The Associate Director, Individual Giving & Pediatrics (Associate Director) performs complex and diverse responsibilities in support of the Comer Development Board (CDB), serves as a frontline fundraiser for the Pediatrics fundraising team.
The CDB is a volunteer board that seeks to raise awareness and generate support for Comer Childrenâ™s Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics. The Associate Director is the primary liaison between the CDB and the University of Chicago Medicine (UCM). S/he manages logistics of CDB meetings and staffs them; executes the CDBâ™s annual plans; manages the boardâ™s budgets; assists the CDB in building its membership; and supports the CDBâ™s fundraising efforts to ensure that UCMâ™s $1B+ campaign is successful. Fundraising activity includes organizing and executing, and securing corporate sponsors and other philanthropic support, for an annual 5K Race and a Kidsâ™ Fashion Show. As the fundraiser for the Pediatrics fundraising team, s/he works to secure individual gifts from CDB members as well as a growing portfolio of other pediatrics donors. S/he is also responsible for writing a broad spectrum of fundraising materials such as proposals and stewardship reports in order to help achieve the teamâ™s annual fundraising goal.
Responsible for the full-spectrum of CDB event planning, execution, and fundraising in collaboration with CDB members. In doing so, s/he raises $500K - $1M in event revenue annually to assist the board in meeting their fundraising goals.
Manages up to 5 events annually, including the current signature events: The Comer Childrenâ™s RBC Race for the Kids and The Comer Childrenâ™s Kidsâ™ Fashion Show. For these events, s/he solicits corporate sponsorships; develops and implements a communications plan in collaboration with the UCM and MBSD Marketing Departments.
Manages event expenses, negotiates pricing and contracts with vendors, and ensures events are produced within budget limits; trains and oversees the work of event volunteers; writes event correspondence, briefings, reports, and acknowledgement letters; and manages post-event follow-up.
Organizes and oversees the grant-making process for the CDB under the guidance of the CDB Chairs, as well as the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and the Vice President of Comer Childrenâ™s Hospital.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines
Ability to work well within a team of highly motivated individuals
Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to write well with a strong commitment to customer service
Excellent diplomatic skills
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to learn and manipulate databases
Ability to attend and help with weekend and evening events
Ability and willingness to travel.
Education and Experience:
A Bachelor's degree or higher is required.
A minimum of three years of full-time professional experience in development or a related service-oriented field is required
Development Experience is preferred
Experience with fundraising, contact management or other database software preferred. Experience working with volunteers preferred. Experience planning and executing events preferred.
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