The UK HealthCare and College of Medicine Philanthropy department is seeking an Associate Director of Philanthropy to join its Corporate & Community Giving team to manage cause-related fundraising and crowd-raising efforts, both for Children's Miracle Network Hospital (CMNH) partners and other community partners. The Associate Director will have responsibility to secure increased giving each year from assigned partners/programs and to secure other corporate partnerships for UK HealthCare units. This individual will report to the Director of Corporate and Community Philanthropy and be a key representative of UK HealthCare to regional corporate leaders and front-line staff alike.
The successful candidate for this role will have a track record of success in philanthropy, particularly in the annual realm of cause-related, peer to peer or crowd raising initiatives, such as employee giving campaigns, digital fundraising or radio/mediathon initiatives. S/he will also have exceptional oral and written communication skills, including the ability to engage and inspire both corporate leaders and groups of employees who are able to influence increased giving. This individual must have a passion for the mission of UK HealthCare and the UK Kentucky Children's Hospital that inspires the planning and execution of a comprehensive philanthropy strategy to increase fundraising among CMNH companies and other partners. This key member of the UK HealthCare/College of Medicine Philanthropy team will be part salesperson, part marketing strategist and part motivational speaker with a drive to meet and exceed fundraising goals in support of the UK HealthCares' vital mission.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.
Ability to make and execute marketing and philanthropy plans; excellent interpersonal communication, public speaking and written communication skills; Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience/skills with fundraising/sales, marketing, media, donor relations, community relations.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
At least four years' experience in community relations, fundraising, marketing, or public relations.
University Community of Inclusion:
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