At Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, you won't just find a career – you'll discover an exclusive experience that gives you an opportunity to learn more, grow more and become more. Our staff demonstrates an unwavering commitment to patient care, consistently performing at a level that is extraordinary. As part of our team, you’ll discover why our unique combination of research and patient care has earned us national ranking by U.S. News & World Report, as well as an ANCC Magnet™ designation for the fourth consecutive time. What’s more, you’ll work in one of the most popular, cultural, historical and diverse cities in the nation. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago is known for its nearly 200 distinct neighborhoods and extensive park systems, along with numerous sports teams, museums and a vibrant theater community.
Associate Director of Development – Alumni Giving – Philanthropy
Delivering excellent patient care depends on securing our future. That is why we are seeking applicants for the position of Associate Director of Development, Alumni Giving. This role is responsible for developing and implementing fundraising plans to secure gifts of $50,000 and above, and serves as a member of the alumni major gifts team to identify and engage new major gift prospects. The Associate Director collaborates closely with the Alumni Relations team and Rush University faculty and staff to leverage events and programs to identify and cultivate prospects. The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.
• Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of 100-125 major giving prospects rated at $50,000 or more, with a key focus on Rush University alumni
• Achieve annual goals established in consultation with the Director of Alumni Giving and the Associate Vice President for the number of qualifications, personal contacts, solicitations and closed gifts
• Develop strategies and tactics to engage prospects that leverage relationships with other alumni, Rush University faculty and staff, and institutional leaders
• Create strong cultivation opportunities using alumni events, volunteer opportunities and student programs, seeking to engage alumni in university initiatives that meet college and institutional needs
• Partner with senior Rush faculty and staff to understand funding needs and opportunities
• Assist with the management of alumni volunteers, contributing to alumni association strategic plan development, board meetings and ongoing stewardship of volunteer leadership
• Write letters, appeals, proposals/solicitations, gift agreements and other communications as needed and maintain timely and accurate reports and information
• Contribute to constituent-specific messaging and tactics for alumni annual and leadership giving, using major gift fundraising to leverage the work of the annual giving team
• Contribute to goal-setting and prepare progress reports for Philanthropy colleagues and leadership
• Travel to visit prospects several times per year, with trips of one to three days on average
For further details and to apply, please visit http://bit.ly/jobsatrush and search for Job Number 2016-2676. For immediate consideration, In lieu of your official application, feel free to email your resume to Terrence Marshall at Terrence_marshall@rush.edu
Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reason prohibited by law.