Assistant Dean/Director of Advancement - School of Public Health
University of Illinois Chicago
May 25, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
The University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for the position of Assistant Dean of Advancement for the School of Public Health. The Assistant Dean of Advancement is the chief advancement officer for the School, responsible for all activities related to identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual, major and planned gifts from alumni, friends, corporations and foundations. The Assistant Dean also leads the collaborate effort in building alumni engagement and communicating the College’s mission, vision, and achievements to key donor, alumni, and additional external constituencies. The position reports dually to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement and the Dean of the School. The Assistant Dean provides counsel to the Dean of the School on Advancement matters.
Job Responsibilities include:
Lead the advancement effort for the School 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 Assistant Dean of Advancement and other advancement leaders.
Build and maintain volunteer leadership through engagement with the Executive Advisory Board, Alumni Board and other constituencies key to the School’s fundraising success.
Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate School Advancement staff.
Provide strategic direction for the School’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 Advancement staff and the School’s Dean, faculty and staff.
Oversee stewardship initiatives and review annually.
Develop and review communications and events related to the School’s Advancement program.
Participate in planning and staffing special donor and alumni recognition events.
Collaborate with UIC Central Advancement to provide counsel and support to the School’s alumni volunteers.
The School of Public Health is a dynamic and diverse community of faculty, staff, alumni and students who are passionate about and dedicated to making the world a healthier place for all. As the only accredited School of Public Health in the state of Illinois, the School’s three main pillars are addressing the social determinants of health, health equity and global health. Just as the School plays an essential role in preparing students for leadership positions in public health practice, research, and education, the Office of Advancement plays an equally important role in securing the much needed resources to sustain and expand the School’s exceptional programs. The generous gifts raised through philanthropy help to transform student ambition into action, ensuring that the School continues to maintain the highest level of distinction envisioned by its founders. The Assistant Dean for Advancement will lead a team of four individuals to raise the funds needed to create opportunities for students, faculty and staff, including but not limited to, need- and merit-based scholarships, research grants, student travel stipends, capital improvements and technology upgrades. S/he will work closely with academic, administrative and board leadership to set the overall strategy, direction and organization for development, alumni relations and campaign implementation. S/he will support efforts to advance the School's mission by encouraging philanthropic engagement of all members of the worldwide School community.
UIC is the largest public research university in the Chicago area with more than 30,000 students and 12,000 faculty and staff, 15 colleges and the state's major public medical center. Founded in 1970, the mission of the School of Public Health is to protect and improve the health and well-being of people throughout the world. The School offers degree, certificate and non-degree continuing education programs across four academic areas: Community Health Sciences, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Health Policy and Administration, and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. The School’s vision is to be a leader among academic institutions improving public health through engaged partnerships in teaching, research and service.
In October, 2017, UIC launched IGNITE: The Campaign for UIC with a goal of $750 million. The campaign goal for UIC’s School of Public Health is $85 million and currently sits at 52%, with the campaign concluding June 30, 2022.
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 as well as securing major gifts.
Highly motivated, achievement oriented, collaborative, creative, persistent and committed to ethical fundraising practices.
Fundraising experience in both higher education and public health contexts is desired.
Supervisory and team building experience required.
An informed interest in public health is desired.
Membership in professional associations and CFRE or similarly credentialed are desired.
TO APPLY, PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE UIC JOB BOARD: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=56529FOR FULLEST CONSIDERATION PLEASE APPLY BYJUNE 22, 2018. RESUME AND COVER LETTER REQUIRED. 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.
About University of Illinois Chicago
The UIC Office of Development works closely with alumni, donors and friends to create new giving opportunities, such as establishing scholarships and chairs, growing the UIC annual fund and securing gifts to improve facilities. In addition, staff work with our philanthropic partners to honor existing private giving agreements, continuing those who have made such gifts possible.UIC recently concluded its fundraising campaign, the Brilliant Futures Campaign. $2.25 billion was raised system wide during Brilliant Futures, with UIC's goal at $650 million. As this campaign ends, the Access Illinois: The Presidential Scholarship Initiative continues with the goal of raising $100 million system wide for scholarships. Additional fundraising priorities will also take place campus wide.