Development Coordinator

Jun 14, 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: Supports and/or leads targeted projects in coordination with Chicago Booth Advancement team in the San Francisco Regional Office (SFRO). Reports to West Coast Regional Team Leader and all gift officers in the SFRO to help the larger Booth Advancement team meet its active prospect management protocol standards and fundraising goals. RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include assisting with implementation of regional strategy, planning and executing Advancement-focused events, and collaborating with University colleagues and volunteers to advance philanthropic and engagement goals of Chicago Booth. - 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. - Leads planning, development, execution and follow-up of the San Francisco Alumni Speaker Series ( Booth Spotlight) events and other strategic Advancement events; staffs events as needed - Participates in prospect 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. - Co-produces internal newsletter for the entire team of Booth front-line fundraisers; - Co- produces west coast newsletter with the Communications team - Assists in developing written online and print materials for specific fundraising activities - Produce major gift proposals and other forms of donor communication. - Supports in prospecting, cultivating, stewarding and possibly soliciting donor prospects, as needed - In conjunction with the Development Coordinators in New York and Chicago, 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. - Provides general office support for the SF-based Booth Advancement team The Development Coordinator will also help gift officers effectively utilize Booth leadership to help meet fundraising goals, and will create travel itineraries and briefings for Deputy Deans and faculty as needed. Assist gift officers with prospect cultivation and appropriate engagement, and proactively track donor stewardship. As the University embarks on the public phase of its Inquiry and Impact Campaign, the Development Coordinator will serve additional roles as manager of Campaign content and producer of internal communications relevant to the entire team's results, specifically fundraising priorities and engagement opportunities. Serve as a liaison and coordinator for Campaign launch events in targeted cities, and be a resource for our University partners. Provide information in response to specific requests, direct calls and other relevant information to appropriate individuals while using discretion and judgment with confidential information. Develop a network of professional contacts and provide advisory assistance to other Booth and University offices that seek it. The Development Coordinator is encouraged to initiate projects that will be beneficial to the SF Advancement team, and is expected to anticipate next steps and follow-up related to fundraising activity and active prospect management. Travel to Chicago 2-3 times a year will be expected, and occasional travel to areas covered by the SF Regional Office may be required. This position is located in San Francisco.

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. Excellent analytical skills required. Strong verbal and writing skills, high attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational 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, PowerPoint and Access 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. Interest in pursuing a career in development is preferred.

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