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Sr Assoc Dir, Leadership Annual Giving & Reunions

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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

The University of Chicago Campus - Hyde Park, IL

Campus - Hyde Park, IL
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Senior Associate Director, Leadership Annual Giving & Reunions:

Develop and oversee a leadership annual giving program for the College. Using a class-based approach, drive reunion giving and secure leadership annual gifts from College alumni, parents and friends. Co-direct the College's reunion program, collaborating closely with the Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving Team as well as the major gift team within College Development. Advise and collaborate with staff throughout Alumni Relations and Development in order to increase leadership annual gift activity on behalf of the College. Set and meet goals and key benchmarks for the College's leadership annual giving program.

Manage a portfolio of approximately 300 prospects capable of making gifts of $25K and above, including primarily gifts of $25K-$100K. Recruit and staff reunion-based volunteers and donors. Complete 100+ face-to-face visits annually with a focus on qualifying prospects and soliciting leadership annual gifts of $25K-$100K. Serve as a gift officer for the College in maintaining expert-level knowledge of the College giving priorities and annual funds. Prepare donor materials including proposals. Develop short and long-term plans for soliciting and stewarding leadership annual giving donors. Travel as necessary to visit prospects?both individually and in tandem with College leadership and/or volunteers.

Manage a team of leadership annual gift officers focused on the qualification, cultivation and solicitation of prospects capable of making gifts of $10K-$100K. Hire, manage, develop and terminate staff as needed. Set clear goals and expectations for staff performance. Provide coaching that encourages achievement of stated goals and professional development. Train staff on effective volunteer management, relationship management and solicitation strategies. Assess individual and team performance and evaluate success. Monitor and maintain program budget.

Perform other duties as assigned. Seek opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process may contact Human Resources by calling 773-834-1841 or by emailing with their request.

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