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 Senior Associate Director of Medical Development, under the supervision of the Director of Medical Development, is responsible for the identification and qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual major gift prospects within the medical alumni and former house staff constituencies of the Washington University School of Medicine. The Senior Associate Director will be focused on conducting a minimum of 175-200 personal visits annually with prospects and donors in the St. Louis region and in other key cities around the country. This position requires extensive travel. The Senior Associate Director will solicit and secure major gift commitments for the priority needs of the School of Medicine and, in doing so, will develop and manage a portfolio of 250 major gift prospects.
Conduct personal visits and other meaningful interactions to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward medical alumni and former house staff, in the St. Louis region and in Council Cities nationally, who have the ability, inclination, and interest to make a major gift commitment to the priority needs of the School of Medicine. Includes management of a nation-wide portfolio of prospects with extensive travel to ensure effective relationships, strong communication, timely and exhaustive follow-up, and prompt and accurate reporting. This position requires a minimum of 50% travel time.
Support alumni volunteer leadership for current and emerging priorities of the School of Medicine.
Recruit, train and support alumni leadership for the annual Medical School Reunion weekend.
Plan cultivation events for alumni and housestaff in key cities around the country.
Engage and support Medical Alumni and Development colleagues, Planned Giving, Regional Giving, and other Alumni and Development team members in effective and strategic collaboration to move major gift solicitation forward and to a successful conclusion.
Provide staff support for members of the Medical School administration, faculty and key volunteers as they cultivate, solicit and steward major gift prospects through personal interactions and engagement at events.
Participate actively in cultivation events and activities designed to engage medical alumni and former house staff and highlight for these constituencies the vision and impact of the School of Medicine.
Bachelor’s degree required. Five years fundraising experience, with a track record of experience and achievement in fundraising. Excellent organizational skills, oral and written communication skills; ability to learn and articulate the needs, interests, and accomplishments of the School of Medicine to a wide variety of individuals.
Other relevant skills:
The capacity to perform successfully in a fast-paced, complex, high-expectation environment and possess genuine commitment to the advancement of medical education and the mission and principles governing the Department of Medical Alumni and Development Programs.
Advanced degree preferred. Prefer experience and achievement in fundraising in higher education. Experience in a medical school or health science environment desirable.
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
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.