The Senior Associate Director of Foundation Relations (Senior Associate Director) plays a leadership role in ensuring the Foundation Relations team raises $10M - $20M annually to advance the fundraising priorities as established by the Leadership Team of Medicine and Biological Sciences Development (MBSD) and the CEO/Dean of the University of Chicago Medicine (UCM).S/he will design and implement fundraising initiatives including identification, qualification, cultivation, and solicitation strategies for foundations with the capacity to make grants in the $100K to $1M+ range. The Senior Associate Director will help build a culture of philanthropy that attracts large/national foundation donors. S/he will need early access to information and strategies about new ideas, opportunities for the future explorations and science in order to attract significant funders at the early stage of research and development. The Senior Associate Director will also help to define and grow the strategy for attracting higher level organizational support of $5M or greater.
Manages a portfolio of 50-100 foundations capable of making gifts in the $50K to $1M range.
Personally responsible for raising $2M to $5M annually.
Employs a Moves Management methodology and is responsible for all fundraising activities including identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
Shares responsibility with the Managing Director for the continued growth of UCMâ™s annual Foundation Fundraising program by conceiving and implementing new strategies for growth.
Collaborates with UCM faculty, volunteer leaders, and administrators. S/he develops collaborative relationships and is one of MBSDâ™s primary representatives to University Research Administration (URA).
Excellent written and communication skills
Excellent interpersonal communications
Ability to maintain confidential information
Strong organizational and analytical skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities with minimal direction
Strong computer skills including work processing, database management, and spreadsheet
Ability to produce quickly turned-around assignments
Education, Experience or Certifications:
A Bachelor's degree or higher is required.
Three years of progressively responsible professional experience, and success securing foundation grants is required.
Experience with basic fundraising research techniques and resources is required.
Demonstrated experience with fundraising programs is highly preferred.
Experience working in a large hierarchical organization; experience working in healthcare fundraising; experience in or education/training in a medical field; and an interest and knowledge base in health care economics, medical research, and health care policy is desired.
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