Medicine (WCM) is among the top-ranked medical schools in the country. With an
annual budget of $2B, a commitment to excellence, and a history of successful
philanthropy, Weill Cornell physicians and scientists are at the forefront of
medical discovery, education, and service. Located in the heart of the Upper
East Side’s scientific and medical corridor, WCM’s powerful network of
collaborators extends to its parent, Cornell University; to Qatar, where Weill
Cornell’s campus offers a Cornell medical degree; to Houston and the Methodist
Hospital, where medical students train and the attending physicians have Weill
Cornell faculty appointments, and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil,
Austria, and Turkey.
Founded in 1898, and
affiliated with what is now NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) since 1927,
Weill Cornell is an integral part of one of the world’s most renowned academic
medical centers. The academic center is the research/education/tertiary care
nucleus of an expanding medical network of New York hospitals and physicians.
This network is part of a global vision and capability that has long
characterized Weill Cornell, and its principal hospital partner,
Development plays a key role in the strategic direction of Weill
Cornell Medicine. Over the last sixteen years, WCM has raised more than $2B in philanthropy
through a series of comprehensive strategic plans, funded through equally
ambitious capital campaigns. These activities allowed Weill Cornell to expand
its facilities, recruit top physician-scientists, revitalize its medical
education curriculum, and greatly expand its laboratory research capabilities.
The Vice Provost for External Affairs will be a thought leader and visionary providing guidance to high performing teams in the offices of development, alumni affairs, communications, marketing, and government and community affairs at Weill Cornell Medicine. The Vice Provost will develop and integrate priorities across these offices for a new strategic plan and new capital campaign, broadening the donor base and building critical relationships. Reporting directly to Dean Augustine M.K. Choi, and serving as a member of the institution’s leadership cabinet, the Vice Provost will demonstrate strong communication skills, political savvy and the ability to embrace complexity. Close interpersonal relationship building and problem solving are key attributes necessary to maintain and cultivate WCM’s tremendous culture of philanthropy.