EVMS seeks a highly energetic professional to join an award winning development team in the role of Major Gifts Officer. Recognized as the area’s Outstanding Nonprofit Organization in 2014 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Hampton Roads Chapter National Philanthropy Day event, EVMS has developed creative, resourceful and inspired campaigns, initiatives, projects and techniques that have grown and increased our fundraising infrastructure, program and results.
The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) will work collaboratively and strategically with the director of development, development staff, senior management, academic leadership, other campus and volunteer leaders at EVMS. The MGO will be responsible for soliciting gifts of $25,000 and higher from individuals (alumni/non-alumni friends) and manage relationships in a portfolio of 150 prospective donors and will be expected to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward these individuals. The MGO should have experience in developing strategic funding opportunities to include creation of business plans, milestones/timelines, outcomes metrics and financial requirements for building budgets for sustainable programs. The MGO will focus on securing support for a set of campus-wide priorities that include funding for academic programs, research, academic honors, scholarships, unrestricted support, scientific/clinical equipment, and campus improvements.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and 7-10 years successful experience in major or planned gift fundraising preferably in higher education and/or healthcare setting. Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) accreditation is an asset. The successful candidate will have:
Be an experienced professional that can handle complex situations with tact and pose. Successful experience in developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.
Be able to articulate the case for support so that individuals "buy in" to the vision, mission, and goals and with sufficient effectiveness to secure gifts at assigned donor giving levels.
Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas.
The ability to translate complicated scientific/clinical information for non-medical audience.
The ability to interface with international, leading faculty, administrators and trustees.
Experience with Raiser’s Edge or related database; Microsoft Office skills are required.
Knowledge of tax laws that impact charitable giving, personal assets and estates.
The ability to understand the needs and interests of leadership and major gift donors in order to develop relationships between them and EVMS.
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills, as well as problem-solving, research and analytical skills.
Must be willing to travel and must have a driver's license. Weekend and evening work will be required.
EVMS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, and Drug and Tobacco Free workplace.
EVMS is one of the only schools of medicine and health professions in the nation founded by the community, for the community. We are focused not only on preparing the next generation of health-care providers, but also on translating discovery into better health care for the people of Hampton Roads. Our vision is to become the most community-oriented school of medicine and health professions in the United States.