Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Major Gifts
The Director of Development, UH Cancer Center, (Director) is a key member of the UH Manoa Development Team, primarily focused on identifying, engaging and soliciting prospective donors for major and leadership gifts that support the vision of the leadership of the UH Cancer Center. The Director will close gifts and steward donors so that positive and mutually beneficial relationships continue.
Chief Executive Officer
Specific responsibilities and performance expectations include:
Build and actively manage a portfolio of 120-150 major gift prospects, including those identified by the Director and those assigned by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and the UH Manoa's Kaka’ako Health Sciences Campus leadership overseeing the UH Cancer Center.
Identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors for major gifts of $25,000 and above. The Director is expected to make appointments for personal visits with major gift prospects that ultimately lead to gift solicitations.
Annual and campaign goals are set by the University of Hawai‘i Foundation (UHF) in coordination with University of Hawai‘i Manoa. These include goals related to number of new prospects, number of visits, number of solicitations, and gifts raised.
Participate actively and consistently in the UHF Prospect Management Process: file timely (monthly) prospect clearance requests for cultivation and solicitation; provide monthly schedules of prospect appointments; file timely (monthly) contact reports on prospects; communicate with all team members on each assigned prospect; develop written strategies and adhere to scheduled strategy for the cultivation and closing of major gifts.
Develop a clear understanding of UH Manoa’s Kaka’ako Health Sciences Campus and Cancer Center, its strengths and philanthropic opportunities; develop cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff, and administrators.
Steward current and past donors to the programs of the UH Cancer Center, to assure ongoing involvement and increased giving.
Work as a positive and productive member of the UHF Development Division, and the UH M?noa Development Team for the benefit of the total University.
Work closely with constituents to ensure effective coordination of effort with their programs and activities in creating and implementing major gift prospect strategies.
Growing a grateful patient program with our affiliated partners.
Assist with additional development functions as assigned.
The Director will meet annually with his/her supervisor to put in place a plan for the year. This plan will include numeric goals for each of the basic responsibility categories, as well as program and professional development goals. At the end of each year, the Director and his/her supervisor will review progress toward the annual goals.
Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience preferred in a non-profit setting, preferably an alumni, development, educational or membership organization, with proven success in developing major gift strategies, soliciting and closing gifts and developing recommendations for stimulating interest in the organization's program.
Ability to work effectively in a large complex, dynamic organization balancing competing priorities
Ability to communicate clearly and eloquently in written and spoken form
Ability to inspire and manage volunteers and colleagues
Ability to work with a diverse community
Ability to manage competing projects
Ability to meet deadlines and maintain self-motivation
Ability to manage and manipulate databases
Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook
Bachelor’s degree is required
Experience in higher education a plus
Strong interest and experience in health sciences research a plus
Exemplify and live the values of the UH Foundation (accountability, excellence, integrity, service, teamwork and trust).
Based at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa’s Kaka`ako Health Sciences Campus, 701 Ilalo Street, Honolulu, HI, this position will involve travel, mostly by auto, but occasionally by other modes of transportation. The Director must have a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record. The employee may need to work some evenings and weekends and must be able to work to the demands of the position, which may exceed a 40 hour work week. Must be able and willing to travel interisland and nationally upon request.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest that provides evidence of the qualifications, a resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three professional references to: University of Hawai‘i Foundation, Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 11270, Honolulu, HI 96828-0270. FAX: (808) 748-0727. Email: email@example.com. Deadline: Open until filled.
THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AND THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII FOUNDATION
The primary purpose of the University of Hawaii’s 10-campus system is to provide an environment in which faculty and students can discover, examine critically, preserve, and transmit the knowledge, wisdom, and values that will help ensure the survival of the present and future generations with improvement in the quality of life.
The University of Hawaii Foundation, a nonprofit organization, raises private funds to support the University of Hawaii System. Our mission is to unite our donors’ passions with the University of Hawaii's aspirations to benefit the people of Hawaii and beyond. We do this by raising private philanthropic support, managing private investments and nurturing donor and alumni relationships. Please visit www.uhfoundation.org.
About University of Hawaii Foundation
The University of Hawaii Foundation, a nonprofit organization, raises private funds to support the University of Hawaii System. Our mission is to unite our donors’ passions with the University of Hawaii's aspirations to benefit the people of Hawaii and beyond. We do this by raising private philanthropic support, managing private investments and nurturing donor and alumni relationships.
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