As a member of the Children’s and Women’s Health Team and with a focus on the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Assistant Director is responsible for representing and advocating the mission and campaign priorities of the Department of OB/GYN and UMHS Von Voigtlander Hospital, including the Department’s and Hospital’s expertise in Maternal/Fetal Medicine and high-risk pregnancies, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecologic Subspecialities and Gynecologic Cancers. The Department also advocates for Maternal Health and Reproductive Justice globally, and has developed and promotes strong research, teaching and patient care initiatives in Africa, especially Ghana and Ethiopia. The Assistant Director will represent the University at large to individuals, groups, and foundations, with a focus on advancing long term relationships and financial support. The Assistant Director will create short and long term strategies for donors with an interest in supporting women’s health and the Department of OB/GYN, and to a lesser extent initiatives and programs benefitting C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and the UMHS Department of Pediatrics. The Assistant Director will manage and solicit a portfolio of major gift prospects, and will assist with the development and implementation of key and signature events, stewardship programs, annual giving/direct mail initiatives, as well as communication and marketing initiatives on behalf of Department and Team priorities.
-Create and implement a comprehensive multi-year fundraising plan to increase philanthropic support for women’s health programs by working closely in coordination and collaboration with the Senior Director and with the Department Chair and Senior Administrators.
-Gather and analyze data, assess donor and volunteer prospects, and develop strategies designed to realize the current and life-time giving potential of individual prospects.
-Aggressively identify, and formally qualify, new major and planned gift prospects by developing and executing long-range and short-range strategies to produce a continuous pipeline of donors capable of making significant gifts.
-Develop a comprehensive understanding of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatric and Health System Development priorities and make a persuasive verbal and written case for supporting key programs and projects, effectively matching the interests of prospects to specific Health System and University needs.
Donor & Prospect Management
-Personally maintain a portfolio of major gift and planned giving prospects, maintaining frequent contact with prospects, university leaders, and volunteers.
-Plan systematic, appropriate and effective solicitation strategies for major and planned gift prospects.
-Increase philanthropic support for research, translational science, faculty support and patient care for the benefit of women’s health and pediatric healthcare initiatives.
-Ensure consistent and appropriate donor and prospect contact, faculty outreach and faculty and administrative follow up; and facilitate effective gift proposals and solicitations.
-Oversee the development and implementation of comprehensive, timely and innovative stewardship and donor relations communications plans for all donors.
-Provide volunteer/fundraising board staff support and lead both internal and external groups in the identification, qualification, and evaluation of major, principal, and planned gift prospects.
-Provide guidance for fundraising committees and related events and activities led by volunteers and outside groups whose goal it is to support women’s and children’s health programs.
-Coordinate and facilitate activities that will directly result in prospect identification, engagement and successful solicitations, including advising chairs, department heads and development colleagues on the culture, expectations and needs of medical development constituents.
-Maintain strong lines of communication with colleagues in other Health System and Medical School units, the Office of University Development, and appropriate schools and colleges across the University to ensure effective collaboration and synergy in achieving fundraising goals and objectives.
-Through collegial consultation and cooperation, demonstrate and be a model of collaboration in the development community, while representing Health System Development values and its unique role at the University of Michigan.
-Participate in UMHS Office of Development events as appropriate.
-Perform other duties as required or assigned.
-Three to five years of experience in fund raising, public relations, and/or alumni relations.
-Ability to exercise a high degree of sound judgment and diplomacy, with a commitment to confidentiality and sensitivity to and interest in advancing women?s health issues.
-Progressively responsible development experience in an academic health system setting with a comprehensive development program.
-Demonstrated success in raising capital, program support and endowment gifts.
-Proven success working in a multifaceted development environment.
-Experience working in a complex environment similar to the University of Michigan Health System with proven experience with securing gift of $100,000 and more.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an engaging, genuine and mature personal style.
-Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as a proven record of working collaboratively with others are necessary.
-Knowledge of the University of Michigan organization, policies and procedures.
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