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Assistant Director of Development

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number NA00373

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Director of Development
Employment Status Full Time
Position Status Regular
If Limited Term (End Date of Assignment, Project, or Grant)
Position Type Staff
Position Overview

The Assistant Director of Development, Annual Giving cultivates and solicits philanthropic support for university priorities by establishing and developing relationships with supporters in the Chicago region. (S)he demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of university priorities and develops and implements fundraising strategies for a portfolio of annual giving prospects.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Develops and executes an annual fundraising business plan with strategic cultivation and solicitation steps for portfolio prospects, and a particular focus on increasing the number of annual donors and dollars raised.
2. Manages a portfolio of approximately 200 prospects, renewing 70-80% of the portfolio on an annual basis. Makes15-20 personal visits and solicitations for the annual fund on a monthly basis.
3. Maintains appropriate contact with prospects and records substantive information in university prospect management/database system.
4. Meets regularly and collaborates with manager to assess and divide fundraising priorities, review strategies and track progress toward meeting fundraising performance benchmarks.
5. Works with the Managing Director of Regional Development to facilitate the transfer of at least five cultivated major gift prospects to Directors of Regional Development annually.
6. Proactively develops professional fundraising skills using internal and external sources
7. Attends university and university-sponsored events and volunteer meetings, acting as a representative of the annual fund, often during the evenings and weekends; represents the university to external constituents.
8. Engage prospects and/or volunteers through promoting their attendance as guests at events.
9. Participates in Advancement monthly staff meetings/prospect tracking meetings/committee meetings, etc.
10. Staffs and supervises projects as assigned.
11. Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
• Minimum of 3 years of development-related experience in non-profit or an outside sales environment specifically working with engaged volunteers and/or directly involved with annual fundraising efforts and personal solicitation.
• The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work with colleagues in a team environment.
• The ability to travel is required.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Department University Advancement
Posting Date 01/31/2017
Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents

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