1) The core responsibility is to ensure the efficient and effective operation of all functions whose work productsÂ go to key constituencies, such as alumni and friends of the School, and/or are shared with all of Booth Advancement.Â
2) Reporting to the Chief Advancement and Strategy Officer, and as a member of the senior management team, the Senior Director has primary responsibility for leading the analytics, bio data, communications, marketing, donor relations/stewardship, events, and the Deanâ™s Advisory Council management, and for managing all related general operating functions for the department.Â
3) Coordinate existing strategy, direction, and management of financial operations (annual operating budget), information technology, and facilities; for supervising employees with budget and administrative responsibilities; and for leading and managing a comprehensive program of administrative and resource management functions that support a sophisticated network of giving programs designed to secure maximum gift income.
4) Analytics and Biodata: oversee team of professionals responsible for maintaining, extracting, reporting and analyzing constituent data; liaise with Booth and University technology teams for related data management.
5) Communications and Marketing: manage team of marcom specialists responsible for managing and executing communication strategy by constituency level.Â
6) Donor Relations and PG Events: oversee and develop stewardship plans, manage the acknowledgement letter process, create all endowed fund and other stewardship reporting, manage and execute all advancement events including recognition events for major donors.
7) Events: oversee all events, large and small, where the key constituent is the Booth alumni base; includes club events, large events and forums, and targeted development events and dinners.
8) Deanâ™s Advisory Management: work with the Associate Dean of Advancement to draft agendas and content in support of all Deanâ™s Advisory Boards including the Council on Chicago Booth and all Global Advisory Boards; liaise with Deanâ™s office as needed.
9) General Administration: manage team of administrative professionals ensuring the day to day operations operate effectively and efficiently.
10) Assist the Chief Advancement Officer in facilitating effective decision-making.
11) Plan and direct all administrative, financial, and operational activities for the Chief Strategy Officer and on behalf of the Office of Advancement.
12) Organize and prioritize critical issues and required information to facilitate efficient decision-making.Â
13) Ensure all staff issues are addressed properly, efficiently and judiciously, and keep track of progress until resolved.
14) Provide oversight and guidance to projects of high importance.Â
1) Chicago Booth alumnus.
2) Demonstrated track record of organizing successful fundraising, marketing, or financial/operations activities.
3) Proven track record in working effectively on senior management teams.
4) Proven ability to successfully manage a complex network of services.
5) Excellent supervisory, advisory, and conflict resolution skills.
6) Exceptional communication skills (verbal, written, and presentational).
7) Proven ability to analyze processes and plan improvement initiatives.
8) Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills.
9) Take initiative, develop rapport, and work well with others.
10) Handle multiple tasks simultaneously and accurately under strict deadlines.
1) Bachelorâ™s degree with an emphasis in Finance and Administration.
2) Masterâ™s degree.
1) A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible professional experience in development or an equivalent finance/operations-related role.
2) A minimum of five years of related management experience.
2) Cover letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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