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DIRECTOR FOR PHILANTHROPY, OPHTHALMOLOGY

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  • ... Salary: 11265 per month
  • Posted on: May 09, 2024       Expires on: Jun 23, 2024

DIRECTOR FOR PHILANTHROPY, OPHTHALMOLOGY   

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DIRECTOR FOR PHILANTHROPY, OPHTHALMOLOGY

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Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Seattle Washington United States

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DIRECTOR FOR PHILANTHROPY, OPHTHALMOLOGY



Req #:
233904

Department:
UW MEDICINE ADVANCEMENT

Job Location:
Remote/Hybrid, Seattle - South Lake Union

Posting Date:
05/08/2024

Closing Info:
Open Until Filled

Salary:
$10,834 - $11,265 per month

Other Compensation:

Shift:
First Shift

Benefits:
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.


As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

UW Medicine Advancement has an outstanding opportunity for a Director for Philanthropy, Ophthalmology.

At UW Medicine, we work to improve health for all people through excellence in clinical, research, and education and training programs. As the only comprehensive clinical, research and learning health system in the five-state WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) region, UW Medicine provides the most up-to-date care for each individual patient, leads one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive medical research programs, and provides innovative learning programs for students, trainees, and practitioners in the health professions.

The passionate, 77-person team at UW Medicine Advancement works collaboratively to connect donors with meaningful opportunitiesto enhance patient care, expand educational opportunities and advance research at UW Medicine. This inspiring, challenging and rewarding work provides team members an opportunity to grow their careers, while making a difference in people’s lives, in our community and around the world. In the 2023 fiscal year, UW Medicine Advancement raised $268 million in gifts and private grants (43 percent of the University of Washington’s total) from over 16,000 donors to support the mission of UW Medicine. You can find out more about UW Medicine Advancement’s priorities and office culture on our career website: https://give.uwmedicine.org/careers/

The Director for Philanthropy, Ophthalmology (Major Gift Officer - Devl (E S 10)) shares responsibility focused on securing major gifts ($50,000+) and cultivating donors who have the capacity to give at that level. The Director will work with the Senior Director for Philanthropy, Associate Vice President, Advancement, the Chief Advancement Officer, academic leaders, volunteers, and other Advancement staff to identify, cultivate, and solicit major gift prospective donors for gifts in support of UW Medicine. The Director reports to the Senior Director for Philanthropy.

The Director will be the lead staff member generating philanthropic support for the UW Medicine Eye Institute. In this capacity, the Director will have leadership responsibility for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy to increase gift and grant support for UW Medicine. In this role, the Director will work with the department chair, administrators, and other academic leaders to develop fundraising strategies that support this key program.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Direct Fundraising Responsibilities - 75%
  • Develop a strategic major gifts plan for the UW Medicine Eye Institute within the context of the overall UW Medicine Advancement plan. Work with Eye Institute leaders and advancement colleagues to develop fundraising priorities and to implement programs, if necessary, to sustain major gift ($50k+) support. Develop a pool of primarily individual, with some corporate and foundation, major gift prospective donors. Coordinate the participation of Eye Institute leadership and UW Medicine Advancement team members in major gift fundraising activity.
  • Manage a portfolio of 100 to 150 major gift prospective donors (50k+) with a focus on those individuals with potential of $100,000 or more. A priority donor pool for this position will be patients.
  • Collaborate with Eye Institute leaders, UW Medicine Advancement colleagues, faculty, and volunteers to identify and qualify new major gift prospective donors, with emphasis on securing faculty referrals of grateful patients. There are no “ready-made” prospective donor pools for assigned areas. Develop and implement a cultivation and solicitation strategy for each assigned major gift prospective donor. Record and track all activity using the University’s prospect management and tracking system. Prepare written proposals, informational materials, endowment agreements, gift illustrations, and other materials needed to secure major gifts. For each major gift donor managed, develop appropriate stewardship activities within the context of the overall stewardship plan.
  • Maintain a “Top 25” pool of prospective major gift donors who will be solicited in the next 12-18 month period.
  • Make approximately 8 to 10 strategic cultivation, solicitation, or stewardship contacts each month to major gift prospective donors that move the potential donor toward major gift commitment. Face-to-face visits are preferred, unless the prospective donor indicates otherwise.
  • Develop and present 12 to 15 major gift proposals each year with a target of securing an average of $1 million+ in new commitments.
  • As appropriate, identify, recruit, train, and develop leadership roles for volunteers who assist with major gift fundraising activities. Staff volunteer fundraising partnerships and committees as assigned.
  • As needed, coordinate major gift fundraising activities with UW Medicine colleagues, and UW colleagues in Gift Planning, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Principal Gifts, Regional Gifts, etc. We place a premium on intra-team collegiality, and assignment and donor portfolios frequently overlap. The Director will demonstrate exceptional communication and collaboration skills.

