Development Officer (Assistant Director of Participation)
University of Illinois at Chicago
June 1, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
The University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Participation. Responsible for planning, directing and implementing programs and activities to cultivate, solicit and steward annual gifts from individual donors and prospects to support the University of Illinois at Chicago. Serve as an Office of the Vice Chancellor for Advancement liaison to college and unit annual giving staff to create and implement specialized direct mail, telemarketing, online, mobile and social media fundraising strategies.
Plan, execute and monitor progress of annual giving projects involving the campus, colleges, and units.
Serve as an Office of the Vice Chancellor for Advancement annual giving service liaison to colleges and units.
Develop and implement strategies to increase donor numbers and gift revenue.
Advise colleges and units on direct response strategies and assist with the design, production, and printing of annual giving program materials.
Create content for direct mail, telemarketing, and email solicitations.
Develop annual giving strategies, including data tables to identify recipients of annual giving solicitations and create customized solicitation materials.
Prepare, present and distribute complex and detailed annual giving program performance reports.
Create and maintain a master calendar containing a schedule of all campus, college, and unit related annual giving projects.
Develop and maintain annual giving related content for the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Advancement web site.
Serve on task forces to ensure adherence to policies and procedures.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Advancement connects the vision and passion of UIC’s alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and corporations and foundations, with the pieces of our mission most meaningful to them. We help donors create the impact they envision, whether it be a scholarship for a promising student seeking a life-changing education, funding for researchers working to discover new knowledge in a particular arena or support for a university-community collaboration that will anchor stronger, healthier societies.
UIC is progressive and ground-breaking. We serve the needs of aspiring students and a devoted top-tier faculty who share a commitment to the promise of public education. Public service is at the core of the ethical values that inform what we do. An acclaimed research institution, UIC is made up of 15 top-ranking colleges and a health sciences system that includes a hospital, clinics, and seven health sciences colleges. The student body is recognized as one of the most ethnically rich and culturally diverse among public universities nationwide. It reflects the vibrant and economically robust city we call home, which is as much a part of UIC as UIC is a part of Chicago.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Demonstrated experience with professional fundraising or marketing work experience with responsibility for developing, implementing and managing direct mail, telemarketing and/or online solicitation programs.
One or an acceptable combination of:
Bachelor’s Degree or higher, with a major in public relations, communications or closely related field.
one year of professional fundraising work experience with responsibility for developing and implementing fundraising campaigns.
Four years of professional fundraising work experience with responsibility for developing and implementing fundraising campaigns.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with the public, alumni, university staff and multiple audiences.
Knowledge of direct marketing standards, procedures, and protocols.
Proficiency in computer skills.
Proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point.
Experience in using business intelligence software, such as Cognos preferred.
Blackbaud database experience preferred
Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
RESUME AND COVER LETTER REQUIRED. FOR FULLEST CONSIDERATION PLEASE APPLY BY June 15, 2018. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
About University of Illinois at Chicago
UIC ranks among the nation's leading research universities and is Chicago's largest university with 27,000 students, 12,000 faculty and staff, 15 colleges and the state's major public medical center. A hallmark of the campus is the Great Cities Commitment, through which UIC faculty, students and staff engage with community, corporate, foundation and government partners in hundreds of programs to improve the quality of life in metropolitan areas around the world.