Director of Development- Geriatrics, Palliative Care and Department of Rehabilitation Medicine-Development/Fundraising

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal. 

Development/Fundraising - Req #  2616898

Director of Development- Geriatrics, Palliative Care and Department of Rehabilitation Medicine


The Director of Development is charged with philanthropic revenue efforts for Geriatrics, Palliative Care and Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Identifies and maintains a portfolio of top prospects, while leading a fund-raising effort that capitalizes on current and emerging opportunities for support. The Director of Development works closely with the Department Chairman and other key physicians and administrative leaders. Reports to the Senior Director of Development.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Enhances development efforts for assigned departments and raises major gifts to fund the department’s strategic priorities and programs.
  • Interacts with internal contacts including Deans, Directors, senior department leadership and Faculty. Works collaboratively and creatively with other Development Directors to enhance the potential interest of donors.
  • Identify and maintain a portfolio of top prospects, including former donors and patients, as well as formerly unaffiliated philanthropists, creating a personal operating plan and cultivating, soliciting and closing each prospect.
  • Lead and guide efforts to build greater links with physicians, patients, advisory board members and other stakeholders.
  • Evaluate gift opportunities and giving vehicles and recommend the most suitable for a particular donor. Develop, write and present proposals appropriate to the donor’s interest and financial situation, and successfully communicate these proposals.
  • Determine and execute events and programs in support of development activities. Promote positive donor relations. Build and foster effective development partnerships with leadership to advance fundraising initiatives.
  • Meet targeted activity and revenue goals.
  • Establishes an annual work plan with qualitative and quantitative goals and benchmarks. Analyzes fundraising potential, sets ambitious yet attainable objectives, and achieves stated goals.
  • Manage special projects as assigned.
  • Foster positive and professional working relationships with all staff
  • Bachelor’s degree required, advance degree preferred
  • 7-10 years progressive development experience, including major and principal gift work
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have worked in academic medical setting and/or complex nonprofit fundraising environment, managed a team of fundraisers, and experience with capital campaigns and volunteer management.
 Minimum Computer Skills:
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office environment
  • Ability to learn fund-raising database; Raiser's Edge experience preferred
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.


We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 


Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 


EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans




for Live Chat Click Here