|Job Title||Sr. Corporate Foundations Relations Officer, Health Science Division|
|Posted By||Loyola University Chicago|
|Job Function||Advancement Officer|
|Location||Location -> Illinois -> Chicago / Cook County|
|Type of Work||Type of Work -> Development / Fundraising / Grant Mgmt|
|Job Type||Job Type -> Full-time|
The Senior Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) Officer is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a portfolio of Corporate and Foundation prospects capable of supporting the research and education missions of the Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division. She/he reports directly to the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for Loyola University Chicago. The Senior CFR Officer will work in close collaboration with the Assistant Vice President and Associate Dean, HSD Advancement to secure gifts and grants to support the strategic initiatives of the institution. In addition, the Senior CFR Officer will coordinate efforts with the Loyola University Medical Center Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations for corporate and foundation gifts especially for research. This position will manage her/his own portfolio of 50-75 prospects with capacity to make gifts in excess of $100,000.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward corporate and foundation donors with both capacity and inclination to support the research and education priorities across the LUC Health Sciences Division (HSD).
- Manage a portfolio of 50 - 75 local and national major gift corporate & foundation prospects capable of making a gift/grant of $100,000 or more.
- Draft LOIs, proposals, status reports, and general correspondence to corporations and foundations seeking support and to steward for HSD priority areas and programs.
- Analyze corporate and foundation funding guidelines and match their interests with appropriate University HSD programs and initiatives.
- Assist with overall strategy development and budgetary planning of the CFR HSD program.
- Work in collaboration with the Assistant Vice President and Associate Dean for HSD and the corporate and foundations team as well as corporate and foundation relations for Loyola University Medical Center to maximize giving potential from donors and increase the major gift donor base.
- Work in close collaboration with the HSD Vice Provost for Research and the HSD Office of Research Services on research grants from corporations and foundations for faculty-driven research across the division, especially faculty in the Stritch School of Medicine, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, and The Graduate School's Biomedical Sciences program.
- Support donor relations with gift acknowledgement, stewardship, pledge fulfillment, and gift renewal for corporate and foundation gifts to HSD.
- Plan and manage special events for corporate and foundation guests when appropriate.
- Ability to communicate the priorities and strategic initiatives for the HSD, especially key directives for research that resonate with local and national corporations and private foundations.
- Represent Loyola University Chicago HSD confidently and professionally with funders, during site visits, and events.
- Management of donor records and activity in donor management database (Advance).
- Forge and maintain strong relationships with LUC Advancement team, Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, and volunteers.
- Mentor and train junior staff on the Corporate & Foundation Relations Team.
- The successful candidate will be creative, able to think globally, pay attention to the details, and be able to manage many tasks simultaneously
- Perform other duties as required or assigned.
Bachelor's degree in related field and at least seven years of fundraising experience. Direct experience in identifying, soliciting and cultivating donors required. Professional experience in an academic medical center setting preferred.
- A proven ability to communicate with corporate and foundation prospects in professional manner and the ability to participate personally in gift strategies and solicitations required.
- Must possess excellent oral and written communications skills.
- Applicant must be able to attend meetings and events, some of which are held during evening hours and on weekends.
- Must be able to perform effectively under the pressure of demanding deadlines, work with limited supervision/instruction and be able to give attention to details while maintaining a focus on the big picture.
- Have qualities of integrity, industry, and curiosity. He or she must have an energy level that ensures high quality productivity on a timely basis.
- Must be capable of exercising good judgment and confidentiality in dealing with alumni, donors, and faculty and must have patience and understanding of the needs of others.
- A team attitude is necessary to work with internal and external constituencies.
Adept at MS Word processing, MS Excel or Spreadsheets and MS PowerPoint. Adept user of Internet, e-mail and other office automation systems. Knowledge of BSR or alternate advancement software a plus. Will be expected to learn and use BSR.
This job is open for online applications.
Qualified Candidates are asked to apply via the following online URL: Qualified Candidates are asked to apply via the following URL: www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55175.
Please note: Email, faxes and walk in resumes will not be accepted.