Emory University Executive Director of Development, Winship Cancer Institute in atlanta, Georgia
The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Emory University in the search for an Executive Director of Development, Winship Cancer Institute (Winship).
The Executive Director will be a thought leader prepared to direct and coordinate fundraising efforts and provide strategic planning for philanthropy in support of the Winship Cancer Institute. The Executive Director will be charged with seeking principal gifts from grateful patients, grateful patient families, alumni, non-alumni individuals, corporations, and foundations in support of faculty, programs, and facilities and will lead and manage a team that
raises funds for Winship's multidisciplinary cancer disease programs. This leader will implement its annual giving program, develop and execute signature events, and support Winship’s auxiliary groups.
The Executive Director of Development, Winship Cancer Institute will
• drive and develop a strategic fundraising strategy in conjunction with Winship
• oversee and provide guidance to frontline fundraisers and special events staff;
• secure support from individuals, including grateful patients, foundations, and
• build relationships and solicit potential donors and volunteers to support programs and priorities;
• design and implement opportunities to steward principal, leadership, and major gift donors;
• work with the Winship Advisory Board to harness their interest and support, ensuring they are staffed with the knowledge and support to invite others to join them in Winship’s mission;
• ensure that the Winship Advisory Board financial goals are met and/or exceeded;
• build relationships among potential donors to support programs and priorities;
• visit donors and prospects asking for financial support;
• identify corporate leadership opportunities, leveraging relationships to raise funds;
• build relationships with faculty and leadership to assist in presenting needs to
• direct events or receptions to cultivate prospects and steward donors;
• develop short- and long-term goals and objectives;
• develop targeted fundraising campaigns within an identified framework;
• interpret faculty needs internally and externally to request clearance, determine fundraising plans, and increase support;
• identify foundation support and direct grant writing and proposals;
• work in tandem with physician-scientists related to support of their work;
• foster relationships with faculty and leadership to identify funding opportunities and to build trust and partner to secure principal, leadership, and major gifts;
• plan and direct communication methodologies and oversee the development of written materials, videos, and informational workshops;
• coordinate public relations, the generation of departmental budgets and
• inspire, mentor, and direct a team of development professionals; and
• assist in developing and interpreting priorities of the Executive Director and faculty, and represent concerns of staff to appropriate personnel.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree and 10 years progressively responsible development, fundraising or related experience, preferably in higher education or in a non-profit institution. Extensive supervision and leadership experience. Effective written and oral communications skills.
All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Before submitting your materials, please read them over for accuracy. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the successful candidate has been selected.
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To nominate a candidate, please contact Angelique Grant:
FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION: Designs, develops and implements strategic fundraising strategy to meet increasing fundraising goals for capital, clinical programs, medical research, recruitment, retention, endowment and special projects for the Winship Cancer Institute (WCI). Oversees and provides guidance to frontline fundraisers and special events staff. Secures support from individuals, foundations and corporations. Works with and manages Advisory Board relationships and goals. Cultivates relationships among potential donors to support programs and priorities, and with faculty and leadership to assist in presenting needs to prospects. Directs events or receptions to cultivate prospects and steward donors. Develops short- and long-term goals and objectives. Develops targeted fundraising campaigns within identified framework. Interprets faculty needs internally and externally to request clearance, determine fundraising plan and increase support. Plans and directs communications. Coordinates public relations, the generation of departmental budgets and publications/proposals. Assists in developing and interpreting priorities of the executive director and faculty, and represents concerns of staff to appropriate personnel. Performs related responsibilities as required.
The successful candidate for the position of Executive Director of Development, Winship Cancer Institute should have:
proven leadership, management, and organizational skills as well as experience in designing and executing comprehensive fundraising processes and procedures;
experience working in a comprehensive campaign setting, including a strong track record of raising principal, leadership, and major gifts from individuals and training other MGOs to do the same;
the personal energy, enthusiasm, and drive to set and achieve ambitious goals;
extensive experience working with senior fundraising volunteers;
the charisma, cultural sensitivity, and communication skills necessary to be an effective representative of Emory University and a liaison to its highly successful alumni and grateful patient base;
a collegial, collaborative, and accessible leadership style, well suited to management in a complex university setting;
the creativity, energy, and political savvy needed to introduce and champion new ideas; and
an ability and willingness to travel frequently and oversee numerous evening and weekend events.
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Job Number 15552
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Division Ofc of Dev & Alumni Relations
Department DAR: Health Sciences
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable
Job Category Development & Fundraising
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