    Management – 15%
  • Overall supervisory responsibility for one professional staff member. This responsibility includes formal decisions/recommendations regarding hiring, performance evaluations, promotions, salary adjustments, and disciplinary actions.

    Activities in Support of Direct Fundraising - 10%
  • Encourage department chairs and faculty to actively and productively participate in the fundraising process; faculty are very busy with responsibilities in research, teaching, and clinical care.
  • Working collaboratively with diverse constituencies (faculty, staff, patients, community leaders, volunteers) with diverse goals and expectations.
  • Work with UW and UW Medicine colleagues to develop special events, marketing materials, and donor relations activities to support major gift fundraising.
  • Seek appropriate training opportunities, including training necessary for proficiency in the use of gift planning techniques.
  • Prepare annual operating plan and progress reports as requested.
  • Complete annual performance self-assessment as key component of Annual Review.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • At least six years of progressively responsible experience in institutional advancement, with an emphasis on cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts ($50k+).
  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Proven skill in developing a strategic vision and overall direction for complex advancement programs; ability to create, implement, and manage programs.
  • Experience in recruiting and managing volunteers in the advancement process.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish, cultivate and steward strong relationships with donors and friends to build and maintain lifelong partnerships and trust with while aligning the donor’s passions and goals with the institution.
  • Intrinsically motivated and able to create innovative ideas to achieve results. Recognizes and seizes opportunities.
  • Ability to develop fundraising strategies and plans that integrate into the organization’s mission, priorities, and goals both independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Works to resolve conflicts and differences through dialog and open communication in a timely manner. Sees every difference as an opportunity for growth and change.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer service. Poised, professional manner with the ability to express oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communications, verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc. Ability to communicate in a direct and professional manner that engages dialog in a manner that resolves differences.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships and actively contributes as a member of working teams to achieve results.
  • Ability to work independently, problem solve, take initiative, set priorities and handle multiple projects efficiently and effectively. Takes responsibility and initiative to set and meet the goals, objectives and obligations while representing the mission, visions and values of the organization.
  • Demonstrated creativity, organizational ability, and strong attention to detail. Ability to make decisions in ambiguous situations, exercise good judgment based on information and analysis in a fast pace, dynamic, deadline drive environment in an organized and professional manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidences and protect confidential information; acts in a selfless manner and models ethical values of the UW.
  • Values the UW’s commitment to inclusiveness. Demonstrates respect and commitment to diversity.
  • Proficiency with personal computing environment, Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint), and the Internet. Willingness and ability to learn how to use the ADVANCE database system and other proprietary software products.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.
  • Experience in higher education or medicine preferred.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience with grateful patient fundraising.
  • Advancement experience in a health care, higher education or research settings.
  • At least 6 years of major and planned gift fundraising.
  • Demonstrated track record overseeing management of volunteer committees or community boards.

    Attitudes, Behaviors and Skills We Value
  • Placing team goals before individual goals.
  • Assuming the best of intentions from faculty and colleagues.
  • Embracing a spirit of continuous improvement.
  • Focus on the highest priorities and manage time accordingly.
  • Manage and improve programs independently and build ownership over time.
  • Anticipate needed next steps; think through problems.
  • Approach work strategically, keeping the big picture in mind.
  • Address problems proactively and present potential solutions for resolution.
  • Learning from each other.
  • Demonstrate the desire to learn new things while also meeting current position responsibilities.
  • Take the time to build fluency in ALL fundraising operations.
  • Be a proactive problem-solver; show resourcefulness in anticipating and addressing issues and concerns.
  • Demonstrating professionalism.
  • Transparency: Be honest and straightforward with colleagues and donors.
  • Attitude: Work with a positive and collaborative approach.
  • Humility: Share credit generously; take ownership of challenges (“be generous with credit and selfish with blame”).
  • Dedication: Consistently follow through; keep your word.
  • Maintaining high emotional intelligence.
  • Build, maintain and recover relationships with internal and external constituents.
  • Partner and communicate well with supervisor and peers.
  • Hone self-awareness, including the ability to admit mistakes and knowing when to correct course.



