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Vice President for Advancement and President, NEOMED Foundation

Northeast Ohio Medical University
Ohio, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Dec 16, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Education, Education Administration & Leadership
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Full Time
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Summary The new Vice President for Advancement and President of the NEOMED Foundation will lead a dynamic and comprehensive team of professionals dedicated to outreach, engagement, and innovation in the areas of development, fundraising and alumni relations. This individual will provide strategic leadership and direction for all aspects of fundraising including annual giving, planned giving, major gift giving, alumni giving, corporate foundation relationships and a strategic University campaign celebrating the institution’s 50th Anniversary. The Vice President will report directly to the President and maintain a collaborative cross-divisional relationship with members of the Executive Management Team and their respective areas.   Northeast Ohio Medical University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.   Principal Functional Responsibilities Duties and Responsibilities: 1)   Demonstrate a commitment to and excitement for the mission of Northeast Ohio Medical University, its students, faculty and staff and their exceptional experience. 2)   Manage a substantial portfolio of presidential prospects at the major and principal gift levels. Become a trusted advisor to the President including supporting him in the highest-level conversations with principal gift donors and prospects. 3)   Lead in the establishment and implementation of development priorities for the various colleges and other areas of the University. Ensure the efforts of development and the colleges are well coordinated and supported. Maintain the participation of the President, Deans, Vice Presidents, faculty and alumni in the joint cultivation and stewardship of key funding sources, including corporations and foundations. 4)   Lead the policy, planning, and execution of annual, multi-year strategies and capital campaigns as well as set the policy for managing and reporting philanthropic activity according to highest association standards. 5)   Understand and advance the case for support of the student experience at Northeast Ohio Medical University. There is great capacity for the Foundation to be a source of opportunity to expand and rethink how the students engage. 6)   Inspire, lead and transform prospective donors, alumni, colleagues, senior leadership, faculty, staff, students, and the community to encourage them to engage with Northeast Ohio Medical University. 7)   Direct the leadership of the Alumni Association. Develop strategies to communicate and engage University alumni. Manage a growth campaign in alumni membership and alumni giving. 8)   Work with and lead the Foundation’s Board in their understanding of how the Foundation will be re-imagined to create new partnerships, to identify alternative revenue sources, and to rethink how it conducts its business in support of the University’s strategic plan. 9)   Serve as a primary liaison to the Board of Trustees for the Institutional Advancement Committee by providing quarterly updates related to the Foundation as well as on an as-needed basis. 10)  Serve as the primary contact for the Foundation’s investment consultants and external audit firms. 11)  Represent the NEOMED Foundation, where necessary, at University, community and development events including meetings, committees and/or other related groups to communicate information regarding the Foundation and its initiatives. 12)  Prepare and be accountable for the budgets of the NEOMED Foundation and the Office of Advancement at NEOMED.   13)  Perform related duties as assigned.   Qualifications Education/Degrees: A master’s degree or equivalent professional experience.    Experience: Requires progressively responsible senior-level executive experience in administration, particularly in the areas encompassed by the vice presidency with demonstrated results in managing people, and tasks in a highly complex work environment, preferably in higher education along with a demonstrated ability and successful track record of planning, executing and successfully closing significant major and principal gifts. Ability to interact with the Foundation, Board of Trustees, senior leadership, students, faculty and staff among others. Familiarity with donor and alumni information systems, i.e., Raiser’s Edge.   Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies Key Skills, Knowledge and Personal Characteristics: ·     High ethical values with strength of character. ·     Excellent leadership skills. ·     Must function well as both a team leader and a team player, sensitive to the demands of this unique environment. ·     Ability to work effectively, collaboratively and tactfully with administrative colleagues and the academic areas within the organization. ·     Ability to work effectively, collaboratively and tactfully with civic, business and industrial leaders, community representatives, and interested individuals. ·     Ability to think creatively and critically. ·     Must be able to problem solve effectively. ·     Position is required to bring a broad generalist perspective to the discussion and resolution of issues. ·     Excellent oral and written communication skills coupled with the ability to act as a public spokesperson, and experience in delivering clear and effective messages to both internal and external audiences. ·     Understand and appreciate academic environment. ·     Passionate about higher education and its ability to change lives. ·     High energy. ·     Must be committed to diversity.   Key Competencies:   Communication: Builds and maintains open, transparent and effective lines of communication, within and outside the University, to better serve others in all interactions; appropriately tailor written and verbal messages to target audiences.  Service Excellence: Maintains focus on service excellence in all relationships with colleagues, students and NEOMED guests; views all interactions as a potential opportunity for demonstrating NEOMED’s focus on serving others. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/DE&I: Practices inclusion of those unique human qualities that are different from our own and outside the groups to which we belong; respects and values all people, nurtures open dialogue between those of differing perspectives; and empowers people to express themselves and show an appreciation of others. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) at NEOMED includes in addition to the dimensions of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation, it also includes socioeconomic status, physical attributes and abilities; political, cultural, and intellectual ideologies and practices. Civility: Civility at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) involves treating people with dignity, respect, and courtesy which involves efforts to understand differences and a general awareness of the rights, wishes, concerns and feelings of others. It involves speaking in ways that are respectful, responsible, restrained and principled, and avoiding that which is offensive, rude, demeaning or threatening.  People Management: Establishes clear and focused expectations and accountabilities, coaches for success, addresses performance issues and conflict appropriately and promotes/facilitates talent development appropriately.  Business Acumen: Demonstrates a clear understanding of all areas affecting the University (teaching, research, service) and those being served (students, faculty and staff, community) including resources, educational trends and new advances. Utilizes business principles and skills in planning, prioritization, decision-making, and resource allocation to drive desired results.  
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