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CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Assistant Director/Associate Director of Advancement

College of Veterinary Medicine

The College of Veterinary Medicine is uniquely qualified to address some of the world’s most critical challenges by exposing key connections among human health, the environment and agriculture. With the Vet Med Advancement team, you will have the opportunity to work with others who share your passion for making a difference in animals’ lives. Our team thrives on meaningful work and is committed to collaboration and continuous innovation while working to successfully support and connect donors with their philanthropic interests to create an impact for the College.

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Associate Director/Director of Development

Gies College of Business

The Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides an exceptional educational experience for the next generation of business leaders. For more than 100 years, the College has delivered on the promise of innovation in business education, with a commitment to cutting-edge curriculum design and delivery, experiential learning opportunities, and unparalleled academic excellence. With world-class faculty, an incredible alumni network and an array of global opportunities, this position will be responsible securing major gift commitments for the Gies College of Business in support of the strategic plan for the College.

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Assistant/Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement, Health Sciences & Research Initiatives

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement

The Health Sciences program is a transformational, collaborative partnership that includes the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the Cancer Center, the College of Applied Health Sciences, the School of Social Work, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Research Initiatives. The newly-created role of Assistant/Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement, Health Sciences & Research Initiatives will have the opportunity to contribute to the future of medicine, health care, wellness, and social change in the United States and across the globe by developing and executing a comprehensive advancement strategy that will leverage interdisciplinary medicine and research initiatives.

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Assistant Director/Associate Director/Director of Advancement

College of Engineering

At Illinois, our engineers work at the leading edge of innovation and discovery. We set extraordinary minds free to solve our world’s most important challenges. With over 80,000 supportive alumni globally, this position is essential to cultivate relationships with donors across all of the departments in the College. Joining the Engineering Advancement team will provide the opportunity to flourish as an entrepreneurial thinker while creating a broad impact in this newly created role. Through constant collaboration, you will connect with alumni and industry leaders to cultivate new relationships to fuel College-wide initiatives that support donors’ philanthropic interests and lead to student success.

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Executive Director of Principal Gifts

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a full-time Executive Director of Principal Gifts in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Advancement and working directly with the Office of the Chancellor for the University of Illinois, responsibilities include managing the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship efforts involving the Chancellor for the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and a portfolio of the University’s most generous donors and prospects. Build and manage relationships for self and others at the University with this group of individuals, acting as liaison among the staff of the Office of Advancement, University Advancement personnel, Deans, faculty and other members of the campus community and donors

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Associate Director of External Engagement

College of Applied Health Sciences

In Applied Health Sciences, our Advancement team has the same outlook as our students: it’s about loving what we do and making a better world. We ourselves are philanthropists at heart and thrive on purposeful work where the impact is evident. As a cohesive team with shared goals, we take pride in supporting the College’s academic priorities and our donor’s philanthropic interests.

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Assistant/Associate Director of Advancement for Stewardship and Donor Relations

Office of Library Advancement

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library is a leader in the delivery of user services, and active programs in information, instructional, access, and scholarly services that help the Library to maintain its place at the intellectual heart of the campus. The Library also holds one of the preeminent research collections in the world, encompassing more than 13 million volumes and a total of more than 23 million items. The Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and service programs possible, and to engaging in research, development, and scholarly practice – all of which support the University’s missions of teaching, research, and public engagement.

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Associate Director/Director of Alumni Relations

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

As part of the biggest college on the Illinois campus, our 20 person Liberal Arts & Sciences Advancement team is a tight-knit family that thrives on supporting the academic priorities of the college and the philanthropic interests of donors. In LAS Advancement we are a high-performing, collaborative team with a commitment to cultivating long-lasting relationships with alumni and friends. We offer a supportive environment with a robust onboarding process and opportunities to advance your career development. We love to learn, are innovative and creative, and strive for continuous improvement.

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Other Opportunities

Illinois Job Board
University of Illinois Foundation
University of Illinois Alumni Association

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