Conducts a variety of essential projects to support the Global Advancement team in the Office of Advancement at Chicago Booth. Reporting to the Senior Director of Global Advancement, the Development Coordinator is an important source of information and support for the global advancement gift officers based in Chicago and at Boothâ™s international campuses. This position will be the direct point of contact for specific requests of and questions for the Global Gift Officers, and will be responsible for providing information to other teams with discretion. Initiate projects that will be beneficial to the work of the team, and is expected to anticipate next steps and follow-up related to fundraising activity.
In collaboration with Prospect Management team, maintain and share relevant reports to assist gift officers in active prospect management. Update donor database for prospect actions and maintain solicitation data, strategy, and next steps.
Prepare individual prospect briefings, meeting strategy documents, travel briefings, agendas, and supporting materials for deans, faculty and advancement.
Participate in strategy development as it relates to prospect qualification, cultivation, stewardship, etc.
Help cultivate major gift prospects by driving and coordinating a set of engagement opportunities.Proactively track donor stewardship and assist in execution of strategies. Assist in developing major gift proposals and other forms of prospect/donor communication.
Support planning, development, execution and follow-up of Global Advancement events.
On an as-needed basis, provide support for other Booth advancement teams.
Serve as a knowledgeable resource of fundraising priorities of Chicago Booth, prospect management, and as it relates the Global Advancement team in particular.
Develop a network of professional contacts and provide advisory assistance to other Booth and University offices that seek it.
Support senior director on special projects as needed.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelorâ™s degree or higher required.
A minimum one year of work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations or similar work required.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
A strong commitment to customer service, proven track record of problem solving and the ability to manage multiple projects and relationships is required.
Excellent analytical skill and meticulous attention to detail required.
Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn, the internal workings of the University and the technology tools available to Chicago Booth staff required, including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point required.
Ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting required.
Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, to speak, and to write well required.
Ability to work evenings and weekends as required.
An interest in pursuing a career in development preferred.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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