Assists the major gifts team in identifying and qualifying prospects. Aids in expanding the pool of prospective donors by prioritizing and further refining data mining results. Participates in outreach events. Builds relationships with faculty, administrators, and staff in the assigned divisions and/or departments and leaders of organizations who make charitable gifts to support the University. Supports the management of portfolios of prospective donors. Helps to implements strategies to keep donors and prospective donors involved and informed of ongoing projects and programs. Helps assess and analyze donor interest and matches such interest with institutional priorities. Coordinates cultivation visits. Writes timely and strategic correspondence to advance relationships. Works with others to maximize prospective donor cultivation. Assists in developing fundraising proposals with the communications team. Researches and prepares stewardship reports for donors. Supports volunteer and auxiliary groups. Assists with annual business planning. Typically supports solicitations of gifts above $100,000.
S/he is responsible for performing complex and diverse responsibilities in support of fundraising goals for Medicine & Biological Sciences Developmentâ™s $1.2B Campaign.
As a Secondary Moves Manager s/he will facilitate, organize, and execute fundraising activities primarily for two Director level Relationship Managers.
Assists in raising $10M+ in new gifts and pledges, and supports the qualification of 25+ prospects each year.
Coordinates logistics and prepares strategic interactions aimed at qualifying, soliciting and stewarding Major and Principal Gift prospects.
Facilitates internal meetings and fundraiser visits with current and prospective donors to advance prospect strategy.
Understands and remains current on institutional priorities, programs, events, engagement opportunities and has a general understanding of the diverse research priorities of the University and UCMedicine.
Writes proposals and a broad spectrum of fundraising materials created for specific audiences such as a donor or prospective donor, family foundation, corporation, or volunteer solicitor in order to support and help achieve his/her teamâ™s annual fundraising goal.
As part of the process, s/he establishes, monitors, and executes a timeline, builds a persuasive case for each piece, considers the specific audiences, and integrates influential facts or statistics.
Acts as a project manager for proposals and other written documents, and coordinates with the Marketing and Communications team.
S/he will assist with managing a portfolio of faculty members for the purpose of advancing prospect relationships and identifying funding opportunities.
Supports the managing of portfolios of donors who are in stewardship for existing major and principal gifts.
Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, including the Alumni Development Database System Griffin, a Microsoft Windows computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Active Planner preferred.
Familiarity with the resources available via the Internet preferred.
An exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative preferred.
Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with a team of highly motivated individuals preferred.
Familiarity with The University of Chicago preferred.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
A Bachelorâ™s degree is required.
A minimum of one year of relevant work experience in development or a related field, such as public relations, sales, marketing, or a not-for-profit organization is required.
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, characterized by the ability to listen, to speak, and to write well with a strong commitment to customer service is required.
Excellent organizational skills, and a high degree of flexibility and initiative is required.
Familiarity with database applications is required.
Ability to travel and attend evening and weekend functions when necessary is required.
Experience in a university setting or a similarly complex institution preferred
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