The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Dean/Director of Advancement for the College of Business Administration. The Assistant Dean/Director is the chief advancement officer for the College, responsible for all activities related to advancing the College's mission through engaging alumni and friends of the College and securing private support. The Assistant Dean/Director of Advancement collaborates with the Dean and college faculty and staff in building strategic philanthropic relationships and directs communication related to the advancement function. As a member of the Dean of Business's leadership team, the Assistant Dean/Director provides counsel to the Dean of the College and others on fundraising and constituent relationships. This position reports dually to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement and the Dean of the College. Collaboration among the Assistant Dean/Director of Advancement, Dean of the College, and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement is essential to success.
Job Responsibilities include:
Lead the advancement strategy for the College by developing, implementing and evaluating the annual advancement plan.
Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate College advancement staff.
Provide strategic direction for the College’s annual giving program.
Manage relationships with major gift suspects and prospects.
Create an effective prospect research initiative to identify potential new donors and corporate/foundation support through collaboration with other development professionals, college faculty and staff.
Develop a College-wide stewardship plan and review and update annually to ensure proper compliance with donor intent.
Develop and review communications and events related to the College’s advancement program.
Participate in planning and staffing special donor and alumni recognition events.
Provide strategic direction for the College’s alumni engagement program, including any UIC Business alumni group or groups.
Candidate Qualifications include:
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred. Minimum of five (5) years fundraising experience, preferably in a complex higher education environment.
Association of Fundraising Professionals, CFRE or CASE membership preferred.
Demonstrated record of accomplishment in major and planned giving, annual giving and alumni relations. Requires, excellent communication, interpersonal, organization and presentation skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint as well as experience using fundraising tracking software.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment.
The College of Business Administration is one of the premiere business programs in the United States, highly regarded as a leader in business research and the education of business leaders. The College is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 Chicago area undergraduate business program and among the top 15% of the 467 programs accredited by AACSB, the primary accreditation organization for business schools. More than 75 faculty teach the College’s approximately 2,200 undergraduate and 800 graduate students.
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.
FULLEST CONSIDERATION PLEASE APPLY BY November 27, 2017. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. UIC also offers a comprehensive benefits package.
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 Act
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.