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Director, Impact Giving & Digital Philanthropy

Rosalind Franklin University
North Chicago, IL 60064
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Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Location: North Chicago, IL, US

About the Department of Institutional Advancement

The Rosalind Franklin University Institutional Advancement (IA) Team is experiencing exciting growth in staff and philanthropic revenue. This is a unique opportunity to become an important part of an established health sciences university and help contribute to the strategy and growth of an impact-focused, data-driven advancement plan. This position provides an excellent career opportunity to work for an expanding, dynamic organization focusing on the priorities of scholarship, discovery, community service and educational enrichment. IA's mission is to inspire and facilitate philanthropy at RFU and its six colleges and schools by building relationships with those who share its goals of serving the population through the interprofessional education of health and biomedical professionals and the discovery of knowledge dedicated to improving the wellness of its people.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides dynamic and analytical leadership to Impact Fund development including strategic segmentation and multi-channel solicitation to achieve the university's fundraising goals.
  • Collaborates with the Institutional Advancement team, administration, faculty and volunteers to identify, qualify, engage and cultivate relationships with leadership gift donors and elevate donors through the pipeline.
  • Authors, co-authors and/or edits fundraising appeals. Advises on creative and technical design and other strategies/tactics to improve the user experience, their engagement, and likelihood to give.
  • Leads a coordinated and systematic approach to leverage multi-channel solicitation plans to secure and renew annual support at the $1,000-$10,000 level.
  • Deepens partnerships with donors and qualify them for increased support.
  • Communicates stories about the impact of annual philanthropic support with current and potential donor partners.
  • Utilizes and manages the digital philanthropy toolbox including RFU's crowdfunding and digital giving programs, while strengthening the online giving experience.
  • Collaborates with donor relations and stewardship teams to ensure thoughtful, coordination experiences and satisfaction across the donor journey.

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor degree with a minimum of three years of experience in development, non-profit management or complimentary field.
  • Experience strategically managing and executing an annual fund campaign.
  • Achieve background check clearance.

Typical Physical Demands and Working Conditions

Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation. Work is of light physical demand in an office setting with duties performed while sitting, standing, or occasionally stooping. Work requires occasional lifting of boxes 25 pounds or less. Some evenings, and weekends as well as local and national travel required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • CFRE or equivalent certifications
  • 3+ years of direct experience in digital marketing and/or digital philanthropy
  • Direct experience working on a university campus and within a health related organization or cause
  • Ability to manage complex projects with firm deadlines and deliverables.

EOE, including Disability / Vets



Posted: 2021-04-21 Expires: 2021-05-22

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Rosalind Franklin University
North Chicago, IL 60064

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