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Director of Development - ULH Events Job Id: 44800

Company name
University of Louisville

Louisville, KY, United States

Employment Type

Executive, Manager, Fundraising, Education

Posted on
Nov 22, 2022

Valid Through
Mar 07, 2023


Job ID: 44800

Location: undefined

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and three years of related experience.  Additional experience may not be used on a one-to-one basis to offset the educational requirements. The university offers market competitive salary and benefits.  Grade EX  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have 5 or more years of related experience and have a passion for improving community health, health outcomes, health equity, and advancing academic medical care for our region. They will demonstrate: 

  • Collaboration & Teamwork: works cooperatively and collaboratively with others toward the accomplishment of shared goals.
  • Valuing Diversity: recognizing and embracing the unique talents and contributions of others.
  • Service Orientation: desire to serve and focus one's efforts on discovering and meeting the needs of internal and external customers.
  • Achieves Results: reflects a drive to achieve and outperform. Continuously looking for improvements. Accepts responsibility for actions and results.
  • Organizational Alignment: ability to align people, processes and organizational structure with UofL Health's strategic direction.
  • Developing Others: views people, their knowledge and capabilities as assets and provides opportunities that allow employees to continuously learn and develop.
  • Communication: practices attentive and active listening and can restate opinions of others; communicates messages in a way that has the desired effect.
  • Integrity: conducts business with honesty and professional ethics. Seeks to achieve results in the best interest of the organization. Models and reinforces ethical behavior in self and others.
Position Description

The Director of Development for UofL Health Events will oversee efforts for fundraising and engagement events for UofL Health, with an emphasis on the Brown Cancer Center. This includes event coordination, related fundraising efforts of events, annual-fund, employee giving, targeted fundraising efforts, vendor engagement and solicitation, grateful patient outreach, and special events. They will work with a team of fundraisers and related staff, as well as BCC and ULH leadership and members of the board of the UofL Health Foundation. They will serve as a front-line fundraiser for efforts related to events and special projects. They will work with minimal supervision and are responsible for planning, researching, problem solving and performing special projects as assigned. They must be able to function independently, organize, prioritize, work well under pressure, and deal effectively with all levels within and outside of the organization. They will coordinate targeted events and fundraising campaigns, special appeals, engagement efforts, and other ongoing events.


  • Oversee, organize, implement, and coordinate fundraising events and special events to engage donors, staff, patients, and community leaders. Responsible for seeing events through from beginning to end, working with volunteers and staff, and helping to secure related support.  
  • Efforts will include events and special projects related to annual events, third-party community events, annual giving, employee giving, targeted fundraising campaigns as assigned, and grateful patient program in coordination with senior leadership of development, UofL Health and Brown Cancer Center Leadership. 
  • Collaborate with other university advancement staff on shared areas to ensure a donor-centric approach is taken so full consideration of a donor's or organization's multiple interests are taken into account.
  • Will coordinate and organize events, in communication with Senior Director of Development, to assist with planning and execution of events, providing guidance, support and presence at third-party fundraising events, and securing needed funds to hold events and increase mission support.
  • Work with prospective vendors and sponsors to build mission support.
  • Build relationships with doctors, staff, and patients to collect patient stories for the grateful patient program, marketing, and impact reports.
  • Work with staff to identify potential grateful patient verbal cues and how to make the referral to a member of development.
  • Draft and deploy event announcements and invitations, annual giving solicitation letters and emails, and special campaigns. Collaborate on an employee giving program and build a culture of giving among staff.
  • Draft and deploy monthly thank you emails and weekly calls. Call each donor to unit within one week of gift to thank them for their gift and verify gift intent/placement.
  • Create, in conjunction with Senior Director of Development-BCC and marketing of annual giving, employee giving and grateful patient materials.
  • Assist in stewardship and compile stewardship information, steward past donors with ongoing engagement opportunities that will build affinity for, and ownership of, the Brown Cancer Center and ULH, to engage around events and special projects.
  • Maintain usage numbers on patient resources and report back to donors.
  • Assist with BCC, ULH and ULF finance officers to ensure timely use and disbursement of donor funds and reporting. Maintain budgets of fund usages and ensure private support is available to key programs.
  • Meet or exceed annual goals as defined each year by VP of UofL Health Philanthropy.
  • Build and manage a portfolio of approximately 100 vendors and leadership annual donors, executing actions/contacts and recording all visits and contacts within the CRM database.
  • Refer and identify prospects to, and work collaboratively with, colleagues.
  • Coordinate with researchers and community members to schedule tours and engage donors.
  • Ongoing efforts to share timely updates on responsibilities. Performs other duties as assigned.

Occasional nights and weekends will be required to attend events in support of the unit initiatives and/or to complete tasks. Occasional in-state and regional travel may be required.

Please include a cover letter along with your resume in ONE attachment.

University Advancement encourages candidates to apply who have demonstrated capacity to create inclusive work environments, will work effectively on increasingly diverse teams, and will serve the increasingly diverse students we admit and want to attract.

Benefits - The University of Louisville has an exceptional benefits package; to learn more about our benefits please visit >here

COVID-19 - Learn about the university's COVID-19 protocol's and expectations >here

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at or 502.852.6258.

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