Illinois Tech is seeking to fill several Major Gift Officer and Senior Engagement & Major Gift Officer positions.
The Senior Engagement and Major Gifts Officer is responsible for the qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of gifts of $100,000+. He/she will be expected to strategically engage and cultivate a portfolio of 75 to 125 major gift prospects to ultimately solicit such prospects for a major gift. He/she will be expected to strategically engage others in this process including the University President, Deans, faculty, trustees, outside volunteers, and colleagues within the Office of Institutional Advancement, for IIT operates within a highly collaborative culture. This position will have relationship management responsibilities in Chicago and a defined region(s) outside of Chicago. In addition, this individual may be responsible for managing specific fundraising projects which support university-wide priorities. This position reports to the Associate Vice President of Major Gifts and Gift Planning.
Position Category: Full Time
Education & Experience:
Minimum Qualifications - Bachelor's degree A minimum of 5 years of fundraising experience which involves personal cultivation and solicitation - Ability to travel both in state and out of state - Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends Preferred Qualifications - Master's degree - A minimum of 7 years of fundraising experience in the complex environment of a higher education institution - Campaign experience - Interest in architecture as well as the Chicago arts community Experience or interest working with STEM+ (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Business, and Architecture preferred).
Knowledge & Skills:
Excellent writing, listening, and verbal communication skills. Self-starter with an ability to prioritize independently to meet due dates/timelines. Ability to work independently and desire to be part of a team is essential.
Illinois Institute of Technology is a national, technological, Ph.D.-granting research university, with world-renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design. Founded in 1940 and tracing its roots back to the 1890s with the foundings of Armour Institute of Technology and Lewis Institute, IIT brings a focused, interdisciplinary approach to education, including the Inter-professional Projects Program. With five campuses throughout the Chicago area and alumni around the world, IIT pairs the educational and cultural experiences of America's Second City with the small feel of an undergraduate population of just over 2300 and total population of just over 7400.