The Philanthropy Officer will work with the Sr.
Director, Development to manage the fundraising activities for the
Musculoskeletal Health Programs – Department of Orthopaedics and
Sports Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
and the Department of Physical Therapy. The Philanthropy Officer
will serve as a critical member of the Medical Development team
working to secure philanthropic gifts to advance priorities
supporting the Miller School of Medicine.
Among the administrative and operational
responsibilities, the Philanthropy Officer will:
Measurements of Success for Philanthropy
Identify prospective donors and funding sources, in
conjunction with faculty and staff, and develop cultivation and
solicitation plans, involving the aforementioned groups and
volunteers, as appropriate.
Ensure regular communications and stewardship with
donors, including re-solicitations, proper acknowledgement of gifts
and pledge payments, reporting, visiting, and providing regular
information on the progress of the departments.
Assist donors, prospects and other select individuals
with appointments, scheduling and other necessary facilitation
through clinical encounters.
Maintain communications with colleagues in medical
departments, other schools and central development to ensure
effective collaborations and synergy in achieving the university’s
key fundraising goals and objectives.
Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of the
Department’s needs, both general and specific to various programs
Document all contacts, communications, visits, and
proposals in i-BIS and other appropriate donor files.
Demonstrate significant and continuous progress toward
campaign or multi-year project goals. Dollar goals established with
Reach departmental yearly cash fundraising goals (team
goal). Dollar goals established with supervisor.
Make an appropriate amount of substantive cultivation
and solicitation actions toward closing gifts. Numbers established
Reach individual yearly goals for “number and amounts
solicited” and “number and amounts funded.” Reach additional goals
as acting as a collaborator. Number established with
Manage an appropriate number of active prospects and
active proposals. Number and amounts to be established with
Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of demonstrated
successful experience in fundraising and fundraising management,
preferably in higher education or health care. Equivalent
combination of education and experience will be
considered. Outstanding oral and written communication skills
are necessary along with the ability to be highly organized,
creative, energetic, and assertive and exhibit the independent
judgment and personal integrity necessary to carry out a senior
management role in fundraising. A teamwork-oriented approach
to colleagues and proven ability to partner in a positive and
constructive environment are essential.