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