Development Coordinator

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New York, NY

30345 Booth Advancement

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Job Summary:

  • Supports and/or leads targeted projects in coordination with Chicago Booth Advancement team in the New York Regional Office (NYRO).Report to Director, Major and Principal Gifts, NY Region and collaborate with Senior Director and all gift officers in the NYRO to support the fundraising goals of the Booth Advancement Team.
  • Travel to Chicago 2-3 times a year will be expected, and occasional travel to areas covered by the NY Regional Office may be required.

  • Responsibilities include assisting with implementation of regional strategy, planning and executing Advancement-focused events, and collaborating with University colleagues and volunteers to advance the philanthropic and engagement goals of Chicago Booth.
  • Lead the planning and execution of all New York-based advancement programming needs including the New York Alumni Breakfast Series; staff events as needed;
  • Build and maintain an inventory of New York-based advancement events and contribute to the strategic development of new events and programs;
  • Manage event follow-up with attendees and identify potential new prospects;
  • Participate in prospect strategy development as it relates to prospect qualification, cultivation, stewardship, etc. and support gift officers with effective prospect cultivation and stewardship tracking;
  • Assist in the preparation of prospect briefings, travel agendas, and materials for gift officers, deans, faculty, and senior leaders at Booth;
  • In collaboration with Prospect Management team, maintain and share relevant reports to assist gift officers with prospect identification, qualification, cultivation, and stewardship activities;
  • Run custom database reports upon request;
  • Learn best practices for using our fundraising database to help track fundraising and active management results;
  • Co-produce internal newsletter for the Chicago Booth Advancement team;
  • Co- produce east coast newsletter with the Communications team;
  • Manage and disseminate online and print content relevant to giving priorities;
  • In conjunction with the Development Coordinators in San Francisco and Chicago, continue to build and manage a set of internal communications for the Individual Giving teams partnering cross-functionally with Communications and the Centers teams;
  • Follow-up on other advancement-focused projects as needed;
  • Provide general office support for the NY-based Booth Advancement team.

  • Interest in pursuing a career in development is preferred.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree or higher required.

  • A minimum of one year of work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, or similar work required.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • 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.

Required Documents:


Cover letter

(NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.)

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 3/2/2018
Application Due: 5/1/2018
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