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20103 BSD-Dev Pr/Alum
About the Unit
Medicine and Biological Sciences Development’s mission is to inspire and facilitate philanthropy at the University of Chicago Medicine by building relationships with those who share its goals of advancing excellence in research, education, community, and patient care. We accomplish this mission through expertise, integrity, creativity, and collaboration. Be part of a team of colleagues whose commitment and contributions enable success and global impact in a bold Campaign.
Alumni Relations & Development
Sets and achieves University fundraising and engagement goals. Designs, manages, and executes development strategies and programs to maximize philanthropic support for the University’s priorities. Increases engagement and participation of the University’s worldwide community of alumni, parents, families and friends via diversified communication programs and activities.
Career Track and Job Level
Oversees, plans, and implements all development activities within the undergraduate college, an academic department, a professional school, the central development office, or another University unit. Executes fundraising cultivation programs for prospective donors and for councils. Note that M5 job level is restricted for Booth only.
P2: Requires knowledge and experience in own discipline; still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills. Builds knowledge of the organization, processes and customers. Solves a range of straightforward problems. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.
The job provides professional support of assigned development activities with instruction from others. Executes fundraising projects, cultivation programs for prospective donors and for visiting committees.
1) Has a moderate/solid understanding of fundraising operations for a school or department of the University. Identifies budget requirements and staffing needs on a project or event basis., 2) Has a moderate/high level of authority in drafting informational and marketing materials for review for assigned programs. Assists in developing support materials for specific fundraising activities., 3) Plans somewhat complex activities of volunteer and support groups. Recruits members and provides guidance and support to leadership activities., 4) Cultivates and maintains relationships with donors and volunteers. Establishes and maintains donor records and accounts., 5) Performs other related work as needed.
1) Coordinates logistics of meetings, events, and staff meetings. 2) Proactively schedules all meetings and makes all travel arrangements on behalf of the assigned team. 3) Understands and practices team strategy and administrative processes to manage volunteers and resources effectively. 4) Provides stewardship services and support, providing the highest level of customer service and seeing projects through to successful completion. 5) Collects/researches data to support or answer specific questions/topics related to development and volunteer management activity; drafts, proofreads, and creates reports and presentations for the team and the volunteers that they support; develops and implements team procedures and policies. 6) Composes and edits correspondence and other documents for delivery internally and externally (e.g.,donor acknowledgements, correspondence for leaders and volunteers within the primary strategic constituencies). Proofreads and copy-edits documents such as reports, letters, memos, analyses, etc. 7) S/he utilizes the fundraising database Griffin to look up and maintain up to date and accurate information and to research information. 8) S/he assists with preparation of the budget, coordinates expenditures, and monitors and reconciles accounts.
1) Strong verbal and writing skills, high attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills 2) Ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting 3) An exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative 4) Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, to speak, and to write well 5) Flexibility and adaptability to new programs in an emerging and changing environment
Education, Experience, and Certifications
Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
1) A bachelor’s degree or higher
1) A minimum of one year of work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, or similar work 2) Experience with fundraising, contact management or other database software 3) Experience working with volunteers 4) Experience planning and executing events
2) Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
Depends on Qualifications
Scheduled Weekly Hours
Drug Test Required
Health Screen Required
Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
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About UChicago MBSD
Join the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Development (MBSD) team during a time of exciting momentum under the leadership of seasoned, dedicated, and talented professionals. This is a unique career opportunity to work with a dynamic organization driving the visionary and fundraising themes for the University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact. Of the $5B Campaign, $1.2B will support medicine and biological sciences in research, patient care, and education and training programs, including several transformational initiatives. Having already surpassed $1 billion in 2018, MBSD is in the pivotal stage of driving this ambitious campaign to achieve its goal.MBSD's mission is to inspire and facilitate philanthropy at the University of Chicago Medicine by building relationships with those who share its goals of advancing excellence in research, education, community, and patient care. We accomplish this mission through expertise, integrity, creativity, and collaboration. Be part of a team of colleagues whose commitment and contributions enable success and global impact in a bold Campaign.