Director Of Development For Biomedical Sciences

Case Western Reserve University Cleveland , OH 44114

Posted 4 weeks ago

POSITION OBJECTIVE

The Director of Development for Biomedical Sciences will have primary responsibility for the solicitation of individual, corporate and foundation gifts for the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine from its natural constituency and beyond, representing basic research and graduate education departments ($100,000 to $500,000). This position will be charged to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward 150-200 prospects from an identified Ph.D. alumni base for the school of medicine, partnering with other development officers as appropriate. This position will require direct face-to-face cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, with the expectation that they will be traveling off campus for much of this function. As part of the university development team, the incumbent will be expected to work collegially, and in partnership, with central and school-based colleagues.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Travel extensively within identified regions and nationally to meet face-to-face with prospects and donors. On average, director is expected to twice per month for planned trips ranging from one day to three days at a time. (25%)
  • Develop and implement major gift prospect cultivation activities regionally in coordination with development and alumni relations colleagues. (25%)
  • Develop a portfolio of 150-200 basic research and graduate education prospects of alumni, friends, grateful patients with a giving potential in the range of $100,000 to $500,000; develop and implement strategic cultivation and solicitation strategies for each. (20%)
  • Partner with alumni classes to identify leadership around Reunions by building class committees, increasing class engagement, and raising dollars for graduate scholarships via in-person meetings, emails, mailed letters and phone calls. (15%)
  • Serve as primary development staff contact for departments in the planning and implementation of a regional fundraising effort. (10%)
  • Work with sub-committee on the Medical Alumni Board to cultivate PhD prospects and implement the mission of the Board. (5%)

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

CONTACTS

Department: Daily contact with the vice president and vice dean, executive directors and directors of departments. Contact with faculty and staff as required to perform essential functions.

University: Daily contact with the president's office, vice presidents, deans, trustees, alumni, directors of administrative departments, faculty and staff as required to perform essential functions.

External: Daily contact with corporation and foundation representatives, community organizers/advocates, federal, state and local government officials. Contact with foreign visitors, healthcare officials and academic boards and organizations as required to perform essential functions.

Students: Infrequent contact with undergraduate, graduate and professional students as required to perform essential functions.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

No supervisory responsibility.

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: 7 years of progressive professional experience in a related field, preferably with at least five years at an academic medical center or hospital and a corresponding track record in closing major gifts.

Education/Licensing: Bachelor's degree required.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • High degree of energy, creativity, flexibility, organization and interpersonal skills as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

  • Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.

  • Computer proficiency (including Microsoft Office) and the ability to learn new programs.

  • Ability to meet consistent attendance.

  • Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face to face.

WORKING CONDITIONS

General office environment, occasional nights and weekend hours. Moderate travel (25-30 percent).

Diversity Statement

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Director Of Development For Biomedical Sciences

Case Western Reserve University