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.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is for the Siteman Cancer Center. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, the Director of Donor Relations and Strategic Engagement is responsible for developing and executing programing, activities, and experiences to qualify prospective donors and cultivate and steward current donors. The incumbent will serve as the coordinator of strategic engagement for high-level community volunteers, responding to constituent inquiries, anticipating needs for regular strategic contact, and leveraging volunteer contacts’ networks to advance Siteman’s fundraising program. The Director will also oversee Siteman’s third party event program. The Director of Donor Relations and Strategic Engagement will partner with Siteman’s Marketing department to identify and execute mutually beneficial collaborations to broaden the cancer center’s donor pipeline and increase brand awareness with key constituents.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Working in concert with Siteman gift officers, the Director will ensure strategic qualification, cultivation, and stewardship of high-level prospective donors. The chief mechanism by which this strategic engagement will be executed is by conceptualizing and executing prospect outreach and stewardship events. These include but are not limited to the following: lab tours, private receptions, volunteer meetings, and educational lectures.
Create regular communication materials for distribution to key constituents on behalf of the Director of Siteman Cancer Center and the Executive Director of Development.
Develop, support and execute engagement in Siteman advocacy, fundraising, events, activities and other calls to action.
Assist the Executive Director of Development with special cultivation events to be hosted by the Director of the Cancer Center, the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor for Alumni and Development Programs, other University officials, as well as Siteman faculty and staff.
Assist Executive Director of Development in crafting comprehensive stewardship plans for all Siteman Cancer Center donors, special donor recognition events (i.e. building dedications, installations, etc.), various donor recognition publications, and research of Siteman Cancer Center prospects and donors.
Serve as development liaison to Siteman Cancer Center Marketing team.
Collaborate with Siteman Cancer Center Marketing team to identify and execute opportunities to capitalize on marketing activities to further Siteman’s fundraising priorities.
Vet requests for third party donors wishing to host events to benefit Siteman Cancer Center.
Ensure that necessary permits and liability policies are secured for affected events.
Review third party collateral materials for Siteman brand consistency.
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree and seven years’ experience in development event planning and volunteer management, preferably within a complex university, academic medical center or similar environment.
Development event planning experience must include experience developing and implementing special cultivation events, fundraising events and community outreach programs.
Must have thorough knowledge of institutional development, donor relations, and stewardship.
Must have familiarity with fundamentals of university development programs.
Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
Digital experience and application in development essential.
The ability to articulate the needs, interests, and accomplishments of Siteman to a wide range of audiences is required. Must exhibit personal characteristics enabling effective and mature interaction with important constituencies.
Superior time management, organization skills, and attention to detail is a must. Must be adept in a team-oriented environment comprised of employee colleagues and volunteers.
Must be able to meet multiple deadlines under pressure.
Must be able to handle confidential information professionally.
Candidates must also have the capacity to perform in an intellectually rigorous and complex environment, exhibit personal characteristics enabling effective interaction with important constituencies, and possess a genuine commitment to the principles governing Washington University and Siteman Cancer Center.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -10 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
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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.
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