Associate Director, Parent & Family Philanthropy -The College
University of Chicago (UC)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: JR20450
Location: Chicago, IL
Closes gifts in excess of $100,000, raising $3M-$5M annually.
Meets or exceeds activity goals for prospect qualifications, solicitations, and funds raised.
Qualifies and manages a portfolio of approximately 125-160 College parent prospects. Develops strong relationships to build connection with and support for the school.
Recruits prospects to join the Deanâ™s Parent and Family Council.
Supports the Collegeâ™s Dean, faculty, and other school leadership in the cultivation and solicitation of prospects.
Works closely with the Leadership Support team to ensure the Dean of the College is cultivating the best parent prospects.
Represents the Collegeâ™s top fundraising priorities, in particular support for the Odyssey Scholarship Program.
Serves as a potential liaison with strategic campus partners.
Coordinates with campus partners in fundraising and non-fundraising areas. Plays a consultative role in helping University colleagues plan and execute prospect strategies.
Attends evening and weekend functions, as necessary.
Seek opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance including attending webinars, seminars, building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
Establishes fundraising goals and priorities based on department objectives, designs strategies to meet those goals, and monitors progress against goals.
Identifies, analyzes, and qualifies donor interest to maximize giving. Helps with overall planning efforts for the University's most important prospects. Works independently to develop communication strategies for projects, including publications and public presentations.
Works with Senior Leadership, Officers and Deans to design strategic objectives and action steps that will lead to the successful realization of these projects.
Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum five years nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, research, communications, public relations, or similar work experience.
Experience in event, meeting, conference planning or similar professional work experience.
Experience leading a project team or managing staff.
Experience developing and monitoring budgets.
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.
Manage confidential information with discretion and tact.
Act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
Work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting.
Prioritize multiple projects and independently follow through with detail.
Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, to speak, and to write effectively.
Self-motivation and the ability to take initiative.
This position has a hybrid work schedule which includes weekly in office presence.
Standard office environment.
Travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
Work evenings and weekends as needed.
This position is located in Hyde Park at 5235 South Harper Court.
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