Director of Development - Mansueto Institute 10/10/2017
The University of Chicago
Campus - Hyde Park, IL
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY Director of Development - Mansueto Institute:
Lead and manage the creation and implementation of a strategy for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and gift closure of the priority individual major and principal gift prospects in collaboration with Alumni Relations & Development (ARD) staff and leadership, Mansueto Institute leadership and partners, Urban Labs leadership, and other University partners. Collaborate with staff managing the identification, cultivation, solicitation and gift closure of corporate and foundation prospective donors. Conceptualize, prepare and present proposals for support for Mansueto, Urban Labs, and related initiatives. Build and manage a portfolio of 50-100 individual and organization gift prospects. Manage and assist in 24+ solicitations per year. Monitor progress against goals ensuring deadlines are met.
Build relationships with prospective donors and University leaders and partners through visits, events, correspondence and regular calls. Support fundraising events for Mansueto and Urban Labs to ensure ROI on events. Solicit gifts and negotiate gift discussions and agreements. Work with the Mansueto leadership, Urban Labs leadership, any governing bodies, ARD staff, faculty, philanthropists and other partners to create comprehensive, multi-year strategic advancement plans for the Mansueto Institute and its partners. Direct the implementation of the plans to meet annual and long-term goals. Use programmatic components to engage potential donors and create opportunities for donor support. Conceptualize communications and outreach activities to promote, cultivate and recognize top donors. Direct, monitor and evaluate the implementation of comprehensive Mansueto Institute fundraising communications. Serve as a key spokesperson for the Mansueto Institute as needed.
Serve as a lead strategist or University Relationship Manager (URM) for a pool of top prospective donors on behalf of and for the benefit of the entire University. Coordinate with departments in ARD to maximize mutually beneficial fundraising results and report on them. Actively set a professional example for staff leadership of other strategic priorities of the University.
Work with ARD Strategic Information and colleagues University-wide to identify multi-interest prospects and donors and become a team manager for these prospects and donors. Coordinate with gift officers University-wide to monitor and facilitate growth of the Mansueto prospect pool, including multiple-interest prospects. Assist gift officers University-wide to understand Mansueto priorities and opportunities. Advise gift officers on strategies and communications to engage alumni and friends.
Work closely with key Mansueto academic leaders and faculty to advise on fundraising strategies and develop campaign fundraising opportunities consistent with University, Mansueto, and Urban Labs' priorities. Provide briefings for and staff these leaders in their development activities. Monitor, analyze and report on overall results to internal and external constituencies. Represent Mansueto in the development and execution of a University of Chicago urban strategy.
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.
Please note: This role is located in Harper Court at 5235 S Harper Court - the corner of 53rd Street and Lake Park. For more information: http://www.harpercourtchicago.com/.
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