The Rutgers University Foundation (RUF) seeks an energetic, creative and determined development professional to serve as its Major Gifts Officer (MGO) for the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ). The MGO will be entering the Foundation at a time of great enthusiasm and exciting growth for the future in the anticipation of a multi-billion dollar University-wide campaign.
With the recently established grateful patient program, the MGO will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding prospects and donors, and conducting discovery work that builds the major gift pipeline. This position will play a key role in building and maintaining the relationships with physicians with an emphasis on securing referrals of grateful patients. It is through this partnership that the MGO will create appropriate fundraising strategies that uphold patient confidentiality and conform to the highest ethical standards.
The ideal candidate will have three to five years of experience within fundraising and engagement. S/he should have experience stewarding and soliciting gifts and/or engaging alumni/grateful patients and other constituencies. The MGO will be expected to foster relationships with Foundation leadership, donors, volunteer leaders, faculty, staff and alumni/grateful patients. The ideal candidate will be a determined, hard worker with an eagerness to build a new portfolio of donors. The MGO will be accountable, self-aware and capable of working within a growing development team with a team-oriented and ‘can do’ approach. S/he will be responsible for engaging medical professionals in the fundraising process and maintaining communication with internal and external constituencies. S/he will have a passion for working within an academic or medical environment and will be expected to express empathy towards alumni and/or grateful patients. The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. A Bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree is welcome.
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
As New Jersey’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI) – designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey’s team of internationally recognized physicians and researchers is driven by a singular focus and mission, to help individuals fight cancer. Through the transformation of laboratory discoveries into clinical practice, CINJ targets cancer with precision medicine, immunotherapy and clinical trials and provides the most advanced, comprehensive, and world class cancer care to both adults and children. CINJ physicians and scientists work side by side to make sure the most sophisticated treatments are delivered to our patients quickly and safely
Researchers from CINJ have made outstanding scientific contributions towards the national goal of reducing the incidence of cancer and improving the outcomes for cancer patients. CINJ coordinates basic, clinical and population research through five comprehensive research programs comprised of faculty who form cohesive, interdisciplinary groups supported by peer-reviewed grants and shared resources. Close to 250 Rutgers Cancer Institute faculty members have garnered more than $100 million annually in federal, state and philanthropic grant support.
As a part of Rutgers Health, the most comprehensive academic health care provider organization in New Jersey, the Center is able to provide a breadth of accessible clinical care throughout the State supported by the latest health-related research and education. Rutgers Health connects health care providers across disciplines, including doctors, nurses, dentists, physician assistants, pharmacists, clinical psychologists and social workers, with a single focus: helping people and populations get well and stay well by delivering consistent, coordinated, value-based health care.
The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Network is comprised of hospitals throughout the state and provides the highest quality cancer care and rapid dissemination of important discoveries into the community. This mission is being accomplished in partnership with RWJBarnabas Health. More information for CINJ can be found at http://www.cinj.org/.
Rutgers University Foundation
Created in 1973, the Rutgers University Foundation advances Rutgers’ pursuit of excellence in education, research, and public service. The Foundation provides the bridge between donors and the universities, schools, programs, faculty, and students that make up the University. The Foundation helps to match caring people with satisfying and meaningful opportunities to make gifts that have an impact on Rutgers. Founded in 1766, Rutgers is the eighth oldest institution of higher education in the nation. Today, Rutgers-New Brunswick is a member of the Association of American Universities, is New Jersey’s premier public research institution and flagship state university. More than 100 majors offer students vast opportunities. On July 1, 2014, Rutgers University joined The Big Ten Conference of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. The Foundation is a 501© (3) tax-exempt organization with the sole mission of supporting Rutgers University. The organization includes the areas of Alumni Relations, Development and related Communications. Led by Foundation President Nevin E. Kessler and his senior cabinet – the Executive Leadership Group (ELG) – the Foundation successfully completed a $1 billion campaign in 2014 and is preparing for another multi-billion dollar campaign in the near future.
More info on the Foundation can be found on: www.support.rutgers.edu
MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER
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Qualities of the Ideal Candidate:
The Major Gifts Officer can be expected to have the following personal characteristics and professional qualifications: