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Director of Advancement, Neurosurgery (Hybrid)

University of Utah Health
Utah, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 21, 2023

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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, Neurosurgery.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Advancement for Neurosciences, the Director of Advancement, Neurosurgery will raise funds for the Department of Neurosurgery, working with and as directed by the Senior Director of Advancement for Neurosciences. The Director will manage relationships with a portfolio of donors who have the capability of making annual leadership, major, and planned gifts. The Director will direct development activities and events focused on the solicitation of donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations, leading and coordinating efforts to solicit and secure gifts of various amounts, including gifts of significant value as well as the development, planning, and coordination of major gifts, annual giving programs, and planned giving for the Department of Neurosurgery. The Director will build a robust community of philanthropic support by engaging and involving physician 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. This role may provide an opportunity for a hybrid (3 days on-site and 2 days remote weekly) work environment.

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. It has also been ranked first for best online college for bachelor's degree programs, best online college for master's degree programs, and best online for doctoral degree programs by The site also ranks the University of Utah among the 20 best online colleges for adults going back to school. College Magazine ranks it among the top ten best colleges for cinephiles.

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.

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