Senior Director of Development, UCONN Health
Company: The University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc.
Posted on: January 7, 2021
Position SummaryThe Senior Director of Development for UCONN
Health will join a growing and dynamic fundraising team that is
reshaping the philanthropic culture at UCONN Health. The Senior
Director plays a leading role in the team's efforts to fuel
scientific research, medical education, and patient care with
impactful philanthropy. Reporting to the AVP of Development, UCONN
Health, the Senior Director manages a caseload of current and
prospective major and principal gift level prospects and donors and
solicits them at giving levels that achieve annual fundraising
goals and propel UConn Health forward. The individual will need to
be a creative, strategic thinker, and an energetic development
professional with a proven track record of success.UCONN Health is
comprised of John Dempsey Hospital, UCONN School of Medicine, and
UCONN School of Dental Medicine based out of our Farmington campus.
UConn Health is a vibrant, integrated academic medical center that
is entering an era of unprecedented growth in all three areas of
its mission: academics, research, and clinical care. The Medical
School is ranked as one of the top 10 most diverse medical schools
in the nation, with 400 medical students, 300 graduate students,
and 685 medial residents and fellows. The Dental School has
approximately 1700 alumni since the first D.M.D class in 1972. Over
65% of the dental alumni live and practice in the tri state area. A
major fundraising priority for the Foundation, UCONN Health has
averaged $8.2 million in philanthropic support the past five years,
with a record $14.325 million in FY20.Primary Responsibilities
- Develop and lead overall fundraising programs for key clinical
departments and programs at UConn Health
- Leads the fundraising for a new state-of-the art women and
infants unit at UCONN Health John Dempsey Hospital.
- Concurrently leads fundraising for one or more departments
within a nascent grateful patient and family philanthropy
- Cultivate, solicit, and steward a caseload of current and
prospective donors; meet or exceed all annual metrics and
- Create written strategic action plans for each prospect with
intent to deepen relationships that lead to new or increased giving
at the major, principal, and planned gift levels.
- Partner with the Associate Vice President of Development for
UConn Health, academic deans, department heads, faculty and staff
to manage donor and prospect activity and translate current and
emerging priorities into fundraising plans and goals.
- Prepare solicitation materials as needed for individual,
corporate and/or foundation prospects. Provide timely reports to
the AVP for Development, UConn Health, on progress toward assigned
goals and solicitation results.
- Participates in patient rounding at UConn John Dempsey Hospital
in coordination with physicians and nurse managers to steward
- Develop and clarify processes and procedures that support
performance metrics: work with Prospect Research to guide caseload
assignments; track, analyze and report on progress against goals;
conduct regular performance reviews; and recommend training and
enhancements as needed.
- Collaborate with the UConn Health development team, other UConn
Foundation members (i.e. planned giving, regional team, corporate
foundation and relations), across the different university
campuses, schools and colleges to communicate and broaden the base
of support for fundraising priorities at UConn Health.
- Provide counsel and advice to associate and assistant directors
of development at UConn Health
- Update and maintain contact reports in a timely manner and
implements next steps of moves process according to established
- Other duties as assigned.The University of Connecticut
Foundation is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer,
committed to fostering diversity in its workforce.Experience and
- Demonstrated ability to personally solicit and close major and
- Familiarity with grateful patient program and family
fundraising, especially partnering with physicians, nurses, and
other healthcare professionals.
- Superb interpersonal skills and ability to build productive,
beneficial relationships with a broad range of constituencies,
excellent tact and diplomacy.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including
ability to effectively communicate University priorities to donors
and prospects, and to positively represent the University and
- Adept in use of computers and information management
- Ability to handle multiple tasks, to assess and order
priorities, and to track details in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to understand and navigate a complex organization and
being able to partner and motivate others effectively.
- Ability to work to the demands of the position, which may
exceed a 40-hour work week.
- Must be willing to travel and reliable personal transportation
is required for this position.
- Must possess a valid driver's license issued from state in
which employee resides. Employee must maintain at their expense,
automobile liability insurance coverage in the minimum amount of
$500,000 or a combination of umbrella and automobile liability
insurance coverage of $500,000. A certificate of automobile
insurance evidencing the limit, must be provided to the Foundation
at hire and annually thereafter.Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree
- 6+ years of experience as a major gift fundraiser and/or
relevant transferrable skills
- Demonstrated ability to personally solicit and close major
gifts in the amount of $100,000 and above
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