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Director of Advancement, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics

University of Utah Health
Utah, United States
$100,000.00 - $125,000.00
Closing date
Oct 6, 2023

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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, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Advancement, the Director of Advancement will raise funds for the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. The Director of Advancement will manage relationships with a portfolio of donors who have the capability to make annual leadership, major, principal, and planned gifts. The Director of Advancement will direct development activities and events involved with the solicitation of donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations including leading and coordinating efforts to solicit and secure gifts of various amounts, including gifts of significant value while developing, planning, and coordinating major gifts, annual giving programs, and planned giving for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The Director of Advancement will build a robust community of philanthropic support by engaging and involving physician leadership, faculty, administrators, and their care teams. The Director of Advancement 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. While Primary Children's Hospital (run by Intermountain Health) has primary fundraising responsibility for Pediatrics facilities and programs, the Director of Advancement will also have responsibility for raising funds for the Department of Pediatrics, working with resident and fellow alumni on fundraising for research priorities. The Director of Advancement will oversee and steward gifts from Intermountain Health Foundation and other major donors to the department.

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 Big-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 Big-12 and Big-10 public peers and the lowest student-to-faculty ratio (18:1) of Utah public institutions. With an endowment of approximately $1.32 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

As an institution with a strong business school, The Princeton Review has named the university among the top 25 for online M.B.A. 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 celebrates the rich diversity of its staff, students, trainees, and faculty, by striving to make its campus a welcoming, inclusive, and anti-racist environment. The ways in which communication takes place should always seek to honor the humanity of each person who crosses paths with the institution, where no one perspective is more worthy than another. It highly encourages applications from historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, persons who have served in the military, and others who would bring additional dimensions of education and experience to the team.

University of Utah Health will consider candidates with a broad range of backgrounds. A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least six years of progressively responsible experience in institutional development or advancement, preferably in academic medicine, with an emphasis on cultivating and soliciting major gifts, is preferred. 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.

The salary range for this position is $100,000 to $125,000 annually.

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