Assistant / Associate Director of Advancement - Veterinary Medicine Administration (A1700341)

Location
Champaign, IL
Posted
Jun 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Medicine Administration

Assistant/ Associate Director of Advancement

INTRODUCTION:

The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking an Assistant or Associate Director of Advancement to encourage and strengthen the connection to donors, alumni, clients, referring veterinarians and corporate and philanthropic partners by providing management of the cultivation, stewardship and donor relations within the College of Veterinary Medicine.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Philanthropic Relations
  • Partner with team members to craft unique donor engagement experiences for CVM-specific donors. Develop, manage, and maintain comprehensive donor engagement plans.
  • Manage donor-funded projects and naming opportunities, in addition to their related events, in order to maximize donor satisfaction.
  • Develop, implement and manage student-constituent initiatives for the College as directed, providing students with organized opportunities to connect with constituents in order to increase philanthropic inclination (e.g., alumni speaking panels, scholarship thank you letters, etc.)
  • Develop, implement and manage referring-DVMs and alumni initiatives for the College as directed providing DVMs with organized opportunities to connect with CVM leadership, clinicians, faculty, and students in order to increase philanthropic inclination.
  • Collaborate with team members to execute giving-programs development, management and enhancements (e.g., Companion Animal Memorial Fund, Perpetual Pet Care, Grateful Client, etc.).
  • Communications to design, create, and facilitate donor stewardship materials, report templates, giving-program enhancements, etc.
  • Identify ways to involve others (i.e., Dean, faculty, students, alumni, volunteers, etc.) in cultivation and stewardship efforts. Actively share contacts and relationships with those who may have common goals or needs.


Project and Event Management
  • Lead the planning and execution of advancement events including but not limited to:
  • Donor-attended scholarship celebrations/banquets
  • Campaign-specific special events
  • CVM's alumni awards and class reunions
  • Alumni and donor receptions
  • Manage the college's annual awards and scholarships selection process, committee and program.
  • Manage a repository of policies and procedures for project and event management, deadlines, and contacts within a shared-drive for team members. This will also include post-event follow-up, lessons learned, etc.


  • Hire, Train and Evaluate student interns and volunteers.

    Travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.

    MINIMAL QUALIFICATIONS

    Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree.

    Assistant Director Qualifications:
    • A minimum of 5 years' experience of successful demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build constituency programs and activities.
    • A minimum of 5 years' experience of demonstrated experience in planning, implementing and managing multiple complex projects and their respective budgets, while meeting aggressive deadlines. Demonstrated experience as a highly collaborative team member with a track record of professionalism and demonstrated accountability and credibility by following through on commitments.
    • An established history of confidently receiving constructive feedback from others and a desire to continually improve.


    Associate Director Qualifications:
    • A minimum of 8 years' experience of successful demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build constituency programs and activities.
    • A minimum of 8 years' experience of demonstrated experience in planning, implementing and managing multiple complex projects and their respective budgets, while meeting aggressive deadlines. Demonstrated experience as a highly collaborative team member with a track record of professionalism and demonstrated accountability and credibility by following through on commitments.
    • An established history of confidently receiving constructive feedback from others and a desire to continually improve.


    Demonstrated track record in establishing an organized system of tracking and communication with team members during complex projects is required. Must be able to maintain sensitive and confidential information.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    Candidates may possess a Master's degree.

    Assistant Director:
    • Experience as a communications professional, or a demonstrated ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders, with excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Strong interest and knowledge of veterinary medicine and its constituencies. Possess knowledge of policies and procedures specifically related to campus vendor and financial systems and/or higher education administration.

    Associate Director:
    • Experience as a communications professional, or a demonstrated ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders, with excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Strong interest and knowledge of veterinary medicine and its constituencies. Possess knowledge of policies and procedures specifically related to campus vendor and financial systems and/or higher education administration.


    SALARY: Commensurate with experience.

    APPOINTMENT STATUS: This is a regular, full-time (100%) academic professional position (12 month, non-tenure tract).

    PROPOSED STARTING DATE: At the conclusion of the search.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

    To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by June 20, 2017. The review of applications will begin immediately. Interviews may occur prior to June 20, 2017; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date, and consideration will continue until suitable candidates are identified for the position. Interested applicants are invited to apply online at http://go.illinois.edu/Assist_AssocDirAdv. Applications should include a cover letter stating career goals and interests, curriculum vitae, and names including contact information for three or more references. The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

    Questions should be directed to:

    Julia Whittington

    College of Veterinary Medicine

    2001 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802

    jkwhitti@illinois.edu

    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu



    College Name or Administrative Unit: College of Veterinary Medicine
    Category: Academic Professional
    Title: Assistant / Associate Director of Advancement - Veterinary Medicine Administration (A1700341)
    Open Date: 06/06/2017
    Organization Name: Vet Medicine Administration

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