Advancement

Careers

Find a home at Illinois with a career in Advancement.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

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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Assistant/Associate Dean of Advancement

Carle Illinois College of Medicine

The Carle Illinois College of Medicine and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement (OVCIA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seek a full-time Assistant/Associate Dean for Advancement to serve as its Chief Advancement Officer. The Assistant/Associate Dean will build and provide the strategic leadership of a comprehensive advancement program for the College. In partnership, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) and Carle Health System have embarked on a truly unique and exciting endeavor by creating the nation’s first college of medicine specifically designed at the intersection of engineering and medicine (medicine.illinois.edu). The formation of this new privately-funded college at Illinois in partnership with Carle is a pivotal event in the university’s history and will have a profound effect on the campus, the local and regional community, the state of Illinois, the nation at large, and our global population.

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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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Assistant Director/Associate Director/Director/Senior Director of Advancement

Department of Computer Science

As one of the world’s top ranked computer science programs, our students, faculty, and alumni set the standard for excellence. CS @ ILLINOIS creates pioneers who push the boundaries of what is possible in all things touched by computer science and data analysis. This program boasts over 11,500 influential alumni, many of whom have co-founded or led companies such as PayPal, YouTube, and Microsoft. As a member of the CS Advancement team, you will have a voice in developing advancement initiatives, access to opportunities to challenge yourself and experience growth, all while connecting with industry leaders to discover and support their philanthropic interests.

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Assistant Dean for 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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Director of Development

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)

Everything we do is designed to improve the quality of life of the people in the state of Illinois, across the nation, and around the world. Be a part of our story. Join our team of more than 180 tenure-system faculty members; nearly 1,400 academic professionals, civil service staff, and assistants; 2,700 undergraduates; and 650 graduate students each year. We have nearly 36,000 living alumni and raise approximately $20 million annually in private support from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Our annual expenditures from all sources are more than $160 million. ACES plays a key role in national and international research initiatives in bioenergy, biotechnology, integrated landscapes, environmental sustainability, food and agricultural systems, global climate change, family resiliency, public policy, and more.

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Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)

Everything we do is designed to improve the quality of life of the people in the state of Illinois, across the nation, and around the world. Be a part of our story. Join our team of more than 180 tenure-system faculty members; nearly 1,400 academic professionals, civil service staff, and assistants; 2,700 undergraduates; and 650 graduate students each year. We have nearly 36,000 living alumni and raise approximately $20 million annually in private support from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Our annual expenditures from all sources are more than $160 million. ACES plays a key role in national and international research initiatives in bioenergy, biotechnology, integrated landscapes, environmental sustainability, food and agricultural systems, global climate change, family resiliency, public policy, and more.

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Other Opportunities

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

WHY CHOOSE ILLINOIS?

The University of Illinois is charged by our state to enhance the lives of our citizens—across the nation and around the world—through our leadership in learning, discovery, engagement and economic development. Advancement provides the resources and support that are critical to realizing this mission.

Work-Life Balance

“I came to Illinois from a large non-profit organization with a very demanding schedule, but very rewarding work. What I enjoy about working in advancement at Illinois is that I am able to fundraise for an excellent mission and feel satisfaction from the work I am doing as well as have a much better work life balance for my family.”

Career Progress

“Illinois is a fantastic place to work because it fosters collaboration, encourages personal and professional growth, provides opportunities for career advancement, all while being a national/global leader in teaching, research and public engagement.”

Meaningful Work

“It’s great to see everyone working to answer one question … how can I make the University of Illinois something everyone wants to be a part of? As Advancement professionals, that seems to be what everything comes down to for me. Whether we’re matching a donor’s intent to a purpose, facilitating a student receiving a scholarship, planning an event, or just connecting alumni with each other or the school … it all comes back to that question. That makes this work very fulfilling to me.”

Transforming Lives

“The most meaningful days in my position are those on which I am able to witness the interaction of a donor and the individuals or groups they have impacted with their philanthropy. This is when I see the true impact of what I do on a daily basis.”

Inspiring Leadership

“Having a boss who will let you spread your wings, put you in a position where you can thrive and grow, and then allowing you to take risks is huge. My supervisor remains consistently encouraging, positive, she is a team player and she always has our back. I could not ask for a better cheerleader and boss.”

Supportive Community

“Working here is like being a part of a family. Our alumni are faithful, friendly and proud of their College. They help in the most generous ways. They welcome us into their kitchens, into their lives and help whenever they can. I attribute that to the caring nature of those we work with, and the ownership we are given of our departments for which we fundraise. We are not micromanaged but rather supported in the best of ways. New ideas are embraced, initiative encouraged and collegiality fostered.”

Mission-Driven

“What I value most as an employee in Advancement at Illinois is the collaborative and collegial relationships collectively representing one of the great institutions in higher education; an institution which now aspires to be the pre-eminent public research university with global impact! It is both empowering and humbling to be part of this grand vision!”

OUR VALUES

  • EXEMPLIFY INTEGRITY
  • PRACTICE CIVILITY
  • EMBRACE COLLABORATION
  • INSPIRE INNOVATION
  • CREATE IMPACT

LIVING IN C-U

Conveniently situated between Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis, the University of Illinois campus offers a quality of living that makes this a prime destination. Here, urban engages rural for an unparalleled “college-town” experience: Boneyard Creek, tractor pulls, gourmet dining, barbeque and blues, historic neighborhoods, visual and performing arts, and independent cinema.