Director of Development, Stritch School of Medicine

Is this split and/or fully grant funded?NoDuties and Responsibilities This position is primarily responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects with a rated capacity of $100K-$1M, and personally manages a portfolio of about 125 prospects. This person will oversee a set of major gifts goals and metrics. This position will also work closely with faculty and other Advancement leadership. The Director will be responsible for the cultivation and solicitation of principal and major gifts to the school from alumni and friends in the successful attainment of the goals for the SSOM based on Loyola University Chicago (LUC) priorities and campaign initiatives. Duties and Responsibilities: o Ability to understand the objectives of the SSOM and the Advancement division, and to integrate University goals and priorities with those objectives; o Ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and alter strategic plans for prospect management; o Ability to articulate the case for support for the vision/mission/goals of LUC and the SSOM; o Strong interest in higher education, and a dedication to promoting the University's fundraising priorities through developing excellent working relationships with University constituencies; o Manage the total range of fund-raising activity, i.e., identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of SSOM prospects and donors; these responsibilities include directly soliciting and managing the solicitation of principal and major gift prospects. o Make a defined number of visits and solicitations per year designed to move prospects toward making a philanthropic commitment to both the SSOM and the University. Portfolio will consist of Chicago metro area prospects and may require travel outside of Chicago. Weekend or evening work will be required. o Possess excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills; responsible for writing correspondences and proposals to prospective donors, preparing contact reports on meetings and interactions with alumni. Write and edit proposals and reports for major/capital campaign gift donors. o Coordinate appointments and prepare any required materials for meetings, or visits or phone calls with Dean, President, alumni volunteers, or other senior administrators made with alumni and friends within prospect pool. This includes but is not limited to; making calls, providing prospect information, giving history and strategy briefings, and preparing follow-up correspondence, proposals and contact reports. o Cross-collaborate with all Advancement departmental staff to facilitate the qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects. o Perform other duties as required and assigned. Minimum Education and/or Work Experience A bachelor's degree is required; a master's degree is preferred. 5-7 years of significant leadership experience, preferably in higher education development, alumni relations, annual giving and corporate & foundation relations, with a record of increasing levels of responsibility, with proven fundraising, alumni engagement and participation success. Qualifications o Direct experience in a complex institution -with multiple academic units, athletics, and academic medicine will be extremely advantageous. o 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. o A personal history of fundraising success at the major and principal gift levels. o Experience in designing and leading broad-based engagement strategies, especially in alumni relations. o Possess strong knowledge of the principles of fundraising; demonstrate comprehensive understanding of major gifts; annual giving; corporate/foundation relations; prospect management; alumni affairs; significant budget, personnel and staff management experience; and excellent interpersonal communications and team-building skills. o Demonstrated ability to formulate strategic plans, implement programs, and evaluate the success of these initiatives. o Personal belief in mission, goals and objectives of private higher education and Loyola University Chicago. Certificates/Credentials/Licenses N/A Computer Skills - Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. - Working knowledge of personal computers. - Working knowledge of donor and fundraising databases. 8150585
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Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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