JOB DESCRIPTION: Plans, directs and coordinates funding activities for a specific department in support of students, programs and facilities. Seeks major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations through donor correspondence, event/reception planning and personal visits. Maintains an active schedule of solicitation, cultivation and stewardship calls to donors and new prospects. Coordinates public relations, donor relations, budget management and the generation of publications and proposals. Provides ongoing feedback to employees concerning their performance. May direct and monitor alumni relations work, including responding to alumni needs and requests. May supervise clerical, professional and volunteer staff. Performs related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree and 5 years experience in higher education, development, fund raising or equivalent experience in a non-profit institution.
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Reporting to the Director of Development II for Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute, the Director of Development is responsible for soliciting major gift activity to support the research, clinical, and educational efforts for Georgia’s only NCI Designated Cancer Center, Winship Cancer Institute. The successful candidate will work to engage donors and facilitate new philanthropic activity via grateful patient and individual outreach, personal meetings, and Winship’s many successful and record setting events. The Director will be able to capably staff the faculty of the institution and serve as an external expert on the basic science and translational research, clinical care, and educational efforts at Winship in such a way that he/she can effectively engage in and advance philanthropic conversations to support that work. Finally, the Director will readily fit into the Winship Development team with a dedicated, collaborative, and professional approach to their career.