Senior Associate Director, Individual Giving

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS


Posted: 09-Apr-24

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Other Staff/Administrative

Internal Number: JR25853

Location: Illinois: Prudential Building (CBIS/iBi/Development)

Job Description:

  • The Senior Associate Director of Individual Giving raises $1 to $5M annually to advance the strategic priorities the University of Chicago Medicine (UCM).

  • Manages a portfolio of 80-150 prospective donors and donors who are capable of making gifts in the $100K to $4.9M range.

  • Works with MBSDâ™s Leadership Team, UCM faculty, volunteers, and MBSD staff to identify and qualify prospects for support of their assigned Divisions, Departments, and/or Programs. 

  • Takes primary responsibility for building relationships with faculty and administrators in the assigned Departments and/or Programs.

  • Qualifies individuals, rating their capability and likelihood to make a philanthropic gift to MBSD.

  • Wisely and judiciously uses the resources of the Research team to augment the identification and qualification of prospective donors.

  • Using a Moves Management process, conceives of, promotes, and coordinates the interaction of potential and current donors with faculty and other individuals who have the ability to deepen the prospective donorâ™s engagement with the University.

  • Collaborates with the Donor Relations team to individualize donor stewardship.

  • Conceives of and implements solicitation strategies and will participate in the vast majority of these solicitations.

  • Develops solicitation strategy and writes fundraising proposals.

  • Establishes fundraising goals and priorities based on department objectives, designs strategies to meet those goals, and monitors progress against goals.

  • Identifies, analyzes, and qualifies donor interest to maximize giving. Helps with overall planning efforts for the University's most important prospects. Works independently to develop communication strategies for projects, including publications and public presentations.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Development or a related field such as public relations, sales, marketing, or volunteer work in a not-for-profit organization.

  • Managing volunteers.

  • University setting or a similarly complex institution.

  • Managing a portfolio of individual donors or volunteers.

  • Experience in the health care industry.

Preferred Competencies

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, characterized by the ability to listen, to speak, and to write well with a strong commitment to customer service.

  • Excellent organizational skills, and a high degree of flexibility and initiative.

  • Ability to travel and attend evening and weekend functions when necessary.

  • Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to the Office of Development.

  • An exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative.

  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with a team of highly motivated individuals.

  • Familiarity with The University of Chicago.

Working Conditions

  • Office Environment (hybrid schedule).

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)

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