Associate Director of Development for Child Health

Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 9, 2023

Position Details

Position Information

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Closing date

Open Until Filled


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Position Title

Associate Director of Development for Child Health

Department this Position Reports to

Medical and Healthcare Advancement

Hiring Range Minimum

Please inquire

Hiring Range Maximum

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SEIU Level

Not an SEIU Position

FLSA Status


Employment Category

Regular Full Time

Scheduled Months per Year


Scheduled Hours per Week



one or two days in the office a month as a team, and otherwise as needed based on effectively engaging donors, clinical partners and colleagues

Location of Position

Lebanon NH
One Medical Center Drive

Remote Work Eligibility?


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Position Purpose

This role will serve as part of the team, under the leadership of the Director of Development for Child Health Initiatives, focused on identifying and engaging community members and organizations who have an interest in providing philanthropic support for Dartmouth Health Children’s and child health research initiatives conducted at the Geisel School of Medicine. The Associate Director will help to grow a pipeline of support through the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a personal portfolio of prospects. The position will work closely with various members of the Medical & Healthcare Advancement team as well as Dartmouth Health Children’s staff to help support philanthropic strategies and achieve various fundraising goals.


Our team’s mission is to advance the missions of the Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth Health. This position in Child Health specifically supports improving kids health, through the work of Dartmouth Health Children’s, Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock and the Geisel School of Medicine.

Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp

Bachelors or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities


• Four or more years of demonstrated success in fundraising in a complex development organization.
• Demonstrated appreciation for the solicitation process. Experience in pipeline development, moves management and the identification and management of volunteers.
• Understanding of and comfort with the intricacies of business travel.

Skills & Knowledge
• Ability to work with and command the respect of senior officers, faculty and administrators, and high-level volunteers.
• Excellent oral, written, and project management skills.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills, and adept at both negotiating and diplomacy
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team; self-motivated and proactive.
• Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and to set priorities.
• Expertise in operating database, spreadsheet, and Web-based software applications in a complex computer information system environment.
• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion; understand and follow HIPAA guidelines
• Strong commitment to diversity.
• Brings a sense of humor and job to work

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience working in an academic medical system or university environment preferred.

Department Contact for Recruitment Inquiries

Otilia Pruna

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Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

Polly Antol

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Dartmouth vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job?


Special Instructions to Applicants

All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, are required to be up to date with vaccination against COVID -19 (or to have received an approved exemption from vaccination through the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity). Please visit for details. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment. Failure to meet this condition of employment within the first 30 days may result in Dartmouth in its sole discretion ending employment.

Dartmouth College has a Tobacco-Free Policy. Smoking and the use of tobacco-based products (including smokeless tobacco) are prohibited in all facilities, grounds, vehicles or other areas owned, operated or occupied by Dartmouth College with no exceptions. For details, please see our policy.

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Key Accountabilities


• Under the direction of the Director of Development, Child Health Initiatives, works closely with advancement and clinical staff to identify fundraising priorities and articulate compelling cases for support.
• Devises and implements donor-centric fundraising strategies to meet personal activity and revenue metrics through portfolio planning and moves management.
• Identifies, qualifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards a portfolio of ~125-175 patients, families, and community members with the capacity to make multi-year gift commitments to Dartmouth Health Children’s and child health research at the Geisel School of Medicine between $25,000 and $1 million.
• Qualifies new potential major gift prospects to grow the solicitation pipeline for Dartmouth Health Children’s and child health research
• Documents and records all activities as appropriate in fundraising databases.

Percentage Of Time



Program & Planning Management
• Engages in developing and supporting the execution of a comprehensive strategy to provide opportunities to cultivate, engage, and steward top prospects who have an interest in supporting the mission of Dartmouth Health Children’s.
• In partnership with other members of the advancement team, develops materials, events and programming in support of fundraising objectives.
• Supports Dartmouth Health Children’s community fundraising events, programs, and initiatives.
• Participates as a development partner with physicians and nurses who are a part of the philanthropy training program. Attends trainings and one-on-one coaching sessions with assigned participants.
Performs other duties assigned.

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Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.


Performs other duties as assigned.
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