The Chief Advancement Officer/Associate Dean for Advancement for the College of Medicine (CAO) will provide strategic vision and direction to all aspects of alumni and fundraising activities for one of the largest medical schools in the nation. Building and leading a sophisticated staff of ~25, the CAO will serve as the primary thought partner to the new Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement of Health Systems (AVC) and the College’s newly appointed Dean of Medicine, Mark Rosenblatt, a visionary leader who is highly supportive of fundraising and engagement activities, and will serve as a member of both the senior management teams.
Arriving at the mid-point of the University of Illinois’ system-wide $3.1B comprehensive fundraising campaign ending in 2022, the CAO will play a critical role in ensuring the successful completion of the College of Medicine’s contribution. S/He will build and advance strong relationships with alumni and friends that result in philanthropic contributions to the College of Medicine through portfolio management of high capacity major and principal gift prospects.
The University of Illinois College of Medicine’s diverse student body of over 1,300 students hails from a wide variety of cultural and economic backgrounds, and its distinguished faculty contributes to the College’s reputation as one of the best schools for both undergraduate and graduate medical education. The College’s four campuses — located in Chicago, Peoria, Rockford and Urbana — take advantage of the state’s urban and rural environments and offer numerous opportunities for clinical training and research. The College’s 75 residency programs are highly sought after.
The College of Medicine is a part of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) which provides comprehensive care, education, and research to train healthcare leaders and foster healthy communities in Illinois and beyond. A part of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), UI Health comprises a clinical enterprise that includes a 465-bed tertiary care hospital, caring for more than 135,000 patients every year, 21 primary and specialty care outpatient clinics, and 11 Mile Square Health Center facilities, which are Federally Qualified Health Centers, and the University of Illinois Cancer Center.
Confidential inquiries, nominations and applications are invited from candidates meeting the minimum requirements for the job:
A Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.
Minimum of five years successful experience in medical fundraising.
Experience in a college or university setting with an academic medical center is preferred.
Association of Fundraising Professionals, CFRE or CASE membership is preferred.
Understanding of all aspects of an advancement program. Demonstrated record of accomplishment in major and planned giving, annual giving and alumni relations.
Requires excellent communication, writing, interpersonal, organization and presentation skills.
Ability to work effectively with diverse publics (academic community, alumni and friends of the University and Foundation) and thorough understanding of values and functions of a complex, research-oriented university.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment.
Proven leadership skills, that will successfully build and motivate teams.
Ability to work in a highly complex organizational structure.
Candidates should provide a resume and letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile. These materials should be sent electronically to the university’s consultants: Jill Lasman, Executive Vice President at jlasman@LindauerGlobal.com or Donna Russell, Senior Consultant at drussell@LindauerGlobal.com.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.