1)The Director of Individual Giving is a leader on a team that raises $5-15M from individuals and family foundations to advance the fundraising priorities established by the Leadership Team of Medicine & Biological Sciences Development (MBSD) and the Dean/CEO of The University of Chicago Medicine (UCM).
2) S/he has a personal fundraising goal of $2 - 10M.
3) S/he manages a portfolio of 75-125 donors and prospective donors who are capable of making major and planned gifts in the $500K to $9.5M range.
4) S/he is responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, gift closure, and stewardship of prospective donors and donors in his/her own portfolio as well as managing the efforts of his/her direct reports to similarly advance relationships of the individuals, families, and foundations in their portfolios.
5) S/he works with MBSDâ™s Leadership Team, the UCM CEO/Dean, Trustees, Faculty, and volunteers as well as MBSD staff to identify and qualify prospects for support of his/her assigned Divisions, Departments, and/or Programs
6) Using a Moves Management process, s/he conceives of, promotes, and coordinates the interaction of potential and current donors with faculty and other individuals who have the ability to deepen the prospective donorâ™s engagement with the University. S/he implements strategies to keep prospective donors and donors involved and informed of ongoing projects and programs.
7) S/he conceives of, develops, and writes fundraising proposals and in so doing will collaborate with the Individual Giving team and with the Development Marketing & Communications team. S/he oversees the work of his/her direct reports as they develop solicitation proposals for prospects in their portfolios.
8) S/he may be responsible for mentoring and leading up to four direct reports so that s/he and they meet their annual goals.
1) Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, characterized by the ability to listen, to speak, and to write well with a strong commitment to customer service 2) Excellent organizational skills, and a high degree of flexibility and initiative 3) Ability to travel and attend evening and weekend functions when necessary
4) Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, including the Alumni Development Database System Griffin, a Microsoft Windows computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Active Planner 5) An exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative 6) Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with a team of highly motivated individuals 7) Familiarity with The University of Chicago
1) A bachelor's degree or higher
1) Experience soliciting and closing major gifts 2) Planned giving experience 3) Experience managing volunteers 4) Experience in a university setting or a similarly complex institution 5) Supervisory experience 6) Experience developing and monitoring budgets
2) Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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