Assists with implementation of regional strategy, planning and executing advancement-focused events, and collaborates with University colleagues and volunteers to advance the fundraising and engagement goals of Chicago Booth.
Supports the planning and execution of Midwest and West Coast events and contributes to the strategic development of new events and programs; staffs events as needed in Chicago and the West Coast. Manages event follow-up with attendees and identifies potential new prospects.
In conjunction with the New York-based Development Associate, continues to build and manage a set of internal communications for the Major Gifts and Leadership Giving Teams partnering cross-functionally with the Communications, Donor Relations, Alumni Engagement, and Annual Fund Teams.
Participates in prospect strategy development as it relates to prospect qualification, cultivation and stewardship and supports gift officers with effective prospect qualification, cultivation, and stewardship tracking and outreach as needed.
Helps manage Booth leadership visits, and assists with creating travel itineraries and briefings for the deans, faculty and senior leaders when they travel to the West Coast and for Chicago area and campus meetings.
In collaboration with the Prospect Management Team, maintains and shares relevant reports to assist gift officers with prospect identification, cultivation, and stewardship activities.
Learns best practices for using the University of Chicagoâ™s alumni and fundraising database to help track fundraising and active management results.
Manages and disseminates online and print content relevant to giving priorities.
Assists with other advancement-focused projects as needed.
Manages all administrative duties in the Chicago office for the Individual Giving Team.
Identifies budget requirements and staffing needs for projects and events.
Has a moderate/high level of authority in drafting informational and marketing materials for review for assigned programs. Assists in developing support materials for specific fundraising activities.
Cultivates and maintains relationships with donors and volunteers. Establishes and maintains donor records and accounts.
Performs other related work as needed.
A minimum 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 quickly learn the technology tools available to Chicago Booth staff, including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Smartsheet.
Learn and manipulate Booth databases.
Manage confidential information with discretion and tact.
Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or quickly learn the internal workings of the University.
Interest in pursuing a career in development.
A moderate understanding of fundraising operations for a school or department within a University.
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 written skills, strong 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.
This position is currently expected to work a minimum three days per week in the office.
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