Assistant Dean and Director of Advancement College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts
University of Illinois at Chicago
January 25, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for the position of Assistant Dean and Director of Advancement for the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts. The Assistant Dean and Director of Advancement is the chief advancement officer for the College, responsible for all activities related to identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of annual, major and planned gifts from alumni, friends, corporations and foundations. The Assistant Dean and Director also collaborates in building alumni relationships and communicating the College’s mission, vision, and achievements to key donor constituencies. The position reports dually to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement and the Dean of the College. The Assistant Dean and Director provides counsel to the Dean of the College on fundraising matters.
The College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts is a dynamic and diverse community of faculty and students whose work in and study of art history, architecture, performing arts, studio art and design converge in an urban environment that fosters robust models of community engagement. An exciting fundraising priority is a new arts building for UIC.
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.
Job Responsibilities include:
Lead the advancement effort for the College by developing, implementing and evaluating the annual advancement plan.
Focus on securing resources to support funding priorities set by the Dean in cooperation with the Director of Advancement and other advancement leaders.
Build and maintain volunteer leadership through engagement with the Board of Advisors and other constituencies key to the College’s fundraising success.
Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate College advancement staff.
Provide strategic direction for the College’s annual giving program.
Manage relationships with major gifts suspects, prospects, and donors.
Create an effective prospect research initiative to identify potential new donors through collaboration with other advancement staff and the College’s Dean, faculty and staff.
Develop a College-wide stewardship plan and review annually.
Develop and review communications and events related to the College’s advancement program.
Participate in planning and staffing special donor and alumni recognition events.
Collaborate with the UIC Alumni Association to provide counsel and support to the College’s alumni volunteers.
Candidate Qualifications include:
A bachelor’s degree is required. An advanced degree is preferred.
Minimum five years fundraising experience and a proven record of accomplishment in building relationships with individual donors, foundations, and civic associations and securing major gifts.
Highly motivated, achievement oriented, collaborative, creative, persistent and committed to ethical fundraising practices.
Fundraising experience in both higher education and arts contexts is desired.
Experience securing philanthropic support for a major capital project is also desired.
Supervisory and team building experience are desired.
An informed interest in architecture, design, art, theater and music is desired.
Membership in professional associations and the CFRE or similar credential are desired.
FOR FULLEST CONSIDERATION PLEASE APPLY BYFebruary 9, 2018. RESUME AND COVER LETTER REQUIRED. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. UIC also offers a comprehensive benefits package.
UIC 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.
About University of Illinois at Chicago
UIC ranks among the nation's leading research universities and is Chicago's largest university with 27,000 students, 12,000 faculty and staff, 15 colleges and the state's major public medical center. A hallmark of the campus is the Great Cities Commitment, through which UIC faculty, students and staff engage with community, corporate, foundation and government partners in hundreds of programs to improve the quality of life in metropolitan areas around the world.