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Reporting to the Vice Chancellor of Medical Advancement, the Associate Vice Chancellor oversees the entire major gifts program to ensure coordination, collaboration, effective metrics, accountability and best practices for major gifts fundraising for the School of Medicine and Siteman Cancer Center. In partnership with the Vice Chancellor, this position will be a key leader in implementing the grateful patient fundraising program, working across all units in Medical and University Advancement in a matrixed way to ensure the appropriate partners are included in planning and implementation of the program. This position coordinates the operational activities of staff in the areas of major gifts, grateful patient and corporate and foundation fundraising. The Associate Vice Chancellor will also carry a portfolio of prospects. This position is one of three that report directly to the Vice Chancellor and is a key member of the senior leadership team for Medical Advancement.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assume significant day to day oversight and management responsibilities for clinical and research fundraising programs, linking and synchronizing all major gifts fundraising throughout the team, including Siteman Cancer Center and School of Medicine Alumni fundraising.
Manage an appropriate personal case load of prospects and donors in terms of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
Key member of a team that will conceive, coordinate and drive the implementation of a sophisticated grateful patient engagement program for Medical Advancement.
Provide primary oversight and guidance related to retention, recruitment and onboarding of all major gift officers throughout Medical Advancement.
Lead and oversee Corporate and Foundation fundraising team for Medical Advancement.
Lead regular major gifts meetings with the goal of coordinating significant solicitation activity and ensuring Medical Advancement pipeline is healthy and growing.
Support staff to ensure best practices in all individual, major and principal gift proposals development.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Experienced fundraising professional with a demonstrated track record as a fundraiser, manager and strategist in major and principal gifts fundraising.
Ten years in a progressively responsible management position, in a higher education fundraising or similar environment with experience in grateful patient fundraising protocols and procedures.
Ability to operate effectively with flexibility and collegiality in a fast-paced, demanding and complex organizational environment.
Superior interpersonal skills, working comfortably and effectively with administration, faculty, professional and administrative staff, as well as volunteers.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Intellectual curiosity and an appreciation for health science and excellence in all endeavors.
Appropriate sense of humor.
Strong work ethic and unquestioned integrity.
High level of initiative, energy and creativity.
Sound judgment, political savvy and high level of emotional intelligence.
Ability to travel domestically.
Demonstrated ability to improve organizational effectiveness in a matrixed environment.
Strong management and leadership experience, including the ability to empower, build initiative and sustain motivation of the major gifts team.
Successful record of significant achievement in the area of major and principal gifts.
Demonstrated skill in developing sophisticated strategies for planning, implementing and administering complex gift situations in an academic enterprise.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of University Advancement. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Internal Number: 50891
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