Assists with implementation of three-year regional strategic plan, planning and executing advancement-focused events, and collaborating with University colleagues and volunteers to advance the philanthropic and engagement goals of Chicago Booth.Â
Manages the operationalization and data governance of priorities for the Northeast region through the three-year regional strategic plan, partnering with New York-based gift officers to carry out the team's execution of these priorities.
Leads the planning and execution of all New York-based advancement programming needs including deans and faculty events and the annual Economic Outlook dinner, serving as the primary liaison to the Alumni Relations events team; and other staff events as needed.
Builds and maintains an inventory of New York-based advancement events as well as Major Gift virtual events and contributes to the strategic development of new events and programs.
Manages event follow-up with attendees and identifies potential new prospects.
Participates in prospect strategy development as it relates to prospect qualification, cultivation, stewardship, etc. and supports gift officers with effective prospect qualification, cultivation and stewardship tracking and outreach, as needed.
Manages all Booth leadership visits, creating travel itineraries and briefings for the deans, faculty and senior leaders when they travel to the New York, Boston, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C. regions.
Serves as liaison to the PhD Alumni Steering Committee, partners with New York-based gift officers and events team to source speakers, handles logistics and creates briefings for faculty speakers for 3-4 events per year.
In collaboration with the Prospect Management team, maintains and shares relevant reports to assist gift officers with prospect identification, cultivation, and stewardship activities; runs custom database reports upon request.
Learns best practices for using our fundraising database to help track fundraising and active management results.
Co-produces internal newsletter for the Chicago Booth Advancement team and the annual east coast newsletter with the Communications team.
Manages and disseminates online and print content relevant to giving priorities.
In conjunction with the Development Associates in San Francisco and Chicago, continues to build and manage a set of internal communications for the major gift and leadership giving teams partnering cross-functionally with Communications, Donor Relations, and the Centers teams.
Assists with other advancement-focused projects as needed.
Manages all administrative duties in the New York Regional Office.
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.
Cultivates and maintains relationships with donors and volunteers. Establishes and maintains donor records and accounts.
Performs other related work as needed.
A minimum one year of work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, or similar work.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn the internal workings of the University and the technology tools available to Chicago Booth staff required, including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Smartsheets.
Interest in pursuing a career in development.
A strong commitment to customer service, proven track record of problem solving, and the ability to manage multiple projects and relationships.
Excellent analytical skills.
Strong verbal and writing skills, high attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills.
Work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting.
Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, speak, and write well.
Learn and manipulate Booth databases.
Travel to Chicago 2-3 times a year will be expected, and occasional travel to areas covered by the NY Regional Office may be required.
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