Associate Director of Development, Alumni - (170000D1)
Associate Director of Development, Alumni
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), School of Medicine - Office of Development is currently seeking an Associate Director of Development. The Associate Director of Development will join another development professional in the School of Medicine's development office whose work is exclusively focused on securing major gifts from alumni. These gift officers will focus on soliciting gifts from alumni of at least $25,000 ranging up to gifts in the seven-figures and above. These professionals will be joined in their fundraising work with alumni by the Associate Dean for Development and Chief Development Officer, the Executive Director of the Medical Alumni Association of the University of Maryland, and the Assistant Dean for Development, who all carry major responsibilities for alumni fundraising within their portfolios of duties. The candidate must have the presence and bearing to be taken seriously as a person of substance by the school's physicians/alumni, be capable of representing the Dean and the school's faculty leadership, and be able to relate the highly scientific elements of the school's case for support to a physician audience. A big part of this development professional's job will be to connect the nostalgic memories alumni prospects have of their days as medical students with the school's present day profile as a leading medical school, scientifically elite, and on the cutting edge of bringing new knowledge to the fore and new treatments and cures into practice. This professional will be undergirded in this effort by the school's strong sense of history and its alumni constituents' strong sense of loyalty and connection to their school.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
- Manages a portfolio of 100 to 150 significant prospects, in the range of $25,000 to over $1 million. Develops strategies for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for the assigned alumni portfolio to close key gifts.
- Coordinates fundraising efforts around Medical Alumni Association Reunion Weekend for 25th, 30th, and 35th Reunion classes.
- Collaborates with Medical Alumni Association and School of Medicine Development leadership to implement strategies for securing major gifts from assigned alumni.
- Solicits gifts directly and prepares and briefs other senior colleagues for solicitations.
- Collaborates with and Senior Director of Planned Giving to broaden planned giving support from alumni.
- Provides regular reports to UMSOM on the progress of major gift fundraising.
- Travels regionally and nationally and interacts regularly with alumni prospects and faculty members.
- Other related duties as needed.
Education: Bachelor's degree in a related field, Master's degree preferred.
Experience: Four years' experience developing complex fundraising strategies, and previous work in major gifts.
Fundraising experience in an academic medical setting is preferred.
Credit history review may be required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Experience in major gifts work, willingness to travel, and drive to attain a high-level of activity in the field.
- An ability to work with faculty, staff, and senior administration to develop major gift donor opportunities.
- An ability to establish strong collaborative ties with faculty and senior administration in achieving fundraising objectives.
- Knowledge of best practices.
- Be results-oriented and capable of bringing gifts to closure within an acceptable timeframe.
- An ability to gain an appropriate familiarity with all of the school's various departments, centers, institutes, and programs and be able to represent the whole of the school and all of its units to alumni prospects.
- Strategic and analytical thinking skills coupled with the ability to solve problems and make decisions.
- An ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects, as well as conduct research and gather information.
- Oral/written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
- Flexibility in the performance of other duties as required or assigned by the Assistant Dean.
Hiring Range: Competitive Salary commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
: Exempt Staff - E0907F
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
: Medicine - Development
: Feb 23, 2017