Senior Director of Philanthropy

University of Kentucky

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Senior Director of Philanthropy
Requisition Number RE09084
Working Title
Department Name 7H000:COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 50
Salary Range $75,046-127,587/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


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Required Related Experience

10 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Occasional lifting/pushing/pulling objects over 50 lbs & standing/walking with objects up to 25 lbs. Sitting at a computer workstation for extended periods. Intermittent job related travel.


Monday-Friday, some evenings and weekends may be required

Job Summary

The Senior Director of Philanthropy for the College of Medicine, plans and executes fundraising strategies in support of the strategic priorities of the College, including its clinical and academic/research missions. As a dual report to the Dean of the College of Medicine and the Vice President for Philanthropy, this position is responsible for meeting bold philanthropy goals in the impending capital campaign and beyond to enable the College to achieve its short-term and long-term strategic priorities. The Senior Director leads all philanthropy activities for the College including the College of Medicine Alumni and Development program, with a heavy emphasis on philanthropic goal setting and attainment in coordination with the UK Office of Philanthropy. In addition, this position works closely with the Dean to strategize and maintain a donor portfolio of major and principal gift prospects. This individual can expect to travel throughout the United States to visit prospects and donors.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

The ideal candidate will be a strong, collaborative leader with a proven record of success in building and sustaining relationships that foster major gift giving. This position requires an individual who understands person-to-person relationships and can convincingly articulate the vision and priorities of the College and University and match them to the interests of prospective donors. The successful candidate will have strong analytical and qualitative research experience; be well organized; have exceptional communication skills (written & verbal); strong ability to engage and motivate others; active listening skills; and a thorough understanding of Gift cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Familiarity with planned giving, charitable gift arrangements as well as demonstrated experience in marketing, philanthropic messaging and persuasive writing is also desirable.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of progressive responsibility in a complex fundraising environment.

Deadline to Apply 01/25/2017
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