Donor Relations Coordinator

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401 N. Michigan Avenue

30345 Booth Advancement

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:

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Job Summary:

The Donor Relations Coordinator conducts a variety of essential tasks as part of the Donor Relations team in the Office of Advancement at Chicago Booth. Reporting to the Director of Donor Relations and Operations, the Donor Relations Coordinator is an critical source of support for the team and will manage, or assist with managing, several projects critical to a successful stewardship program.


  • Working with the senior associate director of donor relations operations, manage a portion of the annual stewardship reporting process for student and faculty funds.
  • Working with the associate director of donor relations, serve as a project manager for both stewardship working groups and individual stewardship plan management.
  • Manage the donor relations portion of the gift acknowledgement process, working collaboratively with communications colleagues to complete the process.
  • Manage the Gleacher Center donor wall donor spotlight features.
  • Maintain the current donor walls and named spaces on all Booth campuses domestically and internationally and work with the director to develop action plans for new opportunities.
  • Assist in creating and maintaining honor rolls for print and electronic publications.
  • Maintain stewardship information in Griffin, the donor database of record.
  • Support donor relations and operations teams on special projects as needed.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • A minimum one year of work experience in nonprofit management, advancement, donor relations, stewardship, alumni relations, or similar work required.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • An interest in pursuing a career in development preferred.
  • A strong commitment to customer service, proven track record of problem solving and the ability to manage multiple projects and relationships is required.
  • Excellent analytical skill and meticulous attention to detail 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, and Power Point 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.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter

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

Benefit Eligibility

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Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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About Us
The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.

We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

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Job No:
Posted: 10/4/2018
Application Due: 12/3/2018
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