The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) seeks qualified applicants for the Director of Development for the College of Engineering. The Director of Development is responsible for planning, directing, and implementing activities and programs to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward major and planned gifts from individual donors and prospects at the five-figure level (and above). This position reports to the Director of Advancement for the College of Engineering.
Essential Duties • Manage a portfolio of 120-150 donors and prospects by qualifying, researching, cultivating and soliciting gifts of $25,000 or more from individuals and corporations. Complete between 120-180 face to face visits annually • Plan, develop and implement strategies to cultivate and solicit annual leadership level gifts of $1,000 to $24,999. • Write professional proposals to donors as required. • Assist as subject matter expert for Department Heads, Dean and faculty in developing and implementing strategies to solicit gifts for scholarships, facilities or endowments to fund the mission of the College. • Coordinate with students to build connections with alumni and business leaders and develop funding and partnership opportunities. • Serve as liaison to central major gift staff • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
The successful candidate will be a highly creative self-starter who understands and believes in the mission of an urban public university. Other qualifications include: • A minimum of 5 years of fundraising experience, preferably in higher education, with demonstrated ability to solicit five and six figure gifts. • Experience working with board members, key volunteers, and internal leadership in the identification, cultivation and solicitation of prospects. • Excellence in communications, relationship building, integrity, and ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies • A Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree preferred.
The UIC is an AA/EOE.
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University of Illinois at Chicago - 15 months ago