Director, Development for Medical Education
University of Miami

Miami, Florida

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The Department of Development and Alumni Relations has an exciting opportunity for a Full Time Director, Development for Medical Education. The Division of Development and Alumni Relations supports and promotes the mission, purpose, and priorities of the University of Miami through fundraising and engagement by building and nurturing strategic philanthropic relationships to improve and transform the lives of individuals and communities. We are committed to values central to the Division- Service, Gratitude, Trust, and Partnership - which guide our strategic thinking, decision-making, and day-to-day interaction with each other and our stakeholders.

General Overview:

The Director, Development for Medical Education will help manage an alumni leadership program that drives alumni participation. The Director, Development for Medical Education will serve as a critical member of the Medical Alumni Relations team working to secure alumni leadership gifts to advance priorities supporting the Miller School of Medicine.

Essential Responsibilities:

Among the administrative and operational responsibilities, the Director, Development for Medical Education will:

  • Identify prospective donors and funding sources, in conjunction with faculty and staff, and develop cultivation and solicitation plans, involving the aforementioned groups and volunteers, as appropriate.
  • Ensure regular communications and stewardship with donors, including re-solicitations, proper acknowledgement of gifts and pledge payments, reporting, visiting, and providing regular information on the progress of the departments.
  • Assist donors, prospects and other select individuals with appointments, scheduling and other necessary facilitation through clinical encounters.
  • Maintain communications with colleagues in medical departments, other schools and central development to ensure effective collaborations and synergy in achieving the university's key fundraising goals and objectives.
  • Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of the Department's needs, both general and specific to various programs and departments.
  • Document all contacts, communications, visits, and proposals in i-BIS and other appropriate donor files.

Measurements of Success for Director, Development for Medical Education:
  • Demonstrate significant and continuous progress toward campaign or multi-year project goals. Dollar goals established with supervisor.
  • Reach departmental yearly cash fundraising goals (team goal). Dollar goals established with supervisor.
  • Make an appropriate amount of substantive cultivation and solicitation actions toward closing gifts. Numbers established with supervisor.
  • Reach individual yearly goals for "number and amounts solicited" and "number and amounts funded." Reach additional goals as acting as a collaborator. Number established with supervisor.
  • Manage an appropriate number of active prospects and active proposals. Number and amounts to be established with supervisor.


Bachelor's degree and 5 years of demonstrated successful experience in fundraising and fundraising management, preferably in higher education or health care. Outstanding oral and written communication skills are necessary along with the ability to be highly organized, creative, energetic, and assertive and exhibit the independent judgment and personal integrity necessary to carry out a senior management role in fundraising. A teamwork-oriented approach to colleagues and proven ability to partner in a positive and constructive environment are essential.

Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.


The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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