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Senior Director of Major Gifts (Metabolic Diseases)
Rush University Medical Center seeks an accomplished Senior Director of Major Gifts (Metabolic Diseases) to develop and implement a strategic fund-raising plan to secure gifts of $50,000 and above in support of the Rush Metabolic Diseases program. Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Development, the Senior Director of Development for the Metabolic Diseases is responsible for achieving the fundraising goals for the service lines within the scope of metabolic disease. Additionally, the Senior Director will be responsible for supervising and coaching a team focused on key strategies to ensure the success of our fundraising efforts – major gifts, pipeline development, and special giving. The Senior Director will provide visionary leadership to create and execute a successful fundraising strategy for this institutional priority
- Provide strategic leadership and management to plan, execute and effectively use the pipeline development program to expand the major gifts programs.
- Lead and guide the work of each member of the team, serving as coach, mentor and strategist to maximize overall productivity.
- Development of overall fundraising plans for specific programs in accordance with performance targets set with the AVP. Develop plans for achieving these goals. Coordinate staff and volunteer efforts to reach these goals.
- Optimize physician engagement in grateful patient fundraising through enhanced training, education, communication and outreach to physicians and appropriate care providers across the medical center.
- Work with Rush leadership and department chairs on strategies and messaging to maximize physician participation.
- Collaborate with the donor relations team to develop a stewardship/gratitude program which utilizes volunteers across the organization to support and steward the major gifts efforts.
- Partner with colleagues on the senior leadership team to maximize resource allocation and provide the tools necessary for an enhanced major gifts effort.
- Carry an individual fundraising goal in the $1M to $3M range
- Lead the team toward an aspirational goal for the metabolic diseases
- Continue to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of 100 major giving prospects
- Work with senior medical center leadership to position their role in the cultivation and solicitation of prospective donors.
- Engage trustees, medical center leadership, and physicians in moves to cultivate, solicit, close, and steward gifts.
- Identification of major prospects (with the capacity of $100,000 or more) and their philanthropic interests at Rush.
- Development and implementation of strategies for cultivation and solicitation of these prospects incorporating input from research, from volunteers, from medical staff and from colleagues, including prospect assignment and strategy sessions.
- Inform senior medical and administrative management of Rush and related practices of these plans, eliciting their comments and support for the philanthropy program and, where appropriate, their involvement in the fund raising process.
- Preparation of principal and major gift proposals, solicitation letters, and other cultivation materials and stewardship information, in cooperation with the Senior Director of Donor Relations.
- Identify, enlist, motivate, guide, and support volunteers and trustees for participation in major solicitations.
- Make effective, careful and timely use of the Office of Philanthropy’s databases in support of these activities, including entering contact information, monitoring prospect activity, and generating reports on achievement.
For further details and to apply, please visit http://bit.ly/jobsatrush and search for Job Number 2016-2710.
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