The Associate Director of Individual Giving (Associate Director) raises $1 to $5M annually to advance the strategic priorities the University of Chicago Medicine (UCM). Â
Manages a portfolio of 80-150 prospective donors and donors who are capable of making gifts in the $100K to $4.9M range.
Designs and implements fundraising initiatives and also forms and implements identification strategies as well as individualized cultivation and solicitation strategies for prospective donors and donors.
Collaborates with the Donor Relations team to individualize donor stewardship and in many cases independently designs and implements stewardship.
The Associate Director will be assigned to specific Departments, and/or Programs and is responsible for building working relationships with a chief /chair and faculty in those Departments as well as prospective donors and donors interested in supporting programs, research and/or facilities in those areas.
Works with MBSDâ™s Leadership Team, UCM faculty, volunteers, and MBSD staff to identify and qualify prospects for support of their assigned Divisions, Departments, and/or Programs.Â
Qualifies individuals, rating their capability and likelihood to make a philanthropic gift to MBSD.
Wisely and judiciously uses the resources of the Research team to augment the identification and qualification of prospective donors.
Using a Moves Management process, conceives of, promotes, and coordinates the interaction of potential and current donors with faculty and other individuals who have the ability to deepen the prospective donorâ™s engagement with the University.
Conceives of and implements solicitation strategies and will participate in the vast majority of these solicitations.
Develops solicitation strategy and writes fundraising proposals.
Identifies and qualifies prospects by aiding in expanding the pool of potential donors and participating in outreach events. Manages a portfolio of prospective donors.
Build relationships with a variety of different individuals within the University in the assigned divisions and departments of those who make charitable gifts.
Performs other related work as needed.
A minimum of three years of experience in development or a related field such as public relations, sales, marketing, or volunteer work in a not-for-profit organization.
Experience managing volunteers .
Experience in a university setting or a similarly complex institution.
Experience managing a portfolio of individual donors or volunteers.
Experience in the health care industry.
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, characterized by the ability to listen, to speak, and to write well with a strong commitment to customer service.
Excellent organizational skills, and a high degree of flexibility and initiative.
Ability to travel and attend evening and weekend functions when necessary.
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.
An exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative.
Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with a team of highly motivated individuals.
Familiarity with The University of Chicago.
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