Development & Alumni Relations
Director of Development l – Biomedical Engineering & Discovery Programs
Emory is seeking an energetic and entrepreneurial professional who is prepared to fundraise in support of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University. This advancement professional will be charged with securing major gifts from alumni and friends, grateful patients and families, corporations, and foundations in support of students, faculty, programs, and facilities.
The director of development will report to the senior director of development for discovery programs and partnerships for the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center. He or she will be responsible for assisting department chairs, division chiefs, center directors, and other faculty members in generating private gifts to support their programs. This role falls under the overall direction of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Areas of responsibility will include, but are not limited to, the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, a joint department between the Emory School of Medicine and the Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as other fundamental science departments within the Emory School of Medicine, which may include biochemistry, biomedical informatics, cell biology, human genetics, microbiology/immunology, pharmacology, and physiology. The director of development, in collaboration with the senior director of development for discovery programs and partnerships, will manage the joint fundraising partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology. Emory University is recognized for its research and innovation. Emory departments and schools were highly ranked nationally in NIH funding for 2016: Department of Pathology (third), Department of Pediatrics (fourth), Department of Radiation Oncology (sixth), Department of Microbiology (sixth), Department of Surgery (eighth) and Rollins School of Public Health (ninth), and Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing (first). Emory School of Medicine is consistently in the top twenty NIH-funded medical schools (seventeenth for 2016). In fiscal year 2016, Emory received more than $574.6 million in research funding, with nearly 94% of that amount for the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center. The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center raised an average of $149 million per year during fiscal years 2012-2016, for a total of $746 million. Campaign Emory, from 2005-2012, raised more than $1.69 billion, of which more than $1.17 million, or 69% of the total, was raised by the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center.
FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
- Plans, directs and coordinates funding activities for a specific department in support of students, programs and facilities.
- Seeks major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations through donor correspondence, event/reception planning and personal visits.
- Maintains an active schedule of solicitation, cultivation and stewardship calls to donors and new prospects.
- Coordinates public relations, donor relations, budget management and the generation of publications and proposals.
- Provides ongoing feedback to employees concerning their performance.
- May direct and monitor alumni relations work, including responding to alumni needs and requests.
- May supervise clerical, professional and volunteer staff.
Performs related responsibilities as required.
Bachelor's degree and five years experience in higher education, development, fund raising or equivalent experience in a non-profit institution.
About Development & Alumni Relations
On December 31, 2012, Emory University concluded its history-making, seven-year Campaign Emory, which raised a total of $1.69 billion—the largest fundraising campaign in Georgia to date, and the first to exceed $1 billion. Despite a worldwide economic downturn, 149,000 alumni, friends, and grateful patients donated to this effort. Their generosity is better equipping the university and its medical centers to serve the local and larger communities, bolstering teaching and research, transforming physical and academic landscapes, and enhancing the student experience.
About Emory University
Emory employees are part of a community that values diversity, education, training, and personal development. Creativity is valued, and innovative ideas are rewarded. We invite you to share in a unique culture of education, research, and health care.
Located just 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta in the tree-lined suburban neighborhood of Druid Hills, Emory University is positioned along the Clifton Corridor, where the U.S. Centers for Disease Control also resides.
Emory University, one of Atlanta's largest private employers, employs more than 11,000 staff and faculty to support the University's 11,300 students and its nine major academic divisions, numerous centers for advanced study, and a host of prestigious affiliated institutions.
Emory is among the top 20 universities in the country and is internationally recognized for its academics, groundbreaking research and technological advances with staff, faculty, and students, representing all regions of the United States and more than 100 foreign nations.
Founded by the Methodist Church in 1836, Emory University is currently led by President James W. Wagner. More information about Emory, its administration, academics, and campus community may be found at www.emory.edu.
Benefits to Working at Emory
Emory University offers a rich benefits package. Featured health benefits include a choice of two medical plans, dental, vision, and disability insurance, as well as wellness incentives that lower overall medical costs. Emory provides health coverage for legal spouses, same-sex domestic partners, and children. We also offer financial security benefits, flexible spending accounts, retirement plan options that include matching contributions from Emory, long-term care coverage, and legal services to employees.
Emory University employees enjoy special discounts for arts events, transportation, and fitness, as well as with numerous merchants. Staff may also take advantage of tuition reimbursement and courtesy scholarships, which are also available for spouses, same-sex domestic partners, and children of staff.
Emory also provides professional counseling, consultative, and educational services related to health, performance, and well-being for staff and their family members. Additional resources related to child care, adult caregiving, workplace flexibility, personal finance, fitness, nutrition, career counseling, and more are available. Detailed information may be found at http://www.hr.emory.edu/eu/benefits/index.html and http://www.worklife.emory.edu.
How to Apply
Qualified candidates will also need to apply formally for the position through the University’s online application system at http://www.hr.emory.edu/eu/careers. Candidates should expect comprehensive reference and background checking, including a criminal background check and degree verification.
Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.