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Senior Director of Development

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Category | Management Job Shift | Day Shift Job ID | 00070511 Post Date | Oct. 25, 2023 Department | UHS Foundation


Oversees fund development team and efforts including major gifts, planned giving, corporate and foundation relations, and annual giving. Guides the design and implementation strategies to qualify, cultivate solicit and steward donors. In collaboration with Foundation Operations and Donor Relations, develop and maintain appropriate systems for fund development including but not limited to donor management, prospect research, gift processing, and recognition. Utilize those systems for accountability metrics and benchmarking. Build and maintain relationships with donors, physicians, nurses, community leaders, and other key stakeholders. In addition, maintain a portfolio with a minimum of 50 major and principal prospects and donors.


Bachelor's degree in related field. Master's or certification in fundraising preferred. Seven years of successful and progressive front-line fundraising experience preferably in a higher education, healthcare, science setting or related field. Management experience preferred. Experience in managing and implementing a comprehensive fund development program and proven track record of cultivating, soliciting, and closing major and principal gifts. Ability to effectively communicate complex information clearly in oral and written formats to a variety of audiences. Knowledge and experience in the following areas is required: the nature and dimensions of philanthropy, ethics, motivations for giving and volunteering, capital campaign planning and management, research and cultivation practices, standard fundraising techniques including face-to-face solicitation, proposal writing, special events, telephone solicitation, and direct mail/marketing, and, development office functions including gift processing, prospect research, and fundraising reporting. Experience and confidence in asking people to contribute time and money. Familiarity with computer systems is necessary. RE NXT a plus.


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