This position is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a highly motivated, energetic fundraising professional who is eager to participate in the development of UB’s fundraising program. The Director will join a team of professionals who are focused on ensuring sustainable philanthropic growth commensurate with the needs of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences by engaging alumni and friends, soliciting prospects and stewarding donors in a professional and collaborative manner. The Director will also be a valuable member of a team focused on achieving our ambitious and transformational goal of $650 million for the university’s Boldly Buffalo campaign.
The Director’s primary responsibility is to identify and engage major gift prospects and donors, including individuals in early stage cultivation and/or with whom the university has little to no relationship, in support of the clinical, research and education missions of the school. Initially, significant discovery work is expected as the Director develops his/her portfolio. In this position, you will:
- Develop and manage a donor/prospect portfolio of 100-150 individuals capable of making gifts of $25,000-$100,000
- Design and implement engagement and solicitation plans to support the programmatic activities
- Seek major gifts from individuals, friends, alumni, local and national corporations and foundations
Supported by a historic comprehensive campaign, a brand new state-of-the-art medical school building opened on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in January 2018. The relocated medical school is the cornerstone of the region’s first and only academic medical center and is a driving force behind advanced health care delivery in Western New York.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.