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Development Officer I (College of Veterinary Medicine)
Auburn University

Date Posted Sep. 13, 2021
Title Development Officer I (College of Veterinary Medicine)
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Development HR Employment
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Institutional Advancement

The Office of Development and the College Veterinary Medicine (CVM) seek a Development Officer who can strategically and diplomatically work with prospects and donors, colleagues, high-level administrators, volunteer leaders, corporations and foundations, and other constituents to secure philanthropic support for the College. The ideal candidate brings a collaborative spirit, energy and professionalism. She or he should demonstrate strong, proven multi-tasking skills and sound judgment in seeking major gifts -those over $25,000. The Development Officer will report to the Director of Development for the CVM. The CVM at Auburn University is a community of 500-plus healthcare professionals-veterinarians, researchers, veterinary residents, veterinary technicians, and affiliated staff-as well as other professionals whose work furthers the day-to-day operation of a world-class teaching, clinical, and research organization. At the heart of our program is our professional student body-510 who are pursuing the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and approximately 100 who are pursuing either master’s or PhD degrees in biomedical sciences. The College comprises two basic science departments-Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology; and Pathobiology-as well as a Department of Clinical Sciences, which is staffed by a full roster of both large animal and small animal specialists and radiology/imaging professionals. The Veterinary Teaching Hospital serves nearly 30,000 patients per year, and represents the largest and most comprehensive academic outreach program on the Auburn University campus. Additionally, the College is home to a set of strong research units which contribute new knowledge in their respective areas of science: the Scott-Ritchey Research Center, which addresses inherited diseases in dogs and cats; the Boshell Diabetes Research Program; and the Canine Performance Sciences Program, which collaborates with both the governmental and private sector to address safety and security issues through innovative canine detection. One other popular branch of our College, the Southeastern Raptor Center, offers further opportunities for fundraising through its popular mission. The Development Officer will travel frequently throughout Alabama and the Southeast, building relationships, cultivating prospective donors, and asking for major gifts from, primarily, three groups of constituents: graduates of the college; corporations whose interests align with the work of the CVM; and with "grateful clients," whose animals-large and small-have benefited from healthcare provided by Auburn clinical specialists.

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