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Assistant Director, Donor Relations

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 15, 2024

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GENERAL SUMMARY: The Assistant Director, Donor Relations conducts a variety of essential tasks as part of a best-in-class donor relations program that serves to further engage and cultivate the University of Chicago Booth School of Business donors. They are a critical source of support for the Donor Relations team and manage or assist with projects crucial to a successful stewardship program.

The Assistant Director is responsible for supporting stewardship reporting. They create ad hoc reports as assigned, liaising as needed with gift officers and program managers to collect information and compile each report. They assist other Donor Relations team members with stewardship reporting by collecting information, editing, and proofing as needed.

Under the direction of the Associate Director, Donor Relations they assist with stewardship events, maintain stewardship web pages, and complete other stewardship projects and tasks as assigned.



  • Manage all facets of ad hoc stewardship reporting, as assigned.
  • Assist with other stewardship reporting tasks under the direction of other Donor Relations team members.
  • Assist with other stewardship events, projects, and tasks.
  • Maintain stewardship information in the alumni database.
  • Collaborates with others to create, plan, and implement annual leadership recognition, opportunities, vehicles, and events while building knowledge of the University and processes.
  • Assess current giving levels to qualify for various societies and programs and make recommendations to assess programs using standard procedures.
  • Other related duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
  • A minimum two years of professional work experience in advancement, alumni relations, donor relations, communications, marketing, public relations, or similar work.
  • Previous professional experience in stewardship and/or donor relations.
  • Experience in an institution of higher education or non-profit.
  • Proficiency with the Windows environment and standard MS Office suite.
  • Experience with fundraising databases such as Ellucian Advance, Blackbaud products, or Salesforce.
  • Familiarity with Marketo or similar marketing software.
  • Demonstrated track record of strategic and creative approaches to tasks.
  • Flexible and adaptable to new projects and tasks in a changing environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Self-motivated and work well with and through others.
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet short deadlines.
  • Superior verbal, writing, and proofreading skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong commitment to customer service.
  • Scrupulous attention to matters of discretion and confidentiality.
  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)


The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information, please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination. Academic job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5671 or email with their request. Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-1841 or email with their request.

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