The Director of Impact Giving is responsible and accountable for the strategic implementation, process management and key performance indicator analysis of RFU’s comprehensive Impact Fund. The Impact Fund is the pipeline of philanthropic support essential for creating a margin of excellence for all university activities. A principal goal of the Impact Fund is to focus on the retention, recapture and acquisition of leadership giving level donors who contribute $1,000 - $9,999 annually to advance the strategic priorities of Rosalind Franklin University. The Director is also responsible for guiding special annual fundraising initiatives (e.g. reunions giving, faculty/staff campaigns, Interprofessional Community Clinics' student-run event) seeking to grow the donor based and increase philanthropic yield. To accomplish this, Director will work closely with writers and concept developers across all media who can present differentiating content in its most compelling form to drive emotional engagement and philanthropic commitment. As well, the Director will collaborate with the Institutional Advancement (IA) team and campus colleagues to thoughtfully guide the donor experience with mindfulness on donor satisfaction.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, characterized by the ability to listen, to speak and to write with integrity and a strong commitment to customer service.
Excellent organizational skills and a high degree of flexibility and initiative.
Ability to conceive, execute and manage philanthropic processes within a highly complex organization collaboratively and effectively.
Outstanding ability to analyze and problem solve.
Ability to authentically represent well the mission of RFU to external constituencies and communities.
Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the university as well as the technology tools available to the Division of Institutional Advancement.
Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and responsibility regarding information related to constituent information as well as advancement and university business.
An exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative.
Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with a team of highly motivated individuals.
About Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
A spirit of inquiry, diligence, and academic excellence characterized our university’s namesake, Dr. Rosalind Franklin, who in 1952 captured the photograph revealing the structure of DNA. Today, those same traits drive our faculty and 2,000+ students as they engage in a level of rigorous academics, pioneering research, and innovative community service that continues to shape the future of healthcare.
A VIBRANT ACADEMIC COMMUNITY ENGAGED IN UNIQUE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES.
Formed in 1912 as the Chicago Hospital-College of Medicine, today RFU brings together five colleges and over 30 graduate health profession and science programs. The range of disciplines being taught on a single campus allows for team-based, interdisciplinary learning and practice opportunities—an approach that has made RFU a national leader in interprofessional medical and healthcare education and research.
Our students are further prepared for their careers through our state-of-the-art network of simulation and skills labs and a wide variety of clinical opportunities. Located 36 miles north of Chicago in the city’s North Shore suburbs, RFU students have access to a greater number and wider range of clini...cal and service learning experiences.
Finally, RFU’s 2,000+ students enjoy an engaged, supportive sense of community with peers who share their academic interests and goals, and faculty who know them by name and are committed to their individual success.