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Manager, Donor Relations

Urbana, IL Job ID: 1419449


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Manager, Donor Relations

The University of Illinois Foundation (Foundation) is the official fundraising and private gift-receiving organization of the University of Illinois (University). It works closely with alumni and friends, faculty and staff, corporations and foundations, as well as campus development professionals to create fundraising programs and opportunities that benefit the University. The Manager of Donor Relations is responsible for the oversight and execution of key donor relations programs and services, donor engagement efforts, and event and meeting experiences for multiple audience types, including external and internal constituents, as managed by the UI Foundation and the Office of Board and Donor Relations. The Manager will administer University of Illinois System-wide donor programs and tools, such as Cvent, special event ticketing management, and donor tributes, and assist in the planning and organizing of UIF meetings and special events, specifically in the areas of employee communications and community relations.

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree with at least two years of professional experience in advancement, event man agement or a customer service role.

• Proven interest in philanthropy and belief in the work and mission of the UI Foundation.

• Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, team- oriented environment with changing priorities and sometimes moving deadlines.

• Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and customer service skills. • Proficiency in MS Office suite and the propensity to become proficient in Blackbaud (or equivalent customer relationship management system) and related technical systems.

• Exhibits development program values of: integrity, civility, collaboration, innovation and impact.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in UI advancement operations. • Familiarity with current online and app-based communications platforms.

Competitive benefit package and compensation commensurate with experience. Comprehensive background check including but not limited to a criminal conviction and credit check will be conducted.

Application Deadline: November 17th, 2019

Application Process:For full consideration for the role, all candidates must complete an online application and include a resume and cover letter. Candidates may create a profile through

For further information regarding application procedures, contact Foundation Human Resources at THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS FOUNDATION IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

University of Illinois Foundation

Location: Urbana, IL

Category: Professional