Oversee and direct the fund raising activities for the School of Medicine; primarily a major/planned giving officer reporting to the AVP for University Advancement and working closely with the Dean of the School of Medicine. The office will be located in the School of Medicine, and the Sr Dir of Philanthropy, OUWBSOM will be a member of the Dean’s leadership team. The Sr Dir of Philanthropy, OUWBSOM must possess a thorough knowledge of fund raising vehicles, demonstrated major gift experience, knowledge of planned giving, and campaign experience, as well as the ability to interact and communicate professionally and manage the entire fund raising process for the unit in order to obtain private support at the highest level possible. Position will attend both OUWBSOM and University Advancement meetings on a weekly/monthly basis to coordinate efforts between the two units as the primary liaison.
In addition, the Sr. Director of Philanthropy for OUWBSOM will provide leadership and strategy for building the OUWB Advisory Board. This board will be managed at the direction of the Dean OUWBSOM and assisted by the Sr. Director of Philanthropy OUWBSOM.
Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. A minimum of seven years progressively responsible experience in development and fund raising, preferably in a collegiate/university setting with documented success in major and planned giving. Experience in securing and closing high 6 and 7 figure gifts. Knowledge of the computer and its application to development and fund raising activities. Experience working with volunteers. Excellent organizational and analytical skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with others.
Preference for candidates with a masters’ degree. Experience in fund raising in Southeastern Michigan is helpful. Experience in major or principle gift fund raising for hospitals, higher education and/or the medical field desired.
Internal Number: 18271
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