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Carle Illinois College of MedicineAssociate Director/Director of Development

  • 03/09/2020 4:17 PM
    Message # 8815709


    Associate Director/Director of Development

    The Carle Illinois College of Medicine

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    The Carle Illinois College of Medicine invites applications and nominations for a full-time major gift officer position to secure private support for funding priorities for Carle Illinois. The Associate Director/Director of Development will play a critical role in supporting Carle Illinois to maximize overall support and opportunities for collaborative giving.

    The Carle Illinois College of Medicine is the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s first new college established in six decades—and its first and only campus-based medical school. Born of Illinois’ strategic vision to enhance biomedical training to address society’s grand healthcare challenges, Carle Illinois harnesses the energy and enthusiasm of our faculty and students to make a true and lasting impact on human health by seamlessly integrating Illinois’ unparalleled assets in engineering, technology and supercomputing with the Carle Health System’s nationally recognized, comprehensive healthcare system.

    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

    Primary Function

    This position reports to the Associate Dean of Advancement at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and will work closely with advancement colleagues and the Dean of Carle Illinois to maximize identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for major gift prospects. The successful candidates will develop strategies and implement programs that will lead to and result in the successful philanthropic support of the academic priorities of the University and the philanthropic interest of donors.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Identify, assess, analyze, and design appropriate strategies for approaching prospects and donors and making the vitally important match between donors’ philanthropic interests and Carle Illinois’ programmatic needs.                                                                                    
    • Work closely with faculty and staff to gain a strong knowledge of the academic and research programs in order to identify and define priorities to be funded through private support.

    Plan and implement effective outreach and cultivation activities to enhance prospect identification and move solicitation and stewardship processes forward. Prepare faculty and other volunteers to participate in cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts as needed.

    • Proactively manage a portfolio of 100 or more individual major gift prospects and donors (with an emphasis on gifts of $50,000 and more), determining frequency of contact needed.
    • Engage with corporations for philanthropic sponsorship and donations.     
    • Determine and prioritize lists of donor prospects, alumni and other stakeholders to be contacted for personal visits.
    • Maintain a travel schedule of 30 - 50% time including some evenings and weekends.                                                                                                    
    • Use independent judgment to determine appropriate use of resources for travel to priority destinations nationally to meet with alumni, friends, corporations and foundations for the purpose of building relationships leading to financial support of the University.

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree                                                                                         
    • Understanding of major donor prospect qualification, cultivation, solicitationand stewardship
    • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and experience working in a collaborative, team-oriented environment
    • For the title of Associate Director, a minimum of three years of successful advancement experience or more than six years of related work experience (such as sales, marketing communications, financial planning, etc.). For the title of Director, a minimum of five years of successful advancement experience or ten years of strongly related work experience (such as sales, marketing, communications, financial planning, etc.).
    • Demonstrated ability to represent an organization in visits with key constituents                                                                                                  
    • Strong relationship management skills

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree                                                                                           
    • Documented success as a major and principal gift fundraiser in higher education                                                                                                      
    • Knowledge of advancement strategies including best practices related to development at institutions of higher education
    • Advancement experience in an academic unit that produces degrees and conducts rigorous academic research
    • Previous experience working with faculty leaders                                        
    • Experience managing alumni and/or student programs and devising innovative programs to engage alumni and/or donors to support academic priorities

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Understanding of major donor prospect qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
    • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and experience working in a collaborative, team-oriented environment
    • Demonstrated ability to represent an organization in visits with key constituents.
    • Strong relationship management skills

    Application Procedures and Deadline Information

    For more information on the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, please visithttps://medicine.illinois.edu/. Applications must be received by March 26, 2020. To apply for this position, create a candidate profile at https://go.illinois.edu/CIMED_Development. If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete this process:

    1. Submit a Staff Vacancy Application

    2. Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Forms

    3. Upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), and names/contact information for three professional references.

    For more information regarding the application procedures, please contact Carle Illinois College of Medicine Human Resources at humanresources@medicine.illinois.edu.

    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit: http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

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

    As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.


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