Major Gift Officer, The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Join our advancement team in this exciting new opportunity and be a part of supporting the first college of medicine in the world with a curriculum that fuses engineering, medicine and the humanities to create a truly innovative future!
The Carle Illinois College of Medicine is the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s first new college established in six decades—and its first and only campus-based medical school. Born of Illinois’ strategic vision to enhance biomedical training to address society’s grand healthcare challenges, Carle Illinois harnesses the energy and enthusiasm of our faculty and students to make a true and lasting impact on human health by seamlessly integrating Illinois’ unparalleled assets in engineering, technology and supercomputing with the Carle Health System’s nationally recognized, comprehensive healthcare system.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Identify, assess, analyze, and design appropriate strategies for approaching prospects and donors and making the vitally important match between donors’ philanthropic interests and Carle Illinois’ programmatic needs.
- Work closely with the faculty and staff to gain a strong knowledge of the academic and research programs in order to identify and define priorities to be funded through private support.
- Plan and implement effective outreach and cultivation activities to enhance prospect identification and move solicitation and stewardship processes forward. Prepare faculty and other volunteers to participate in cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts as needed.
- Proactively manage a portfolio of 100 or more individual major gift prospects and donors (with an emphasis on gifts of $50,000 and more), determining frequency of contact needed.
- Determine and prioritize lists of donor prospects, alumni, and other stakeholders to be contacted for personal visits.
- Maintain a travel schedule of 30 - 50% time including some evenings and weekends.
- Use independent judgment to determine appropriate use of resources for travel to priority destinations nationally to meet with alumni, friends, corporations and foundations for the purpose of building relationships leading to financial support of the University.
To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by October 22, 2019. Please complete your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of application, resume and the names, address, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references. Proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Interviews may take place prior to the closing date; however, no decision will be made until after that date.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.
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