  • Application Process: The application process may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are access ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

    #UWUAJOBS

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

    Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    Position Details

    POSTED:

    May 09, 2024

    EMPLOYMENT:

    Full-time

    SALARY:

    11265 per month

    SNAPRECRUIT ID:

    S-1715753600-83353146733f1fc0b61cfc3c94152198

    LOCATION:

    Washington United States

    CITY:

    Seattle

    Job Origin:

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    DIRECTOR FOR PHILANTHROPY, OPHTHALMOLOGY



    Req #:
    233904

    Department:
    UW MEDICINE ADVANCEMENT

    Job Location:
    Remote/Hybrid, Seattle - South Lake Union

    Posting Date:
    05/08/2024

    Closing Info:
    Open Until Filled

    Salary:
    $10,834 - $11,265 per month

    Other Compensation:

    Shift:
    First Shift

    Benefits:
    As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.


    As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

    UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

    UW Medicine Advancement has an outstanding opportunity for a Director for Philanthropy, Ophthalmology.

    At UW Medicine, we work to improve health for all people through excellence in clinical, research, and education and training programs. As the only comprehensive clinical, research and learning health system in the five-state WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) region, UW Medicine provides the most up-to-date care for each individual patient, leads one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive medical research programs, and provides innovative learning programs for students, trainees, and practitioners in the health professions.

    The passionate, 77-person team at UW Medicine Advancement works collaboratively to connect donors with meaningful opportunitiesto enhance patient care, expand educational opportunities and advance research at UW Medicine. This inspiring, challenging and rewarding work provides team members an opportunity to grow their careers, while making a difference in people’s lives, in our community and around the world. In the 2023 fiscal year, UW Medicine Advancement raised $268 million in gifts and private grants (43 percent of the University of Washington’s total) from over 16,000 donors to support the mission of UW Medicine. You can find out more about UW Medicine Advancement’s priorities and office culture on our career website: https://give.uwmedicine.org/careers/

    The Director for Philanthropy, Ophthalmology (Major Gift Officer - Devl (E S 10)) shares responsibility focused on securing major gifts ($50,000+) and cultivating donors who have the capacity to give at that level. The Director will work with the Senior Director for Philanthropy, Associate Vice President, Advancement, the Chief Advancement Officer, academic leaders, volunteers, and other Advancement staff to identify, cultivate, and solicit major gift prospective donors for gifts in support of UW Medicine. The Director reports to the Senior Director for Philanthropy.

    The Director will be the lead staff member generating philanthropic support for the UW Medicine Eye Institute. In this capacity, the Director will have leadership responsibility for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy to increase gift and grant support for UW Medicine. In this role, the Director will work with the department chair, administrators, and other academic leaders to develop fundraising strategies that support this key program.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    Direct Fundraising Responsibilities - 75%
  • Develop a strategic major gifts plan for the UW Medicine Eye Institute within the context of the overall UW Medicine Advancement plan. Work with Eye Institute leaders and advancement colleagues to develop fundraising priorities and to implement programs, if necessary, to sustain major gift ($50k+) support. Develop a pool of primarily individual, with some corporate and foundation, major gift prospective donors. Coordinate the participation of Eye Institute leadership and UW Medicine Advancement team members in major gift fundraising activity.
  • Manage a portfolio of 100 to 150 major gift prospective donors (50k+) with a focus on those individuals with potential of $100,000 or more. A priority donor pool for this position will be patients.
  • Collaborate with Eye Institute leaders, UW Medicine Advancement colleagues, faculty, and volunteers to identify and qualify new major gift prospective donors, with emphasis on securing faculty referrals of grateful patients. There are no “ready-made” prospective donor pools for assigned areas. Develop and implement a cultivation and solicitation strategy for each assigned major gift prospective donor. Record and track all activity using the University’s prospect management and tracking system. Prepare written proposals, informational materials, endowment agreements, gift illustrations, and other materials needed to secure major gifts. For each major gift donor managed, develop appropriate stewardship activities within the context of the overall stewardship plan.
  • Maintain a “Top 25” pool of prospective major gift donors who will be solicited in the next 12-18 month period.
  • Make approximately 8 to 10 strategic cultivation, solicitation, or stewardship contacts each month to major gift prospective donors that move the potential donor toward major gift commitment. Face-to-face visits are preferred, unless the prospective donor indicates otherwise.
  • Develop and present 12 to 15 major gift proposals each year with a target of securing an average of $1 million+ in new commitments.
  • As appropriate, identify, recruit, train, and develop leadership roles for volunteers who assist with major gift fundraising activities. Staff volunteer fundraising partnerships and committees as assigned.
  • As needed, coordinate major gift fundraising activities with UW Medicine colleagues, and UW colleagues in Gift Planning, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Principal Gifts, Regional Gifts, etc. We place a premium on intra-team collegiality, and assignment and donor portfolios frequently overlap. The Director will demonstrate exceptional communication and collaboration skills.

