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Posted Job Title
Director of Development for Biomedical Research (Sr. Major Gift Officer)
Job Profile Title
Major Gifts Officer Senior
Job Description Summary
Responsible for strategy and execution in support of the Perelman School of Medicineâ™s development program for its world class biomedical research enterprise, with a focus on leading programs in genetics and gene therapy, the microbiome, as well as an emerging new research building. Leads and/or coordinates all fundraising activities for assigned areas. Responsibilities include working directly with department chairs, center directors, research faculty, and philanthropic prospects and donors.
-- Develops an understanding of the broad research and educational goals of Penn Medicine, related financial needs, and areas of responsibility within the Perelman School of Medicine.Â
-- Work with academic leadership, including Department Chairs and Center and Institute Directors, to identify fundraising priorities and prospects, and partner in developing strategies, cultivating and soliciting gifts.
-- âœTell the storyâ of great basic and translational research to philanthropic prospects and development colleagues by collaborating with faculty and converting specialized language into compelling proposals and web and video copy.
-- Personally maintain and staff a portfolio of individual and institutional major giving prospects whose interests relate to basic and translational research.Â
-- Direct and prepare major prospect proposals, targeted solicitation materials, including concise communication strategies for basic science faculty (âœpitchesâ).
-- Works as a senior member of the Biomedical Research Development team and supervises one Assistant Director of Development and .25 FTE Development Assistant.
-- Plan, coordinate, and direct visits and special events for prospects and donors.
-- Oversee stewardship activities with assigned prospects.
-- Report to Sr. Executive Director of Development for Biomedical Research and other colleagues on fundraising activity through the major gifts tracking/reporting/moves management system.
-- Collaborates with University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine leadership and development colleagues on all matters regarding assigned prospects.
Please include both resume and cover letter to be considered for this opportunity.
Bachelorâ™s degree required and five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in institutional Development or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An advanced degree in a scientific field, public health, or public administration valued. Expertise in a field related to biomedical research and advocacy may count as directly relevant work experience.Â Â Â Â Â
Strong administrative and organizations experience in order to establish objectives, set performance standards, and organize a successful approach to achieving fundraising goals.
Ability to function independently, and also work collaboratively within a centralized development structure.
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
Valid driver's license required.
Ability to travel locally, nationally and, on occasion, internationally.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Development and Alumni Relations
$59,703.00 - $113,435.00
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Internal Number: JR00018311
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