Develop, implement and execute gift solicitation plans (new, renew, lapsed, season ticket holders, and young alumni) targeting alumni and friend constituents for I FUND scholarships, sport operational support, and major gifts. Plan and execute 20-25 face-to-face visits per month. Maintain a portfolio and achieve metric goals per Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement (OVCIA) and DIA parameters. Sell Premium Seating opportunities for Memorial Stadium/State Farm Center with portfolio and prospects. Serve as a key point of contact for all Loyalty Circle Chicago I FUND donors.
Travel / Events
Serve as a host for donor activities at football and basketball games in Chicago and Champaign. Attend on-campus games and events with some overnight stay. Some overnight and out-of-state travel may be required, with the ability to work long hours and weekends.
Collaborate on the development and management of the annual giving communication plan (direct mail, email, newsletters, phone, and social media) to all donors and prospects. Provide insight, direction, and collaboration in the on-going development and management of the annual fund marketing plan (web site, social media, print materials, and digital products) to share DIA message.
Business / Engagement
Participate and support Chicago Athletics Advisory Board (CAAB) activities and make public relations/speaking appearances in the Chicago region representing the I FUND. In conjunction with the Donor Relations staff, develop and manage a consistent engagement/activity plan for constituents in the Chicago region. Create opportunities to engage with various groups in the Chicagoland area with an emphasis on young alumni. Maintain knowledge of and compliance with, specific NCAA, Big Ten Conference, and institution rules that relate to this position.
Bachelor’s degree in sports administration, finance, business management, communications, or related fields.
A minimum of one to three years’ (Assistant Director of Development) or three to five years’ (Associate Director of Development) knowledge of the development process, corporate relations, and a strong understanding of issues facing intercollegiate athletics and athletics fundraising.Computer proficiency with the ability to work with large, complex databases such as Paciolan, Blackbaud, and Microsoft Office.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.
Starting Date: As soon as possible.
Applications and nominations will be accepted until all positions are filled, and review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit materials prior to May 29, 2019. Applications not submitted through http://jobs.illinois.eduwill not be considered. Candidate must upload a letter of application and resume. Online application will require the names and contact information for three references. For further information regarding application procedures, contact: Bobbi Busboom, email@example.com.
Interviews may take place prior to the closing date. All applications will be given full consideration. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
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