Director of Development

UnityPoint Health - Meriter Foundation

UnityPoint Health - Meriter Foundation is the not-for-profit, tax exempt, charitable arm of UnityPoint Health - Meriter, raising, investing, granting, and stewarding gifts.

Position Details

Director of Development
Southwest Wisconsin
Madison, WI

The Director of Development, under the direction of the President and the Senior Director of Development, is responsible for managing a portfolio or current and prospective major, corporate and planned giving donors. Execute various development initiatives for UnityPoint Health - Meriter. Responsible for reaching annual contact and revenue goals through prospect identification, cultivation, proposal development, solicitation, recognition, and stewardship.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of five years of professional experience in the development or related field
  • Experience in a complex organization, Hospital, health care system, or non-profit organization
  • Experience in grateful patient development or similar population, and business community

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to connect with business, non-profit community leaders
  • Exemplary oral, written and public speaking communications skills
  • Ability to work in committee, team and group settings
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to engage in vigorous intellectual discussion with medical personnel
  • Ability to compassionately connect to patient experience
  • Comfort level with senior Executives, CEOs, Board of Directors and Community Leaders and Meriter’s employees
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and follow-through skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary in working with external and internal constituencies
  • Strong computer, Excel and prospect database management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of Hospital personnel and Volunteers
  • High level of motivation, creativity and problem solving
  • High level of independence and determination to successfully complete all steps of a major gift cycle
  • Maintain at all times a high level of respect, courtesy and dignity for all and honor the inviolability of ethical behavior, honesty and integrity in all that you do
  • Ability to be fearless and have fun

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate or advanced degree preferred
  • Experience in a multi-institutional Hospital, health care system, or a large high energy and complex organization
  • Capital campaign experience
  • Planned giving experience
  • Major Gifts fund raising experience
  • Experience in grateful patient development approach or similar population
  • Experience with aging and retirement demographic
  • Experience with patient community with significant health issues

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