Associate Director for Development- Nursing
University of Illinois at Chicago - Chicago, IL

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The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Nursing, one of the top nursing schools in the country, is ranked 8th nationally for NIH funding for nursing research that directly improves the lives of patients and our local and global communities. Located in the heart of Chicago—a vibrant, metropolitan area—we have a vibrant and diverse collaborative culture with progressive academic programs and innovative faculty-managed clinical practices.

The UIC College of Nursing invites qualified candidates to apply for the Associate Director of Development position. The Associate Director will develop and manage overall solicitation strategies, donor stewardship, alumni relations, and annual giving, and assist with a broad range of development activities.

  • 60% of the Associate Director’s time will be devoted to managing a personal portfolio of leadership annual gift and major gift projects
  • Manage College alumni constituent board of directors
  • Manage stewardship programs and donor recognition events
  • Develop, implement, and manage comprehensive strategic plans for annual giving solicitation strategies, including direct mail, phone, internet, and social media
  • Collaborate with other units to provide alumni and development-relevant content for newsletters, website, magazines, and other publications
  • Monitor annual budget and collaborate with business office on oversight of day-to-day financial processes
  • Other initiatives as requested by the Director of Advancement.

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of full-time professional experience in non-profit management, fundraising, alumni relations, or related field, preferably in higher education or healthcare organizations. Previous annual fund / budget management highly preferred.
  • Strong analytical, project management, organization, time management, and customer service skills.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Proficiency with electronic communications, social media, and website tools strongly preferred.
  • Strong database skills and experience using alumni/donor database and business intelligence software highly desired.
  • Ability and willingness to work and travel outside the normal workday, including some evenings and weekends.
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. UIC also offers a competitive benefits package.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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