Asstistant Director of Major Gifts
Northwestern University | Chicago IL 60601 USA | Full Time | Posted: 01/09/2013
About Northwestern University:
Northwestern University is a private research university located on lakefront campuses in both Evanston and downtown Chicago, Illinois. Northwestern was founded in 1851. In fall 2008, Northwestern opened another campus in Doha, Qatar offering bachelor’s degrees in journalism and communications in partnership with the Qatar Foundation.
The university employs approximately 7,100 full-time faculty and staff members among its 11 schools and colleges. NU offers over 130 undergraduate programs and 70 graduate and professional programs to the almost 16,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled full time.
Northwestern University is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research, and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community.
Northwestern University seeks to employ a varied and diverse range of dynamic people who understand the importance of our mission and vision. When you consider a career at Northwestern University, you know that you are joining an institution with a deep history of academic, professional and personal excellence.
Currently, we have a career opportunity as a Assistant Director of Major Gifts.
Assists in identifying, cultivating and soliciting of alumni, parents, and friends of the University capable of making gifts of $50,000 or more.
This critical role:
- Administers & maintains existing strategic plans including presenting a persuasive verbal and written case to prospects for supporting key programs and projects, effectively matching the interests of prospects to specific needs;
- Involves moderate level of collaboration with internal department partners and low level of collaboration with University partners in implementing and expanding existing relationships to accomplish strategic goals;
- Please bullet examples of key partnerships and work involved below:
- evelop strong interpersonal relationships with faculty and volunteers to identify, evaluate and meet with prospects;
Prospects & Gifts:
- Implements strategies, goals & approaches to close major gifts;
- Partners with other areas of development, specifically Annual & Planned Giving to coordinate contacts;
- Identifies, researches & personally solicits major gifts of $50K to $500K by managing a portfolio of approximately 150 prospects annually;
- Completes associated stewardship activities;
- Maintains up-to-date best practices and evaluates closed prospects;
- Recommends changes to ensure successful completion of objectives & goals;
- Requires travel throughout the region or country;
- Reviews the prospect pool and develops relationships by submitting proposals to prospective donors;
- Tracks & documents progress and associated notes;
- Prepares contact reports on meetings and interactions with alumni and friends;
- Performs related duties as required or assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, marketing or equivalent or 2 years equivalent experience in development function;
- 2 years development, marketing, sales or the equivalent experience is required;
- Organization, detail oriented, able to take verbal/oral instruction;
- Equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.
Working at Northwestern University:
Beyond being a place to learn and grow professionally, Northwestern is an exciting and fulfilling place to work! Northwestern offers many benefit options to full and part-time employees including: competitive compensation; excellent retirement plans; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; dependent care match; vacation, sick and holiday pay; professional development opportunities and tuition reimbursement.
Northwestern greatly values work/life balance amongst its employees. Take advantage of recreational, cultural, and enrichment opportunities on campus. Employees also receive access to childcare solutions, retail discounts, and other work/life balance resources.
Northwestern University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes in creating an environment that welcomes students, faculty and staff of all races, nationalities and religions. In doing so, we offer our students the opportunity to learn and grow in diverse communities preparing them for successful careers in an increasingly global and diverse work force.
For consideration, please click on the link below. You will be directed to Northwestern University's electronic recruiting system, eRecruit, where you will search and apply for current openings. To apply for this position in eRecruit, enter the Job Opening ID number in the appropriate search field. Once you apply, you will receive an email confirming submission of your resume. For all resumes received, if there is interest in your candidacy, the human resources recruiter or the department hiring manager will contact you. Job Opening ID number for this position is 20209.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
|Location||Chicago, IL, 60601, United States|
|Contact Name||Human Resources|
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