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Director of Development, Alumni Relations & Medical Education

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Department: 807 - Development Office
Requisition Number: 14-1641966

Job Description:

Mount Sinai Health System seeks an exceptional development and alumni relations professional to raise $50M in philanthropic support for medical education during the post-campaign period of 2014-2018. The Director of Development and Alumni Relations will expand medical education major and principle gifts capacity for scholarships and other school-related capital projects, increase parent philanthropy for scholarships, manage the Parent's Council, create and manage an Alumni Advisory Council, manage the dissolution of the Mount Sinai Alumni, Inc., oversee all Alumni Relations events, including the Jacobi Medallion Dinner and reunion activities, increase reunion class giving, and increase alumni annual giving programs. The successful candidate will identify and maintain a portfolio of 150 top prospects, while leading a fundraising effort that capitalizes on current and emerging opportunities for support. The Director of Development and Alumni Relations will report quarterly to the Medical Education Sub-Committee of the Mount Sinai Boards of Trustees and will work closely with key faculty and administrative leaders of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. This position reports to the Senior Director of Development and is responsible for managing three direct reports: Associate Director of Development, Medical Education; Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving; and Development Associate, Medical Education.

* Manage a pool of rated prospects; create a personal and team strategic plan; and devise cultivation, solicitation, and closure strategies for each prospect.

* Facilitate the solicitation of major gifts and principal gifts for defined School of Medicine priorities;

* Perform direct solicitations independently or in tandem with the Dean for Medical Education.

* Enhance development efforts for major gifts, parents' gifts, alumni gifts, annual fund, and class gifts.

* Interact with internal contacts such as deans, directors, student affairs, admissions, legal, enrollment services, marketing, finance, and faculty. Work collaboratively and creatively with other development officers to enhance the potential interest of donors.

* Attend quarterly meetings of the Medical Education Sub-Committee of the Mount Sinai Board.

* Build a Philanthropic Leadership Council of $1M+ donors for Medical Education.

* Lead and guide efforts to build greater links with alumni, parents, faculty, and other stakeholders.

* Evaluate various gift opportunities and giving vehicles and recommend the most suitable for a particular donor. Develop, write, and present proposals appropriate to donor's interest and potential.

* Execute events and programs in support of development activities.

* Build and foster effective development partnerships to advance fundraising initiatives.

* Establish and maintain robust stewardship programs, in consultation with the Director of Stewardship, focusing on alumni and parents in particular, and including all donors.

* Meet activity and revenue goals and generally promote positive donor relations.

* Manage the Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving; Associate Director of Development, Medical Education; and Development Associate, Medical Education.

* Complete the transition of the Alumni Office and Alumni infrastructure to the Development Office.

* Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Development and Chief Development Officer.

Job Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred

Ideal candidates will have 10 years of direct fundraising experience in sophisticated and complex organizations or other related professional experience. The candidate will have demonstrated success in raising six and seven figure gifts, and have in depth knowledge of all aspects of a comprehensive development operation. Demonstrated knowledge of gift planning vehicles and development practices is preferred. The ideal candidate will show evidence of setting and achieving goals, and will have a successful track record of working with internal and external constituents, as well as volunteer and committee management.

Preference will be given to candidates who have worked in academic medical setting and /or complex nonprofit fundraising environment and have experience with capital campaigns, volunteer management, gift planning, and alumni relations.

* Self-starter who leads by example and measures success by results;

* Strategic thinker;

* Good listener who is intuitive, perceptive and insightful;

* Excellent oral and written communication skills;

* Familiarity with fundraising databases and knowledge of higher-education and medical institutions, including typical academic, administrative, and financial infrastructures;

* Superior drive, a sense of urgency, and a desire to create and build;

* Proven ability to maintain an aggressive appointment schedule;

* Adaptability to a faced-paced environment;

* Superb organizational skills; and

* Appreciation of the mission of Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds. Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.

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