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Director of Development, College of Medicine

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 2, 2022
Drexel’s Office of Institutional Advancement (IA) supports the University’s mission and strategic priorities by generating philanthropic engagement and by building and strengthening relationships among alumni, students, faculty, staff, civic leaders, friends, and foundation and corporate partners. We aspire to create a sustainable and lasting culture of philanthropy at Drexel University by cultivating the next generation of leadership through volunteer initiatives and alumni engagement.

In alignment with Drexel University’s values and priorities, IA is committed to maintaining a flexible and dynamic work environment that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion; professional and career development; and collaboration and innovation across all our departments.

Job Summary

The Director of Development, College of Medicine is a member of the Institutional Advancement (IA) team assigned to develop philanthropic resources for the College of Medicine. This position will play a central role in major gift fundraising and contribute to the enhancement of leadership annual giving and major gift support. They report to the Assistant Vice President, Development - College of Medicine. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Essential Functions
  • Secures leadership annual gifts and major gifts with an emphasis on developing future major donors by pursuing the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of private support from individuals for the College of Medicine
  • Builds and manages a portfolio of prospects. This portfolio will evolve steadily as prospects/suspects are brought to closure, referred to other development officers, or dropped from the portfolio for lack of capacity or inclination
  • Maintains an active schedule of face-to-face meetings with leadership annual fund donors and major gift suspects and prospects, averaging between twelve (12) to fifteen (15) such meetings per month. Manages donors in assigned geographic territories throughout the country
  • Identify and move high level annual giving donors to the major gift pool, helping to grow and feed the donor pipeline
  • Coordinates with the Assistant Vice President and other College of Medicine gift officers in identifying and working with key volunteers to establish and strengthen advisory boards for the College of Medicine
  • Coordinates with the Assistant Vice President and the Office of Alumni Engagement to help foster activities that contribute to a culture of philanthropy in the college
  • Stewards donors through ongoing communications, recognition activities, invitations to key events, and interaction with beneficiaries of their support
  • Promotes University priorities and image to constituents. Serves as front line staff to promote campus goals and objectives. Maintains current knowledge of university-wide institutional priorities. As appropriate, and with the knowledge of the Assistant Vice President, qualifies, cultivates and solicits prospects on behalf of other campus units
  • Adheres to performance goals and standards for development officers as specified under Office of Institutional Advancement guidelines
  • Any changes during employment to these guidelines will be disseminated in a timely manner
  • Follows Institutional Advancement procedures with regard to prospect management and documenting contacts
  • Responsible for oversight and submission of all relative fundraising reports, statistics, projections and publications
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent
  • Minimum of five years of successful experience in development and major gift fundraising, preferably in higher education or health system setting
  • Ability and willingness to travel on a frequent basis required
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends required
  • Valid drivers licensed required
Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree is preferred
  • Familiarity with planned giving concepts and experience in soliciting planned gifts is a plus
  • Knowledge of prospect management systems preferred
  • Knowledge of database fundraising software CS Advance preferred
Physical Demands
  • Typically sitting at a desk/table
  • Typically standing, walking

Hybrid/Flexible Work Arrangement

Additional Information

This position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of M. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Please review the Benefits Brochure for some information on our benefits offerings.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

Advertised:Nov 2 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:Dec 31 2022 Eastern Standard Time

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