Assistant or Associate Director of Development, Neuroscience

University of Iowa Center for Advancement - Iowa City, IA (30+ days ago)


The University of Iowa Center for Advancement (UICA), a non-profit organization that aims to enhance the University of Iowa through engagement and philanthropy, seeks an Assistant or Associate Director of Development for Neuroscience. This position, in cooperation with Health Sciences management and supervisor, plans, initiates, and implements major gift development for strategic initiatives, primarily conducting and developing strategies for increasing major gift activity with emphasis on the departments, programs and centers focused on neuroscience – including the Iowa Neuroscience Institute.

Key Responsibilities

Facilitates the movement of major gift prospects through the donor continuum including the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of such prospects. This activity will focus on presenting quality proposals of $50,000 or more and will be part of managing a major gift prospect portfolio. Specific objectives will be developed and agreed upon annually with the supervisor. This activity will be coordinated according to the UICA's Prospect Management Policy.
Works with appropriate campus colleagues to ensure fundraising activities are conducted according to the established policies, procedures, and standards, and have the full support, cooperation, and involvement from Neuroscience teams.
Develops and implements appropriate stewardship activity for donors within assigned areas with the assistance of the Donor Relations and Communications staff. This will include acknowledgement letters from the UICA and appropriate campus colleagues as well as publicity of gifts when appropriate and other donor relation efforts for assigned areas.
Works with supervisor to develop and implement an annual fundraising plan, goals, and budget for assigned initiatives.
Maintains an awareness and understanding through continuing education and interaction with colleagues at other institutions, of trends, developments, and new fundraising techniques, especially as related to medicine fundraising.
Participates in general UICA activities including staff task forces and committees, assemblies and outreach activities, UICA Board meetings, and University-wide fundraising efforts as assigned.
Helps build the UICA information database by timely preparation and submittal of contact reports for all significant and external contacts.
Routinely informs supervisor of key activities and issues in assigned areas through written and oral reports.