This position provides strong creative and strategic leadership, serving in the top role for fundraising, stewardship and alumni engagement responsibilities for Chicago Boothâ™s global footprint. Oversees the Booth Advisory Council and Global Advisory Board, which support the schoolâ™s priorities and key initiatives. A key member of the Deanâ™s staff, this role develops and implements an overall giving infrastructure that supports principal, major gifts, leadership giving, annual fund, and corporate giving strategies. Develops and implements a strategic plan for all alumni organizations, student-alumni relations, events, reunions and communications, as well driving and coordinating the core strategy across all regions to ensure a powerful and creative message for engaging alumni across the US and globally. Works closely with University leaders to ensure communication and coordination with University fundraising and alumni efforts.
The position is a member of the executive leadership team for Chicago Booth and as such contributes significantly to strategy and key performance indicators.
Creates, directs, administers and evaluates alumni engagement and fundraising strategies applying state of the art and best practices techniques to ensure robust and effective programs.
Cultivates, solicits and stewards a portfolio of principal gift prospects and contribute significantly to the Schoolâ™s fundraising success.
Supports the dean and the deanâ™s PG portfolio.
Leads and continues to develop a staff of fundraising and alumni engagement professionals in multiple global locations through careful talent development and workforce planning activities.
Work closely with the University in integrating Booth fundraising efforts with existing or new capital campaigns.
Working closely with the co-chairs, manage the Booth Advisory Council and Global Advisory Board.
Plan, organize and implement a volunteer management strategy to support the alumni groups around the world.
Oversee communication to alumni including collaborations with the Deanâ™s Office, Booth Marketing and the Advancement team.
Develop and implement annual fundraising and alumni strategies for multiple constituencies.
Sustain the stewardship program to appropriately recognize and engage prominent donors; manage donor relations and prospect management systems, ensuring compliance with laws, regulations and University policies.
Ensure ongoing research strategies that develop prospect identification strategies and processes for steady pipeline of gifts prospects, including the development and presentation of formal fundraising proposals to major donors and prospects.
Serve as a member of the Universityâ™s Alumni Relations and Development Senior Leadership team, chaired by the Vice President for Alumni Relations and Development.
Communicate strategies and work closely with all other Booth departments.
Collaborate with members of Chicago Boothâ™s administration, faculty, key alumni volunteers, and the University trustees to develop strategies for the solicitation of individual major gifts.
Develop and manage a complex budget for operations and compensation and works closely with Finance and Central Development for gift accounting.
Serve as a member of Chicago Boothâ™s Business Management Group.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree required.
A minimum ten years of fundraising and alumni engagement experience with a successful track record of working with high net worth prospects and donors required.
A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible management/leadership experience required.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Demonstrated strategic leadership skills in leading staff and philanthropy efforts.
Proven ability to initiate and maintain networks with corporate, alumni, students and other stakeholders required.
Excellent communication and presentation skills required.
Willingness and ability to travel, both domestically and internationally, required.
Strong knowledge of database systems and prospect management reporting processes and metrics required.
Proven leadership skills with volunteers, coworkers and staff required.
Proven ability to work successfully as part of a team required.
Proven ability to meet deadlines and work successfully under pressure required.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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