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Senior Director of Development, College of Arts and Sciences

Loyola University Chicago - College of Arts and Sciences
Illinois, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Sep 28, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Annual Fund, Capital Campaigns, Major Gifts
Academic Centers
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Loyola University Chicago in the search for a Senior Director of Development, College of Arts and Sciences.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development, the Senior Director of Development will plan and implement campaign fundraising and volunteer programs on behalf of the College of Arts and Sciences and will participate in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of high-level annual fund and major gift prospects with a capacity of $100K-$5M. The Senior Director will set and achieve fundraising goals and metrics for CAS. The Senior Director will partner with the Dean of CAS and work closely with faculty and other CAS leadership to cultivate, solicit, and steward major and principal gifts from alumni and friends in the successful attainment of the goals for the College based on university priorities and campaign initiatives.

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.

The College of Arts and Sciences is the oldest of Loyola University Chicago’s 14 schools, colleges, and institutes. More than 150 years since its founding, the College of Arts and Sciences is home to 18 academic departments and 26 interdisciplinary programs and centers, including the interdisciplinary Honors Program and the Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage. It is also the academic home for more than 400 full-time faculty and nearly 8,000 students. The 2,000+ classes that it offers each semester span an array of intellectual pursuits, ranging from the natural sciences and computational sciences to the humanities, the social sciences, and the fine and performing arts. Home to the departments that anchor the university’s Core Curriculum, the College of Arts and Sciences seeks to prepare all of Loyola’s students to think critically, to engage the world of the 21st century at ever deepening levels, and to become caring and compassionate individuals.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position, as it at least five years of fundraising experience preferably in a higher education environment. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letter should be responsive to the mission of Loyola University Chicago and the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the position prospectus.

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