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Associate Vice President, Development - Health Sciences

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 11, 2023
Job Summary

The Associate Vice President of Development will lead the fundraising and engagement programs for Drexel University’s Health Sciences, which include the College of Medicine (DUCOM), College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) and the Dornsife School of Public Health (DSPH). In coordination with the Hospital, the Associate Vice President will also oversee the advancement efforts for St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children (SCHC) which serves as Drexel’s Department of Pediatrics.

Essential Functions
  • Provide vision and direction for the Health Sciences advancement efforts, including alumni engagement, annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, and corporate and foundation initiatives.
  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward a select portfolio of principal gifts prospects across the assigned colleges and schools, and those with interest in supporting the Health Sciences and the Hospital.
  • Ensure that the major giving activities are maximized through an effective advancement team of fundraising professionals and partnerships across Units and functional areas.
  • Partner with the Deans of the assigned colleges and schools to increase and support their development efforts and maximize fundraising potential.
  • Define and execute bold funding initiatives that advance Drexel and SCHC’s fundraising goals and promote a strong culture of philanthropy across the enterprise.
  • Recognize the unique contribution the academic and research components and work closely with stakeholders to promote development strategies tailored to these programs, their histories, and their constituents.
  • Represent the Health Sciences unit to a broad range of senior-level constituencies, including Drexel University trustees, alumni, friends, corporate executives, foundations and SCHC board members.
  • Support the CEO and Chief of Pediatrics, the Senior Vice President, and the Assistant Vice President of Development–SCHC in creating, implementing, and operating a professional fundraising program at the Hospital.
  • Work to establish business practices and resolve complex issues for SCHC in conjunction with its new legal and financial structure.
  • Oversee the development of a grateful patient fundraising program for St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Build a donor base of supporters and friends.
  • Oversee the development of a volunteer structure for SCHC, potentially consisting of Physician Giving Society, Planned Giving Society, Loyal Donor Club, CEO’s Advisory Council.
  • Establish, track and report on key performance indicators that measure the effectiveness and efficiency of fundraising activities and performance.
  • Support the Senior Vice President, Institutional Advancement in developing, aligning and executing the strategic priorities of the University.
  • Effectively manage a team of 10+ including direct supervision of 3 unit leaders/Assistant VPs, an Executive Director of Foundation & Corporate Relations, and administrative support staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of demonstrated fundraising success at the major and principal gift level.
  • Experience in higher education development.
  • Program and pipeline development experience.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated experience as a successful manager and supervisor.
  • Knowledge of database fundraising software. CS Advance preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to travel on a frequent basis.
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends.
  • Collaborative style and ability to work within multiple leadership teams
  • Ability to integrate and lead a complex advancement program.
  • Valid Driver’s license.

Hybrid: Remote/University City, Philadelphia PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of Q. 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:Jan 11 2023 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:Feb 11 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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