The School of Public Health is seeking a Development Officer within the Office of Advancement. At The UIC School of Public Health (UIC SPH), we offer outstanding courses and research opportunities in all areas of public health. We are seeking a Development Officer to join our team. This position reports to the Assistant Dean of Advancement in the School of Public Health. The duties are, but not limited to, providing support (i.e., administrative, professional) for donor relations, fundraising, and alumni relations.
Research individual alumni/prospects/donors in preparation for events and meetings.
Manage stewardship efforts through gift acknowledgement letters and reports distributed on a weekly basis.
Coordinate gift receipt and gift processing; work closely with other departments to ensure accuracy of gifts received; generate and verify donor recognition lists.
Assist in writing, preparing, and producing communication materials for alumni, donors, and prospects, including direct mail, reports, magazines, newsletters, and other printed and electronic materials.
Coordinate with other units to maintain up-to-date development/ alumni relations presence on the College's website and social media.
Assist in the preparation and coordination of meetings and special events, including pre- and post-event correspondence with attendees and vendors, assist in organization and execution of special events including guest lists, registration, and assembly of meeting programs and materials.
Maintain and update donor and alumni records in the University of Illinois Foundation database, work with departments to obtain and upload accurate alumni and donor information.
Manage sponsorship efforts with vendors and outside organizations for special events, programs, and meetings.
Provide business service support to the office of advancement including processing expenses, budget tracking, and ensuring the office follows college business policies.
Provide general administrative support to the Office of Advancement, including scheduling, copying, faxing, filing, mail distribution, and answering telephones.
Develop and maintain effective relationships with donors and alumni.
Other duties as assigned.
Job Knowledge & Skills, Education, Experience
One or an acceptable combination of: a) Bachelor's Degree or higher, with a major in public relations or communications AND one year of professional fundraising work experience with responsibility for developing and implementing fundraising campaigns. b) Four years of professional fundraising work experience with responsibility for developing and implementing fundraising campaigns.
Proof of Illinois residency is required within 180 days of the hire date should an offer of employment be made in this classification title.
Excellent writing and communication skills, adept knowledge of electronic communications, social media, and website tools strongly preferred.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with high degree of accuracy and attention to details while meeting deadlines required.
Maintaining a high level of professionalism while developing and maintaining effective relationships with high-end donors, alumni, faculty, staff, students, and vendors.
Ability and willingness to attend and assist in weekend and evening events required.
Ability to work independently and within a collaborative team environment required.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic computer skills.
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.