GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW
Looking for an opportunity to have an impact on the lives of
patients and families? Join the Brigham and Women’s Development
team as we work together to support this world-class academic
medical center and the hospital’s mission of a healthier world.
Here at the Brigham Development Office, we pride ourselves on being
a passionate, mission-driven, community-minded organization
supporting the philanthropic goals of the hospital.
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Major Gifts, the
Assistant Vice President will be accountable for designing and
implementing major gifts strategies to increase philanthropic
support across the Neurosciences at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
and for related institutional priorities. Areas of specific focus
include, but are not limited to, the Departments of Neurology,
Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, and the Ann Romney Center for
Neurologic Diseases. The Assistant Vice President will lead a team
of 3-4 fundraisers, a scientific writer, and will be supported by a
shared Development Associate.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record
of identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts
in the six and seven-figure range or more, preferably in the field
of academic medicine.
At the Brigham, we are dedicated to creating a diverse and
inclusive community that encourages every employee to bring their
authentic self to work. The Brigham Development Office is focused
on equity and ensuring equal access to employment and advancement
opportunities. We seek to embrace the full spectrum of human
diversity: race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity,
and national origin. We believe honoring all forms of human
presence and expression enriches the Brigham community and enables
us to understand and meet the needs of our diverse community more
BWH Development Office offers excellent
benefits, competitive salaries, and a hybrid flexible
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND
The Assistant Vice President will be responsible for developing
a strategy and leading the execution of a program that will
generate a minimum of $15 million in revenue on an annual
Working closely with Department Chairs, Division Chiefs, and
some of the most experienced physician-scientists in the world, the
Assistant Vice President is responsible for identifying and
engaging individual major and principal donors for assigned
The Assistant Vice President will develop and implement
strategies to secure gifts that will support the groundbreaking
work of BWH, adhering to patient confidentiality requirements. It
is expected that the successful candidate will have the
communications skills to develop strong working relationships with
assigned physicians, scientists and hospital leadership and will be
able to balance their expectations with donors and prospects.
The Assistant Vice President will be responsible for designing
operational plans and annual objectives for members of the team.
They will meet agreed upon revenue targets, performance metrics and
standards. The incumbent will be responsible for preparing and
reporting on activity related to assigned areas as requested by the
Associate Vice President for Major Gifts.
The Assistant Vice President will direct the activities and
communications associated with key volunteers and advisory
boards/committees, including the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic
Diseases and the Neurosciences Advisory Board.
The Assistant Vice President will ensure accurate reporting of
all relevant contact information and information related to the
prospect/donor’s engagement in the hospital’s CRM known as Atlas,
providing updated information to colleagues and for future
In addition, the Assistant Vice President will collaborate with
colleagues across teams (e.g., Corporate and Foundation Giving,
Gift Planning, Annual Giving, etc.) to achieve program and
fundraising goals, and they will be expected to actively
participate in appropriate prospect review and campaign
As a member of the senior management team, the Assistant Vice
President will set an example of professionalism and will lead with
integrity. They will participate in senior management meetings and
activities and assume significant responsibility toward achieving
the Major Gifts revenue goals.
Occasional travel and/or evening and/or weekend work is also
- A Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years of demonstrated experience in
development. Advanced degree preferred.
- Proven track record of success in major or principal gifts in
an academic medical setting or within a healthcare organization
- Consistent track record as an effective manager in an academic
teaching hospital, university, or other large organization.
- The position requires a self-starter, able to work with and
motivate others, including prospective donors and their advisors,
volunteers, and development staff.
- Demonstrated commitment to the field of professional
- Must possess advanced knowledge/skills with the Microsoft
Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database
software and scheduling/organizing software; and must have
outstanding customer services skills. CRM or equivalent experience
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES
- Appreciation for and commitment to the mission of Brigham and
Women’s Hospital, and the ability to effectively articulate the
hospital’s mission and vision.
- Ability to develop and cultivate effective working
relationships with key volunteers, clinicians, scientists, and
other professional and lay leadership.
- Ability to exercise good judgment, display sensitivity, tact,
- The maturity and communication skills to balance physician
expectations with donors and prospects.
- Superior organizational skills with meticulous attention to
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
- Curiosity about and capacity for rigorous, science-based
- Ability to build a program by traditional as well as innovative
- Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently, a
collaborative work style with colleagues in the development office
and across the hospital is critical.
- Ability to think conceptually as well as analytically in a
fast-paced, complex environment. Manage and prioritize multiple
- Ability to listen actively as well as influence and persuade