Development, Medical School/Programs, Other Staff/Administrative, Staff/Administrative
The University of Iowa Center for Advancement (UICA) seeks a development officer for ophthalmology. In cooperation with Health Sciences management and supervisor, plans, initiates, and implements major gift development for strategic initiatives, primarily conducting and developing strategies for increasing major gift activity for the University of Iowa’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. These efforts will focus on developing and executing strategies for increasing major gift activity from patients, alumni and community members.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Facilitates the movement of major gift prospects through the donor continuum including the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of such prospects. This activity will focus on presenting quality proposals of $50,000 or more and will be part of managing a major gift prospect portfolio. Specific objectives will be developed and agreed upon annually with the supervisor.
Works with appropriate campus colleagues to ensure fundraising activities are conducted according to the established policies, procedures, and standards, have the full support, cooperation, and involvement of the Department of Ophthalmology.
Provides project direction for assigned fundraising initiatives for the UI Eye Program.
Identifies and cultivates, in cooperation with supervisor and Corporate and Foundation Relations management, the various corporate and foundation gift prospects for the assigned areas.
Develops and implements appropriate stewardship activity for donors within assigned areas with the assistance of the Donor Relations and Communications staff. This will include acknowledgement letters from UICA and appropriate campus colleagues as well as publicity of gifts when appropriate and other donor relation efforts for assigned areas.
Works with supervisor to develop and implement an annual fundraising plan, goals, and budget for assigned initiatives.
Maintains an awareness and understanding through continuing education and interaction with colleagues at other institutions, of trends, developments, and new fundraising techniques, especially as related to medicine fundraising.
Participates in general UICA activities including staff task forces and committees, assemblies and outreach activities, Board meetings, and University-wide fundraising efforts as assigned.
Assistant director: 1 to 3 years of development, fundraising, or related work experience. Associate director: 3+ years of development, fundraising, or related work experience.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary and benefits package.
About University of Iowa Center for Advancement
By working for the UICA, you can play an important role in providing life-changing opportunities, not just for students pursuing their career goals, but for individuals around the world who benefit from the University's services and programs, and from leading-edge research and advancements in medicine.
The University of Iowa Center for Advancement (UICA) is an independent nonprofit located on the north edge of campus, formed by joining the UI Alumni Association and the UI Foundation. Our mission is to advance the University of Iowa through engagement and philanthropy, and we are committed to engaging everyone who loves the University of Iowa—alumni, fans, patients, art lovers, students, parents, and friends—through programming, events, and opportunities to give back. By working for the UICA, you can play an important role in providing life-changing opportunities, not just for students pursuing their career goals, but for individuals around the world who benefit from the University's services and programs, and from leading-edge research and advancements in medicine. Learn more at http://www.foriowa.org/ and www.foriowa.org/careers/.