Assistant Vice President for Principal Gifts
The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Loyola
University Chicago in the search for the Assistant Vice President
for Principal Gifts in the Advancement Division.
Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Assistant Vice President for Principal Gifts will provide leadership for an active portfolio of individuals capable of making gifts of at least $1 million and up to Loyola University Chicago. The Assistant Vice President will guide the development of cultivation and solicitation strategies for this select group of high-capacity donors and prospects, including those assigned to fundraising colleagues, while working to align donor interests and university aspirations. The Assistant Vice President will partner with the Chief Development Officer to coordinate the principal gifts activities of the President and Trustees, as well as prospect research, donor relations, and collaborating partners across the university to support and advance program goals and secure transformational gifts.
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago—one of the largest Catholic universities in the nation—is Chicago’s Jesuit Catholic university, a diverse community working to expand knowledge in the service of others. Loyola's mission is grounded in a commitment to the dignity of every person, the dynamic between faith and reason, and the responsibility to care for those who are suffering most in the world. Loyola invites those of all faith traditions who share this outlook to join in pursuing its goals.
Loyola University Chicago fosters an academic and employment environment that honors diversity and social justice. This commitment comes from the Jesuit belief in and practice of core principles that embrace inclusivity, mutual respect, inherent freedoms, and the value of varying perspectives and lived experiences. Loyola is committed to hiring practices that exemplify these principles.
A bachelor's degree and at least six years of relevant fundraising experience are required. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Loyola University Chicago and the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the position prospectus.