The University of Illinois at Chicago welcomes applications for Director of Corporate Relations. Reports to the Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, the Director of Corporate Relations will help secure corporate support for activities across the UIC campus in the form of corporate philanthropic giving, corporate sponsored research, and other corporate partnerships. S/he will manages a portfolio of existing relationships with corporate constituents, help identify new corporate prospects, and develop and implements successful cultivation and solicitation strategies for corporate philanthropy. The Director of Corporate Relations will actively collaborate with College-based Advancement staff, Deans, Faculty, and other UIC colleagues to design and implement strategic and operational plans to build and manage corporate relationships. S/he will makes personal visits to corporate prospects and coordinates related visits by other UIC representatives. S/he will also assists the Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations and other UIC colleagues in developing communications and other strategies that promote corporate relations across relevant offices at UIC.
Develop and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies for corporate prospects and provide effective coordination of activities such as campus visits, site visits, travel to relevant sites, and presentations or proposal submissions.
Manage a portfolio of corporate donors and prospects
Work with College/Unit-based Advancement staff, UIC leadership, Deans, faculty, and other staff as well as corporate executives and other representatives to communicate and engage with the corporate community around fundraising priorities and academic initiatives
Make personal visits with corporate officer and external advocates, such as alumni and friends
Work with those offices at UIC that are relevant to executing agreements with companies, including the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Office of Career Services, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Public and Government Affairs, and others.
With the Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, work with key campus leadership to build the visibility, stature, and brand of UIC within the corporate community.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s Degree; advanced degree preferred.
A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in corporate fundraising, including a proven track record in securing six-figure gifts.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and confidently with senior leadership at UIC and in the corporate sector
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to Advancement colleagues, donors, volunteers, faculty, and staff
High level of professionalism, integrity, good judgement, and the ability to work in a team environment
Prior knowledge and familiarity with local and national business environments as well as fundraising strategies and techniques
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.
UIC is progressive and ground-breaking. We serve the needs of aspiring students and a devoted top-tier faculty who share a commitment to the promise of public education. Public service is at the core of the ethical values that inform what we do. An acclaimed research institution, UIC is made up of 15 top-ranking colleges and a health sciences system that includes a hospital, clinics and seven health sciences colleges. The student body is recognized as one of the most ethnically rich and culturally diverse among public universities nationwide. It reflects the vibrant and economically robust city we call home, which is as much a part of UIC as UIC is a part of Chicago.
TO APPLY, PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE UIC JOB BOARD: https://jobs.uic.edu FOR FULLEST CONSIDERATION PLEASE APPLY BY May 1, 2018. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
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
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.