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Senior Director of Development, Health Affairs

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Type: Full-time
Campus: North Haven - North Haven, CT
Categories: Staff


The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at Quinnipiac University is seeking an accomplished professional to join our Health Affairs fundraising team as the Senior Director of Development for the Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and the Health Sciences on our beautiful North Haven Campus.

The Senior Director of Development works closely with the Deans of the Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Health Sciences on engagement of high potential prospects for support of the Schools’ priority funding objectives. The Senior Director will establish and manage relationships with active portfolio prospects, including individuals, corporations, and foundations with a heavy emphasis on individuals and on gift capacity of $25,000 or more.

About Quinnipiac: Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” Quinnipiac has been named a “Great College to Work For” as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University’s commitment to preparing graduates for 21st century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities and fostering lifelong connections and success. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University’s innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.
  • Designs and implements comprehensive fundraising plans for the Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Health Sciences that will secure funds for identified priorities and strategic initiatives
  • Develops and manages a portfolio of 150-200 prospects with a rating of at least of $25,000
  • Conducts 135 face-to-face visits/substantial contacts per year
  • Develops effective relationships with and engages Deans and key faculty in fundraising
  • Works closely with the Deans to provide strategic guidance, recruitment strategies and staff support for the SON, SOM, and SHS advisory committees
  • Provides timely reports to the Vice President, Development & Alumni Affairs as needed
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues in Development & Alumni Affairs to maximize support from alumni, parents, corporations and foundations, to increase the number of annual and planned gifts, and to maximize engagement by major gift prospects and donors in University events and activities.
  • Manages and mentors shared administrative assistant
  • Performs other responsibilities upon request as needed
Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree required in nursing, health sciences, marketing, public relations, business or a related field
  • Master's Degree preferred
  • 5 years of fund-raising experience with a proven track record in major gift fundraising from individual, corporate, and foundation sources.
  • Experience in a medical and/or university health sciences center is highly desirable
  • Strong written, verbal, organization, and interpersonal skills are required
  • Successful candidates will be self-motivated and possess the ability to work as a team member within a complex organization requiring collaboration, teamwork and communication
  • Significant travel is required as the position requires personal, face-to-face contact with donors and prospective donors
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.

Applications will be reviewed as received and will continue until the position is filled.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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