This position is now responsible for establishing and leading a principal, major ($100k+) and leadership giving ($10k-$99k) program for the UK HealthCare Kentucky Children's Hospital and department of pediatrics at UK College of Medicine. The incumbent will need to be a fundraiser themselves and lead a major and leadership giving team to achieve UK Philanthropy metrics in visits, proposals and dollars.
The ideal candidate will have significant major gifts experience themselves and will have closed been instrumental in closing multiple major gifts, with at least one seven-figure or greater gift preferred. S/he will be a chief strategist and experienced with identifying, engaging, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding high net worth individuals to maximize their giving in support of institutional needs. S/he will have provided leadership to other frontline gift officers and have experience coaching them to achieve and surpass benchmarks. The successful candidate will be someone with experience achieving metrics in major giving personally and be a coach to assist gift officers under their supervision in developing and carrying our strategies to achieve metrics. S/he will have had these accomplishments ideally in a complex health care, higher education or academic medical setting, but this is not required. Most of all, s/he will be someone passionate about the mission of the UK Kentucky Children's Hospital and the UK Department of Pediatrics who is able to leverage that passion into developing a high performing major and leadership giving program to meet the critical needs of Kentucky's children.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree desirable and 7 years' experience in managing institutional major gifts ($100,000+) fundraising programs, preferred.
University Community of Inclusion:
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Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.