Senior Associate Director, Major Gifts, Kellogg School of Management

Illinois, United States
Competitive Salary
Jan 06, 2021
Feb 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Northwestern University in the search for a Senior Associate Director, Major Gifts, Kellogg School of Management.

Reporting to the Senior Managing Director, Major Gifts and Campaign Management, the Senior Associate Director, Major Gifts will manage a significant portfolio of major gift donors which includes individual prospects for the Kellogg School of Management with the capacity to give $250,000 to $5M. The Senior Associate Director will collaborate with school leadership, volunteers, and faculty to identify, research, and form a plan of solicitation of donors that includes coordination with other development staff to align prospect passion, financial capacity, and giving vehicle, as well as the identification of stewardship opportunities for major donors.

The Kellogg School of Management has a unique culture focused on creating leaders who are collaborative and empathic. It believes that as the global workforce becomes more diverse, it is a competitive advantage to teach current and future business leaders how to manage a diverse organization. Kellogg is committed to diversity in its staff not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it is core to Kellogg’s strategy. The Alumni Relations and Development staff seeks a Senior Associate Director, Major Gifts, who can represent the Kellogg commitment to diversity to alumni and donors.

The Kellogg School of Management educates, equips, and inspires brave leaders who build strong organizations and wisely leverage the power of markets to create lasting value. Since 1908, the Kellogg School of Management has been at the forefront of transforming business education. Kellogg is a global business school with a vibrant community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who shape the practice of business and organizations around the world. Kellogg brings a blend of theory and practice to its rigorous academic experience, creating a dynamic research and learning environment. Its distinctive thought leadership shapes a ground-breaking and flexible curriculum to provide a balanced and dynamic skill set. Its expansive global footprint provides extensive opportunities to build a global mindset. Its collaborative culture inspires and sparks change by exploring and taking risks among colleagues who are as supportive as they are ambitious. Kellogg is dedicated to fostering a community of high-impact, low-ego innovators and thought leaders. Its culture of collaboration ensures a strong and responsive community, including more than 60,000 alumni across 120 countries, that can be relied upon throughout an entire career. Students at the Kellogg School of Management learn the science of management and the art of leadership. Programs include both a full and part-time MBA, executive MBA, PhD options, two undergraduate certificates, as well as additional non-degree executive education opportunities.

Northwestern University is a comprehensive research university that is deeply interdisciplinary across multiple schools and units. Northwestern is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research, and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community. Northwestern's rigorous yet empathetic academic environment provides a robust mixture of theory and practice with an emphasis on top-tier research, new knowledge, creative expression, and practical application. To be part of Northwestern, is to be part of an innovative, collaborative, and multidimensional community, delivering an impact that is rare in higher education. Northwestern is one of only four top 10 American universities also ranked in the top 20 in each of the five graduate education categories.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least six year of development, marketing, sales or equivalent experience. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters must be responsive to the mission of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.