The University of Cincinnati Foundation


Cincinnati, Ohio

Date Posted

October 27, 2021

Job Category

The Assistant Vice President, UC Health Development is responsible for planning, implementing, and managing fundraising initiatives for UC Health, with primary responsibility for major gift fundraising through an emerging Grateful Patient Program. Activities of the Assistant Vice President, UC Health Development will be coordinated with other UCF fundraising endeavors, but specifically support the interests and needs of UC Health.

The Assistant Vice President, UC Health Development is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the UCF Vice President of Academic Medicine.

Specific Duties

  • Work closely with the Vice President of Academic Medicine in the preparation of annual plans and the setting of all goals.
  • Lead all strategy for the clinical enterprise with regards to goal setting and fundraising priorities as well as communications, events, annual fund program and building a grateful patient program.
  • Oversee a newly formed concierge medicine program.
  • Work closely with UC Health leadership and other faculty/personnel on prioritizing all fundraising initiatives and activities, with specific emphasis placed on Grateful Patient fundraising.
  • Cultivate and solicit major and special gifts by making cultivation and solicitation visits within and outside the Cincinnati region in conjunction with the UCF development program.
  • Work with UCF fundraising specialists (gift planning, corporate and foundation relations, and regional programs) for the benefit of UC Health and the University.
  • Work closely with UC Health Foundation Board, UC Health Board, and the UC Foundation Board.
  • Assist UC Health leadership and other faculty and personnel to develop gift agreements that reflect the intentions of the donor and advance the mission of UC Health.
  • Manage and evaluate staff; ensure professional development experiences and opportunities to enable staff to enhance their skills.
  • Engage the support and partnership of academic community members in UC Health and facilitate their understanding of the development process.
  • Maintain excellent working relationships with UC Health staff.
  • Prepare timely contact reports and ensure the accuracy of monthly reports.
  • Participate fully in the UCF prospect and clearance process.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of fundraising experience, preferably in a medical or healthcare setting or advanced degree with 5-7 years of experience.
  • Experience in building, managing, and leading a Grateful Patient program.
  • Ability to lead, manage, evaluate, and motivate direct report team.
  • Understanding of basic scientific principles.
  • Record of successful gift solicitations and closures.
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills. Ability to interact favorably with a diverse group of individuals and to foster strong, productive relationships.
  • Willingness to travel and attend evening and weekend activities as needed. Valid driver’s license required for travel.
  • A commitment to and passion for the role of development in advancing the mission of the University of Cincinnati and UC Health.

Physical Demands

This position is considered to have sedentary work. Exerting up to 10lbs. of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. This position requires:

  • Finger use
  • Talking
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, this position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Application Process

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All offers of full-time employment are contingent upon passing a criminal background check and drug test. Positions requiring a degree are also contingent upon education verification.

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About the Organization

The University of Cincinnati Foundation seeks talented, collaborative and mission-focused individuals to join our advancement team in driving philanthropic support for the University of Cincinnati and UC Health.

The University of Cincinnati Foundation is committed to diversity, equity, and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We are taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and people that are differently abled. We know there are great candidates who won’t match everything we’ve described above or who have important skills we haven’t considered. Apply and tell us about yourself


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