The Senior Director of Development will manage multi-level assignments, leading the overall Development efforts for the Department of Psychiatry and other priority areas, as well as serving as an internal and external liaison. This position will manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects consisting of corporations, foundations and individuals; develop strategies and cultivate relationships that lead to solicitation and stewardship of major gifts; serve as primary liaison to departments, centers, institutes and programs as assigned, as well as several external groups, including advisory boards, support groups, and other community outreach programs; participate in prospect assessment and assignment processes. Additional responsibilities include supervising a Director of Development, who will manage the Department's signature fundraising event, annual fund program, staff the Board of Advisors, and a small portfolio of prospects as assigned by the Senior Director. The Senior Director of Development will also supervise a shared Development Associate.
Further, she/he will work with the team to annually prepare objectives for the upcoming academic year, and staff the Deputy Vice President for Development on fundraising efforts related to Psychiatry.
Manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects consisting of corporations, foundations and individuals. Develop strategies and cultivate relationships that lead to solicitation and stewardship of major gifts of $100,000 and above. - 50%
Serve as primary liaison to departments, centers, institutes and programs as assigned; serve as a liaison, along with the Director of Development, for several external groups including advisory boards, support groups or other community outreach programs. - 20%
Participate in prospect assessment and assignment processes. Supervisory and management responsibilities as assigned, including management of a Director of Development and a shared Development Associate. - 20%
Annually prepare objectives for the upcoming academic year (e.g. dollars to be raised, solicitations planned, and cultivation/stewardship activities) to discuss with the Deputy Vice President of Development so that mutually agreed criteria can be established. Other duties and special projects as assigned. - 10%
Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus five years of related experience.
Master's degree preferred.
At least five years of progressively responsible experience in development fundraising or a related field, preferably in a health care or higher education environment.
Excellent written and oral skills plus interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills.
Management and administrative skills required to motivate, direct and evaluate staff and volunteers to accomplish fundraising goals.
Proven ability to work successfully in a campaign environment with major gift solicitations.
Excellent knowledge of management information systems and software programs such as Microsoft Office and the integration of such programs with other donor based gift records and systems.
Highly motivated with excellent judgment and discretion, resilience, with a high level of independent decision-making.
Ability to maintain a high-level of confidentiality and working relationships with others.
Excellent ability to set priorities and perform under pressure of fast paced office environment.
Ability to maintain a calm and professional demeanor with a high degree of sophistication.
This position requires work beyond regular hours, including evenings and weekends, as projects and events require.
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