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CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Director of International Advancement (Chicago)

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement

In this senior level position, the Director of International Advancement will lead and coordinate major gift identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship for Urbana campus alumni in select international markets, including but not limited to the UK. Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Regional and Global Advancement and working closely with international advancement colleagues, college-based chief advancement officers, major gift officers, department heads, and faculty, this position will assist the colleges and their departments in designing strategies to broaden and strengthen the university’s international development, outreach and constituent relations activities, building upon existing relationships. The Director will be expected to be able to represent the message and vision of the University of Illinois and its colleges and units to international audiences. While primarily focused on major gifts, the position may also support and coordinate international communications efforts, events, annual giving, and coordination with alumni clubs.

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Senior Director of Advancement (Chicago)

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement

The Senior Director of Advancement will lead and coordinate advancement activities for the Urbana campus within the Chicago metro region. Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Regional and Global Advancement and working closely with unit-based chief advancement officers, major gift officers, department heads, and faculty, this position will assist the units in designing strategies to broaden and strengthen the university’s development activities in Chicago. The Senior Director of Advancement will be expected to represent the message and vision of the University of Illinois and its units to alumni and friends. This position will require frequent travel within the Chicago metro region, including evening and weekend obligations, and will be based out of the Illini Center in Chicago. This position will manage 2-3 major gift officers.

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Associate Director of Advancement

University of Illinois Laboratory High School

The Associate Director of Advancement for the University of Illinois Laboratory High School creates and manages campaigns for philanthropic support specifically by soliciting major gifts and pledges ($25,000 or more) and annual gifts ($1,000 or more per year) from alumni, parents of current students and alumni, and friends of the school. The successful candidate will also develop and execute stewardship and event coordination activities while managing the part-time Advancement Office Support Specialist.

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Assistant Director/Associate Director/Director of Advancement

The Grainger College of Engineering

The Grainger College of Engineering Office of Advancement invites applications and nominations for three (3) full-time major gift officers. Each Assistant Director/Associate Director/Director of Advancement will secure private support for funding priorities within the College and will play a critical role in efforts to implement an integrated approach for impact and mission driven priorities across our college, departments and units. With over 80,000 supportive alumni globally, these positions are essential to cultivate relationships with donors across the College. Joining The Grainger College of Engineering’s Advancement team will provide the opportunity to flourish as an entrepreneurial thinker while creating a broad impact. 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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Associate Director/Director of Development

Carle Illinois College of Medicine

The Carle Illinois College of Medicine is the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s first new college established in six decades—and its first and only campus-based medical school. Born of Illinois’ strategic vision to enhance biomedical training to address society’s grand healthcare challenges, Carle Illinois harnesses the energy and enthusiasm of our faculty and students to make a true and lasting impact on human health by seamlessly integrating Illinois’ unparalleled assets in engineering, technology and supercomputing with the Carle Health System’s nationally recognized, comprehensive healthcare system.

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Senior Director of Advancement Operations

University Library

The Senior Director of Advancement Operations is responsible for assisting in the management of the University Library Advancement infrastructure including development efforts, stewardship activities, event management, student and alumni affairs, and annual fund functions.

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Assistant Director/Associate Director/Director/Senior Director of Development

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Assistant Director/Associate Director/Director/Senior Director of Development will play a critical role in supporting the departments within the School of Integrative Biology to maximize overall support and opportunities for collaborative giving. This position will work closely with advancement colleagues, the Heads of the departments, and members of the faculty to maximize identification, cultivation, and solicitation strategies for major gift prospects. The successful candidate will develop strategies and implement programs that will lead to and result in the successful philanthropic support of the academic priorities of the University and the philanthropic interests of donors.

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Other Opportunities

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

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