The University of Illinois at Chicago seeks an experienced, collaborative and dynamic advancement professional to serve as its Associate Vice Chancellor for Medical Advancement (AVC). The AVC will lead fundraising efforts that benefit the three campuses of the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, Peoria and Rockford, as well as the University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics.
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Advancement (VC), this is a senior leadership position in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Advancement (OVCA). The AVC will work closely with the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, the Dean and regional deans of the College of Medicine and the Chief Executive Officer of the University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics on vision, execution of bringing philanthropy to strategic priorities, and meeting IGNITE campaign goals for the college, hospital, Mile Square Health Center and outpatient clinics.
In cooperation with the VC and other members of the VC’s staff, the AVC participates in setting strategic goals and defining policies, procedures and programs related to advancement operations for the University.
The AVC will lead a current team of about 25 staff members and have four direct reports.
This is an exceptional opportunity for a self-motivated and accomplished advancement professional to advance a comprehensive medical school and hospital.
Work with the VC and Dean of the COM to establish and implement strategic direction and comprehensive plans, and to set real and applicable goals for the college’s advancement program, including its regional campuses.
Work with the VC and CEO of the hospital to establish and implement strategic direction and comprehensive plan, and to set real and applicable goals for the Hospital’s advancement program.
Annually assess potential and establish goals for fundraising for the COM and Hospital that includes solicitation of principal gifts ($5 million+) and major gifts ($25,000+), corporate/foundation fundraising, annual giving (direct mail, telemarketing, etc.), advancement communications, donor relations, special events and alumni relations.
Coordinate the Hospital and COM advancement efforts, including regional campus advancement efforts, with the overall University advancement program as directed by the VC.
Provide management, oversight and coordination for all advancement staff working with COM’s and Hospital’s development portfolio, with an emphasis on the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and recognition of major and principal gift donors.
Monitor key metrics and benchmarks to assess performance of advancement staff.
Personally manage a portfolio of major and principal gift prospects and donors, developing and implementing cultivation and solicitation strategies in collaboration with the Dean, CEO and faculty/staff.
Initiate, lead, and/or participate in strategy sessions with advancement colleagues related to individual, corporate and foundation prospects of interest to multiple university colleges and units and/or interdisciplinary special fundraising initiatives.
Staff the VCHA, Dean, CEO and other University leadership, as needed and appropriate, in cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for and interactions with significant prospects and donors.
In conjunction with the VC, VCHA, Dean and CEO, establish and regularly update a list of fundable priorities to serve as the focus in addressing individuals, corporate and foundation philanthropy within medical advancement.
Oversee selection and activities of COM and Hospital volunteer fundraising board and volunteer auxiliary groups.
Oversee all alumni programming in the COM and provide structure and direction to the alumni constituency groups.
Work collaboratively with other members of the OVCA and the University of Illinois Foundation to create an integrated advancement operation.
Participate in planning for and by attending COM, Hospital, Foundation and University events, especially those related to advancement.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
Plan, assign and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met. Hire, train, develop and manage staff to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet group objectives.
Experience and Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is preferred;
A minimum of ten years successful and progressively responsible leadership in all aspects of an advancement program, with at least five of those years in medical fundraising. Experience in a college or university setting with an academic medical center is preferred;
Demonstrated success in cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors at the major- and principal-gift levels;
Exceptional interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to interact effectively with academic leaders, faculty, staff, donors and volunteers;
Proven management and leadership skills that build successful teams and motivates;
Ability to work in a highly complex organizational structure.
Has a deep appreciation and passion for the mission, goals and culture of our University, College and Hospital;
Highly collaborative, diplomatic and tactful.
About UIC, the College of Medicine and the University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics
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.
UIC Medicine is among the largest colleges of medicine in the nation with our diverse student body of over 1,300. Our alumni come from a wide variety of cultural and economic backgrounds and they embody the highest standards of care, compassion and excellence in advancing medicine. One of every six practicing physicians in Illinois has received training at our College, and our alumni were ranked as leaders in the 2016 Vitals Patients’ Choice Awards – making UIC the school with the highest impact across the nation.
Our College maintains approximately 4,000 internationally-renowned teachers and physician scientists, across three Illinois campuses, committed to accessible, affordable personalized medical care in coordination with the University of Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) and other medical providers across the state.
UI Health comprises a clinical enterprise that includes a 495-bed tertiary care hospital, 22 outpatient clinics, and Mile Square Clinic network (the only Federally Qualified Health Center network in the nation). UI Health is dedicated to the pursuit of health equity. With clinical locations across Chicago, we provide a distinctive continuum of care to people who need it most, creating access to the most advanced technology, clinical trials and procedures done few other places in the world.
FOR FULLEST CONSIDERATION PLEASE APPLY BYMAY 14, 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 job candidates who are finalists. 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.