Assists with implementation of regional strategy, planning and executing Advancement-focused events, and collaborating with University colleagues and volunteers to advance the philanthropic and engagement goals of Chicago Booth.
In collaboration with the Prospect Management team, shares relevant reports to assist gift officers in active prospect management. Updates Griffin, the alumni and donor database of records, by creating prospect actions and maintaining solicitation data, strategy, and next steps.Â
Assists gift officers in reaching visit goals by helping with trip planning and tracking, as well as conducting visit outreach for gift officersâ™ qualification meetings.
Leads the planning and execution of West Coast- and Midwest-based advancement events and contributes to the strategic development of new events and programs; staff events as needed. 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. Assists in the preparation of prospect briefings, travel agendas and materials for gift officers, deans, and Chicago Booth leadership.
Provides support for prospecting, cultivating, stewarding, and possibly soliciting donor prospects, as needed.
Run custom database reports upon request.
In conjunction with the Development Associate in New York, continues to build and manage a set of communication pieces (fundraiser toolkit) to enable the frontline work of gift officers on the major gift and leadership giving teams. Assists in producing a set of internal communications for the Individual Giving Teams. Partner cross-functionally with the Communications and the Centers Teams.
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 of 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 and Access.
Learn and manipulate Booth databases.
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.
Manage confidential information with discretion and tact.
Work occasional evenings and weekends.
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