Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, and effective principal and major gifts officer to take its cardiovascular development program to the next level of excellence. The selected candidate will be a passionate champion of BIDMC’s CardioVascular Institute (CVI), world-renowned for its delivery of exceptional medical and surgical care for cardiac patients.
BIDMC is one of the nation’s preeminent academic medical centers. A major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, the medical center is committed to the health and wellness of its patients and communities and to excellence in clinical care, education, and biomedical research (ranking third in NIH funding to independent hospitals in the U.S.). A fully integrated healthcare organization, it provides the full array of adult care, including obstetrics and cancer care.
The CardioVascular Institute was created in 2007 when three divisions at BIDMC — Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiac Surgery, and Vascular and Endovascular Surgery — came together in a single organization. The Institute has more than 50 specialized physicians who provide expertise in areas ranging from coronary heart disease, to aortic reconstruction, to vein care services. Most physicians are affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and many are engaged in important research, providing vital patient access to the most up-to-date clinical trials and treatments. In addition to a robust roster of physicians at BIDMC, CVI has built a network of community-based physicians throughout Eastern and Central Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Position Summary: Reporting to the Managing Executive Director of Development, the Director of Development (DoD) will play a critical role in enhancing major giving for the Cardiovascular Institute, one of BIDMC’s most visible and important clinical and research areas. In addition to building/carrying a portfolio at the five-to-seven figure level, the Director will be responsible for building the gift pipeline, developing creative prospect engagement strategies, and achieving the ambitious fundraising goals of a rapidly growing major gift program. Due to the growth potential in this area, it is anticipated that the DoD will supervise staff, beginning with the addition of a Senior Major Gifts Officer to support CVI fundraising.
Qualifications: Mission and values driven, the ideal candidate will be passionate about the treatment and research of cardiovascular diseases and has a successful track record in frontline fundraising. The selected candidate will also possess intellectual curiosity, flexibility, and an entrepreneurial style to succeed in a rapidly evolving development program. A strong communicator, both in print and in presentation, this individual will have an authentic comfort with a wide range of individuals and groups, including volunteer leaders, senior administrators, physician leaders, and sophisticated, affluent donors; and the confidence and expertise to contribute to strategy and goal-setting in “campaign mode” with a strong operational focus and bias for action. Additional Requirements: BA/BS with minimum of five years’ gift solicitation experience; knowledge of the academic medical center environment preferred; experience working in complex, matrixed organizations; record of success raising gifts at the six-figure level; experience managing and mentoring staff a plus.
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