In 1978, Tufts University established a veterinary school with a One Medicine mission. Today, more than 40 years later, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, the only veterinary school in New England, continues to advance One Health initiatives that improve the health and well-being of animals, humans and the environment. Cummings School assures that our students approach the veterinary profession with knowledge-filled open minds and the drive to make a difference in the world.
The school currently has an opening for an Associate Director of Development. This person will be tasked with building a robust pipeline of friends of the hospital and alumni to assist in supporting Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. This person will strengthen and steward current relationships with facility, alumni and other potential sources of philanthropic support. The Associate Director will network to bring in new prospective donors. In this role you will partner with Gift Planning and Corporate and Foundation Relations to respond to planned giving opportunities and corporate and/or foundation opportunities for giving.
Minimum 5-7 years of extensive experience in philanthropy and
Proven track record of structuring proposals and securing major gifts
Advanced interpersonal and relationship building skills
BA/BS Degree- or equivalent years of relevant experience
Valid US Driver’s License
Microsoft Office and complex databases
Minimum 1 week of travel per month/some nights and weekends
Excellent writing skills
Familiarity with planned giving vehicles
Education or health care background
Ability to work independently as well as a part of team
Ability to think ahead and be a problem solver