Utah is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the 137 research universities with the “highest research activity” in the nation. The University of Utah is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, which for more than 100 years has recognized the most outstanding academic institutions in the nation. U.S. News and World Report ranks dozens of the university’s programs—from computer science to psychology to physics to dance—in the top 100 in the nation. As an institution with a strong business school, The Princeton Review has named the university among the top 25 for online MBA programs and entrepreneurship. The University of Utah is also a great place to work, having been ranked third amongst America’s best employers for women by Forbes.

With an annual budget of $4.8 billion, University of Utah Health is a highly advanced university health system. The faculty practice and students learn among five hospitals and 12 community clinics; a 1,800-member University of Utah Medical Group; a highly-ranked research enterprise encompassing six schools and colleges, including the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Colleges of Health, Nursing, and Pharmacy and the Eccles Health Sciences Library; a 245,000+ member health plan; one of the nation’s largest reference laboratories, ARUP Laboratories; and numerous institutes and centers reflecting interdisciplinary, professional expertise in over 200 specialties. The foundational collaborative legacy of University of Utah Health is driving its trajectory forward as a highly innovative and integrated health care delivery, research, education, and service organization that is serving as a model for the nation.

University of Utah Health is ranked #15 in Research, #21 in Primary Care, and #6 in graduates practicing in rural areas among public universities. The Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine at the University of Utah trains more than two-thirds of Utah physicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, and other health care professionals, offering both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees, and its physician assistant program is ranked #4 in the nation (US News and World Report).

As a part of the University of Utah, University of Utah Health Advancement is deeply committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. It embraces this commitment to grow and maintain a diverse, safe, and inclusive workplace culture for all employees in university advancement. With an increasingly diverse population of alumni and donors, it recognizes that nationally the most successful advancement offices employ individuals who can connect with these diverse communities and understand approaches that mirror a broad perspective of cultures, values, and experiences.

A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required for this position as is at least five years of progressively responsible experience in institutional advancement. Experience in an academic medicine environment is a plus.

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of the University of Utah Health as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

University of Utah Health is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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