The University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for the position of Director of Advancement for the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs. The Director of Advancement is the chief advancement officer for the College, responsible for all activities related to identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of annual, major and planned gifts from alumni, friends, corporations and foundations. The Director also collaborates in building alumni relationships and communicating the College’s mission, vision, and achievements to key donor constituencies. The position reports dually to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement and the Dean of the College. The Director provides counsel to the Dean of the College on fundraising matters.
Job Responsibilities include:
Lead the advancement effort for the College by developing, implementing and evaluating the annual advancement plan.
Focus on securing resources to support funding priorities set by the Dean in cooperation with the Director of Advancement and other development leaders.
Build and maintain volunteer leadership through engagement with the Board of Visitors and other constituencies key to the College’s fundraising success.
Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate College advancement staff.
Provide strategic direction for the College’s annual giving program.
Manage relationships with major gifts suspects, prospects, and donors.
Create an effective prospect research initiative to identify potential new donors through collaboration with other development staff and the College’s Dean, faculty and staff.
Develop a College-wide stewardship plan and review annually.
Develop and review communications and events related to the College’s advancement program.
Participate in planning and staffing special donor and alumni recognition events.
Collaborate with the UIC Alumni Association to provide counsel and support to the College’s alumni volunteers.
Candidate Qualifications include:
A bachelor’s degree is required. An advanced degree is preferred.
Minimum five years fundraising experience and a proven record of accomplishment in building relationships with individual donors, foundations, and civic associations and securing major gifts.
Highly motivated, achievement oriented, collaborative, creative, persistent and committed to ethical fundraising practices.
Fundraising experience in both higher education and arts contexts is desired.
Supervisory and team building experience are desired.
An informed interest in architecture, design, art, theater and music is desired.
Membership in professional associations and the CFRE or similar credentials are desired.
The UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs is proud to be a community of students, staff and faculty from around the world. Indeed, one of the most important experiences we offer our students, staff and faculty is the opportunity to study, learn and work in a wonderfully diverse environment. CUPPA’s two undergraduate programs, five graduate programs and thirty-four full time faculty means it is able to provide personalized attention from the faculty and staff across the college. With its own building, CUPPA Hall adjoins our Art and Exhibition Hall, which serves as the home for our contemporary, technologically enhanced classrooms. Our building also supports meeting rooms, computer labs, lounges, and discussion spaces for students 24/7. In the final stages of completion, CUPPA Hall underwent renovations totaling over $7 million.
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Advancement connects the vision and passion of UIC’s alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and corporations and foundations, with the pieces of our mission most meaningful to them. We help donors create the impact they envision, whether it be scholarship for a promising student seeking a life-changing education, funding for researchers working to discover new knowledge in a particular arena or support for a university-community collaboration that will anchor stronger, healthier societies.
UIC is progressive and ground-breaking. We serve the needs of aspiring students and a devoted top-tier faculty who share a commitment to the promise of public education. Public service is at the core of the ethical values that inform what we do. An acclaimed research institution, UIC is made up of 15 top-ranking colleges and a health sciences system that includes a hospital, clinics and seven health sciences colleges. The student body is recognized as one of the most ethnically rich and culturally diverse among public universities nationwide. It reflects the vibrant and economically robust city we call home, which is as much a part of UIC as UIC is a part of Chicago.
TO APPLY, PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE UIC JOB BOARD: https://jobs.uic.edu FOR FULLEST CONSIDERATION PLEASE APPLY BY OCTOBER 24, 2017. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Ac
UIC is committed to access to excellence and success for all students regardless of background. All of us in the development office represent that mission as we work to connect UIC with alumni and friends who share our goals.
Our advancement office is young, powerful and growing. We embrace a healthy work-life balance to include varied hobbies and interests, with marathon runners, p...ublished authors, entrepreneurs and newspaper reporters among us.
Our core central development group supports the campus-wide development team. This group is made up of the following teams:
Major Gift Officers (MGO)
Annual Programs Office
Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR)
Each of UIC’s 18 colleges and units has its own development office, which focuses specifically on its unique set of fundraising priorities.