Director of Advancement- Senior Associate Athletic Director
University of Illinois at Chicago
May 14, 2018
Full-time - Experienced
Operations, Operations - Development
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites candidates for the Director of Advancement position for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. UIC is the largest public research university in the Chicago area with more than 30,000 students and 12,000 faculty and staff. In October 2017, UIC launched IGNITE: The Campaign for UIC with a goal of $750 million. The campaign goal for UIC Athletics is $23 million and currently sits at 43%, with the campaign concluding June 30, 2022.
The Director of Advancement is the chief development officer, as well as a Senior Associate Athletic Director, for UIC Athletics, an NCAA Division I program in the Horizon League. This position plans and manages all development-focused programs designed to increase philanthropic support for funding priorities that are aligned to Athletics’ strategic objectives. Significant responsibilities include:
•Leading the Athletics development program by creating, implementing, and evaluating a business plan that integrates annual, major, planned, and corporate-foundation giving to secure philanthropic support for Athletics funding priorities
•Identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a portfolio of individual and corporate/foundation major donors
•Engaging, alumni, faculty, staff and friends in Athletics development activities
•Managing staff and budgets; preparing project plans containing key fundraising objectives and strategies; and implementing project-based fundraising initiatives
•Building and sustaining collaborative working relationships with the Director of Athletics, team coaches, staff, boosters, community advocates, and University fund raising colleagues
The ideal candidate will be an experienced development professional who is also a creative, ambitious, goal and team-oriented leader. Other qualifications include:
Five or more years of successful experience managing a fundraising or development program, preferably in a higher education and/or an athletics setting.
Demonstrated success in annual giving and alumni relations as well as securing major gifts from individuals, companies and foundations.
Excellence in communications, interpersonal relationship-building, integrity, and ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies.
Bachelor’s degree is required, an advanced degree is preferred.
Association of Fundraising Professionals, CFRE or CASE membership desirable.
TO APPLY, PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE UIC JOB BOARD https://jobs.uic.edu/ FOR FULLEST CONSIDERATION PLEASE APPLY BY Tuesday, MAY 29, 2018. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. UIC also offers a comprehensive benefits package.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act
About University of Illinois at Chicago
UIC ranks among the nation's leading research universities and is Chicago's largest university with 27,000 students, 12,000 faculty and staff, 15 colleges and the state's major public medical center. A hallmark of the campus is the Great Cities Commitment, through which UIC faculty, students and staff engage with community, corporate, foundation and government partners in hundreds of programs to improve the quality of life in metropolitan areas around the world.