Posted on January 5, 2013
Assistant Director, Development
University of Chicago
University of Chicago - Assistant Director, Development
Plan and implement strategies for a coordinated program of fundraising activities in a designated geographical region. Identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors who have the capacity to make financial commitments between $25,000 and $100,000. Manage a portfolio of approximately 120 prospects. Plan and execute a target of 120 prospect visits per year.
Build a portfolio of major gift prospects by qualifying suspects. Determine timely cultivation and solicitation strategies. Plan and execute a local strategy to affiliate young alumni donors with long-range potential for major gifts. Lead the effort to solicit annual and endowed support for internships in collaboration with Career Advancement. Lead annual giving efforts in designated industries or companies.
Arrange for prospects to meet with appropriate University staff and faculty. Maintain strong communication links with various University colleagues to ensure a coordinated approach to prospects and donors. Deliver timely and effective follow-up to prospects and donors. Serve as lead for stewardship of major and planned giving donors in a designated geographical region working collaboratively with University colleagues to maintain a strong stewardship strategy. Provide contact reports.
Bachelor's degree or higher required.
A minimum of two years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work experience required.
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The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.