1) As the University of Chicago is concluding its most ambitious and comprehensive fundraising campaign ever â“ the $5 billion University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact â“ the Associate Vice President, Individual Giving will help frame the future of philanthropy at the University.
2) S/he will join a highly sophisticated and successful team in a senior leadership position, and will inspire trust and collaboration with colleagues, faculty, and donors across the University.
3) S/he will build and retain a fundraising team, managing up to 10 direct reports and leading a team of up to 40 individuals focusing on major and principal gifts, as well as foundations.
4) In partnership with the Vice President, the AVP is responsible for the fundraising accomplishments of MBSD, which collectively total $100M+ annually. S/he manages the Individual Giving teams, while the Vice President, along with the Campaign Manager for Principal Gifts, oversees Principal Gift functions and activities. S/he collaborates with the Vice President to ensure the fundraising success of these separate but integrated units.Â
5) S/he is fully responsible for assessing and making recommendations for successful outcomes regarding the size and composition of the prospect pipeline; solicitations; and gifts; thus s/he ensures Medicine and Biological Sciences Development meets its goals.
6) S/he will design a strategy and methodology that ensures that faculty, who are the best referral agents for grateful patient donors, are well supported by the fundraising team.
7) S/he participates in and/or staffs board and committee meetings as needed.
8) S/he works with University of Chicago Medicine's CEO/Dean, President, Trustees, University Alumni Relations and Development leadership Team members, and other administrative and faculty leaders to strategize and achieve fundraising goals. Â
9) S/he may also manage a small portfolio.
1) The ability to build strong and sustainable relationships and the capability to interact within all levels of the organization 2) High adaptability to change, as well as the ability to accept and incorporate new ideas to innovate work processes and procedures and quickly learn new ways of methods of doing 3) Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills as well as a demonstrated ability to think creatively without excessive risk 4) The acumen to handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities simultaneously mixing long term projects with the urgency of immediate demands on operations 5) A sense of humor, a humble approach, and a high level of comfort working with ambiguity 6) Ability to provide clear, straightforward advice and results that create value to the entire organization 7) Ability to work across departmental, divisional and other lines with members, professionals and stakeholders to achieve actionable results 8) Proven ability to manage and motivate teams and individuals to reach established goals 9) Skill in solving problems and issues with all levels of staff 10) Ability to act in a decisive manner and speak with professionalism and certainty on behalf of the Vice President when dealing with a variety of contacts 11) Ability to take the lead in negotiations at the highest levels, and to determine acceptable solutions to complex or controversial problems 12) Strong organizational skills as evidenced by a record of meeting or exceeding deadlines through both people and process driven approaches 13) Ability to provide input to the planning of annual budgets at a complex level and monitor budgetary expenditures
1) A bachelor's degree or higher
1) A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in development, consulting, business administration, preferably in a private higher education or academic medical center environment 2) A minimum of 8-10 years of success in managing and motivating staff 3) A minimum of 5 years managing constituents or partners such as volunteers, board members, physician leaders, and Trustees 4) Experience in successfully managing budgets 5) Experience managing a variety of fundraising programs 6) Public speaking expertise and coaching skills 7) Administrative experience in a complex hierarchical organization 8) Experience in or education/training in a medical field and an interest and knowledge base in health care economics, medical research, and health care policy
2) Cover Letter
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