Director of Development, Tufts Medical School-(17001561)
Founded in 1893, tufts university school of medicine (TUSM) is a nationally recognized leader in medical education. The school has more than 7,000 loyal and supportive alumni from its MD, MPH, MDB, PhD, and other degree programs. The medical development and alumni relations department solicits and stewards annual and capital gifts for TUSM, as well as sponsoring a variety of alumni programs and events, including reunions.
The Director of Development is a key member of the Advancement Team and plays a vital role in the department's achievement of its fundraising goals. The Director of Development will have the opportunity to shape a new approach to fundraising for TUSM's public health and global health programs. In addition, he or she will create and execute entrepreneurial strategies to secure leadership gifts from individuals, with a particular focus on high net worth medical school parents. Working closely with physicians, scientists, and development colleagues, the Director will be responsible for the identification of new prospects, and the innovative strategies to effectively cultivate, solicit, and steward those prospects.
This position will build and manage a portfolio of donors and prospects, schedule meetings throughout the year to qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward those individuals, with the goal of increasing donor engagement and support. Participate in the management of fundraising boards and committees, including the recruitment and management of volunteer leaders. As a part of the school's development team, s/he will also work with staff members to manage budgets, guarantee the high-quality stewardship of donors, ensure the proper processing and acknowledgment of gifts and pledges, and implement additional strategies to introduce new donors/friends to the school.
8-10 years of progressively responsible development experience – including management and leadership annual and/or major gift solicitations – working for a healthcare institution, academic medical center, scientific research organization, or higher education institution.
BA/BS or equivalent years of relevant experience.
Valid U.S. Driver's License.
Strong knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and some experience working with complex databases.
Strategic planning/execution experience is required, as are superior written and verbal communication skills.
Must have strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
Have the stature and proven ability to develop relationships with alumni/friends, school administrators and volunteers.
The ability to synthesize information into articulate and compelling cases for support of priority programs.
Possess a collaborative style that fosters effective partnerships with colleagues throughout University Advancement.
Able to creatively engage and motivate colleagues, volunteers, donors, and prospects in fundraising, while inspiring confidence with internal and external constituencies.
Significant experience in the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of leadership annual and/or major gifts, ideally within a complex healthcare institution, academic medical center, scientific research organization, or institute of higher education.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.