The University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for multiple positions of Director of Development – Major Gifts. The Director of Development manages a portfolio of individual major gift prospects and donors ($25,000 and above) both locally and nationally. He/she will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift commitments from UIC alumni and friends for a variety of university and college/unit funding priorities. The positions are based in Chicago and will carry regional and/or local portfolios.
Job Responsibilities include:
Manage a portfolio of individual major and planned gift donors ($25,000 and above)
Communicate with UIC alumni/donors by email, mail and phone to secure visits. Will travel to assigned regions in the U.S. to meet with UIC alumni and donors to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift donations.
Track development activity and donor interactions by entering key interactions and strategies into the fundraising database.
Work closely with campus researchers to review alumni/donor lists in order to identify donor prospects. Partners with college/unit based development staff and leadership to identify college and unit priorities, discuss donors and donor prospects.
Prepare and distribute related reports regarding fundraising performance, and results including activity reports.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Advancement 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, healthier societies.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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.
Job Knowledge & Skills, Education, Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Business Administration, Liberal Arts or a related field required.
A minimum of 5 years 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 team-based environment.
Excellent communication, presentation, business development, organization and computer/pc skills are required. Requires proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint…) and fundraising software.
About University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at 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 communities.