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Associate Director of Major Gifts, Financial Aid

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Northwestern University
Physical Address
720 University Pl
Evanston, IL 60208
Job Description

Job Opening Id: 42917

Department: Alumni Relations & Development
Salary/Grade: EXS/8

Job Summary:

Identifies, cultivates & solicits major gift donors from prospect pool of alumni, friends, and family members of the University.  Manages process & prospects which includes building a balanced portfolio through qualifying visits, cultivation of prospects, prospect solicitation that align with prospects passions and financial capacity, securing the commitment and stewarding current donors.  May interface with deans, faculty, program directors and other University leaders to prepare them for prospect meetings and other solicitations.

Specific Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning

  • Gathers data, assesses leads, and develops strategies designed to realize the current and life-time giving potential of individual prospects.
  • Maintains consistent and appropriate contact.
  • Facilitates or makes solicitations.
  • Ensures effective stewardship.


  • Involves moderate- to-high-level of collaboration with both internal department partners and moderate level of collaboration with broader University partners to identify & integrate resources in order to accomplish strategic goals & objectives. 
  • Key partnerships include:

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