Associate Dean, Advancement

Jul 12, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
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: As the leader of the Advancement team for Chicago Booth, the Associate Dean, Advancement oversees the strategy, planning, organization and implementation of programs designed to support the school's philanthropy endeavors as well as the management and development of staff. Close coordination with Booth Alumni Relations team to coordinate engagement strategies. Develops and implements an overall giving infrastructure that supports major gifts, leadership giving, annual fund, and corporate giving strategies. Works closely with University leaders to ensure communication and coordination with University fundraising efforts. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead and continue to develop a staff of 50 professional employees in multiple domestic and international geographic locations. Work closely with the University in integrating Booth fundraising efforts with existing or new capital campaigns. Develop, implement, monitor and assess strategies designed to achieve philanthropic goals. Develop and implement annual fundraising strategies for multiple constituencies. Personally solicit major and principle gifts as part of campaign effort to meet individual fundraising goals. Sustain the stewardship program to appropriately recognize and engage prominent donors; manage donor relations and prospect management systems, ensuring compliance with laws, regulations and University policies. Ensure ongoing research strategies that develop prospect identification strategies and processes for steady "pipeline" of gifts prospects, including the development and presentation of formal fundraising proposals to major donors and prospects. Serve as a member of the University's Alumni Relations and Development Executive Council, chaired by the Vice President for Alumni Relations and Development, and plays a senior leadership role with the Vice President in the University's multi-billion-capital campaign. Communicate strategies and work closely with all other Booth departments. Develop and sustain a strong partnership with the Executive Director, Alumni Relations so that shared goals and matrix reporting relationships operate with the highest possible efficacy; and so that Chicago Booth maintains "one-face" to the student and alumni community. Collaborate with members of Chicago Booth's administration, faculty, key alumni volunteers, and the University trustees to develop strategies for the solicitation of individual major gifts. Develop and manage a complex budget for operations and compensation and works closely with Finance and Central for gift accounting. Serve as a member of Chicago Booth's Senior Staff.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required. MBA preferred.

Unit Experience: A minimum ten years of fundraising experience with a successful track record of working with High Net Worth prospects and donors required. A minimum ten years of progressively responsible management/leadership experience required.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Proven ability to initiate and maintain networks with corporate, alumni, student and other stakeholders required. Excellent communication and presentation skills required. Willingness and ability to travel, both domestically and internationally, required. Strong knowledge of database systems and prospect management reporting processes and metrics required. Proven leadership skills with volunteers, coworkers and staff required. Proven ability to work successfully as part of a team required. Proven ability to meet deadlines and work successfully under pressure required.

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