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Director of Development Clinical Programs - Medical Alumni and Development Programs - 37809

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Washington University


Saint Louis, MO

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EOE Statement:

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status

Essential Functions:

The Director of Development for Clinical Programs reports directly to the Senior Director of Development for Clinical Programs and is responsible for major gift fundraising in support of Washington University School of Medicine.  The Director will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts from individual donors, grateful patients/families, organizations and faculty for their assigned departments and divisions within Washington University School of Medicine.

Under the direction of the Senior Director serve as a major gift fund raiser for assigned departments and divisions by identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gifts primarily from individual donors, grateful patients and their family members, organizations and selected faculty

Actively work with faculty to identify new prospects, coordinate fundraising strategies, complete prospect qualification and cultivation calls and communicate with and visits prospects and donors who are capable of making gifts of $50,000 or more

Develop a portfolio of major gifts prospects and donors for assigned department and divisions

Articulate the need for support of assigned departments and divisions for unrestricted funds and priority needs through oral and written communication

Develop a comprehensive understanding of the programs of the School of Medicine, to include research, teaching and patient care components of assigned departments and divisions

Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of HIPAA

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university is required.  A minimum of five years of successful fundraising experience.  Ability to meet fundraising performance benchmarks.

Other relevant skills:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Ability to articulate the needs, interests, and accomplishments of the School of Medicine to a wide range of audiences. Exceptional organizational abilities with ability to meet deadlines.  Strong personal commitment to higher education and its advancement through professional development.  Sophistication in navigating a complex medical academic environment.  Ability to make sound judgment in complex situations.   Ability to tolerate ambiguity.  Ability to travel as needed to achieve fundraising results.  Ability to work collaboratively with Medical Alumni and Development Programs colleagues, faculty and other Alumni and Development departments.  Ability to analyze opportunities then develop and execute a strategy.

Preferred Qualifications:

An advanced degree.  Major gift fundraising experience in a higher education environment.

Salary Range:

The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.

Department Summary:

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Washington University in St. Louis’ mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge, and protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching and learning. Washington University creates an environment to encourage and support an ethos of wide-ranging exploration. Washington University’s faculty and staff strive to enhance the lives and livelihoods of students, the people of the greater St. Louis community, the country and the world.

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