Reporting to the Dana Feitler Director of the Smart Museum of Art and the Assistant Vice President for Development, Arts and Humanities, the Director of Development is a senior fundraising position responsible for leading and coordinating arts-related fundraising efforts for the Smart Museum of Art. The Director will design and implement comprehensive strategies to identify, cultivate and solicit annual, major and principal gifts donors in collaboration with Smart leadership, Smart Board of Governors and development colleagues. The Director will also work closely with other arts leaders across the UChicago Arts initiative and develop partnerships with other appropriate UChicago fundraising colleagues.
1) Develop and lead Smartâ™s fundraising activities including annual giving, major gifts programs, fundraising events, campaigns, institutional funding as well as create and refine cases for support.
2) Lead, collaborate and manage the creation and implementation of a strategy for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and gift closure of individual and foundation major prospects in collaboration with Alumni Relations & Development (ARD) staff and leadership.
3) Work with the Smart Director in supporting the Smart Board of Governors, including overseeing and managing Board committees.
4) Build and manage a portfolio of 75-100 individual prospects. In addition to portfolio management, partner with fundraising colleagues on multi-interest prospects to include Smart solicitations in their overall prospect solicitation plans. Monitor progress against goals ensuring deadlines are met.
5) Manage and supervise a team of three fundraising professionals; hire, manage, evaluate, develop and terminate development staff as needed and as assigned; actively encourage staff members' professional growth and participation in the life of the University.
6) Assist with the planning and execution of events, including the bi-annual fundraising Gala, working directly with the Board and Gala committee; monitor and manage an annual development budget; address budget variances as they occur.
7) Prepare timely, accurate, and relevant proposals, presentations, and other fundraising materials for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.Â
8) Seek opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
1) Communicate Effectively & With Influence.
2) Exhibit Resilience & Optimize Resources.
3) Display Emotional Intelligence.
4) Demonstrate University Stewardship & Serve as a Brand Ambassador.
5) Foster Partnership & Collaboration.
6) Build a high performance team.
7) Willing and able to travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
8) Willing and able to work evenings and weekends.
1) Soliciting and closing major gifts experience.
2) Leading a project team or managing staff.
3) Demonstrated record of organizing successful fundraising, marketing or membership programs.
2) Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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