Senior Director of Advancement
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Based in Urbana-Champaign with hybrid opportunities
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs invites applications and
nominations for a full-time Senior Director of Advancement. This position will
serve as the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) for the unit and will have
oversight for all of the advancement activities for Student Affairs, including
supervision of a staff of four. This position will also manage a portfolio of
prospective major and principal gift donors and will partner with CAOs of other
colleges and leadership within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for
Institutional Advancement (OVCIA) to implement an integrated approach for
philanthropic impact and mission-drive priorities across the unit.
Affairs at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is comprised of 30
departments and is one of the most comprehensive Student Affairs organizations
in the country. The Student Affairs advancement program was established 25
years ago and has the infrastructure for success in attracting annual and major
gifts and corporate partnerships. Opportunities exist to grow private support
for a variety of areas, including student support, success, and persistence
initiatives; health, wellness, and wellbeing programs; multiple cultural
centers; and emergency support for students.
Reporting jointly to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement, the Senior Director of Advancement will provide strategic vision, leadership, and direction for all fundraising, constituent engagement, and advancement operations for Student Affairs. Serving as the head fundraiser for the unit and coordinating all constituent relations, stewardship, donor relations, communications, and related activities. The position leads an overall team of four professionals.
Duties and Responsibilities
in Your First Year
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3 months, you’ll:
6 months, you’ll:
the end of the first year, you’ll:
10% In and out of state travel occasionally required.
Knowledge, Skills, and
This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after 4/1/2024. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, while also considering internal
equity. The salary range for
this position starts at $120,000.00.
note: Immigration sponsorship is not available for this position.
Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on Friday, March 1st, 2024. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Keri Collins at [email protected]. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.
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foster and achieve diversity and inclusion in its development, alumni relations
and communication activities. We will respect and encourage different voices,
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and cultures which incudes but are not limited to the following: nationality,
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you pursue a career with Illinois Advancement, you’ll join our tight-knit
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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public
land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked
among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and
graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and
applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It
employs about 3,000 faculty members who serve over 33,000 undergraduates and
17,000 graduate and professional students. More information about the campus is
available at www.illinois.edu.
university is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana (total
population 226,000) in east-central Illinois, and is situated about 140 miles
south of Chicago, 125 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St.
Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and
recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research
institution. For more information
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insurance is available to employees (with the option to purchase coverage for
spouse and dependents), required participation in State Universities Retirement
System (SURS), with several options for participation in additional retirement
plans. Learn more about employee
benefits at the University of Illinois. Newly hired
employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to
Requisition ID: 1022800
Job Category: Administrative
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu
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