Senior Development Associate, Individual Giving

Location
Chicago
Posted
Jun 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: Join the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Development (MBSD) team during a time of exciting momentum under the leadership of seasoned, dedicated, and talented professionals. This is a unique career opportunity to work with a dynamic organization driving the visionary and fundraising themes for the University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact. Of the $4.5B Campaign, $1.2B will support medicine and biological sciences in research, patient care, and education and training programs, including several transformational initiatives. MBSD's mission is to inspire and facilitate philanthropy at the University of Chicago Medicine by building relationships with those who share its goals of advancing excellence in research, education, community, and patient care. We accomplish this mission through expertise, integrity, creativity, and collaboration. Be part of a team of colleagues whose commitment and contributions enable success and global impact in a bold Campaign.

Unit Job Summary: The Senior Development Associate is responsible for performing complex and diverse responsibilities in support of fundraising goals for Medicine & Biological Sciences Development's $1.2B Campaign. As a Secondary Moves Manager s/he will facilitate, organize, and execute fundraising activities primarily for two Director level Relationship Managers. To fulfill this role s/he: - Coordinates logistics and prepares strategic interactions aimed at qualifying, soliciting and stewarding Major and Principal Gift prospects. - S/he is accountable for driving strategy and next steps following the visits. - Facilitates internal meetings and fundraiser visits with current and prospective donors to advance prospect strategy. - Understands and remains current on institutional priorities, programs, events, engagement opportunities and has a general understanding of the diverse research priorities of the University and UCMedicine. - Prepares briefing documents to prepare participants in cultivation, solicitation, and recognition visits. - Writes proposals and a broad spectrum of fundraising materials created for specific audiences such as a donor or prospective donor, family foundation, corporation, or volunteer solicitor in order to support and help achieve his/her team's annual fundraising goal. As part of the process, s/he establishes, monitors, and executes a timeline, builds a persuasive case for each piece, considers the specific audiences, and integrates influential facts or statistics. - Drafts acknowledgements, special greetings, and letters for cultivation purposes. - Acts as a project manager for proposals and other written documents, and coordinates with the Marketing and Communications team. - S/he will manage a portfolio of faculty members for the purpose of advancing prospect relationships and identifying funding opportunities. - Manages a portfolio of donors who are in stewardship for existing major and principal gifts. - Collaborates with fundraisers to advance giving strategies. - Coordinates recognition and stewardship with the Donor Relations team. - Performs basic prospect research that informs briefings, strategy, proposals and solicitations. - Collaborates with Strategic Research and Analysis team on defining the need for in-depth research and negotiating the timeline for such research. - Participates in visits as is appropriate for the donor or prospect. - Utilizes and keeps up to date a donor database to prospective donor activity and interests. - With respect to team meetings, s/he contributes agenda items that advance strategy and ensure outcomes. Metrics: - Assists in raising $10M+ in new gifts and pledges - Supports the qualification of 25+ prospects each year - Completes 50+ visits - Maintains productive relationships with faculty - Secures $500K in annual fund or transactional gifts each year from the portfolio

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree or higher required.

Unit Experience: A minimum of one year of relevant work experience in development or a related field, such as public relations, sales, marketing, or a not-for-profit organization required. Experience in a university setting or a similarly complex institution preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, characterized by the ability to listen, to speak, and to write well with a strong commitment to customer service required. Excellent organizational skills, and a high degree of flexibility and initiative required. Familiarity with personal computers and database applications required. Ability to travel and attend evening and weekend functions when necessary required. Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, including the Alumni Development Database System Griffin, a Microsoft Windows computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Active Planner preferred. Familiarity with the resources available via the Internet preferred. An exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative preferred. Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with a team of highly motivated individuals preferred. Familiarity with The University of Chicago preferred.