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Director of Development

Company: University of Illinois Springfield
Date Posted: November 29, 2017

Full-time, Academic Professional position in the Office of Advancement, the fundraising arm of the University of Illinois Springfield. Responsibilities include identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift prospects and donors in collaboration with colleges and administrative units of the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) and the University of Illinois Foundation (UIF). Primary duties include: building and maintaining relationships with a large portfolio of prospects and donors; conducting significant local, state, and assigned geographic travel to meet with donors and prospects; and serving as a liaison to assigned campus colleges and units to assist with fundraising planning and execution. Position reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Advancement, UIS/Senior Vice President, UIF.

Minimum qualifications are a bachelor’s degree and minimum of five (5) years of combined professional experience in alumni relations, development, fundraising, general management, or marketing. Excellent written and oral skills necessary. A master’s degree and demonstrated professional experience in higher education or other nonprofit environment are desirable. Preferred qualifications include the ability to work within a fast-paced, team environment and the ability to assume responsibility for high-level projects.

Applicants should submit a cover letter of application, resume and a list of three professional references online at  For full consideration, application materials must be received by December 31, 2017.

UIS is a premier public university that provides students with a high-quality liberal arts education, exceptional public affairs opportunities, and outstanding professional preparation programs. UIS has four core strengths: (1) a teaching-focused academic experience; (2) an abundance of opportunities to collaborate; (3) a right-sized supportive community; and (4) a tradition of educating public servants and leaders. UIS is one of three campuses of the world-class University of Illinois.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons with disabilities, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.