Assistant Director, Principal Gifts Strategy and Communications
University of Chicago (UC)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: JR24352
Location: Chicago, IL
Coordinates the activity of the Principal Gifts Team, particularly in relation to the dean and deputy deansâ™ work with prospects and donors. Serves as a secondary moves manager to facilitate, organize, and execute fundraising activities for principal gifts officers.
Acts as the main contact and liaison for gift officers with the Deansâ™ Office; manages the scheduling, briefing, and debriefing process with the dean. Organizes deanâ™s travel for development and manages itineraries, assists with agendas and materials for gift officers, deans, and Chicago Booth leadership. Participates in strategy development.
Writes briefings, acknowledgements, special greetings, and one-pagers created for specific audiences such as donors or prospective donors, family foundations, or volunteer solicitors. Ensures the timely production and transmittal of the deanâ™s correspondence with principal gift prospects.
In partnership with the Advancement Communications Team, acts as a project manager for proposals and other written documents and coordinates with Chicago Boothâ™s Research Centersâ™ Teams.
Leads the production of briefings for leadership and principal gift officers with support from the Research and Prospect Management Team.
Coordinates recognition and stewardship with the Donor Relations Team.
Manipulates and analyzes data to integrate information from the Phoenix Connection Center (PCC) and other databases into various reports and summaries. Creates reports related to alumni and prospects; assures appropriate information is captured in all applicable donor files and in PCC.
In collaboration with the Research and Prospect Management Team, shares relevant reports to assist gift officers in active prospect management. Updates the PCC by creating prospect actions and maintaining solicitation data, strategy, and next steps.
Has a moderate/high level of authority in drafting informational and marketing materials for review for assigned programs. Assists in developing support materials for specific fundraising activities.
Cultivates and maintains relationships with donors and volunteers. Establishes and maintains donor records and accounts.
Performs other related work as needed.
A minimum three years of work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, or similar work.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn the technology tools available to Chicago Booth staff, including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
Interest in pursuing a career in development.
A strong commitment to customer service, proven track record of problem solving, and the ability to manage multiple projects and relationships.
Strong verbal and writing skills, high attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills.
Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn the internal workings of the University.
Work independently, collegially, and collaboratively in a team setting.
Manage confidential information with discretion and tact.
Familiarity with the University of Chicago.
Work occasional evenings and weekends.
This position is currently expected to work a minimum three days per week in the office.
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