Assistant Director, Leadership Annual Giving and Reunions
University of Chicago (UC)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: JR13465
Location: 5235 S. Harper Court
Plans and implements strategies for a coordinated program of fundraising activities for College leadership gift prospects.
Plans and executes a target of 100 prospect visits and 75 solicitations, traveling as necessary to visit prospects - both individually and in tandem with College leadership.
Develops short and long-term plans for soliciting and stewarding leadership annual giving donors.
Delivers timely and effective follow-up in various forms to prospects and donors, including customized fundraising proposals.
Generates timely contact reports in prospect database following prospect or donor visits.
Co-directs up to three College's reunion class gift campaigns, collaborating closely with the Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving Team and the Major Gift Team within College Development.
Collaborates with staff throughout ARD to increase leadership annual gift activity on behalf of the College.
Maintains expert-level knowledge of the College giving priorities and annual funds.
Participates in meetings and events as needed.
Seeks opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance including attending webinars, seminars, building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
Identifies and qualifies prospects by aiding in expanding the pool of potential donors and participating in outreach events. Manages a portfolio of prospective donors.
Build relationships with a variety of different individuals within the University in the assigned divisions and departments of those who make charitable gifts.
Writes timely and strategic correspondences to advance relationships.
Works with others to maximize prospective donor cultivation.
Performs other related work as needed.
A minimum of two years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work experience.
Knowledge of managing gift prospects.
Background in soliciting and closing gifts of $2,500 or more.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to the Office of Alumni Relations and Development, including the University's donor relationship management system and the Microsoft Office Suite.
Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, speak, and write effectively.
Manage confidential information with discretion and tact.
Act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
Work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting.
Self-motivation and the ability to take initiative.
Prioritize multiple projects and independently follow through with detail.
Standard office environment.
Travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
Work evenings and weekends.
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