Development Coordinator

May 19, 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 work of the Midwest Major Gifts team in the Office of Advancement at Chicago Booth. Reports to the Regional Team Leader, Major Gifts - Midwest. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - In collaboration with Prospect Management team, maintain and share relevant reports to assist gift officers in active prospect management. Update donor database for prospect actions and to maintain solicitation data, strategy, and next steps. - Prepare prospect briefings, agendas, and materials. Participate in strategy development as it relates to prospect qualification, cultivation, stewardship, etc. Assist in the preparation of prospect briefings, travel agendas and materials for gift officers, deans, and leaders at Booth. - Cultivate major gift prospects by driving and coordinating a set of engagement opportunities. Proactively track donor stewardship and assist in execution. Produce major gift proposals and other forms of donor communication. Execute small advancement-focused events, as needed. - In conjunction with the Development Coordinators in New York and San Francisco, continue to build and manage a set of communication pieces (fundraiser toolkit) to enable the frontline work of gift officers on the major gift and leadership giving teams. Assist in producing a set of internal communications for the Individual Giving teams. Partner cross-functionally with Communications and the Centers teams. - Develop a network of professional contacts and provide advisory assistance to other Booth and University offices that seek it. - The Development Coordinator is an important source of information and support for major gift officers based in the Chicago office. Be the direct point of contact for specific requests of and questions for the Midwest Major Gifts, and will be responsible for providing information to other teams with discretion. Initiate projects that will be beneficial to the work of the team, and is expected to anticipate next steps and follow-up related to fundraising activity.

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 required. Strong attention to detail and follow-up and excellent organizational skills required. Excellent analytical skills required. Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn the internal workings of the University and the technology tools available to Chicago Booth staff required, including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting required. Outstanding interpersonal and communications Interest in pursuing a career in development is preferred.

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