Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
May 8, 2018
North Chicago, Illinois
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
The Division of Institutional Advancement at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science invites applications for a Director of Leadership Giving. The University encourages applications from individuals belonging to groups underrepresented in their field and those that can add new and valuable perspectives to the academic environment. Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, the Director of Leadership Giving is responsible and accountable for the management of a portfolio of Rosalind Franklin University fundraising donors, including overseeing and managing the implementation of long-term and short-term fundraising strategies to advance the university’s Leadership Giving Society and Reunion Giving program. The Director of Leadership Giving will partner with the Executive Director of Development, the Institutional Advancement Team as well as campus leaders, faculty, staff and volunteers to grow the Leadership Giving and Reunion Giving programs focusing on identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects, while also managing a prospect portfolio of 100–125 leadership level and reunion class donors and prospects.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Identify, cultivate and solicit Leadership Giving and Reunion Giving prospects to achieve Institutional Advancement’s fundraising priorities, while working collaboratively to maintain and steward donors’ relationships with the university • Provide a systematic approach to prospect identification, research, cultivation, and donor engagement strategies in direct collaboration with the Institutional Advancement Team and campus partners. • Collaborate with development leadership and the Institutional Advancement Team to track fundraising activities, determine reporting needs, and create strategies for identifying new prospects • Enter and maintain timely and accurate digital call reports, donor notes, actions, constituent information updates and record linkage updates while providing key activity reports, donor progress information, and strategic assessments of prospects and proposal timelines • Facilitate the movement of Leadership Giving and Reunion Giving prospects through the donor continuum. This activity will focus on donors who contribute $1,000 or more and managing a portfolio of 100–125 prospects • Develop an understanding of the breadth of education, research, clinical and community service programs of Rosalind Franklin University and its departments in order to effectively represent opportunities to donors • Exhibit a high level of activity and enthusiasm for making face-to-face visits with prospects, important stewardship and cultivation meetings that advance the donor relationship, and other substantive moves with donors and prospects (8–10 per month) • Perform other related duties as assigned or delegated.
Required Education and Experience:
• Bachelor degree with a minimum of five years experience in development, non-profit management or complimentary field Proficient with Microsoft Suite, Google Suite and other web-based computer applications. • Must achieve background check clearance.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills (written and verbal). • Ability to complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner, ability to multi-task, to work independently and as part of a team. • Ability to maintain professionalism in situations. • Able to deal with periodic timetable changes, detail job tasks with accuracy and efficiency, and provide a strong customer service orientation. • Ability to quickly learn and use donor software.
Direct experience working on a university campus or within a health related organization or cause
Internal Number: 20111176
About Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, a national leader in Interprofessional medical and healthcare education, is a graduate-level health sciences university situated on an attractive 85-acre campus in North Chicago, Illinois, approximately 40 miles north of the city of Chicago and 50 miles south of Milwaukee. As such, the University benefits from active collaborations with local hospitals, as well as academic institutions in both cities. The campus is shared with the North Chicago VA Medical Center and the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, both of which provide the University with potential research and clinical training resources.
Rosalind Franklin University is comprised of five Schools: the Chicago Medical School, College of Health Professions, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, the College of Pharmacy and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Rosalind Franklin University enrolls approximately 2,000 students per academic year, and is supported by 1650 full and part-time faculty and 415 staff members. Founded in 1912, Rosalind Franklin University has educated more than 17,000 medical and advanced health sciences degree graduates i...n the United States and worldwide.
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.
To serve the population through the interprofessional education of health and biomedical professionals and the discovery of knowledge dedicated to improving the wellness of its people.
Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities