University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Development
January 8, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
The Development Coordinator performs complex and diverse responsibilities in support of Medicine & Biological Sciences Development (MBSD) fundraising teams. S/he facilitates, organizes, and executes a range of fundraising activities from identification to stewardship to ensure the $1.2B campaign is successful. S/he collaborates with colleagues to execute projects with a focus on increasing participation, revenue, and engagement from prospects, donors, volunteers, faculty, and other key constituents. Works with fundraisers to advance giving strategies. All this is done under the direction of the Associate Vice President the Project Manager for Individual Giving, and the other Individual giving teams.
Provides stewardship services and support across up to six frontline fundraising teams, providing the highest level of customer service and seeing projects through to successful completion.
Collects/researches data to support or answer specific questions/topics related to development and volunteer management activity; drafts, proofreads, and creates reports and presentations for the team and the volunteers that they support; develops and implements team procedures and policies.
Schedules and participates in meetings across MBSD to discuss stewardship plans and advances stewardship strategies.
Composes and edits correspondence and other documents for delivery internally (e.g., MBSD, UCM) and externally (e.g.,donor acknowledgements, correspondence for leaders and volunteers within the primary strategic constituencies). Proofreads and copy-edits documents such as reports, letters, memos, analyses, etc.
Coordinates logistics of meetings, events, and staff meetings as needed.
Understands and practices team strategy and administrative processes to manage volunteers and resources effectively.
Strong verbal and writing skills, high attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills required.
Ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting required.
An exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative required.
Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, to speak, and to write well required.
Flexibility and adaptability to new programs in an emerging and changing environment required.
A bachelor’s degree or higher is required.
A minimum of one year of work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, or similar work required.
Experience with fundraising, contact management or other database software preferred.
Experience working with volunteers preferred.
Experience planning and executing events preferred.
About University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Development
Join the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Development (MBSD) team during a time of exciting momentum under the leadership of seasoned, dedicated, and talented professionals. This is a unique career opportunity to work with a dynamic organization driving the visionary and fundraising themes for the University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact. Of the $5B Campaign, $1.2B ...will support medicine and biological sciences in research, patient care, and education and training programs, including several transformational initiatives.
MBSD's mission is to inspire and facilitate philanthropy at the University of Chicago Medicine by building relationships with those who share its goals of advancing excellence in research, education, community, and patient care. We accomplish this mission through expertise, integrity, creativity, and collaboration.
Be part of a team of colleagues whose commitment and contributions enable success and global impact in a bold Campaign.