At the University of Minnesota Foundation (UMF), our mission is to connect passion with possibility, inspire generosity, and support greatness at the University of Minnesota by placing donors at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make. UMF is a nonprofit organization responsible for raising and managing gifts to the University of Minnesota.
For more information about UMF, please visit https://give.umn.edu/about/about-umf.
About the role:
This position is responsible for securing significant philanthropic support in support of neurosciences-related research, education and care for the University of Minnesota Medical School and M Health Fairview health system. As a member of the Neurosciences team, this individual is responsible to cultivate and solicit major gifts with prospects primarily including individuals, foundations, and corporations. This position will serve as a liaison for the Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, Neuroscience and Neurosurgery faculty and the broader neuro-related specialty areas across the health system including the Neuroscience and Mental Health and Addiction service lines. Areas of focus will include Parkinson’s disease, addiction, neuromodulation, muscular dystrophy, muscular sclerosis and the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain and related areas.
What you’ll do:
Major Gifts (85%):
Identify, cultivate, and solicit prospective donors with a specific focus on securing major gifts from prospects in assigned focus areas and provide stewardship for assigned donors and secured gifts. Take timely and strategic steps in moving prospects through the major gift cycle of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
Lead the fundraising initiatives in Neuroscience working closely with faculty and serviceline leadership to define and articulate priorities, identify prospective donors including grateful patients, strategically engage and cultivate prospects and steward past donors.
Develop an annual plan of work, including specific fundraising, prospect development, and programmatic goals with an emphasis on achieving established standards and metrics.
Builds and maintains a portfolio of approximately 125 major gift prospects to ensure that timely steps are taken toward solicitation, closure, and stewardship. Performance expectations for this level of gift officer include approximately 15 solicitations per year at $50,000 or more and 3 at $250,000. Utilize various giving methods such as current, deferred giving, and non-cash gifts.
Develop an annual plan of work, including specific fundraising, prospect development and programmatic goals with an emphasis on achieving established standards and metrics for the position. Prepare reports and other required information as requested.
Must have access to reliable transportation as this position requires regular travel on behalf of the Foundation.
We take care of you:
Comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes medical, vision, dental, and pharmacy coverage; life insurance; retirement; long-term care insurance; and disability coverage.
Come. Work. Stay. Play. The U of M is conveniently accessible by light rail, bus, and bike. And we offer discounted bus transportation through our “U-Pass” program.
The University of Minnesota embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years professional development experience, with demonstrated ability to promote and successfully solicit major gifts of $50,000 or more; or seven or more years of experience in marketing, consultative sales, public relations, financial advisement or related field where you were responsible for cultivating/soliciting and maintaining long-term, trusting client relationships (either individual or business) for provision of services.
Demonstrated knowledge of basic business terminology, financial matters and the ethical, legal, and tax-related issues regarding the solicitation, transfer, and management of charitable gifts.
Solid relationship-building skills with a diverse constituency of donors, faculty, strategic partners, volunteers and UMF staff.
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to report complete vaccination against COVID-19 or submit documentation requesting a medical or religious exemption on their first day of employment. To learn more, please visit the University's COVID-19 Response webpage.
How to Apply:
Applications must be submitted online through the U of M Careers site. To submit your application, please follow this link: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/348922. If you have any difficulties or questions while applying feel free to contact Andrew Hanson, HR Generalist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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