Identifies, qualifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards alumni, parents and friends who have the capacity to make financial commitments of $100,000 and up to the University of Chicago.
Develops and implements compelling engagement strategies to inspire high net worth individuals to maximize their philanthropic engagement with the University.
Develops and manages a portfolio of major gift prospects through suspect qualification.
Builds and manages a prospect pipeline that would support an annualized pace of 10 major gift commitments per year, with over 100 corresponding prospect visits.
Achieves personal fundraising and activity goals monthly, quarterly and annually.
As a generalist fundraiser, builds product knowledge of a variety of priorities and initiatives. Â Partners with other units, schools, and Divisions to solicit and steward annual and endowed support.
Arranges for prospects to meet with appropriate University staff and faculty and write thoughtful and succinct briefings.
Delivers timely and effective follow-up to prospects and donors including compelling proposals.
Plans and executes a local strategy to affiliate alumni donors with long-range potential for major gifts.
Attends periodic alumni events.
Provides scheduled and ad hoc updates to manager and senior leaders on progress and strategies and enters timely contact reports.
Periodic travel to Chicago and to assigned geographic regions. Â Your portfolio will mainly focus on the Tri-State area surrounding New York City. Â Additional regions may be assigned.
This role will be based in the University of Chicago's New York Office and will assist in the smooth operation of the shared office.
Seeks opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance including attending webinars, seminars, building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
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.
Writes timely and strategic correspondences to advance relationships.
Works with others to maximize prospective donor cultivation.
Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum two years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work experience.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
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 Alumni Relations and Development, including the University's donor relationship management system and the Microsoft Office Suite.
Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, speak, and write effectively.
Self-motivation and the ability to take initiative.
Manage confidential information with discretion and tact.
Act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
Work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting.
Prioritize multiple projects and independently follow through with detail.
Standard office environment.
Travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
Work evenings and weekends.
Cover Letter, addressed to Hiring Committee (preferred)
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