University-Director of Development, College of Nursing

Medical University of South Carolina | Charleston, SC, United States

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Posted Date 11/02/2023

Job Description Summary

This position is responsible for creating, planning, developing, managing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive fundraising program to ensure maximum fundraising potential is achieved for the MUSC College of Nursing. This position reports jointly to the Dean of the College of Nursing and the MUSC Executive Director of Development, Institutional Advancement. The position, as facilitated by the Dean and Dean’s Administrative team of the College of Nursing works with faculty, alumni and students, central and constituent development staff, and University leadership and administration. Primary emphasis is on successful major gift identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.


Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC - Univ)

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All gift procurement efforts and activities shall be aligned directly to the stated philanthropic funding priorities and initiatives of the Dean of the MUSC College of Nursing. This will be a dynamic plan and may include such giving opportunities as building renovations, endowed chairs and distinguished professorships, student scholarships, programmatic endowments, faculty and student development, outreach and unrestricted needs. Within the development plan, this position works collaboratively, as well as independently, with the Dean, College of Nursing, and the Executive Director of Development, Institutional Advancement while conferring with the Dean and the Executive Director to define short and long term goals and objectives. Job performance will be reviewed annually in terms of ability to meet previously defined goals and objectives. This position manages one development team/staff member.

Minimum Qualifications:  A bachelor's degree and four years relevant program experience.

  • Preferred Qualifications: A bachelor's degree and four to five years professional experience in fundraising, preferably at a university, college, health care institution or closely related field involving personal calls on individual, corporate and foundation prospects. 
  •     A proven track record in major gifts solicitations (gifts in excess of $25,000)
  •     Experience in recruiting and managing a volunteer college of nursing development board or advisory committee. 
  •     Travel as well as occasional evening and weekend work is required. 
  •     Proficiency with fundraising software and donor databases. Raiser's Edge experience is preferred.
  •     Knowledge of fundraising techniques and strategies.
  •     Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  •     Ability to successfully interact with individuals of influence and affluence.
  •     Ability to work effectively within a team-based environment.
  •     Strong decision-making skills, tact, discretion, and ability to work with confidential information.
  •     Above average computer skills and creative abilities to ensure effective production of funding proposals and gift request presentations.
  •     Outstanding organizational, project management and administrative skills.
  •     Must be able to carry files and portable computer equipment. 
  •     A significant amount of visual concentration and computer work are required.

Additional Job Description

Physical Requirements: (Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift) Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Frequent) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Frequent) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Frequent) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to hear and/or understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent) Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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Salary25,000.00 Annual
Employment Type
Full time
Administration | Healthcare & Public Health | Nursing

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