University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson - Senior Director of Development

The Senior Director of Development (Senior Director) will supervise a team of fundraisers and manage the identification, education, cultivation, and solicitation of major and principal gift prospects, while personally managing a major and principal gift portfolio. The Senior Director will be a member of the University Development Program (UDP) and will partner closely with College of Medicine-Tucson leadership, the University of Arizona Foundation, and the UAHS Development Team to create and exceed fundraising goals and objectives for the College of Medicine-Tucson. Reporting to the Associate Vice President and Chief Health Sciences Development Officer for UAHS, the incumbent works closely with the Dean of COM-T and is jointly managed by UAHS and the UDP, which is managed under contract by the University of Arizona Foundation. The Senior Director will devote approximately 70% of work time to major gift fundraising activities and 30% of work time to management and administrative responsibilities.

Company Profile

The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson (COM-T) seeks an experienced leader for the position of Senior Director of Development to design and implement fundraising strategies that will generate revenue and drive the growth of the College’s mission. Higher Talent is pleased to present this opportunity to talented fundraisers and managers interested in the opportunity to play a leadership role at a top-tier public research university on an exciting growth path.


Celebrating its 50

year of innovation in 2017, COM-T provides state-of-the-art biomedical education programs, groundbreaking research opportunities, and leading-edge patient care. Founded on the campus of the University of Arizona in 1967 as the state’s only MD degree granting college and a resource for the people of Arizona, today the UA College of Medicine - Tucson ranks among the top medical schools in the nation for research and primary care. From an initial class of just 32 students, the UA College of Medicine today has graduated more than 3,400 physicians.


The College of Medicine-Tucson offers medical students an outstanding medical education. The College’s integrated, multidisciplinary curriculum combines the latest advances in biomedical science with the practice of the classical art of medicine. In 2015, The University of Arizona partnered with Banner Health, the fourth largest health care corporation in the country, who serves as COM-T’s   primary clinical partner.  In addition, affiliations with more than a dozen hospitals and health-care facilities across two campuses ensure that students will always have access to groundbreaking research opportunities, world-class faculty, and meaningful patient-care experiences.


A strong engagement and fundraising program is a critical component of the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson’s strategic plan.  Increased private philanthropy from alumni, grateful patients, community members, institutional funders, friends, and other constituencies is vital to the College’s future impact on the health of people in Arizona, the nation, and the world.


The College of Medicine-Tucson is part of the University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS), a statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. UAHS is comprised of the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy, and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health; and 23 centers and institutes dedicated to research and patient care, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix.


Date Created:
30 May 2017
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Name: Kimberly Templeton
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