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Strategic pursuit of excellence and national prominence, coupled with significant growth in both academic programs and facilities, has allowed us to attract ever more impressive faculty and students.
The newly-created role of Associate Vice President for Health Affairs Development has principal responsibility for directing the fund development program for the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University. In addition to offering top-tier Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physician’s Assistant programs, Quinnipiac University will be seating its' inaugural class for the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine in the fall of 2013. Our School of Medicine will meet an urgent health care need – to train primary care physicians. Concurrently, we are constructing a new state-of-the-art campus to house all our health sciences programs under one roof, offering significant synergies for all health sciences students. The AVP for Development will have the opportunity to contribute to the future of medicine and health care in the United States by helping to launch this critical program.
Candidates will have a strong track record of leadership in advancement, experience cultivating and soliciting major gifts in the six and seven-figure range, and an established career in a respected institution of higher learning. The AVP will work closely with Deans and frontline fundraisers to formulate and implement development strategy; will conduct regular prospect activity review meetings with Development Officers and work closely with the Director of Prospect Research on prospect assignments and goals. The AVP will also maintain a portfolio of prospects and personally cultivate and solicit major gifts; represent Quinnipiac at community and university events; create an inspirational philanthropic culture within the university; and perform duties and responsibilities as requested by the Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs.
The Associate Vice President will review processes for assigning prospects; will determine and implement visit and dollar goals for development staff; and will provide direction that results in successful fundraising operations. The right candidate will be a strategic thinker, as well as energetic, focused, and goal oriented with the ability to effectively develop and implement plans. A high level of initiative and significant managerial skills are required. This individual must be a sound professional and exhibit personal characteristics including: integrity, confidence, enthusiasm, analytical ability and the capacity to lead.
Plan and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan for the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences that will secure funds for the most important strategic initiatives.
Manage the major gifts program designed to maximize private gifts from alumni, parents, friends, corporations and foundations to the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.
Work with Deans of these Schools to maximize fundraising for each health sciences school.
Manage development staff dedicated to schools. Maintain a performance-based metric to measure and monitor each development officer’s activities and fundraising results.
Manage a portfolio of 100 major gift prospects for the purpose of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
Work with the Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs, Associate Vice President for Development, Associate Vice President for Advancement Services and Director of Development
Research to manage the principal gift tracking system for each of the Schools.
Provide timely reports to the Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs for inclusion in the Board Quarterly and other reports as needed.
Work closely with the Associate Vice President for Alumni and Parent Relations to coordinate events that are strategically designed for the purpose of cultivating individuals for major gift solicitations.
Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants:
A Bachelor’s degree, excellent written and oral communication skills, demonstrated effectiveness managing staff and volunteers, and a solid record of fundraising achievement.
A minimum of 7 years of experience as a senior development officer at a School of Medicine, Nursing or Health Sciences in an academic environment is required.
Ability to plan, manage and implement programs designed to increase gift income to the University.
Strong managerial and organizational skills also required.
TO APPLY: visit https://administrative-careers-quinnipiac.icims.com
Applications must be submitted electronically and should include a resume and a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest in the position, and explaining how your background and experience qualify you for this position.
Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the university community and we welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity.
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