Associate Director of Community Development - HYBRID
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Internal Number: R-12698
Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery, and patient care, VUMC is a community of diverse individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. Vanderbilt Health recognizes that diversity is essential for excellence and innovation. We are committed to an inclusive environment where everyone has the chance to thrive and where your diversity of culture, thinking, learning, and leading is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
JOB SUMMARY Through the exceptional capabilities and caring spirit of its people, Vanderbilt University Medical Center leads in the delivery of exemplary health care, improving the lives of individuals and communities regionally, nationally and internationally. We combine transformative educational programs, compelling scientific discoveries, and distinctive personalized care to achieve this goal.
To consistently achieve excellence in medical science and health care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Development builds relationships and encourages philanthropic contributions to directly impact today's work and to secure a strong future of service. Enthusiastic and timely support from our philanthropic partners enables the Medical Center as a nonprofit academic medical institution to excel in conducting groundbreaking research, training future leaders and providing compassionate care to patients.
The Associate Director of Community Development is a member of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Development team and is responsible for supporting the event fundraising efforts for VUMC. This position assists in planning, coordinating, and executing fundraising events and programs with some guidance. This position also partners with our digital team to coordinate the fundraising/digital campaigns that support our fundraising events and activities. This position will work collaboratively with Medical Center leadership and community partners to ensure the best financial outcome for the events and fundraising activities. In addition to raising funds for VUMC, the goals of the Development team are to engage donors and manage scalable events that align with the mission and vision of the Medical Center.
Work closely with the Director of Community Development to set annual goals, develop a business plan, and implement strategy to maximize fundraising results.
Maintain strong relationships with donors and community partners.
Provide leadership, strategic guidance and management of assigned community development initiatives and programs for VUMC, including internal events and third-party events.
Assist Directors of Development with supporting large fundraising events requiring all team support.
Interact with community members, volunteers, leaders, and staff through phone inquiries, email, and meetings.
Maintain knowledge and adherence of all VUMC Development administrative and financial policies.
Ensure that all approved community events are compliant with VUMC Development guidelines.
Assist with updating VUMC leaders, submitting leadership requests, and managing the master calendar.
Work in partnership with the Corporate Relations team to identify and secure sponsorships for relevant events.
Collaborate with the Digital and Direct Marketing team to develop digital strategies and assets associated with various events.
Work in partnership with the Office of Engagement and Strategic Marketing for relevant relationships (e.g., involvement of the sports and entertainment industries).
Coordinate with the Gift and Donor Services team to ensure that gifts received from events and programs are handled timely, appropriately, and accurately.
Maintain financial data and produce reports to support volunteer and event management.
Uphold departmental and institutional policies regarding confidential information.
Attend events, as needed, to assist with logistics.
Assist with logistics for public relations and stewardship activities, including check presentations, tours, and other fundraising activities.
Review event donors and ensure that individuals with major gift capacity are identified, researched and referred to the appropriate portfolios.
One year of development, special event fundraising experience preferred.
Superior organizational, verbal and written communications skills.
Ability to articulate the priorities and accomplishments of VUMC to a wide range of audiences.
Ability to perform in a complex environment and effectively interact with VUMC leadership, donors, board members and volunteers.
Ability to perform and coordinate multiple projects and priorities on a regular basis with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated success in volunteer management and planning, organizing, executing, and evaluating fundraising efforts.
Results-oriented with a proven record of growing and scaling fundraising events.
Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to maintain professional working relationships with corporate, business and community partners.
Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment.
Professional attitude, appearance, the ability to exhibit enthusiasm, persuasion, and good judgment in interactions with others.
Excellent management and organizational skills.
Must be proficient in MS Office software product (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Outlook.
This is a full-time position.
Some travel, evening and weekend work will be required.
Hybrid work environment with some in-person requirements.
Our professional administrative functions include critical supporting roles in information technology and informatics, finance, administration, legal and community affairs, human resources, communications and marketing, development, facilities, and many more.
At our growing health system, we support each other and encourage excellence among all who are part of our workforce. High-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt Health for professional growth, appreciation of benefits, and a sense of community and purpose.
Organizational Impact: Delivers job responsibilities that impact own job area/team with some guidance. Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Uses existing procedures, research and analysis to solve standard job related problems that may require some judgement. Breadth of Knowledge: Requires subject matter knowledge within a professional area to meet job requirements. Team Interaction: Individually contributes to project/ work teams.
Core Capabilities :
Supporting Colleagues: - Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities.- Builds and Maintains Relationships: Seeks to understand colleagues priorities, working styles and develops relationships across areas. - Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner. Delivering Excellent Services: - Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellent service. - Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns to supervisors in a timely manner. - Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support. Ensuring High Quality: - Performs Excellent Work: Checks work quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards.- Ensures Continuous Improvement: Shows eagerness to learn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displays willingness to go above and beyond. - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department. Managing Resources Effectively :- Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyond standard approaches to provide high-quality work/service. - Stewards Organizational Resources: Displays understanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources. - Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate information and good decision making to consistently achieve results on time and without error. Fostering Innovation: - Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideas or initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offering suggestions to enhance them.- Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures to ensure proper course of action. - Adapts to Change: Embraces changes by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own area of work.
Relevant Work Experience
Vanderbilt Health recognizes that diversity is essential for excellence and innovation. We are committed to an inclusive environment where everyone has the chance to thrive and to the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. EOE/AA/Women/Minority/Vets/Disabled
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.