OU Medicine

OU Medicine, Inc. (OUM), an Oklahoma based non-profit corporation partnership between the University of Oklahoma and the University Hospitals Authority and Trust, has retained Witt/Kieffer to aid in the recruitment of their Chief Development Officer (CDO).

OU Medicine and its academic partner, the OU Health Sciences Center, is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system offering treatment for the most complex conditions and preventive medicine within a network of hospitals, clinics and centers of excellence. Headquartered in downtown Oklahoma City, OU Medicine serves the state of Oklahoma and beyond with the widest range of specialty healthcare services in the region, the state’s only freestanding children’s hospital, Level 1 Trauma Center and NCI-designated cancer center. In addition, OU Medicine is home to the state’s largest physician network and academic colleges for all 7 health professions. With a combined effort from over 1,000 physicians and advanced practice providers alongside 11,000 employees, OU Medicine is leading healthcare. 

Reporting directly to the OUM Chief Executive Officer, the CDO will lead the overall development, coordination, facilitation and administration of all of OU Medicine's fundraising/philanthropy efforts as a new independent entity. As the executive leader for OUM system-level philanthropy, he/she will focus on its strategy, planning and operations, positioning it as a core revenue resource for the health system. Demonstrating superior communication and relationship-building skills, the CDO will have the opportunity to build a successful program in coordination with other existing efforts. The ability to negotiate in a complex setting and to navigate relationships with community partners will be essential. 

The successful candidate will be a highly experienced advancement leader with substantial experience in academic medicine and/or healthcare philanthropy. A Bachelor's degree is required and a Master's degree and Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification is desirable. 

Interested parties should direct all communications to the consultants supporting this search, Marvene Eastham and John McFarland via email: OUMedicineCDO@wittkieffer.com.