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Director of Advancement, Department of Internal Medicine

University of Utah
Utah, United States
$90,000.00 - $120,000.00
Closing date
Dec 12, 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, Department of Internal Medicine.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Advancement, Hospital and Clinics, the Director of Advancement, Department of Internal Medicine will direct and coordinate efforts to solicit and secure gifts for the Department of Internal Medicine including gifts of significant value while developing, planning, and coordinating major gift and annual giving programs that focus on endocrinology, geriatrics, nephrology and hypertension, general internal medicine, and other department priorities. The Director of Advancement will be responsible for donor cultivation and solicitations in support of clinical, education, and research priorities, with a particular focus on the Driving Out Diabetes Initiative.

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.

The 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. The University of Utah and University of Utah Health Advancement are deeply committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion . They embrace this commitment to grow and maintain a diverse, safe, and inclusive workplace culture for all employees in university advancement.

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 fundraising, marketing, sales, business, public relations, annual, corporate, or foundation giving. Experience in an academic medicine environment is a plus. University of Utah Health will consider candidates with a broad range of backgrounds. If you are excited about this role and feel that you can contribute to U of U Health, but your experience does not exactly align with every qualification listed above, we encourage you to apply. 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 committed to the inclusion of all qualified candidates. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or participating in the selection process, please contact Marianna DiVietro at

The salary range for this position is $90,000 to $120,000.

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