â‹Support and manage the Development Team plan to raise funds.
Write and/or edit a variety of complex documents, including: Letters of Inquiry, grant proposals, supporting materials, reports, and other correspondence.
Project manage grant and reporting deadlines.
Steward prospects and funders through personal visits, phone contact, email, and by promoting program benefits.
Support and/or designer donor cultivation or stewardship events.
Identify creative ways to access private and public funding prospects as well as individual donors.
Maintain and update Little Green Light database with donor contacts, proposal requirements, and donor cultivation and proposal submission processes.
Coordinate and communicate with University of Chicago staff as needed to submit prospect and current funders.
Organize, analyze, and report program data in all areas of work for funders.
Collaborate with the NCS National Team to develop relationships and establish contracts with districts and schools for fee-for-service work.
Assist with NCS programming and events as needed.
Coordinate logistics and materials with NCS staff.
Provide support leading up to and on the day of event
Manage or assist with registration.
Provide customer service as necessary.
Assists in leading and coordinating the planning, organization, and management of events, programs, and services designed to cultivate and maintain ties between the University of Chicago and key constituent groups. May assist in or individually create a marketing plan to maximize participation and engagement of alumni, parents, and friends.
Has a deep understanding of strategic planning, data management, the creation and tracking of metrics, and the creation and implementation of new constituent relations programs worldwide. Measures, tracks, and reports participation and success of initiatives.
Performs other related work as needed.
Masters degree in fundraising or related field.
Professional work experience in development/grant writing, nonprofit management, alumni relations, public relations, or similar professional work experience.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Knowledge of word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software.
Demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively.
Strong verbal communications skills.
Excellent organizational and project management skills.
Commitment to social justice and racial equity.
Commitment to reflection on practice and personal and professional growth.
Ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues, school participants, and partners.
Willingness to participate in ongoing professional development as well as team and self-evaluation.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Ability to integrate technology and effectively utilize technology for professional productivity.
Ability to respond with flexibility to demands and requirements of the project.
Excellent attention to detail.
Ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Capable of exercising sound judgment, tact, courteousness, reliability and employing good decision-making skills.
High energy, positive, âœcan-doâ attitude, flexibility, and teamwork.
An exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative.
Willingness and ability to work some evenings and weekends.
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