The University of Iowa Center for Advancement (UICA) seeks an assistant vice president of development to provide strategic oversight for assigned health sciences fundraising programs. In addition, this position will directly manage the fundraising program and staff for assigned programs. Works closely with key university and hospital faculty and staff to develop strategic annual and multi-year fundraising plans. In cooperation with supervisor, the vice president of health sciences development, this position plans, initiates, and implements major gift development for strategic initiatives, primarily conducts and develops strategies for increasing major gift activity for assigned area.
Serves as a trusted philanthropic advisor, educating donors about giving opportunities that would enable them to achieve their desired impact on the UI, UI Health Care and beyond. Facilitates the movement of major gift prospects through the donor continuum including the identification, qualification, cultivation, negotiation, and stewardship of such prospects. Meets expectations for solicitations, gifts closed, and average gift size (goals established annually with the supervisor in alignment with organization-wide metrics).
Clearly articulates the vision and priorities of the unit in a compelling and broadly understandable way. Manages fundraising program, including any special campaigns, in cooperation with UI Health Care leaders. Prepares partners/leaders as necessary for donor meetings and guides their critical role in the giving conversation and donor engagement process.
Maintains an awareness and understanding through continuing education and interaction with colleagues at other institutions, of trends, developments, and new fundraising techniques, especially as related to medicine fundraising.
Plans and oversees the overall operational, reporting, budgetary, and financial responsibilities of assigned UICA unit. Develops and maintains work systems, procedures, and productivity standards that advance the mission and goals of the UICA unit and enable optimum performance of the people and other resources within it. Makes business decisions that are consistent with UICA mission/vision and our organizational culture and values.
Empowers employees to take responsibility for their jobs and prioritizes trust and transparent communication as the basis for a productive relationship. Supports employees in developing meaningful goals aligned with those of the UICA unit and UICA and in achieving/surpassing those goals. Inspires performance through clear expectations and ongoing feedback.
Identifies and anticipates competency gaps within individuals and the UICA unit as a whole. Motivates, develops, coaches, and rewards employees for growth in competencies over time, leading to new opportunities for subject matter expertise or leadership. Partners with Talent Management to achieve optimum results for employees, self, UICA unit, and UICA. Creates a work environment that is consistent with UICA mission/vision and that emphasizes our organizational culture and values.
Ten or more years of development experience with a successful track record in major gifts fundraising, including project management. Familiarity with a research university or academic medical center is preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary and benefits package.
About University of Iowa Center for Advancement
By working for the UICA, you can play an important role in providing life-changing opportunities, not just for students pursuing their career goals, but for individuals around the world who benefit from the University's services and programs, and from leading-edge research and advancements in medicine.
The University of Iowa Center for Advancement (UICA) is an independent nonprofit located on the north edge of campus, formed by joining the UI Alumni Association and the UI Foundation. Our mission is to advance the University of Iowa through engagement and philanthropy, and we are committed to engaging everyone who loves the University of Iowa—alumni, fans, patients, art lovers, students, parents, and friends—through programming, events, and opportunities to give back. By working for the UICA, you can play an important role in providing life-changing opportunities, not just for students pursuing their career goals, but for individuals around the world who benefit from the University's services and programs, and from leading-edge research and advancements in medicine. Learn more at http://www.foriowa.org/ and www.foriowa.org/careers/.