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Senior Director of Development
University of Illinois at Chicago in Chicago, Illinois
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Date Posted 01/30/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Senior Director of Development – Peoria Campus

The University of Illinois College of Medicine is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated individual to join its development staff as a Senior Director of Development.  The Senior Director of Development will be located on the Peoria campus and interact with world-class faculty engaged in education, research and patient care.  The College of Medicine operates on four campuses and trained 1 of 6 physicians practicing in Illinois.  The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria  (UICOMP) provides four years of medical school to about 240 students, resident/fellow education to over 300 postgraduates and has 167 full time faculty and over 1,100 volunteer faculty. UICOMP has two major academic affiliate hospitals offering numerous opportunities for clinical training and research.  Healthcare is the largest employment sector in Peoria.


The senior director of development is responsible for planning, directing, and implementing activities and programs to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward major and planned gifts from individual donors and prospects as well as from community organizations.  There is an opportunity to work with department heads and other key faculty to identify fundraising priorities and initiatives, and to develop strategies for soliciting funds.  This position provides leadership and coordinates activities across the campus and collaborates with others at UIC to maximize philanthropic efforts.


The successful candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree with a master’s degree preferred.  A minimum of five years of fundraising experience, preferably in higher education, with a demonstrated ability to solicit five and six figure gifts required.  Strong interpersonal, management, organizational and teamwork skills are required.  Experience working with others to identify, cultivate and solicit prospects is desired.


For fullest consideration please submit a resume and references to:  by April 19, 2019. Inquiries may be sent to:

Jordan Waugh

Office of Advancement MC 792

UIC College of Medicine

1747 West Roosevelt Road

Suite 302

Chicago, IL 60608

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.

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