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Assistant Director of International Constituent Engagement

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications and nominations for a full-time professional position integral to the success of our international advancement operation.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a global, preeminent research university. With almost 11,000 international students on campus, Illinois has the second highest number of international students of any university in the U.S. and an estimated 50,000 alumni and graduates living outside of the United States. Over 2,000 students study abroad each year and Illinois has partnerships with more than 400 top academic international institutions.

On October 13, 2017, the University publicly launched its fourth comprehensive campaign. “With Illinois” is the most ambitious philanthropic initiative in its history. The goal is to raise $2.25 billion in support of Illinois students, faculty, research, and infrastructure; and to continue to elevate the values that make Illinois distinctive: a sense of boundless aspiration, collaborative research, and global perspective.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and indivduals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more informaiton, visit

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Director of International Constituent Engagement reports to the Senior Director of International Advancement and works in support of the Director of International Advancement. This position is an integral part of the international advancement team and will have broad responsibilities related to the University’s comprehensive fundraising and engagement program in the international advancement area. Primarily, this position works to develop, implement, and manage overall international advancement activities in support of and in coordination with the Senior Director and Director to advance efforts in engaging with international major and principal gift prospects and donors. This position is located at the Illini Center in Chicago. Specific responsibilities include the following:

Cultivation and Stewardship

Develop, implement, and manage overall international advancement activities in support of and in coordination with the Senior Director and Director. Serve as overall liaison with colleges and units related to international visitors to campus, ensuring high-level cultivation plans are properly executed. Organize data and prepare regular reports on international activities, metrics, and outcomes for various campus constituencies, such as deans and chief advancement officers. Provide additional support for select administrators and faculty traveling internationally for advancement purposes. Prepare background information for major gift proposals, compile donor/prospect information, and support international trip preparation and follow-up. Liaison to international-assigned prospect researcher and other University of Illinois Foundation staff as applicable. Help maintain confidential and accurate records of interactions with alumni and constituents in the University of Illinois database (TED).

Constituent Engagement and Events

Assist with organizing and executing international advancement events targeting alumni and donor prospects. Coordinate with the Senior Director and Director, campus special events office, UIF events office, advancement colleagues in colleges and units, and other related offices on campus regarding international events logistics. Liaise with international alumni clubs in coordination with campus alumni relations colleagues. Work with the international advancement team to develop plans for alumni engagement.


Work closely with the Senior Director and Director and the campus communications teams to identify and collect information for internal and external communications. Provide support for social media as appropriate, advocating for an international presence throughout the university channels.

Volunteer Engagement

Support the Senior Director and Director in the planning and managing of high level international regional giving councils and/or advisory boards, including suggesting members, keeping members apprised of relevant information, determining agendas for meetings, and ensuring proper follow-up.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and exemplary attention to detail
  • Demonstrated knowledge about advancement and alumni relations
  • Global viewpoint and perspective
  • A minimum of two years of advancement-related work experience or four or more years of work experience in non-advancement higher education, marketing/communications, outreach, or project management roles.


Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply

To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by September 11, 2019. Interviews and hires may take place prior to the closing date, so timely submission of applications is critical for full consideration for all positions available. Please complete your candidate profile at and upload a letter of application, resume and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Brenda Morris, [email protected]. The proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The Illinois Advancement Community is committed to an ongoing, proactive process to foster and achieve diversity and inclusion in its development, alumni relations and communications activities. We will respect and encourage different voices, perspectives and ideas as we strive to represent individuals of all backgrounds and cultures which include but are not limited to the following: nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, spirituality, age and ability who represent our alumni, donors and friends of the University of Illinois.

College Name or Administrative Unit:Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement Category:2-Administrative Title:Assistant Director of International Constituent Engagement - Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement (119099) Open Date:08/14/2019 Close Date:09/11/2019 Organization Name:Ofc VC Inst Advancement




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Posted: 8/16/2019
Application Due: 9/11/2019
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