Full-time, Academic Professional positions in the Office of Advancement, the fundraising arm of the University of Illinois Springfield. Responsibilities include identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift prospects and donors in collaboration with colleges and administrative units of the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) and the University of Illinois Foundation (UIF). Primary duties include: building and maintaining relationships with a large portfolio of prospects and donors; conducting significant local, state, and assigned geographic travel to meet with donors and prospects; and serving as a liaison to assigned campus colleges and units to assist with fundraising planning and execution. Both positions report directly to the Vice Chancellor for Advancement, UIS/Senior Vice President, UIF.
Minimum qualifications for the position are a bachelor’s degree and minimum of five (5) years of combined professional experience in alumni relations, development, fundraising, general management, or marketing. Excellent written and oral skills necessary. A master’s degree and demonstrated professional experience in higher education or other nonprofit environment are desirable. Preferred qualifications include the ability to work within a fast-paced, team environment and the ability to assume responsibility for high-level projects.
Applicants may also apply online at https://jobs.uis.edu/. Send letter of application, resume and a list of three professional references. Application review will begin May 13, 2019.
UIS is a premier public university that provides students with a high-quality liberal arts education, exceptional public affairs opportunities, and outstanding professional preparation programs. UIS has four core strengths: (1) a teaching-focused academic experience; (2) an abundance of opportunities to collaborate; (3) a right-sized supportive community; and (4) a tradition of educating public servants and leaders. UIS is one of three campuses of the world-class University of Illinois.
The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons with disabilities, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: DOD1-2019
About University of Illinois
People make the place at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS). UIS is an equal opportunity employer that strives to attract, select, and develop a diverse community of people that are talented, passionate, and driven. UIS provides an intellectually rich, collaborative, and intimate learning environment where students, faculty and staff support each other and our academic and extracurricular endeavors, while serving local, regional, state, national, and international communities.