    Management – 15%
  • Overall supervisory responsibility for one professional staff member. This responsibility includes formal decisions/recommendations regarding hiring, performance evaluations, promotions, salary adjustments, and disciplinary actions.

    Activities in Support of Direct Fundraising - 10%
  • Encourage department chairs and faculty to actively and productively participate in the fundraising process; faculty are very busy with responsibilities in research, teaching, and clinical care.
  • Working collaboratively with diverse constituencies (faculty, staff, patients, community leaders, volunteers) with diverse goals and expectations.
  • Work with UW and UW Medicine colleagues to develop special events, marketing materials, and donor relations activities to support major gift fundraising.
  • Seek appropriate training opportunities, including training necessary for proficiency in the use of gift planning techniques.
  • Prepare annual operating plan and progress reports as requested.
  • Complete annual performance self-assessment as key component of Annual Review.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • At least six years of progressively responsible experience in institutional advancement, with an emphasis on cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts ($50k+).
  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Proven skill in developing a strategic vision and overall direction for complex advancement programs; ability to create, implement, and manage programs.
  • Experience in recruiting and managing volunteers in the advancement process.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish, cultivate and steward strong relationships with donors and friends to build and maintain lifelong partnerships and trust with while aligning the donor’s passions and goals with the institution.
  • Intrinsically motivated and able to create innovative ideas to achieve results. Recognizes and seizes opportunities.
  • Ability to develop fundraising strategies and plans that integrate into the organization’s mission, priorities, and goals both independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Works to resolve conflicts and differences through dialog and open communication in a timely manner. Sees every difference as an opportunity for growth and change.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer service. Poised, professional manner with the ability to express oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communications, verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc. Ability to communicate in a direct and professional manner that engages dialog in a manner that resolves differences.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships and actively contributes as a member of working teams to achieve results.
  • Ability to work independently, problem solve, take initiative, set priorities and handle multiple projects efficiently and effectively. Takes responsibility and initiative to set and meet the goals, objectives and obligations while representing the mission, visions and values of the organization.
  • Demonstrated creativity, organizational ability, and strong attention to detail. Ability to make decisions in ambiguous situations, exercise good judgment based on information and analysis in a fast pace, dynamic, deadline drive environment in an organized and professional manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidences and protect confidential information; acts in a selfless manner and models ethical values of the UW.
  • Values the UW’s commitment to inclusiveness. Demonstrates respect and commitment to diversity.
  • Proficiency with personal computing environment, Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint), and the Internet. Willingness and ability to learn how to use the ADVANCE database system and other proprietary software products.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.
  • Experience in higher education or medicine preferred.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience with grateful patient fundraising.
  • Advancement experience in a health care, higher education or research settings.
  • At least 6 years of major and planned gift fundraising.
  • Demonstrated track record overseeing management of volunteer committees or community boards.

    Attitudes, Behaviors and Skills We Value
  • Placing team goals before individual goals.
  • Assuming the best of intentions from faculty and colleagues.
  • Embracing a spirit of continuous improvement.
  • Focus on the highest priorities and manage time accordingly.
  • Manage and improve programs independently and build ownership over time.
  • Anticipate needed next steps; think through problems.
  • Approach work strategically, keeping the big picture in mind.
  • Address problems proactively and present potential solutions for resolution.
  • Learning from each other.
  • Demonstrate the desire to learn new things while also meeting current position responsibilities.
  • Take the time to build fluency in ALL fundraising operations.
  • Be a proactive problem-solver; show resourcefulness in anticipating and addressing issues and concerns.
  • Demonstrating professionalism.
  • Transparency: Be honest and straightforward with colleagues and donors.
  • Attitude: Work with a positive and collaborative approach.
  • Humility: Share credit generously; take ownership of challenges (“be generous with credit and selfish with blame”).
  • Dedication: Consistently follow through; keep your word.
  • Maintaining high emotional intelligence.
  • Build, maintain and recover relationships with internal and external constituents.
  • Partner and communicate well with supervisor and peers.
  • Hone self-awareness, including the ability to admit mistakes and knowing when to correct course.



  • Application Process: The application process may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are access ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

    #UWUAJOBS

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

    Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

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