The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is where a diverse group of thought leaders in science, medicine, education and community engagement work together to build a healthier future. At the core of everything we do with our partner Froedtert Hospital is academic medicine, a model—and a way of thinking—that finds scientists, physicians and students working hand-in-hand with community to solve the toughest challenges in health and society at large. Together, and with the support of the philanthropic donations through MCW or the Froedtert Hospital Foundation, we are committed to exploring every possibility to improve health in the region, the state and beyond.
More than 1,400 students are enrolled in MCW’s medical school and graduate school programs in Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Central Wisconsin. MCW’s School of Pharmacy opened in 2017. A major national research center, MCW is the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area and second largest in Wisconsin.In FY2016, faculty received more than $184 million in external support for research, teaching, training and related purposes. This total includes highly competitive research and training awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).Annually, MCW faculty direct or collaborate on more than 3,100 research studies, including clinical trials. Additionally, more than 1,500 physicians provide care in virtually every specialty of medicine for more than 525,000 patients annually.
The Major Gifts Director, Alumni will be responsible for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gift alumni prospects. This role works closely with faculty, community leaders, senior administrators and volunteers to secure leadership commitments at the $50,000+ level in support of research and education initiatives supporting the Medical College of Wisconsin programs.
Organizational Structure Building: Research Park Center
Division: Institutional Development
Reports to (Title): AVP-Philanthropy
Collaborates with (Titles): Major Gift Directors, Planned Giving Director, Individual Giving Officers, Prospect Research Manager and staff
Knowledge – Skills – Abilities:
- Organized professional and with entrepreneurial spirit, creativity and resourcefulness.
- Superior interpersonal and collaborative relationship skills, with demonstrated verbal presentation experience and written communication skills.
- Ability to work across a complex organization and provide highly visible inspired leadership.
- Professional credibility and decision-making integrity to gain trust of key constituents and leaders.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all constituencies, fostering inclusiveness and diversity of ideas.
- Ability to work independently and thrive in a fast-paced deadline-oriented team environment.
- Ability to adapt to changing circumstances in a complex environment and embrace challenges.
- Demonstrated analytic and strategic thinking capabilities.
- Experience with fundraising database software and Microsoft Office, including Excel.
- A highly developed ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information related to both alumni and donors, as well as employees.
Appropriate education and/or experience may be substituted on equivalent basis.
Minimum Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum Required Experience: 8 years’ experience
Preferred Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Preferred Experience: Fund raising experience closing major gifts