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The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington focused on expanding the quantitative evidence base for health. IHME aims to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative data to make decisions that achieve better health. IHME's research spans multiple disciplines and policy-relevant areas including resource tracking, cost-effectiveness, forecasting, burden of diseases, geospatial analysis, health systems solutions, and impact evaluations. It has established international scientific credibility for developing innovative multidisciplinary methods and producing cutting-edge results. IHME aims to be nimble and entrepreneurial in its work, taking on daunting analytic challenges in order to provide critical information that can help answer big-picture questions at the most local level possible, such as:
What is the state of the world's health?
What impact are different programs, initiatives, and policies having on improving health?
What investments and decisions can we make today that will improve health most in the future?
IHME accomplishes these aims by working with a wide range of collaborators across the world. Currently, we are engaged with over 1,900 collaborators from more than 125 countries and have undertaken on-the-ground data collection in over 20 countries. Through groundbreaking scientific findings, innovative data visualizations, and policy reports and outreach we have disseminated results around the world and engaged myriad audiences.
UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. Of the $542 million in gifts and private grants raised in FY16 by the University of Washington, UW Medicine raised $199 million (37 percent of the University's total) in gifts and private grants from over 16,000 donors. The University of Washington had entered the public phase of a multi-billion dollar campaign. UW Medicine's goal for the campaign is $2 billion.
IHME has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Director for Philanthropy.
The Director for Philanthropy for IHME will work with IHME's Global Engagement Team, IHME staff, and faculty, in collaboration with UW Advancement, UW academic leaders, and volunteers for overall development programs for IHME. The work will include identification, cultivation, solicitation, attainment and stewardship of major donors and prospective donors. The Director for Philanthropy will develop annual fundraising plans and help to manage a comprehensive campaign strategy for IHME as part of UW's comprehensive campaign. The Director for Philanthropy will be responsible for securing major gifts for priority campaign initiatives. The Director for Philanthropy will report to the Senior Director for Philanthropy at IHME, who will complete their performance assessments. The Director of Global Engagement at IHME will contribute to their performance assessment and annual goal-setting.
Develop a strategic major gifts plan for campaign priorities at IHME. Work with the Senior Director for Philanthropy at IHME to develop funding priorities and implement advancement programs needed to grow and sustain major and principal philanthropic support. Collaborate with UW Medicine and IHME colleagues to develop a pool of prospective donors with a focus on corporations and foundations. Coordinate the participation of IHME team members and volunteers in fundraising activities.
Manage a portfolio of 50 to 100 top corporate and foundation prospects who have the capacity to make gifts of $500,000 or more to priority programs and projects at IHME. Identify and qualify new major gift prospective donors. Develop and implement a cultivation and solicitation strategy for each assigned major gift prospective donor. Record and track all activity using the University's prospect management and tracking system. Prepare written proposals, informational materials, endowment agreements, gift illustrations, and other materials needed to secure major gifts. For each major gift donor managed, develop appropriate stewardship activities within the context of the overall stewardship plan.
In alignment with University of Washington and UW Medicine Advancement accountability metrics, strive toward the following annual goals:
Make approximately 50 substantive donor contacts with donors and prospective donors that advance the relationship toward philanthropic commitment.
Develop and present at least 10 major gift proposals with a target of securing a minimum of $1 million in new commitments.
As appropriate, identify, recruit, train, and develop leadership roles for volunteers who assist with major gift fundraising activities. Staff volunteer fundraising partnerships and committees as assigned.
As needed, coordinate major gift fundraising activities with UW Medicine colleagues, and UW colleagues in Gift Planning, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Principal Gifts, Regional Gifts, etc. We place a premium on intra-team collegiality, and assignment and donor portfolios frequently overlap.
Contribute to preparation of annual operating plan and progress reports as requested. Complete annual performance self-assessment as key component of Annual Review.
Complete other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree and five or more years of progressively responsible fundraising experience and demonstrated success in institutional advancement, with an emphasis on cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts ($100k+). Demonstrated success in developing fundraising strategies and plans that advance key relationships to build lifelong connections to the organization.
A proven commitment to and extensive knowledge and experience in higher education fundraising, fundraising principals and industry trends. Experience in synthesizing information to balance the interests of multiple parties and act in a decisive and timely manner. The ability to work with various constituents including the academic community and prominent volunteers to define and articulate the University's image and priorities.
Ability to operate with the University's culture, vision, mission and values in mind, and encourage others to act in a manner aligned with organizational culture, values and mission.
Proven ability to create, communicate, achieve and drive outstanding results that energize and inspire staff and volunteers while creating a culture of collaboration within direct teams and across organizational units.
Understand to best invest in others and a commitment to managing, developing, mentoring and coaching staff and colleagues, with a proven track record of creating organizational structures able to sustain growth and success into the next generation.
Demonstrated ability to develop, manage and achieve comprehensive team goals; ability to accurately forecast and develop both short-term and long-term goals.
Experience in managing conflicts proactively, collaboratively and the maturity to build consensus with the interest of the organization in mind.
Strong interpersonal skills and customer service. Poised, professional manner with the ability to express oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communications, i.e. verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc. Ability to communicate in a direct and professional manner that engages dialog in a manner that resolves differences.
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships; puts the team/organizational goals above individual goals and actively contributes as a member of working teams. Proven ability to work collegially and effectively with development colleagues, school administrators, and external constituencies.
Ability to work independently, problem solve, take initiative, set priorities and handle multiple projects efficiently and effectively. Takes responsibility and initiative to set and meet the goals, objectives and obligations while representing the mission, visions and values of the organization
Demonstrated creativity, organizational ability, and strong attention to detail. Ability to make decisions in ambiguous situations, exercise good judgment based on information and analysis in a fast pace, dynamic, deadline drive environment in an organized and professional manner.
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidences and protect confidential information; acts in a selfless manner and models ethical values of the UW.
Values the UW's commitment to inclusiveness. Demonstrates respect and commitment to diversity
Proficiency using PC computers. Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, special reports, spreadsheets, databases, forms, etc.
Advancement experience in a health care, global health, or higher education setting.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This individual will attend meetings, visit donors, and be responsible for events outside the regular business day on a regular basis. Some evening and weekend work is required.
The successful candidate will be expected to have regular, reliable transportation for local travel and be willing to travel when necessary. Frequent local and regional travel, some national and international travel is expected.