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Job Title:   Development Director, Major Gifts
Pay Grade:   c108
Pay Band Min / Max:   $77,500.00  -  $131,800.00
Position Number:   P00021097
Department / Hospital:   SCCC - Medical Development 2 -STA

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The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center's Medical Advancement team is seeking a Development Director, Major Gifts.The Development Director will work with the Senior Director, Major Gifts and the Senior Executive Director of Advancement to develop and implement key fundraising strategies for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center relative to his/her specific areas of responsibility. 
Measurements of Success for Major Gift Fundraisers (DOs):
Demonstrate significant and continuous progress toward campaign or multi-year project goals. Dollar goals established with supervisor. 
Reach departmental yearly cash fundraising goals (team goal). Dollar goals established with supervisor. 
Make an appropriate amount of substantive cultivation and solicitation actions toward closing gifts. Numbers established with supervisor. 
Reach individual yearly goals for “number and amounts solicited” and “number and amounts funded.” Reach additional goals as acting as a collaborator. Number established with supervisor. 
Manage an appropriate number of active prospects and active proposals. Number and amounts to be established with supervisor. 
Among the administrative and operational responsibilities, the Development Director of Major Gifts will:
Identify prospective donors and funding sources, in conjunction with faculty and staff, and develop cultivation and solicitation plans, involving the aforementioned groups and volunteers, as appropriate.  
Ensure regular communications and stewardship with donors, including re-solicitations, proper acknowledgement of gifts and pledge payments, reporting, visiting, and providing regular information on the progress of the departments.
Assist donors, prospects and other select individuals with appointments, scheduling and other necessary facilitation through clinical encounters at Sylvester.
Maintain communications with colleagues in medical departments, other schools and central development to ensure effective collaborations and synergy in achieving the university’s key fundraising goals and objectives.
Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s needs, both general and specific to various programs and departments.
Document all contacts, communications, visits, and proposals in Raiser’s Edge and other appropriate donor files. 

Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of demonstrated successful experience in fundraising and fundraising management, preferably in higher education or health care.  Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Outstanding oral and written communication skills are necessary along with the ability to be highly organized, creative, energetic, and assertive and exhibit the independent judgment and personal integrity necessary to carry out a senior management role in fundraising.  A teamwork oriented approach to colleagues and proven ability to manage people in a positive and constructive environment are essential.

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