Job Identification: 591 Locations: , , , , Job Schedule: Full time Job Category: Advancement
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Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and experiences are welcome and supported.
The Highlights The Associate Director of Development (DOD) is responsible for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major and planned gift prospects and donors for DePaul's College of Law. In addition to meeting annual fundraising goals, the Associate DOD is responsible for building and sustaining a pipeline of major gift prospects and working collaboratively with Office of Advancement staff and College of Law faculty and staff. This position reports to the Executive Director of Development for the College of Law.
Is This You?
Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift ($50,000+) prospects for the College of Law. Develop customized strategies to deepen prospect relationships with the College of Law and DePaul. Partner with senior leaders and key constituencies (i.e. Dean, faculty, senior staff, students, colleagues in the Office of Advancement, alumni volunteers) in cultivation/solicitation/stewardship process, as necessary.
Travel to Chicagoland and key markets outside of the Chicago region to visit with alumni and friends. Attend key College of Law and DePaul University events, programs, and meetings.
Work with the Executive Director of Development and the Dean of the College of Law to design and execute a annual fundraising plan focused on securing annual and long-term philanthropic support from alumni, friends, corporations, foundations, faculty and staff.
Advise and assist with special projects or initiatives at the request of the Vice President, Associate Vice President of Development, Executive Director of Development, or Dean of the College of Law.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Your Education & Experience
Bachelor's degree required.
2-3 years experience as a professional fundraiser focused on cultivating and soliciting individual prospects.
Background or experience working within legal education, a legal-focused non-profit organization, and/or the Chicago legal marketplace preferred.
Experience with fundraising campaigns preferred.
Other Skills & Abilities Required
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment.
The ability to work without close supervision and to make appropriate independent decisions concurrent with University policy.
Discretion and an ability to interact with high-level donors and their families.
The ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Very strong project management and organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple assignments and deadlines.
Excellent communications skills, coupled with strong writing and presentation skills, as well as the ability to present before a group.
Willingness to learn and to be an efficient user of the Advance database.
The ability to develop an innovative strategic approach to fundraising.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite applications, especially MS Excel.
Maintain a polished, professional demeanor.
Additional Information For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.
Position requires some travel and occasional evening and weekend work for events and donor meetings.
Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
Medical, dental, and vision benefits.
Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
Matching retirement plan up to 10%.
Tuition waivers for employees and dependents!
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Required COVID-19 Vaccination: Employment at DePaul University is contingent upon receiving all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, including the booster, or having a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. To request a religious or medical exemption, please email [email protected]
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect: Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:
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DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us. DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.