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Director - Development Operations

Company: Mayo Clinic
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:








Development / Philanthropy

Why Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is the nation's best hospital (U.S. News & World Report, 2020-2021) and ranked #1 in more specialties than any other care provider. We have a vast array of opportunities ranging from Nursing, Clinical, to Finance, IT, Administrative, Research and Support Services to name a few. Across all locations, you'll find career opportunities that support diversity, equity and inclusion. At Mayo Clinic, we invest in you with opportunities for growth and development and our benefits and compensation package are highly competitive. We invite you to be a part of our team where you'll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect, and most importantly, a life-changing career!

Mayo Clinic offers a variety of employee benefits. For additional information please visit Mayo Clinic Benefits. Eligibility may vary.

Position description

The Director of Development Operations has responsibility for executing Department of Development operating activities as assigned in the region, serves as Executive Leadership Engagement liaison for activity related to the site, and will be responsible for administrative leadership of assigned priority areas. This position will collaborate and support other professionals, staff, and volunteers to carry out operating plans in support of Mayo Clinic's philanthropic goals. Directs and manages interface activities and serves as the liaison with Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Facilities. Serves as the liaison to Department shared services Directors. Manages financial planning, budgeting, financial reporting, and monitoring of regional resources in collaboration with department operations. In partnership with the site Chair, works with Mayo Clinic volunteer committee leadership committee or advisory team, interfacing with Mayo's highest-level benefactors, public trustees, and Mayo leadership. Participates as a member of department strategy teams with responsibility to ensure that benefactor intent is aligned with institutional priorities and to serve as a liaison to Department and institutional leaders as it relates to gift acceptance. Maintains a deep knowledge of philanthropic process across the entire fundraising cycle including, but not limited to; identifying gift opportunities, strategic proposal development, Memorandum of Understanding, crafting gift agreements, assisting with communication, allocations and stewardship, and serves as the regional contact for leadership in assigned areas. Lead responsibility for communicating and interpreting Mayo policy and Development policies and procedures. Serves as regional interface with Human Resources and the Department's education coordinator, managing process related to hiring, training, and orientation of staff. Manages technology, space and equipment needs. Performs duties independently and initiates judgment in directing a variety of management issues. Strategic thinking, project management, and collaboration in partnership with site and institutional leadership are essential.


Bachelor's degree required in Business, Philanthropy or Healthcare Administration with a miminum of five years of development experience with a proven track record of strong leadership, team building, and problem-solving skills, as well as demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with multiple disciplines, i.e., finance, communications, advancement services, physicians, and administrative staff. Master's degree preferred.

Additional qualifications

Experience must include the management of staff and/or projects that include multi-tasking

activities, goal setting, and/or strategic planning. Requires experience in strategic plan

development and execution. Must have broad based knowledge of the enterprise and development process, databases, data analytics, AI, and Machine Learning, software knowledge, and accounting practices. Experience in fund development in a health care setting preferred. Must have excellent communication, organizational, problem solving, and human relations skills. Requires excellent decision-making and sound judgment capabilities. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team and must relate effectively with staff, patients, benefactors, and administration. Experience in innovative program development and planning desired. The individual must exhibit the following characteristics: display a strong customer focus, foster mutual respect, support Mayo's commitment to diversity, practice and promote teamwork, perform independently, maintain confidentiality, adhere to high standards of personal conduct and maintain and enhance professional/job competency.

License or certification

Certified Fundraising Executive status desirable.

Exemption status


Compensation Detail

Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $3,809.60, based on a full-time position.

Benefits eligible



Full Time

Hours / Pay period


Schedule details

M-F, day shift.

This position will primarily work remotely with occasional days in the office. This individual is required to be located within driving distance of the Scottsdale, AZ Mayo Clinic campus for onsite expectations. Minimal travel will be required.

Weekend schedule

As needed

Site description

Over the next four years, Mayo Clinic is making significant investments in both the physical and technological future of health care, through doubling the size of the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, inclusive of practice, education, and research activities. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.

With Phoenix being the sixth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.


Administration, Business, Finance

Job posting number



Jessica Gartner

Equal opportunity employer

As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.

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