Development & Alumni Relations
Senior Director of Development – Clinical & Hospital Programs
Emory is seeking a thought leader who is prepared to direct and coordinate fundraising efforts and provide strategic planning for philanthropy in support of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University. This advancement professional will be charged with securing major gifts from alumni and friends, grateful patients and families, corporations, and foundations in support of students, faculty, programs, and facilities. The Senior Director of Development for Clinical and Hospital Programs will lead and manage a team of fundraisers and will report to the vice president for development and alumni relations for the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center. He or she will be responsible for assisting department chairs, division chiefs, center directors, and other faculty members in generating private gifts to support their programs. A chief development officer for the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center, this role falls under the overall direction of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Areas of responsibility for the team led by the senior director of development will include, but are not limited to, cardiovascular health and the Emory School of Medicine departments of medicine and surgery, including the Emory Transplant Center, as well as shared responsibility for Emory Healthcare hospitals and clinics.
Emory University is recognized for its research and innovation. Emory departments and schools were highly ranked nationally in NIH funding for 2016: Department of Pathology (third), Department of Pediatrics (fourth), Department of Radiation Oncology (sixth), Department of Microbiology (sixth), Department of Surgery (eighth) and Rollins School of Public Health (ninth), and Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing (first). Emory School of Medicine is consistently in the top twenty NIH-funded medical schools (seventeenth for 2016). In fiscal year 2016, Emory received more than $574.6 million in research funding, with nearly 94% of that amount for the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center. The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center raised an average of $149 million per year during fiscal years 2012-2016, for a total of $746 million. Campaign Emory, from 2005-2012, raised more than $1.69 billion, of which more than $1.17 million, or 69% of the total, was raised by the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center.
FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
- Plans, directs and coordinates fund raising activities and provides strategic planning for a major unit/school of the organization.
- Activities will consist primarily of seeking major gifts from alumni, non-alumni individuals, corporations and foundations in support of students, faculty, programs, and facilities.
- Oversees the development process including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Builds relationships among prospective donors and volunteers to support programs and priorities; visits donors and prospects asking for contributions.
- Builds relationships with faculty and leadership to assist in presenting needs to prospective donors.
- Directs events or receptions to maintain current and cultivate potential donors.
- Develops short and long-term goals and objectives.
- Designs specific fundraising campaigns within identified framework. Interprets faculty needs internally and externally to request clearance, determine fundraising plan and increase support.
- Identifies foundation support and directs grant writing proposals. Aids faculty and staff in preparing proposals. Prepares supportive materials, reports, and plans.
- Plans and directs communication methodologies and oversees the development of written materials, videotapes, and informational workshops.
- Reviews and identifies need for brochure updates and changes.
- Coordinates public relations, the generation of departmental budgets, and publications/proposals.
- Assists in developing and interpreting priorities of deans and faculty, and represents concerns of staff to appropriate personnel.
- Supervises clerical and professional staff.
- Oversees and ensures timely correspondence and maintenance of files in order to keep donors and others informed.
Performs related responsibilities as required.
A bachelor's degree. Seven years experience in higher education, development, fund raising or equivalent experience in a non-profit institution. Effective written and oral presentation skills.
About Development & Alumni Relations
On December 31, 2012, Emory University concluded its history-making, seven-year Campaign Emory, which raised a total of $1.69 billion—the largest fundraising campaign in Georgia to date, and the first to exceed $1 billion. Despite a worldwide economic downturn, 149,000 alumni, friends, and grateful patients donated to this effort. Their generosity is better equipping the university and its medical centers to serve the local and larger communities, bolstering teaching and research, transforming physical and academic landscapes, and enhancing the student experience.
About Emory University
Emory employees are part of a community that values diversity, education, training, and personal development. Creativity is valued, and innovative ideas are rewarded. We invite you to share in a unique culture of education, research, and health care.
Located just 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta in the tree-lined suburban neighborhood of Druid Hills, Emory University is positioned along the Clifton Corridor, where the U.S. Centers for Disease Control also resides.
Emory University, one of Atlanta's largest private employers, employs more than 11,000 staff and faculty to support the University's 11,300 students and its nine major academic divisions, numerous centers for advanced study, and a host of prestigious affiliated institutions.
Emory is among the top 20 universities in the country and is internationally recognized for its academics, groundbreaking research and technological advances with staff, faculty, and students, representing all regions of the United States and more than 100 foreign nations.
Founded by the Methodist Church in 1836, Emory University is currently led by President James W. Wagner. More information about Emory, its administration, academics, and campus community may be found at www.emory.edu.
Benefits to Working at Emory
Emory University offers a rich benefits package. Featured health benefits include a choice of two medical plans, dental, vision, and disability insurance, as well as wellness incentives that lower overall medical costs. Emory provides health coverage for legal spouses, same-sex domestic partners, and children. We also offer financial security benefits, flexible spending accounts, retirement plan options that include matching contributions from Emory, long-term care coverage, and legal services to employees.
Emory University employees enjoy special discounts for arts events, transportation, and fitness, as well as with numerous merchants. Staff may also take advantage of tuition reimbursement and courtesy scholarships, which are also available for spouses, same-sex domestic partners, and children of staff.
Emory also provides professional counseling, consultative, and educational services related to health, performance, and well-being for staff and their family members. Additional resources related to child care, adult caregiving, workplace flexibility, personal finance, fitness, nutrition, career counseling, and more are available. Detailed information may be found at http://www.hr.emory.edu/eu/benefits/index.html and http://www.worklife.emory.edu.
How to Apply
Qualified candidates will also need to apply formally for the position through the University’s online application system at http://www.hr.emory.edu/eu/careers. Candidates should expect comprehensive reference and background checking, including a criminal background check and degree verification.
Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.