Under the general leadership of the University at Buffalo’s Vice President for University Advancement, the Associate Director of Advancement (the Associate Director) is charged with raising private gifts for the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences as part of the university’s overall fundraising program. The UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is ranked among the top pharmacy schools in the United States and considered one of the most prestigious.
This position is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a highly motivated, energetic professional who is eager to participate in the evolution of the fundraising programs at the University at Buffalo. In this position, you will join a team of professionals who are focused on ensuring sustainable philanthropic growth commensurate with the needs of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to:
- identify and cultivate potential new donors
- nurture existing relationships with alumni and friends of the university
- engage alumni and friends, soliciting prospects and stewarding donors in a professional and collaborative manner
Reporting to the Assistant Dean and Senior Director of Advancement, your primary responsibility is to identify and engage gift prospects and donors capable of making gifts of $25,000-$100,000, including those in early stage cultivation and/or with whom the university has little to no relationship. As prospects with the capacity and inclination to make annual and major gifts are identified, you may cultivate, solicit and steward these potential donors in collaboration with the Assistant Dean and Senior Director and other university gift officers.
- Bachelor’s degree
- A minimum of three years in a fund-development role, with demonstrated success in goal-achievement, planning and personal solicitation. Related experience in professional sales/marketing, financial planning/advising and other fields will be considered.
- Proven track record of individual success in achieving high-level measurable goals.
- Strong problem solving and oral and written communication skills.
- Experience making cold calls.
- Demonstrated commitment to collaboration.
- Ability to work well both independently and collectively with other team members and in managing multiple highly visible projects and priorities.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen and interact effectively with donors or high-level volunteers.
- Ability to travel up to 50% of the time, which includes local and regional visits; and work evenings and occasional weekends.
- Master’s degree;
- Fundraising experience at a higher education institution;
- Demonstrated experience in engaging academic leaders, faculty and volunteer partners in the development of meaningful and productive relationships with prospects and donors;
- Familiarity with and success in a complex environment such as a public university.
Contact’s Name Judy Mackey
Contact’s Title Associate Director for Human Resources
Contact’s Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact’s Phone 716-645-1526