About the University of Illinois Chicago
UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research
universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the
largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students,
comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and
is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian
American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution
(AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16
colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized
multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic,
corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full
complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge
and transformational research along with a commitment to the
success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and
engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published
by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its
rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all
national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni and is one of
the largest employers in the city of Chicago.
The University of Illinois Chicago Office of the Vice Chancellor
of Advancement is seeking a diversity of development professionals
who are dynamic and results-oriented to join our team as either an
Associate Director or Director of Development based on experience
and qualifications. Both roles will be pivotal in driving
fundraising efforts and building strong relationships with donors
and stakeholders. The successful candidate will play a key role in
helping us achieve our fundraising goals and expand our impact in
Opportunities exist in the following Colleges: Business , Dentistry , Law , Liberal Arts and Sciences , Engineering , Athletics , and the School of Public Health .
Duties and Responsibilities
- Actively manages a portfolio of major and planned gift donors
rated $25,000 and above, employing appropriate strategies and
tactics in prospect and portfolio management. This may include
individuals, corporations and foundations.
- Identifies, qualifies, cultivates and solicits alumni and
friends in support of unit and University priorities.
- Meets or exceeds annual performance metrics, including
approximately 120 visits per year with UIC alumni and donors to
identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift donations.
- Collaborates with the dean, department heads, faculty and other
key partners across Advancement and unit to build a compelling case
for support. Presents the unit's funding opportunities
articulately, persuasively, and with confidence.
- Prepares and presents proposals to prospects and donors,
working with central communications and donor relations when
- Partners with 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 interactions by entering
key interactions and strategies into the fundraising database.
- Works closely with director of portfolio management and
researchers to review alumni/donor lists in order 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.
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, Business
Administration, Liberal Arts or a related field
- A minimum of 3 years for Associate Director and 5 years
for Director of proven and successful experience in development or
a related field preferably in an institution of higher learning
required. Proven success in securing and conducting face to face
meetings for major solicitations.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a
- Excellent communication, presentation, business
development, organization and computer/pc skills are
- Requires proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook,
Word, Excel, PowerPoint…) and fundraising software.
TO APPLY, PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE UIC JOB
BOARD. Click the link https://jobs.uic.edu/Assoc
Dir to view the Associate Director of
Development job posting. Click the link
to view the Director of Development job
posting. FOR FULLEST CONSIDERATION PLEASE APPLY
BY October 6, 2023.
RESUME AND COVER LETTER REQUIRED. Please state in
your cover letter your title of interest and college preference(s).
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with
experience. UIC also offers a comprehensive benefits
All full time benefits eligible positions include a
comprehensive benefits package which include; Health, Dental,
Vision, Life, Disability & AD&D insurance, a defined
benefit pension plan as well as paid leave which includes;
Vacation, Holiday and Sick. In addition, we offer tuition
waivers for employees and dependents. Click for a complete
list of benefits at: https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/benefits.
As an EOE/AA employer, the University of Illinois encourages
applications from individuals regardless of an applicant’s race,
color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national
origin, and Veteran or disability status.
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,
University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are
required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not
able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you
may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable