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Associate Development Director Job

Facility: Westwood Campus


Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours: 40

Work among the best. We are a top 25 employer in the metro area offering a wide array of career opportunities within our organization. We have a leading reputation for patient care, medical education, research, and community service. We value and respect the talented, committed, and diverse people who make up our hospital; they are our most important strength. The hospital offers very competitive wages and an outstanding benefit package.

We currently have an opening for an Associate Development Director


The Associate Development Director is responsible for the acquisition and retention of leadership annual donors, mid-tier major gifts and also assist in the management of the health system's planned giving program. A key to success will be a proven ability to upgrade donors to the next level as well as converting key constituents into major donors. This position reports to the Senior Development Director, Major Gifts.


  • Works in collaboration with a team of individuals, including hospital and service line leadership, physicians and fund development staff to support health system priorities.
  • Actively participates in the discovery, cultivation, qualification, solicitation and stewardship of leadership annual gift donors as well as mid-tier major and planned gifts.
  • Executes strategy for upper level giving clubs in collaboration with Donor Relations.
  • Researches, prepares and presents proposals to donors.
  • Assists the Senior Development Director, Major Gifts and Vice President for Development with the implementation of the department's development initiatives, including program support for planned giving.


  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of direct experience in fundraising including a proven record of success in securing gifts through face to face solicitation.
  • Goal-driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
  • Actively seeks to deepen current donor relationships and to forge new ones.
  • Displays a positive attitude, shows concern for people and community, and demonstrates presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.
  • Must possess excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills and strong organization and planning skills.
  • Must be able to work as a member of a team and independently.
  • Must have demonstrated capability to evaluate problems accurately, make decisions independently and display good judgment. Possess innate ability for resourcefulness in obtaining information and in overcoming obstacles to carry out assignments with skill and tact.
  • Knowledge and experience in planned giving is preferred.
  • Proven ability to make presentations effectively, lead and participate in meetings, gain the commitment of others and communicate in a leadership environment.
  • Must be able to treat confidential information with a high level of discretion.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency of Raiser's Edge is preferred
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