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  1. The position is within a philanthropic or nonprofit organization 
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Director of Development, Health Systems

University of Minnesota Foundation Minnesota $100,000-$150,000
Fundraising/Development Full Time

Job Details

About Us:

At the University of Minnesota Foundation (UMF), our mission is to connect passion with possibility, inspire generosity, and support greatness at the University of Minnesota by placing donors at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make. UMF is a nonprofit organization responsible for raising and managing gifts to the University of Minnesota. 

For more information about UMF, please visit

About the role:

As an employee of the University of Minnesota Foundation Medicine and Health team, this position leads the comprehensive development efforts for the M Health Fairview Health System and is responsible for creating and executing an effective strategic development plan for related partnerships of the University of Minnesota Medical School, including M Health Fairview, as well as other system-wide programs within the medical enterprise. This individual is responsible for a portfolio of major and principal donor prospects as well as managing one or more development officer(s) focused on donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors for gifts to clinical research and care, education, advocacy, and capital needs for all aspects of the Health System. Major gift prospects include primarily individuals, foundations, corporations, and businesses. 

Starting salary: $113,000- 135,000 based on experience.

What you’ll do:

Program Leadership (20%)

  1. Leads the development strategy for the Health System(s) connected to the Medical School, including sites such as the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Clinics and Surgery Center, and M Health Fairview system-wide locations. 
  2. Leads and manages the development operations, which includes principal gifts, major gifts 
  3. Works closely with the M Health Fairview Health System leadership and Service Line leaders to align strategic philanthropy priorities
  4. Partners closely with the Grateful Program team and system-wide site leaders to establish the culture of philanthropy and leverage the Grateful Patient program
  5. Collaborates with the Strategic Partnerships team to drive towards successful outcomes for Health System-related cause marketing partnerships and sponsorships related system-wide and signature benefit events including Diamond Awards, WineFest – A Toast to Children’s Health, FashionFest, and other signature benefit events as launched

Philanthropy/Major Gifts Work (55%)

  1. Drives complex donor conversations, which include principal gifts, transformational gifts, and community partnerships.
  2. Influences the annual giving strategy for the Health System 
  3. Builds and maintains a portfolio of approximately 125 major gift prospects to ensure that timely steps are taken toward solicitation, closure, and stewardship. Performance expectations for this level of gift officer include approximately 15 to 20 solicitations per year at $50,000. Total annual gift production expectations for this level of position range from approximately $3 million to $5 million. 
  4. Manages multiple complex gifts, including trusted advisers, and large scale Foundations. Regularly communicates with CEO’s, C-Suite leaders, and Boards of Directors in a leadership capacity.
  5. Manages day-to-day responsibilities for the M Health Fairview Philanthropic Board (Health System advisory board comprised of corporate, community, and philanthropic leaders). This requires developing new tools for strategic engagement, our external culture of philanthropy and managing the overall operations for the Board.

Staff and Operations Management (20%)

  1. Directly supervises 1 Development Officer and 1 Program Manager (once hired). 
  2. Indirectly supervises one administrative support person for the Health System. 
  3. Serves as liaison to annual giving, regional development, and leadership annual giving teams.
  4. Provides mentorship and leadership coaching to other development officers throughout Medicine & Health.

Organizational Leadership (5%)

  1. Participates in U-wide and UMF development functions.
  2. Assumes development reporting, presenting, and participating as requested.

Demonstrate commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an equitable and inclusive working and learning environment (exhibit 100% of the time) 



• Bachelor’s degree and five years of demonstrated ability to successfully solicit major gifts.

• Experience leading, supervising, or managing development teams or programs.

Demonstrate commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an equitable and inclusive working and learning environment (exhibit 100% of the time)

We take care of you:

  1. Comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes medical, vision, dental, and pharmacy coverage; life insurance; retirement; long-term care insurance; and disability coverage.
  2. Come. Work. Stay. Play. The U of M is conveniently accessible by light rail, bus, and bike. And we offer discounted bus transportation through our “U-Pass” program.
  3. The University of Minnesota embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to report complete vaccination against COVID-19 or submit documentation requesting a medical or religious exemption on their first day of employment. To learn more, please visit the University's COVID-19 Response webpage.

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted online through the U of M Careers site. To submit your application, please follow this link: If you have any difficulties or questions while applying feel free to contact Lucas Gangsei at

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