The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) invites applications
for the position of Associate Director of Development in the Office
of the Vice Chancellor for Advancement (OVCA). This position
manages a portfolio of leadership annual and major gift prospects
and donors rated $25,000 and above, including alumni and friends of
unit(s) and University. Responsible for developing personalized
strategies for engagement and solicitation that maximize each
prospect's philanthropic capacity and support for the assigned
unit's funding priorities. This role is part of a central
advancement team that partners with multiple University units,
including but not limited to the College of Education, Honors
College, Graduate College, UIC Library, and Student Affairs. This
position's portfolio includes prospects for and donors to these
units as well as multi-interest alumni and friends.
- Actively manages a portfolio of leadership annual, major and
planned gift donors and prospects rated $25,000 and above,
employing appropriate strategies and tactics in prospect and
- Identifies, qualifies, cultivates and solicits alumni and
friends in support of unit and University priorities.
- Meets or exceeds annual performance metrics, including
approximately 110 visits per year with UIC alumni and donors to
identify, cultivate, solicit and steward leadership annual
($1,000-$24,999) and major($25,000+) gift donations.
- Presents the unit's fundraising opportunities articulately,
persuasively, and with confidence. Prepares and presents proposals
to prospects and donors, working with central communications and
donor relations when appropriate.
- Partners with Director/Senior Director of Advancement, unit
leadership, Advancement colleagues, faculty, and volunteers to
develop and promote compelling engagement opportunities and
relationships with assigned prospects to maximize their financial
support of the unit's fundraising priorities.
- Facilitates and coordinates all communications with assigned
prospects and among prospects' University relationships. Tracks
development activity and donor interaction by entering key
interactions and strategies into the fundraising database.
- Works closely with director of portfolio management and
researchers to review alumni/donor lists to identify donor
- Assists with the preparation of unit-based events and
participates in unit- and University-wide events at which alumni,
friends, donors and/or prospects are present.
- Perform other related duties and participate in special
projects as assigned.
Job Knowledge & Skills, Education,
- Bachelor's degree in communications, business administration,
liberal arts or a related field required.
- Minimum 3 years professional experience in development or
related field, preferable in a higher education environment. Proven
success in securing and conducting face-to-face meetings to build
and grow relationships.
- The ability, credibility, and capacity to build and sustain
effective relationships and partnerships with colleagues and
constituencies that are integral to success in the role.
- Excellent writing, communication, presentation, business
development, organization and computer/pc skills are required.
- Requires proficiency in Microsoft Office. Strong database
skills. Experience using alumni/donor database highly desired.
- Ability to attend and help with weekend and evening events
required. Travel required
- RESUME AND COVER LETTER REQUIRED
University of Illinois Chicago
As a top research institute, a leading healthcare provider, and
one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse universities in
the country UIC is paving the way for how modern, urban, global
public education should work. We are, and have been since our
earliest days, dedicated to opening doors and clearing hurdles to
provide an outstanding education to bright and ambitious students,
no matter what. This mission is amplified through our
five-year, $750 million IGNITE Campaign that will redefine the
model for student success, cultivate and empower faculty leaders,
drive life-changing discovery and strengthen connections to
Office of the Vice Chancellor for
OVCA connects the vision and passion of UIC’s alumni, friends,
faculty, staff, and corporations and foundations, with the pieces
of our mission most meaningful to them. We help donors create
the impact they envision, whether it be scholarship for a promising
student seeking a life-changing education, funding for researchers
working to discover new knowledge in a particular arena or support
for a university-community collaboration that will anchor stronger,
TO APPLY, PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE UIC JOB
FOR FULLEST CONSIDERATION PLEASE APPLY
BY October 22, 2021.
RESUME AND COVER LETTER REQUIRED. UIC also
offers a comprehensive benefits package.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative
action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional
commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly
interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of
people. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender
identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national
origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other
characteristic protected by law.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on
all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair
Credit Reporting Act.
The University of Illinois System requires candidates
selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual
misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to
current and former employers regarding findings of sexual
misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information,