Investing In You

Professional Development

We all play a vital role in moving Illinois forward. No matter your discipline, as an Advancement professional at Illinois you are critical to the success of the institution. We care about your growth, which is why we provide continual professional development, skills training, and networking opportunities.


Our onboarding process extends beyond orientation sessions and benefit selection. No matter the phase of your career when you come to Illinois, we have an 18-month plan to help you get connected and oriented in our community.

Professional Development

At Illinois, we are committed to supporting your growth as a professional as well as a culture of learning. You’ll regularly be invited to opportunities to strengthen your skills in areas like difficult conversations, communication styles, conflict resolution, growing a constellation of mentors, values-based leadership, storytelling, and negotiation, all tailored for Advancement professionals.

Major Gift Officer Skills Training

Our frontline fundraisers and managers are being supported with training from Plus Delta Partners. This disciplined, process-driven approach has strengthened the work of experienced gift officers and those new to their role.

Are you ready to work in this environment? Contact a Talent Acquisition professional to learn more today.