Vice President for Advancement and Development
NEOMED - Rootstown, OH

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Reporting directly to the President of the University Dr. Jay Alan Gershen, the Vice President for Advancement and Development will be a vital member of the senior leadership team.

The University is looking for a development professional with at least five to seven years of experience in medical fund raising, and a self-starter who is:

  • Energetic;
  • Creative;
  • Open to change;
  • A quick learner;
Basic Function

Someone who –

  • Thrives on change and growth;
  • Brings an outstanding work record;
  • Has demonstrated experience in donor development, donor cultivation, and public/private partnership creation;
  • Brings a portfolio of connections among donors and grant makers;
  • Can capitalize on Dr. Gershen’s own previous experience in fund raising to NEOMED’s full advantage;
Essential Duties

  • Can use prior experience in alumni development to build a solid renewable donor pyramid for the university;
  • Understands the role of public relations and marketing in fund raising, and is
  • A builder not a maintainer.
Minimum Qualifications

  • BA degree in business or development-related area required, master’s degree or doctoral degree preferred;
  • At least five to seven years’ experience in Advancement and Development;
  • Experience in medical fund raising in a university setting;
  • Willingness to commit five years or more to the university;
  • Interest in business development;
  • A fund raising generalist with expertise in all areas of income generation;
  • Proven ability to broaden income streams;
  • Experience with capital campaigns;
  • Experience in planned giving;
  • Experience in securing state and federal grants;
  • Experience with creating public/private partnerships; Knowledge of public and private foundations and experience in securing grants from foundation sources;
  • Experience in fund raising with Alumni; and
  • Experience with public relations and marketing.
Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree or doctoral degree preferred

Physical Demands