The University of Illinois at Chicago continues to build a team of central major gift officers and invites applications for one position of Director of Development – Major Gifts in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Advancement. The Director will manage a portfolio of individual major gift prospects and donors ($25,000 and above). He/She will identify, cultivate, solicit, negotiate and steward major gift commitments from UIC alumni and friends for a variety of university and college/unit funding priorities. The position is based in Chicago and will carry a regional portfolio likely focused primarily on the Northeast (except NYC metro), Southern/Eastern Florida and some areas of the Midwest.
- Manage a portfolio of individual major and planned gift donors ($25,000 and above).
- Use all appropriate forms of communication to develop and maintain relationships with major gift prospects and donors.
- Identify, cultivate, solicit, negotiate and steward major gifts.
- Conduct approximately 150 visits per year with UIC alumni and friends.
- Track development activity by entering donor interactions and strategies into the fundraising database.
- Work closely with campus researchers and the Executive Director of Major Gifts to review alumni/donor lists in order to identify donor prospects. Collaborate with college and unit based development staff and leadership to learn funding priorities and develop and execute college or unit specific strategies.
- Under the direction of the Executive Director of Major Gifts, prepare, implement and evaluate an annual plan, including measurable goals and specific initiatives.
- Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned by the Executive Director of Major Gifts.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Business Administration, Liberal Arts or a related field.
- Minimum of 5 years of successful experience in (a) fundraising in a college or university development program or other comparable charitable organization and/or (b) high level sales, preferably in financial services or related field . Major gift fundraising experience is preferred.
- Proven success in securing and conducting face to face meetings for major solicitations.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment.
- Excellent communication, presentation, business development, organization and computer/pc skills are required. Requires proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint…) and fundraising software.
- Enthusiasm for urban public higher education mission.
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.
TO APPLY, PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE UIC JOB BOARD: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=75239&job=director-of-development-major-gifts FOR FULLEST CONSIDERATION PLEASE APPLY BY February 6, 2017. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
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