Associate Director, Development

at Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Position Details Position Details Job Title ASSOC DIR DEVELOPMENT Position Number 8102699 Job Category University Staff Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Chicago-Water Tower Campus Department Name DEVELOPMENT Location Code MAJOR GIFTS (03634A) Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Leadership Annual Gifts, the primary responsibilities for the Associate Director include identifying and qualifying prospects, soliciting and closing four and five-figure philanthropic gifts; and assisting regional major gift officers build a pipeline of Major Gifts prospects/donors to advance the strategic priorities of Loyola University Chicago. The Associate Director will be responsible for managing a portfolio of rated prospects assigned to a geographic region(s) and for establishing and achieving annual performance metrics.

This position is based in our Chicago (Lewis Towers) office, with the opportunity to work from home in the greater Chicago area. On occasion, an in-office presence in the Lewis Towers office may be required.

+ Manage a portfolio of assigned leadership annual gift prospects. Through personal and virtual engagement, identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, close, and steward prospects for leadership and potential major level gifts.

+ Meet activity and revenue goals through personal outreach and regular travel.

+ Formulate and implement strategies for short-and long-term giving outcomes, devising performance metrics, and collaborating with major gift officer(s) in assigned region.

+ Collaborates appropriately and effectively with University departments and Advancement colleagues to help engage them in ways that advance Loyola’s leadership annual-gift level fundraising objectives.

+ Offer prospects strategy counsel, coordinate appointments and prepare any required materials for prospect meetings or phone calls with Dean, alumni volunteers, faculty, and/or other senior administrators with alumni and friends within the assigned prospect pool.

+ Ensure compliance with prospect management guidelines for data entry and metric tracking.

+ Attend regularly scheduled University and Advancement meetings.

+ Create monthly reports, as required by management, which accurately reflect activity and performance and track progress toward meeting fundraising goals.

+ Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

- Bachelor’s degree required.

- 3-5 experience in development or related field required.

- Experience in higher education strongly preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

- Experience working in alumni relations, public relations, communications, event planning and volunteer organizational work is strongly preferred.

- A proven commitment to diversity, the will to embrace diversity in all aspects and demonstrated success in recruiting, retaining, and building a diverse development team.


Qualifications Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

+ Bachelor’s degree required.

+ 3-5 years of relevant fundraising experience or sales experience in a complex organization. Preference for demonstrated success in making and closing four and five-figure gift solicitations from individual donors. Transferrable experience in sales will be given equal consideration.

Preferred Qualifications

+ Superb verbal and written communication skills.

+ Prior experience working with staff and volunteers, the ability to manage complex relationships, and proven collaboration and teamwork skills in a diverse community to leverage activities, initiatives, and programs for multiple purposes.

+ Proficiency with fundraising databases and technology.

+ Understanding of the “Moves Management” process or other proven relationship-management process/philosophies and ability to think and work strategically.

+ Willingness to travel and to work hours outside the normal working day (i.e. nights and weekends).

+ Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, establish priorities, and work collaboratively as a member of a diverse community.

+ An entrepreneurial spirit and a positive attitude.



Computer Skills Preferred Computer Skills

+ MS Office Suite

+ Proficiency with fundraising databases and technology

Supervisory Responsibilities No Required operation of university owned vehicles No Does this position require direct animal or patient contact? No Physical Demands None Working Conditions None Open Date 02/22/2024 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants Diversity and Inclusion Statement Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion As one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion ( . We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. Loyola University Chicago supports its staff and faculty with a wide array of affordable, comprehensive and competitive benefits (\medium=email&utm\_source=transactional&utm\campaign=CldBz-Share-Collection) centered on health and wellness, financial security, equity, and work-life balance. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others. Quick Link for Posting To view full details and how to apply, please login or create a Job Seeker account
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Job Posting: JC258823336

Posted On: Apr 25, 2024

Updated On: Jun 17, 2024

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