Identifies, recruits, trains, and manages fundraising volunteers; acst as liaison for Gift Chairs & Reunion committees.
Works with Gift Chairs to produce solicitation letters.
Works with Gift Chairs to identify and solicit prospects in each class as well to achieve 100% participation on each reunion committee.
Ensures that monthly giving reports are prepared for Gift Chairs.
Supports each new reunion class in meeting reunion giving goals.
Maintains consistent and clear communication with Gift Chairs and fundraising volunteers.
Works with each Gift Chair to recruit additional fundraising volunteers.
Stewards individual class campaigns and coordinates with Events team to plan and execute class-specific gatherings.
Produces and submits timely call reports on all visits and/or pertinent phone calls.
Coordinates and collaborates with Alumni Relations and Advancement teams on volunteer communications, events, and programming.
Visits and solicits individual prospects for leadership gifts of $2,500 or more.
Hires, trains, and manages additional staff members who will be responsible for similar volunteer fundraising-based class gift and reunion campaigns.
Collaborates with Annual Fund direct appeals staff to develop and produce direct mail, telefund, and email initiatives to promote Reunion and Class-based fundraising.
Coordinates efforts with Individual Giving team, as well as Events and Alumni Relations staff.
Partners with Deansâ™ offices, MBA program offices, Career Services, Leadership Development Office, and faculty centers to develop mutually beneficial student and alumni fundraising programs.
Attends University events as a representative of Chicago Booth.
Has a deep understanding of plans to solicit prospective donors and meet campaign goals. This includes speaking to new prospects persuasively about the case for annual giving support.
Ensures quality control when monitoring various marketing channels by developing a targeted strategy for solicitation and marketing materials as well as campaign appeals, solving a range of moderately complex problems as they arise.
Performs other related work as needed.
Professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations or similar work.
Background planning and managing programs, developing and monitoring budgets.
Working knowledge managing volunteers.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Expertise in Microsoft Windows computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
Outstanding verbal and writing skills, high attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills.
Strong commitment to customer service.
Manage confidential information with discretion and tact.
Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to Alumni Relations and Development, including Griffin (the University's Donor Relationship Management System
Sound leadership qualities, including the ability both to delegate and to execute, thereby leading by word and by example; ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting.Â
An exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative; outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability listen, speak, and write well.
Must be flexible and adaptable to new programs in an emerging and changing environment.
Understanding of the University of Chicago, its history, organization and modus operandi.
Travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
Work evenings and weekends.
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