Development Coordinator

Apr 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment. Chicago Booth is proud to claim: - an unmatched faculty. - degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents. - a global body of nearly 50,000 accomplished alumni. - strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment. For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit:

Unit Job Summary: Development Coordinator: Conducts a variety of essential projects to support the Global Advancement team and the Research Centers and Programs team in the Office of Advancement at Chicago Booth. Reports to the Senior Director of Global Advancement and the Director of Development, Research Centers and Programs. Global Advancement - Leads planning, development and preparation of prospect briefings, travel agendas and materials for gift officers, deans, and leaders at Booth. - Develops and maintains reports as related to prospect identification, research and cultivation; collaborates with prospect management team in assisting gift officers in active prospect management. Updates Griffin for prospect actions and to maintain strategy and next steps. - Supports cultivation, stewardship and/or possibly leadership level solicitation of donor prospects as needed. - Supports planning, development, execution and follow-up of Global Advancement events. - Assist gift officers with prospect cultivation and appropriate engagement and tracks donor activity. Research Centers and Programs - Serves as the main point of contact for center related data requests. - Pulls, manipulates and analyzes Griffin reports related to Center prospects, including the comprehensive monthly centers report and solicitation report from prospect management, as well as other reports as needed. Updates individual center fundraising plans monthly. - Helps coordinate the logistics of prospect visits with center leadership in Chicago. - Support the logistics of Center-related events. - Organizes agendas, takes notes and oversees action items for the monthly center meetings. General Responsibilities - Provide information in response to specific requests, direct calls and other relevant information to appropriate individuals while using discretion and judgement with confidential information. - Develop a network of professional contacts and provide advisory assistance to other Booth and University offices that seek it. - Serve as knowledgeable resource on the fundraising priorities of Chicago Booth, and of the International Advancement and Research Centers teams in particular. - Initiate projects that will be beneficial to the team and is expected to anticipate next steps and follow-up related to projects.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree or higher required.

Unit Experience: A minimum one year of work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations or related area required.

Unit Job Function Competencies: A strong commitment to customer service, proven track record of problem solving and the ability to manage multiple projects and relationships is required. Excellent analytical skill and meticulous attention to detail required. Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn the international workings of the University and the technology tools available to Chicago Booth staff required, including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point required. Ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting required. Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, to speak, and to write well required. Demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in development preferred.

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