Director of Development, Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute

Job title: Director of Development, Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute
Organization: The University of Cincinnati Foundation
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description

The Director of Development, HLVI is responsible for planning, implementing and managing the fundraising for specific programs related to HLVI-related research, education and patient care in the College of Medicine, UC Health and the Academic Health Center. Heavy emphasis will be placed on building an effective development program, identifying and qualifying prospects, developing relationships with prospects, community partners, faculty and grateful patients for the purpose of special and major gift solicitation. Activities of the Director of Development, HLVI will be coordinated with other UCF fundraising endeavors, but specifically support the interests and needs of the College of Medicine and UC Health as they relate to HLVI.

Specific Duties

  • Work closely with the HLVI leadership and other faculty and personnel on building an effective development program, identifying and prioritizing all fundraising initiatives and activities.
  • Develop and implement plans for achieving projected dollar goals for assigned projects each year.
  • Devise and execute strategies for qualifying and cultivating assigned prospects for special, major and deferred gifts through in-person solicitations.
  • Build and qualify viable prospect lists for all projects, utilizing resources of UCFs Office of Prospect Research, Office of Grateful Patient and Family Program, and through consultation with the appropriate College of Medicine/UC Health/Academic Health Center faculty, volunteers and UCF staff.
  • Maintain an active schedule of personal visits with prospects.
  • Provide guidance and support to volunteers involved with assigned fundraising projects and develop strategies to train and recruit new volunteers.
  • Ensure appropriate stewardship of gifts and donors.
  • Prepare timely contact reports and ensure the accuracy of monthly reports
  • Maintain excellent working relationships with HLVI faculty and staff.
  • Complete other special assignments relating to awareness, involvement and support as requested by faculty.
  • Participate fully in the UCF prospect and clearance process
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of fundraising experience, preferably in a medical or healthcare setting or advanced degree with 3-5 years of experience.
  • Understanding of basic scientific principles.
  • Record of successful gift solicitation and closure.
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact favorably with a diverse group of individuals and to foster strong, productive relationships.
  • Willingness to travel and attend evening and weekend activities as needed.  Valid driver’s license required for travel.
  • A commitment to and passion for the role of development in advancing the mission of the University of Cincinnati and UC Health.

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