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Assistant Director of Development amp Alumni Relations

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Midwestern University

Downers Grove, IL

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Summary The Assistant Director of Development & Alumni Relations will support a comprehensive fundraising and alumni program for Midwestern University with a special emphasis on corporate and foundation giving.  The Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations will report directly to the University's Director of Institutional Advancement and will supervise the Downers Grove, IL staff for the Office of Development & Alumni Relations.  Essential Duties and Responsibilities Successfully secure major gifts from corporations and foundations to support scholarships, event sponsorships and community partnerships Oversee campaign planning, annual giving appeals, individual giving, alumni events and programming Manage development & alumni relations staff and volunteers Develop and manage annual operating plans and budgets Collaborate with Deans and Program Directors to engage and solicit potential donors Establish and oversee a stewardship plan for all University donors Supervise alumni engagement activities including alumni associations 10-15% travel will be required Supervisory Responsibilities                                                  This position will be responsible for supervising the following staff: Manager of Development, Manager of Alumni Relations, Development Data Specialist, and Administrative Assistant.   Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess excellent motivational, communication and supervisory skills.  The candidate must have a high attention to detail and high-quality, along with the ability to exercise courtesy, tact and flexibility. In addition, the requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions Education and/or Experience                                                 Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of progressively responsible experience in a fundraising position, preferably for a higher education institution. An individual who has attained the CFRE designation (or equivalent) will be given preference.  The ability to build positive rapport with many groups of internal and external stakeholders is required to be successful in this position.  1-2 years of supervisory experience and exceptional written and verbal communication skills are also required.  The individual must also have a high level of professionalism in interacting with internal and external stakeholders.    Additional experience is preferred in the areas of higher education, alumni relations, fund-raising, community relations, and public relations. Computer Skills                                              Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access).  Jenzabar or CARS experience preferred. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 10 pounds. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a).Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.ExperienceRequired1 - 2 years: Previous supervisor experience.5 year(s): Progressively responsible experience in fundraising. PreferredPrevious experience within higher education, alumni relations, fundraising, community relations and public relations.EducationRequiredBachelors or better

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Healthcare education is what we do. We're an established leader with an exciting vision for the future. Midwestern University offers programs that give you solid footing in the sciences, extensive hands-on experience in outstanding clinical rotations, and a compassionate perspective toward your patients. You'll learn side-by-side with students in other health professions, modeling the team approach to 21st century healthcare practice. And you'll learn from faculty mentors who are dedicated to preparing their future colleagues for the realities of patient care. Our graduates are found in leading hospitals, private practices, laboratories, pharmacies, and healthcare facilities across the United States.

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