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Director of Stewardship, Principal Gift

Urbana, IL Job ID: 1420458


UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS FOUNDATION

has an immediate opening for an

Director of Stewardship, Principal Gifts

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 Director of Stewardship, Principal Gifts is Responsible for the direction of stewardship of all major and principal gifts contributed to the University of Illinois Foundation (UIF) by donors considered principal gift donors or principal gift prospects, as well as members of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. This position also serves as a partner to the UIF Board and Donor Relations office in the stewardship of gifts provided by members of the UIF Board of Directors.

The Director works directly with the Senior Vice President for Principal Gifts, Gift Planning & Trust Services in ensuring that strategic stewardship plans are developed, documented, and implemented. Works collaboratively with advancement colleagues at UIF and its related universities to develop and implement these stewardship plans in a manner that supports enhanced lifelong relationships with donors.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of related experience in a nonprofit organization or within higher education required, including experience raising major gifts.

• A keen interest in relationship building and a fervent belief in the University's and Foundation's missions are essential. • The incumbent must be highly collaborative and consistently demonstrate strong listening and communication skills, critical thinking skills, and impeccable integrity.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• University of Illinois major gift experience.

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: December 1, 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 https://jobs.uif.uillinois.edu. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Foundation Human Resources at uifhrsearches@uif.uillinois.edu.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS FOUNDATION IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

University of Illinois Foundation

Location: Urbana, IL

Category: Professional