1) The Director is an externally-focused individual who is responsible for performing complex and diverse responsibilities in support of fundraising goals for Medicine and Biological Sciences Development (MBSD).
2) His/her primary responsibilities will include leading stewardship strategy and execution for a portfolio of top donors â“ which may include but not be limited to principal gifts, mega gifts, legacy, and planned gifts â“ as well as solicitation of new planned gifts to advance the fundraising priorities established by the Leadership Team of MBSD and the Dean/CEO of The University of Chicago Medicine (UCM).
3) S/he is responsible for stewarding long-term relationships with individuals and families. Individually and in partnership with gift officers, s/he may secure new planned gifts and/or current gifts of complex assets. S/he will regularly conduct visits with donors and will carry an annual visit goal. S/he may be responsible for an annual fundraising goal.
4) S/he may lead and facilitate planned giving activities, including cultivating, soliciting, administering, and stewarding life income gifts, bequest expectancies, realized bequests, gifts-in-kind, real estate and complex asset gifts. The Director will provide high-level support and consultation on gift documentation, tax and legal issues related to charitable giving, gift acceptance and other development policy-related functions to the University. S/he develops new stewardship ideas for bequest donors and life-income donors.
5) S/he provides ongoing stewardship for donors and their heirs to ensure the donorâ™s stewardship experience is engaging, personalized, and meaningful. S/he conceives of and develops stewardship activities and actions and in so doing will collaborate across teams and with the Director of Donor Relations.Â
6) S/he may conceive of, promote, and coordinate 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.Â S/he implements strategies to keep current and prospective donors involved and informed of ongoing projects and programs.
7) The Director acts as the primary liaison with the Universityâ™s outside planned giving investment manager, Office of Investments, Office of Legal Counsel, Financial Services, and other University and UCM departments to maximize the ultimate value of planned gifts to the University. S/he coordinates across teams to ensure that all opportunities to cultivate prospective donors and donors are maximized.
1) Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, characterized by the ability to listen, to speak, and to write well with a strong commitment to customer service 2) Excellent organizational skills, and a high degree of flexibility and initiative 3) Familiarity with database applications 4) Ability to travel and attend evening and weekend functions when necessary 5) 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 and Alumni Relations 6) An exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative 7) Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with a team of highly motivated individuals
1) A bachelor's degree or higher
1) A minimum of five years of progressively responsible development experience or progressively responsible experience in a closely related field such as not-for-profit management, personal wealth management, pharmaceutical sales and/or marketing, corporate business development, marketing an intangible product or service
2) Demonstrated track record of organizing successful fundraising or marketing activities
3) Demonstrated success in prospect identification, relationship building, strategizing and solicitation of planned gifts, with particular emphasis on planned gift development or similar experience in working with high net worth individuals in private banking, financial services, financial planning, or related professions
4) Experience managing volunteers
5) Experience at a large, complex institution, preferably an academic medical center or institution of higher education
6) Experience developing and monitoring budgets
2) Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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