Director of Development, Advancement Office, School of Public Health
The School of Public Health (SPH), at the University of Illinois Chicago Campus invites applications for the position of Director of Development with our Advancement Office. The role of public health professionals has never been so critical. SPH is the only Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited School of Public Health in Illinois. SPH offers outstanding courses and research opportunities in all areas of public health. 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. 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 Summary The Director of Development position is responsible for planning, directing and implementing activities and programs to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward major and planned gifts of $25,000 and above from individual donors and prospects. The position will also serve as primary liaison with department heads and other key faculty to identify fundraising priorities and initiatives and to develop a strategy for soliciting funds.
Develop and manage a significant portfolio of major and planned gift donors and prospects of $25,000 and above.
Conduct visits with UIC alumni and donors to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift donations.
Prepare and write proposals to donors, working with central Donor Relations team when appropriate.
Serve as a subject matter expert for the dean, department heads and faculty in developing and implementing strategies to solicit gifts to fund the mission of the unit.
Track development activity and donor interaction by entering key interactions and strategies into the fundraising database.
Assist with guiding and/or coordinating the work of staff on a daily basis to ensure the group's objectives are met in a timely manner.
Assist with the preparation of unit-based events and participate in planned events as needed.
Collaborate with central Major Gifts, Gift Planning, Donor Relations, and Engagement and Participation teams to enhance interactions with prospects and donors and increase potential gifts.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
Job Knowledge & Skills, Education, Experience
Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Business Administration, Liberal Arts or other related field required. Master's degree preferred.
A minimum of five years of successful experience in fundraising, sales or other related field required. 5-7 years of professional experience in a development function with nonprofit organization or institute of higher learning preferred.
High energy and passion for issues of Public Health. Ability to take initiative and manage multiple priorities.
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, organization, presentation, computer/pc experience skills along with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint…) and other related software.
For fullest consideration, applicants must apply and submit a cover letter, CV or resume and names of three references no later than February 28, 2018.
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.