Senior/Executive Directors of Development
University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Education and Training

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Job Info

As a premier public R1 research institution in Chicago, we are on the heels of a successful, unprecedented campaign that saw six years of consecutive enrollment growth, sponsored research records set and broken and accolades that reflect our mission in excellence in public education, diversity, value and social mobility.

On a trajectory driven by bold thought leaders who define the battles against societal challenges and push the envelopes of art, opinion and performance, UIC is building for its next campaign. With significant investment in talent and programming, we seek a diversity of development professionals ready to execute transformational, life-changing fundraising and are curious, forward-thinking and solution-minded to join our team. as senior or executive directors of development.

Throughout this recruitment process, we will balance Advancement's needs with candidates' experience and interest to fill one position at College of Business and one position at the UIC School of Law at either the senior or executive director levels.

The ideal candidate will connect constituents directly to UIC's mission, which is to provide the broadest access to the highest levels of intellectual excellence through research, educational opportunity, public service, health equity and healthcare for the underserved.

Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement (AVC) and working closely with the dean, the senior/executive director of development is responsible for setting fundraising goals and securing philanthropic support consistent with the mission and priorities of the assigned college(s)/unit(s). The senior/executive director will lead and manage the unit's development efforts including the planning and direction of comprehensive strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects and donors, including alumni and friends of the unit and University.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent required. For School of Law, Juris Doctor (JD) preferred; not required. Minimum of five years for senior director and ten years for executive director of successful and progressively responsible experience in fundraising, business development, and/or related field focused on relationship management required. Higher education fundraising experience preferred. Demonstrated skill in achieving alignment, working cross-unit, providing active support and close collaboration amongst a broad range of stakeholders in relation to strategic plans and execution. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment. Ability to work in highly complex organizational structure preferred. Tolerance for and ability to work productively in the context of ambiguity, uncertainty and change preferred.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion.
  • Demonstrated analytical and strategic thinking capabilities.
  • Excellent problem-solving ability and creativity.
  • Strong leadership, exceptional interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to interact effectively with academic leaders, faculty, staff, donors, and volunteers.

TO APPLY, PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE UIC JOB BOARD. Click the link to view the Senior Director of Development job posting. Click the link to view the Executive Director of Development job posting. FOR FULLEST CONSIDERATION PLEASE APPLY BY April 14, 2023. RESUME AND COVER LETTER REQUIRED. Please state in your cover letter your interest to work in either the School of Law or College of Business. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. UIC also offers a comprehensive benefits package.

UIC School of Law, Chicago's only public law school, prepares tomorrow's changemakers with the knowledge, skills, experience, and values to change lives and is driven by its commitment to serve the people of Chicago and beyond. From nationally recognized faculty and programs to impact of our Community Legal Clinics, the law school offers more than just an education, but makes a difference in the lives of its students and the community.

UIC College of Business, the #1 undergraduate Business Program in Chicago (U.S. News & World Report), is a top-ranked, research-based business school with an international reputation. It is home to six academic departments- accounting, finance, information and decision sciences, managerial studies, marketing and real estate with 150 faculty members teaching more than 3,700 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students. With a diverse student body, an International Corporate MBA Program, and online business program, the college continues to produce tomorrow's business leaders.

As an EOE/AA employer, the University of Illinois encourages applications from individuals regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, and Veteran or disability status.

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.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit

University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

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