Director of Development - School of Dental Medicine-(17001630)
Since its founding in 1868, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) has been committed to education, research, patient care, and our community. Today, it is the second-largest school of dental medicine in the country and its reputation for excellence in dental education and patient care extends around the world through the work of more than 8,000 loyal and supportive alumni.
What's happening here at the School of Dental Medicine? Well, lots actually, including our 150th Anniversary! From research on how to grow teeth from scratch in your mouth, to model approaches to Basil Cell Carcinoma, to dental product testing, we research and impact interesting areas one might not relate to oral health. We are committed to interprofessional education for our students- education that joins our students with their peers from Tufts' School of Medicine and its Friedman School of Nutrition, as well as students from the Mass College of Pharmacy, working together to provide collaborative care in settings like the Josiah Quincy Elementary School in Chinatown. We work with faculty as well on projects that target the unmet oral health needs of children with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities.
As a key member of the Advancement team, the Director of Development plays a vital role in the department's fund raising achievement each year. He or she will work closely with the Associate Director of Major Gifts and the Director of the Annual Fund to create and execute entrepreneurial strategies to secure annual and major gifts from individuals; primarily alumni. The Director will be responsible for focusing the development officers on top prospects and the creation of innovative strategies to effectively cultivate, solicit, and steward those prospects.
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 positionmust complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion,or transfer.