University of Rochester Advancement - Director of Advancement, URMC Clinical, Research & Hospital Programs Email

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Name of Organization: University of Rochester Advancement
Title of Position: Director of Advancement, URMC Clinical, Research & Hospital Programs
Salary Range: University of Rochester Advancement is a values-driven organization that believes in Inclusion. Prior to applying, if you would like an accurate salary range based on your professional experience please send your resume and a brief note to UR Advancement Talent Management.
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Description of Responsibilities: The Director will report to the Executive Director of Advancement, URMC Clinical, Research, and Hospital Programs with responsibility for helping to build a robust major gift program for key clinical programs including Orthopaedics, Ob/Gyn, Dermatology and PM&R with a portion of time allocated to RNA Biology. The primary prospect pool for this position will consist of patients and families who have received care at URMC, community members, key volunteers, Resident and Fellow alumni, faculty and staff. The Director will work both independently and in concert with University of Rochester Advancement colleagues, Medical Center leadership, faculty, and staff, and URMC volunteers in order to support the key philanthropic priorities of the Medical Center. The incumbent will have an opportunity to build his/her portfolio to an ideal size of 100 major gift prospects. Progress toward specific activity goals, including visits and gift solicitations, will be evaluated in an ongoing manner.

Education: Bachelor's degree required plus 7-10 years fundraising experience, or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience. Experience working in an academic medical setting preferred.

Experience/Personal Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated success in closing major gifts from individual donors;
  • Track record of managing a major gift portfolio size of 100;
  • Demonstrated passion for and commitment to the mission of the University of Rochester Medical Center
  • A positive attitude and strong sense of personal responsibility and work ethic;
  • Ability to work effectively with a large team and in a complex professional environment;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form, with an emphasis on critical listening skills;
  • Demonstrated empathy and discretion when working with sensitive situations, including interactions where patient experiences are shared;
  • Willingness to travel throughout the Rochester region, and participate in some evening and weekend work-related events and activities, when needed. Occasional out-of-town travel may be required;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in or ability to learn Windows-based fundraising and other work-related software applications


Specific Requirements of Position:
Annual Campaigns
Major Gift Solicitation

Send Correspondence to:
UR Advancement Talent Management
University of Rochester Advancement
300 E River Rd
[email protected]

On-Line Application Link (if Applicable):

Include with Correspondence:
Cover Letter