The University of Illinois at Chicago seeks a dynamic and collaborative Assistant Vice Chancellor for Advancement (AVC) who is ready to join an acclaimed research institution that boasts one of the most ethnically rich and culturally diverse campus communities in the country. Reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor for Advancement and serving on the senior leadership team, the AVC will provide direct strategic leadership and oversight to fundraising efforts for numerous colleges and units within the university while also contributing to the strategic planning and execution of fundraising goals for the overall university.
Job Responsibilities (Essential Duties)
Work with the Vice Chancellor, deans and the directors of advancement to establish strategic direction, develop comprehensive plans, and set real and applicable goals for the colleges’ and units’ advancement programs.
Provide leadership for the implementation of the University’s comprehensive development programs, and oversee colleges’ and units’ annual plans for achieving fundraising objectives.
Maintain high-level knowledge of prospect pools, program performance, and fundraising initiatives in each college and unit.
Meet regularly with college advancement teams to develop appropriate strategies for top college and unit priorities and prospects. Convene regular meetings of college/unit directors of advancement.
Consult on organization and engagement of college-based advisory committees and other volunteer committees, including those with a fundraising purpose.
Provide limited bridge support to the dean when the director of advancement position is vacant.
Personally manage a portfolio of major and principal gift prospects, developing and implementing cultivation and solicitation strategies in collaboration with academic leaders and campus development officers.
Initiate, lead, and participate in strategy sessions related to individual, corporate, and foundation prospects of interest to multiple campus colleges and units and/or interdisciplinary special fundraising initiatives.
Staff deans, provost and chancellor, as needed, in cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for top donors and prospects.
Work collaboratively with other members of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Advancement, the University of Illinois Foundation, to create an integrated advancement operation..
Provide fundraising leadership for major and principal gifts and cross-college initiatives
Develop and lead training on development topics.
Participate in planning for and by attending campus, foundation, and university events, especially those related to development.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
Plan, assign and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met. Hire, train, develop and manage staff to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet group objectives.
Minimum of ten years of successful and progressively responsible leadership in all aspects of a development program, with at least five years of development management experience.
Experience in higher education required.
Demonstrated success in cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors at the major and principal gift levels.
Comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of successful development practice.
Exceptional interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to interact effectively with academic leaders, faculty, staff, donors, and volunteers.
Proven management and leadership skills, that builds successful teams and motivates.
Ability to work in highly complex organizational structure.
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Advancement connects the vision and passion of UIC’s alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and corporations and foundations, with the pieces of our mission most meaningful to them. We help donors create the impact they envision, whether it be scholarship for a promising student seeking a life-changing education, funding for researchers working to discover new knowledge in a particular arena or support for a university-community collaboration that will anchor stronger, healthier societies.
UIC is progressive and ground-breaking. We serve the needs of aspiring students and a devoted top-tier faculty who share a commitment to the promise of public education. Public service is at the core of the ethical values that inform what we do. An acclaimed research institution, UIC is made up of 15 top-ranking colleges and a health sciences system that includes a hospital, clinics and seven health sciences colleges. The student body is recognized as one of the most ethnically rich and culturally diverse among public universities nationwide. It reflects the vibrant and economically robust city we call home, which is as much a part of UIC as UIC is a part of Chicago.
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FOR FULLEST CONSIDERATION PLEASE APPLY BY July 24, 2017
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. UIC also offers a comprehensive benefits package.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
UIC is committed to access to excellence and success for all students regardless of background. All of us in the development office represent that mission as we work to connect UIC with alumni and friends who share our goals.
Our advancement office is young, powerful and growing. We embrace a healthy work-life balance to include varied hobbies and interests, with marathon runners, p...ublished authors, entrepreneurs and newspaper reporters among us.
Our core central development group supports the campus-wide development team. This group is made up of the following teams:
Major Gift Officers (MGO)
Annual Programs Office
Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR)
Each of UIC’s 18 colleges and units has its own development office, which focuses specifically on its unique set of fundraising priorities.