POSITION: Development Officer University P&A Classification #97173A – Development Officer 3a, annually renewable appointment
POSITION SUMMARY Reporting to the Director of the Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing and the School of Nursing’s Chief Development Officer, the Development Officer is responsible for securing significant philanthropic support for the School of Nursing and the Center as well as planning, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive development strategy for the Center.
Development/Major Gifts (75%)
â— Under the direction of the School of Nursing’s Chief Development Officer and the Director of the Bakken Center, develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive fundraising program that aligns with the Bakken Center and School of Nursing development goals. â— Set goals and develop strategies for ongoing fundraising through major gifts, annual giving, grateful recipient fundraising, planned gifts, sponsorships, and in-kind donations for the School of Nursing and the Bakken Center. â— Build and manage a portfolio of 125 major gift prospects with a giving capacity of $50,000 and above, including individuals, grateful recipients, corporations and foundations. Take timely and strategic steps in moving prospects through the major gift cycle of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. This position is expected to raise between $500,000 and $1,000,000 annually and meet UMF metrics for donor contacts and tracking using the Donor Management System. â— Work collaboratively with the School of Nursing and the UMF Medicine and Health team to position the Bakken Center strategically in the School and the University development community and coordinate opportunities to leverage the Center for fundraising success. â— Implement and execute a new grateful patient/family/recipient program for major gift fundraising in partnership with the School of Nursing, Bakken Center, and UMF Medicine and Health for the benefit of the Bakken Center. As it relates to grateful recipient fundraising, this position will be considered to be part of the UMF Medicine and Health team for training, coordination, management and oversight. â— Serve as a member of the School of Nursing’s development and alumni relations team and collaborate with colleagues across disciplines on donor strategies, maintaining timely, accurate reports and information. â— Recruit, organize, train and work with development and alumni reunion volunteers as needed in support of fundraising. â— Secure sponsorships in coordination with UMF.
â— Under the direction of the Chief Development Officer and the Director of the Bakken Center, prepare and manage the Bakken Center development budget. â— Work in collaboration with UMF, School of Nursing and Bakken Center to set up gift funds and generate donor stewardship reports. â— Collaborate and coordinate with the Bakken Center Communications and School of Nursing Strategic Communications teams to promote donor engagement and create fundraising materials and messaging. â— Work with the School of Nursing and UMF Corporate and Foundation Relations teams to coordinate proposals seeking support from foundations and corporations. â— Represent the School of Nursing and the Bakken Center in a variety of campus and community venues. â— Develop an annual plan of work, including specific fundraising, prospect development and programmatic goals with an emphasis on achieving established standards and metrics for the position. Prepare reports and other required information as requested. â— Attend School, Center, University, and UMF events, as well as external functions as recommended. â— Accept and implement other specific assignments as directed. â— Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends, as necessary. â— Must have access to reliable transportation as this position requires regular travel.
â— Bachelor’s degree. â— Minimum of three years of professional experience in development with demonstrated ability to promote and successfully solicit major gifts of $50,000 or more; or seven or more years of experience in marketing, public relations, financial advisement, real estate or related field where responsible for cultivating/soliciting and maintaining long-term, trusting client relationships (either individual or business ) for provision of services. â— Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects from conception to execution and to manage multiple, concurrent priorities. â— Solid relationship-building and collaboration skills with a diverse constituency of donors, cultures, strategic partners, volunteers, and staff. â— Proficient with technologies for proposal development, communication, and donor/constituent systems. â— Demonstrated knowledge of basic business terminology, financial matters and the ethical, legal, and tax-related issues regarding the solicitation, transfer, and management of charitable gifts. â— Ability to work in a complex, matrixed structure. â— Demonstrated success in working independently but also collaboratively in a team setting â— Experience in coordinating volunteers; demonstrated ability to motivate and lead people. â— Outstanding oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including effective presentation skills. â— Ability to maintain confidential information; knowledge of healthcare regulations helpful. â— Proficient in the use of PC software, such as Microsoft Office, and current technology Preferred Qualifications â— Development experience, including capital campaign experience, in higher education, health, or disease-related institutions. â— Knowledge of or experience with grateful recipients/patients/families and alumni. â— Demonstrated experience in identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts prospects and donors. Quantifiable summary of major gifts productivity. â— Strong commitment to a major, land-grant/research university in an urban environment. American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements: Office environment including standing and sitting at desk, use of computer, occasional lifting of approximately
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