Assistant Vice President for Development
The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Loyola
University Chicago in the search for the Assistant Vice President
for Development in the Advancement Division.
Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Assistant Vice President for Development will lead the development and implementation of fundraising and organizational strategies for Loyola University’s College of Arts & Sciences, School of Environmental Sustainability, Arrupe College, Loyola Athletics, regional major and principal gifts, parent and family philanthropy, and leadership annual gifts. This position will play a key leadership role in Loyola’s upcoming comprehensive fundraising campaign, the largest in the University’s history.
The Assistant Vice President will help drive $10M-$20M annually in philanthropic revenue for Loyola through six- and seven-figure gifts from alumni, parents, and friends. The Assistant Vice President will manage 15-20 fundraising professionals, a broad but cohesive portfolio of fundraising programs, and an individual portfolio of major- and principal-gift capacity prospects and donors, including some of the University’s highest profile supporters. The Assistant Vice President will work with staff under their management and colleagues across the division to engage faculty and university administrators in identifying and shaping fundraising priorities and developing corresponding funding opportunities.
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 eight years of relevant fundraising experience are required for this position. 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.