Assistant Vice President and Development Liaison, Global
University of Chicago
May 5, 2018
Location: Hyde Park Campus
Assistant Vice President and Development Liaison, Global Initiatives and Strategy
Reporting to the Vice President of Global Initiatives and Strategy, the AVPDL works closely with ARD to implement comprehensive strategies to identify, cultivate and solicit high capacity individuals and organizations outside the U.S., with particular focus on Asia, as well as to coordinate with ARD on other significant donor relationships of the VPGIS. The Assistant Vice President works with the VPGIS and in close coordination with the office of the Vice President for Alumni Relations and Development to build engagement of these prospective donors with the University, and creates gift opportunities based on the strategic priorities of the University. This position is based in Chicago and requires frequent travel to global destinations.
Work closely with the VPGIS and the relevant teams in ARD to develop and execute international fundraising strategies for a range of key priority areas and to meet University-wide fundraising goals.
Engage and cultivate prospects under the direction of the VPGIS.
Work closely with the ARD team, both the central team and ARD teams within Schools and Units, to ensure that there is seamless coordination of information and execution.
In collaboration with ARD and Prospect Research, develop and manage a pipeline of major and principal gifts prospects as directed in support of the priorities of the Office of Global Initiatives and Strategy
Travel with and regularly staff the Vice President of Global Initiatives and Strategy in his/her work with high-capacity donors and prospects and undertake appropriate follow-up activities.
Staff the President, the Vice President for Development, and academic leaders in meetings with high capacity donors and prospects as needed.
Maintain relationships with University faculty members to assist in securing support for their research initiatives.
Partner with donor relations and communications on appropriate recognition and stewardship plans for significant donors.
Work closely with senior colleagues within Alumni Relations and Development to contribute to the Universityâ™s broader international fundraising and engagement strategy and to ensure close coordination around multi-interest prospects.
Assist in special projects as dictated by the VPGIS.
Perform other duties as assigned. Seek opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
Communicate effectively and with influence
Display emotional intelligence
Serve as an articulate and enthusiastic brand ambassador for the University. Maintain deep knowledge of ongoing global initiatives, relevant faculty research, and University global priorities.
Foster Partnership & Collaboration
Education, Experience and Certification:
Bachelorâ™s degree or higher required
A minimum of ten years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work experience required.
A minimum of four years soliciting and closing major gifts or similar experience required; experience with principal gifts strongly preferred.
Demonstrated record of organizing successful fundraising, marketing or membership programs required.
Demonstrated success of meeting or exceeding goals required.
Expertise managing a complex prospect and donor or customer pipeline required.
Experience working with volunteers preferred.
Management experience, including staff management, preferred.
Experience developing and monitoring budgets preferred.
Working knowledge of University culture and knowledge of the University of Chicago preferred.
Fluency in Mandarin a plus.
Understand of and appreciation for global cultures, particularly throughout Asia, a plus.
*All required documents must be submitted to be considered further for this position.
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