Assistant Director of Leadership Annual Giving

Job Type

Full Time

Published

09/18/2018

Address

Chicago
IL
United States

Description

Position Summary:

The Assistant Director of Leadership Annual Giving is a key member of the External Affairs team and must have a keen understanding of the principles of fundraising and the mission of the school. Responsibilities include developing and executing annual reunion and firm fundraising strategies to secure gifts from alumni and friends. This position leads and manages a large number of volunteer alumni through class reunions and the law firm challenge to produce effective annual giving solicitations that result in significant participation and dollars raised. The Assistant Director also participates in planning and program management and upholds annual visit and solicitation goals. Frequent travel within Chicago and to other regions is required as is occasional work on the weekends.

Duties and Responsibilities

Implement and manage a comprehensive reunion giving program for multiple class reunions simultaneously, routinely meeting donor fundraising and participation targets.

·        Identify and recruit alumni from each reunion class to serve as volunteer fundraising ambassadors.

·        Maintain fundraising committee cohesion with regular individual contacts, conference calls, and routine fundraising updates.

·        Support fundraising committee members in soliciting peers by providing information, offering solicitation coaching, and motivating alumni to inspire their classmates to support the Law School philanthropically on the occasion of their class reunion.

·        Create and maintain a positive volunteer experience for committee members by offering exceptional support service.

·        Prepare correspondence for volunteers in the form of direct mail appeals, email appeals, and other forms of fundraising prose.

·        Identify alumni to personally solicit for gifts of $2,500 to $100,000.

·        Coordinate closely with alumni relations staff to manage the programmatic dimension of the reunion program.

 

 

Manage law firm relationships with the Law School, working closely with colleagues both in the Office of External Affairs and from other departments, such as Career Services, to develop a cohesive and long-term strategy for firm engagement and cultivation.

 

·        Conceptualize and execute new ways to cultivate alumni at law firms, including planning events.

·        Manage all aspects of the Law Firm Challenge, a peer-to-peer fundraising program that encourages consistent annual giving by alumni at over sixty law firms through a friendly competition between firms.

·        Recruit, train, and manage more than sixty firm volunteers, developing training materials and other resources to assist with their solicitation efforts.

 

Qualifications:

 

•          Bachelor's degree required, and at least two years of professional fundraising experience with increased responsibility and project management required; proven success in one or more of the following areas: alumni relations, development, public relations, volunteer management, events management.

•          Demonstrated ability to design, direct and manage significant program initiatives.

•          Successful demonstration of initiative, organizational skills, leadership skills, team orientation and commitment to customer service.

•          Demonstrated ability to work successfully with volunteers and to direct and promote complex events and projects.

•          Ability to perform multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail and deadlines.

•          Ability to exercise strong interpretive judgment.

•          Superior written and verbal communication skills.

•          Professional demeanor and presentation.

•          Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to the Office of Alumni Relations and Development, including Griffin (the University's Donor Relationship Management System), a Microsoft Windows computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

 

 

To apply: 

 

To be considered for this position, job seekers must apply online at: 

 

http://www.uchicago.edu/jobs/

 

Search for: Requisition # JR02855

 

 

 

 

 

 

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

 

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To be considered for this position, job seekers must apply online at: 

 

http://www.uchicago.edu/jobs/

 

Search for: Requisition # JR02855

 

 

 

 

 

 

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

 

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.



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