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POST DATE 9/20/2017
END DATE 12/19/2017

The University of Chicago 401 N. Michigan Avenue, IL

401 N. Michigan Avenue, IL
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The Associate Director of Major Gifts at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business implements comprehensive fundraising strategies to raise major gifts in support of the mission and priorities of the school. The Associate Director identifies, qualifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards a portfolio of current and potential donors with the capacity to make gifts in excess of $100,000.

Travels frequently within assigned regions to meet with prospects and donors. Plans and organizes several cultivation events per year for small groups of high-level donors. Works effectively and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues to achieve development goals and objectives.

This position is based in Chicago but will require approximately 30% travel.

-Manage a portfolio of approximately 125 prospects. Develop strong relationships to build connection with and support for the school.

-Meet or exceed activity goals for prospect visits, qualifications, solicitations, and funds raised.

-Close gifts in excess of $100,000.

-Record all prospect actions and activities in the University Prospect Management System.
In conjunction with the Chicago Booth stewardship department, create and administer stewardship plans.

-Collaborate with Chicago Booth departments (Annual Fund, Career Services, Admissions, Global Initiatives, etc.) on donor and prospect cultivation activities.

-Identify and contact additional prospects through collaboration with Chicago Booth research and prospect management.

-Coordinate with campus partners in fundraising and non-fundraising areas.

-Actively participate in building and sustaining a comprehensive regional strategy.

-Plan, execute, and attend evening and weekend functions, as necessary.

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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