Posted on September 18, 2012
Assistant Director, Parents Program
University of Chicago
University of Chicago - Associate Director, Parents Program
Identify, qualify, solicit and close major and annual gifts from parents of current and past College students. Recruit members for the two parent volunteer committees Parent and Family Leadership Council (PFLC) and help staff the PFLC to secure gifts and engage parent prospects with the College. Develop and maintain relationships with donors and volunteers. Manage portfolio of 125-175 prospects rated at the $25,000 to $1 million level.
Identify prospective major gifts donors with the help of Research colleagues. Qualify donors through visits and other means available. Staff and accompany key volunteers, deans and other members of the University community for interactions with key donors. Work in a team-based environment with other individual giving officers, marketing experts and special events coordinators on campus and in regions to implement programs that will maximize giving to the College from a targeted prospect pool. Draft compelling letters and proposals.
Ensure that parent donors are properly stewarded and that every effort is being made to renew and/or upgrade gifts annually. Meet or exceed activity goals for prospect visits, qualifications and solicitations. Collaborate with local and regional staff as appropriate to coordinate programming and volunteer efforts in the regions as well strategy development. Strategies will include communications consistent with College messaging, working with parent affinity groups and planning targeted parent events. Gather, use and record information about prospects and donors. Record, retrieve and organize information using the development database. Prepare regular reports for the Parents Program Director that track progress toward annual and campaign goals in region. Monitor, analyze and report on overall results to internal and external constituencies.
Understand best practices and industry trends among peer institutions and apply this knowledge where appropriate to achieve high quality programs. Maintain thorough knowledge of University priorities and programs. Understand how technology can be used to synthesize data and draw conclusions. Understand administrative processes to manage staff and resources effectively. Work collaboratively with colleagues division-wide to manage parent prospect data and maintain accurate parent records.
Bachelor's degree or higher required.
- A minimum three years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations or similar work required.
- A minimum of one year of leading a project team or managing staff required.
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The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.