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Director of Development, School of Medicine

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 01/05/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 03/05/2018
Working Title Director of Development, School of Medicine
Job Classification Development IV
Department Name 01097-Medical and Health Sciences Foundation
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135279
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The Medical and Health Sciences Foundation (MHSF) was officially created as the fundraising entity responsible for the joint philanthropic ventures of UPMC and University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences. The MHSF acts as the central source for patients, alumni, and friends to contribute to any clinical or research endeavor at either or both UPMC and Pitt.

The Director of Development will be working in close coordination with the Dean of the school and/or his/her designee and will be under the supervision of the Medical and Health Sciences Foundation’s Executive Director, Medical Development, and Alumni Relations of the School of Medicine. The incumbent will plan, organize, and implement the school’s development and fundraising plans involving Ph.D. and Graduate alumni within the School of Medicine. He/she will take full responsibility for the successful execution of these activities.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 5-6 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree with relevant experience.

At least 5 years’ of direct fundraising experience, preferably in an academic or health care setting. Experience organizing and implementing a capital campaign is desirable. Marketing, public relations, and/or sales experience are helpful.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Have you had experience in a non-profit or fundraising setting? Y or N If so, please describe the nature of this experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have experience working in higher education?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Describe any applicable skills/traits you could bring to this job.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Why do you think you're a strong candidate for this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Is there any additional information we should know while reviewing your application?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  8. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents