Assistant Director of Development (located in Chicago)
University of Illinois, Division of Intercollegiate Athletics
July 31, 2018
Salary: Commensurate with
Full-time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
NOTICE OF POSITION VACANCY University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics
Position: Assistant Director of Development (located in Chicago) Twelve month, 100% Athletic Services Basis Academic Professional Appointment
Primary Position Function: Secure financial private support for the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics (DIA). Responsible for planning and executing fundraising initiatives with a focus on Chicagoland.
Major Duties and Responsibilities: • Reporting to the Associate Athletic Director, Development-Chicago Operations, the primary responsibilities include the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donor prospects for the annual fund, premium seating and major gift commitments from alumni and friends of Fighting Illini Athletics. • Develop, implement and execute gift solicitation plans (new, renew, lapsed, season ticket holders, and young alumni) targeting alumni and friend constituents for I FUND scholarships, sport operational support, and major gifts. The focus will primarily be on annual fund giving, leadership annual giving, and discovery visits. 180 to 200 visits are expected per year. • Maintain a portfolio and achieve metric goals per Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement (OVCIA) and DIA parameters • Sell Premium Seating opportunities for Memorial Stadium/State Farm Center to donors and prospects. • Participate and support Chicago Athletics Advisory Board (CAAB) activities and make public relations/speaking appearances in the Chicago region representing the I FUND. • Collaborate on the development and management of the I FUND communication plan (direct mail, email, newsletters, phone, and social media) to all donors and prospects. • Provide insight, direction and collaboration in the on-going development and management of the annual I FUND marketing plan (web site, social media, print materials, and digital products) to share DIA message. • Serve as a host for donor activities at football and basketball games in Chicago and Champaign. • Attend on-campus games and events with some overnight stay. • Some overnight and out-of-state travel may be required, with the ability to work long hours and weekends. • Maintain knowledge of and compliance with, specific NCAA, Big Ten Conference, and institution rules that relate to this position.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.
Starting Date: As soon as possible.
Application: Applications and nominations will be accepted until all positions are filled, and review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit materials prior to August 15, 2018. Applications not submitted through http://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. Candidate must upload a letter of application and resume. Online applications will require the names and contact information for three references. For further information regarding application procedures, contact: Corey Ansfield, email@example.com.
Interviews may take place prior to closing date. All applications will be given full consideration.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu
Position Requirements and Qualifications:
Education: Required: Bachelor’s degree in sports administration, finance, business management, communications, or related fields.
Experience: Required: A minimum of one to three years’ knowledge of the development process, corporate relations, and a strong understanding of issues facing intercollegiate athletics and athletics fundraising. Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Computer proficiency with the ability to work with large, complex databases such as Paciolan, Ballena, Blackbaud, and Microsoft Office. Possess an interest in and ability to represent an organization in one-on-one visits with key constituents. Basic understanding of leadership annual giving, major donor prospect qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Possess a basic understanding of planned giving vehicles, and a basic knowledge of higher education administration.
Internal Number: A1800489
About University of Illinois, Division of Intercollegiate Athletics
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a member of the Big Ten Conference and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.