Director of Digital and Direct Marketing, VUMC Development
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Internal Number: 2112234
Director of Digital and Direct Marketing
Reports to: Senior Director of Digital and Direct Marketing, VUMC Development
Through the exceptional capabilities and caring spirit of its people, Vanderbilt University Medical Center leads in the delivery of exemplary health care, improving the lives of individuals and communities regionally, nationally and internationally. We combine transformative educational programs, compelling scientific discoveries, and distinctive personalized care to achieve this goal.
To consistently achieve excellence in medical science and health care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Development builds relationships and encourages philanthropic contributions to directly impact today's work and to secure a strong future of service. Enthusiastic and timely support from our philanthropic partners enables the Medical Center as a nonprofit academic medical institution to excel in conducting groundbreaking research, training future leaders and providing compassionate care to patients.
The director will have primary responsibility of the direct mail side of an integrated direct response mail and online fundraising program. This role will use proven strategies and tactics to increase the overall donor base and achieve fundraising goals use proven strategies and tactics to support.
Manage day-to-day vendor relationships and direct marketing production calendar.
Develop effective annual giving direct response strategies to increase donor growth and retention.
Track, analyze and report direct marketing results, trends and projections.
Manage program budget, ensuring appropriate use of funds, timely reimbursement of vendors, acquisition of inventory, and measurable return on investment.
Support identification of donors who show promise for major gift potential.
Collaborate with colleagues to successfully integrate direct marketing and online giving campaigns.
Collaborate with colleagues in VUMC development communications and VUMC strategic marketing, as needed, regarding design and messaging for direct mail appeals, acknowledgements, e-mail appeals, and on-line giving pages.
Ensure all annual giving activity is in compliance with VUMC policies and protocols.
Collaborate with VUMC development stewardship to communicate the impact of gifts.
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience)
5 years relevant experience
An advanced degree and 8 years of relevant experience is preferred.
Superior organization and project management skills.
Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
Superior vendor management skills.
Strong work ethic and personal initiative to drive high quality work product.
Flexible and comfortable with change and ambiguity.
Proven ability to lead, grow, and manage a team of professional fundraisers.
Strong project management skills a must.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate and achieve results with diverse constituencies with potentially competing interests, opinions and expectations.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Travel is required. Some evening and weekend work as needed.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.