Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
The Director of Annual Giving is responsible for all aspects of the School of Medicine’s Annual Fund and is responsible for increasing the level of annual unrestricted support from all constituencies. The Director will manage a portfolio of annual fund prospects and donors with the goal of securing leadership Annual Fund gifts. This position is also responsible for recruiting, training, and managing volunteers for the School of Medicine Eliot Membership Committee and specific Class Reunion Committees. The Director ensures that the School’s Annual Fund achieves the qualitative and quantitative goals set each year, and for identifying pertinent issues and making appropriate adjustments when any of these goals are not achieved. HIPAA training is required.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of a minimum of 120 alumni and friends, specifically at leadership levels, for the School’s Annual Fund, Scholars in Medicine programs, and other needs.
Identify, recruit, educate, motivate, and coordinate alumni volunteers for the Eliot Society Membership Committee and specific Class Reunion Committees.
Working in close collaboration with the Washington University Alumni and Development Annual Giving team, facilitate the School of Medicine’s comprehensive Annual Giving direct mail program to all alumni constituencies and non-alumni leadership donors, including composition of written solicitation letters and electronic and web-based communications from institutional leadership and key alumni volunteers.
Supervise an associate director and administrative assistant, develop and execute a long-term plan that grows the reach and impact of the annual giving program, evaluate progress toward goals, and track and report, on an ongoing basis, all aspects of the School of Medicine Annual Fund.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
Five years of fund-raising experience, preferably in higher education, or a record of demonstrated achievement in a field requiring the application of similar skills.
Experience soliciting gifts of $1,000 to $50,000 or more.
Ability to personally solicit contributions from individuals.
Superior oral and written communications skills that can articulate the needs, interests, and accomplishments of the School of Medicine to a wide range of audiences in a variety of formats.
Thorough understanding of database, direct mail, phonathon, and electronic/web-based strategies and tactics in fundraising.
Ability to accumulate, assess and act upon information derived from both statistical and anecdotal sources.
Significant experience in recruiting, training, and supporting volunteers.
Demonstrated organizational skills, as well as an ability to work with and motivate other development professionals and volunteers.
Capacity to perform in an intellectually rigorous and complex environment of medical science and science education encompassing multiple institutions and numerous disciplines.
Advanced degree from an accredited college or university.
Five to seven years of achievement in higher education development or healthcare development.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Medical Alumni and Development Programs located at the West Campus Main Building of the Danforth Campus.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.