The Director of Health Professions Advancement and Alumni
Relations is charged with engaging alumni and securing private and
corporate gifts for the university’s health professions programs –
Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM), Kentucky College
of Optometry (KYCO) and Tanner College of Dental Medicine (TCDM).
The primary responsibility is to meet or exceed annual and
multi-year fundraising goals by identifying, cultivating,
soliciting, securing, and stewarding prospects and donors capable
of individual gifts in excess of $10,000.
This position is actively engaged in establishing long-term
partnerships and strengthening existing relationships with alumni,
vendors, corporate and community partners, and other key industry
leaders that will result in funding for immediate and long-term
goals for the benefit of the graduate programs.
The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) strives to serve students –
35% of whom are first-generation, 99% of whom receive some form of
financial aid, and 18% of whom are nonwhite at the undergraduate
level – by making learning accessible and affordable. One of the
University’s signature initiatives is Open Educational Resources,
which offers no-cost course materials and reduces the economic
burden on students and families. The academic programs at the
institution utilize flexible delivery modes, including
face-to-face, hybrid, and online course offerings and programs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work within a comprehensive institutional advancement
- Plan and execute a development plan, which includes
identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors
and potential donors while working independently and/or
collaboratively with volunteers.
- Plan and execute alumni engagement events, communications and
other initiatives for Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
(KYCOM), Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) and Tanner College of
Dental Medicine (TCDM).
- Develop strategic relationships among faculty, staff, alumni,
volunteers, friends, students, and campus colleagues that result in
effective partnerships and increased philanthropy.
- Meet or exceed annual fundraising goals specified for amount
raised, contacts, number of successful solicitations, etc. Goals
include: 200 to 300 qualified prospects, 15-30 weekly touch points,
8-10 monthly face-to-face visits, 5-8 events annually, and an
annual solicitation goal of 75-100.
- Document contacts and adhere to policies and procedures for
accepting, recording and acknowledging gifts.
- Work closely with Alumni, Advancement and Public Affairs
offices to maximize the fundraising potential of the university
through participation in events or meetings.
- Perform stewardship activities for gifts to KYCOM, KYCO and
- Be results-oriented and embody professional characteristics
that include leadership, commitment to confidentiality,
flexibility, team-orientation, attention to detail and sensitivity
to the stewardship of long-term relationships.
- Perform other duties as required or assigned.
Position requires daily contact with alumni, donors, prospective
donors, students, UPIKE faculty and staff, and other constituents
in order to expand alumni engagement and inspire philanthropic
Relationships are maintained through various modes of
communication including, but not limited to, e-mail, telephone,
written, and person-to-person contact.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Proven track record – multiple years of fundraising or sales
experience required with demonstrated success at meeting annual
- Ability to network and grow relationships, leading to
- Ability to manage an annual campaign or goals.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in
- Positive attitude and flexible approach.
- Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other
- Experience working with basic office equipment, e.g. computer,
- Commitment to the University of Pikeville mission.
The University of Pikeville offers a competitive salary
commensurate with qualifications and experience. UPIKE offers a
competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and
life insurance, telemedicine, long-term disability, tuition
waivers, a 403(b) retirement plan, and HSA, FSA, & dependent
care accounts. UPIKE also offers a generous holiday schedule and
paid leave program.
Important Notes: Resume and other
application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the
required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that
you meet the required qualifications, your application materials
will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified
candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications,
competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and
The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and
productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this
goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants
being considered for employment. Background investigations include
a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial
and/or motor vehicle history.
The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer
committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and
staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the
basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity,
sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities
in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of
For more information about the University of Pikeville, please
Interested applicants should complete the online application by
visiting http://jobs.upike.edu. In addition to
the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to
their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the
contact information for three to five professional references.