Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
Through the exceptional capabilities and caring spirit of its people, Vanderbilt University Medical Center leads in the delivery of exemplary health care, improving the lives of individuals and communities regionally, nationally and internationally. We combine transformative educational programs, compelling scientific discoveries, and distinctive personalized care to achieve this goal.
To consistently achieve excellence in medical science and health care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Development builds relationships and encourages philanthropic contributions to directly impact today's work and to secure a strong future of service. Enthusiastic and timely support from our philanthropic partners enables the Medical Center as a nonprofit academic medical institution to excel in conducting groundbreaking research, training future leaders and providing compassionate care to patients.
The Associate Director of Development will manage a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors working in collaboration with the other members of the major gift team.
Reporting to the Vice President of Development, the Associate Director of Development will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward individual prospects and donors for major gifts in support of Vanderbilt University Medical Center priorities. He or she will manage a pool of community, patient and faculty prospects and work closely with faculty, volunteers, other development officers and leaders in advancing development priorities for the institution.
· Manage a portfolio of 125 prospects
· Identify, refer, cultivate and solicit prospects primarily for major outright and planned gifts
· Develop an annual business plan to meet financial and activity goals
· Work with faculty and center leaders to develop and articulate philanthropic priorities and identify prospects
· Work closely with colleagues in Development Communications, Strategic Initiatives and Stewardship teams to coordinate other activities in support of major gift fundraising including communications, reporting and stewardship
· Work closely with the Patient and Family Program to develop patient pipeline and build philanthropic support
· Serve as a liaison to faculty and leaders in assigned areas at the VUMC
· Support the work of other major gift colleagues across the institution who identify and solicit gifts working in partnership for institutional success
· Discover new prospects for referral for the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center Campaign
· Learn technical aspects of planned giving to help cultivate, solicit and close planned gifts for the major gift team
· Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Bachelor's degree and one year of experience (or the equivalent) is required
Three to five years of development experience and an advanced degree is preferred
Demonstrated success in closing five and six figure gifts is preferred
Strong communication skills, both oral and written
Well-developed leadership and judgment skills
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a goal-oriented team environment
Availability to travel with evening/weekend work as required
VUMC Recent Accomplishments:
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.
Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disea...se.
As the largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.
Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.