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Director, Wildcat Fund 20274

Position Deleted on 2/17/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Evanston, IL
  • Admin - Development and Fundraising
  • Admin - Alumni Associations and Services
01/07/2013 (Reposted Job: Initially posted on 11/30/2012)
Full Time

About Northwestern University and the Office of Alumni Relations and Development:

At Northwestern University, the Office of Alumni Relations and Development serves to engage Northwestern alumni, parents, friends, and organizations in supporting the institution's goal to attain the "highest order of excellence" - a goal envisioned by its founders in 1851. The Office of Alumni Relations and Development collaborates with the entire University community to support the students, faculty, schools, and initiatives that make Northwestern a world-class institution of higher learning and innovative research. Go to to learn more about The Office of Alumni Relations and Development.

Careers in Northwestern University's Office of Alumni Relations and Development:

Northwestern University's Office of Alumni Relations and Development seeks to employ a varied and diverse range of dynamic people who understand the importance of our mission and vision. When you consider a career at Northwestern University, you know that you are joining an institution with a deep history of academic, professional and personal excellence.

We are currently recruiting for a Director, Wildcat Fund.

The Director, Wildcat Fund is a high-level officer with responsibility for yielding high-impact results through the design, implementation and management of innovative programs and events to identify, engage/cultivate, solicit, and steward prospective donors. The Director, Wildcat Fund builds and adapts programs to a point of sustainability. The Director, Wildcat Fund monitors and reports on team activity and progress to goals, initiates and manages change as needed. The Director, Wildcat Fund also participates in one-to-one relationship management strategy development and execution with high-profile/high potential volunteers and donors. The Director, Wildcat Fund interfaces with campus leadership to develop philanthropic and fundraising strategies and prepares them for prospect meetings and solicitations. May supervise groups of volunteers and staff. Extensive travel is required. Night and weekend hours are expected.

Position Specific Text:
The Senior Associate Director is responsible for the planning, coordination, and solicitation of gifts to the Wildcat Fund, the unrestricted annual fund for Northwestern Athletics. The Associate Director works closely with the Vice President for Athletics and Recreation and the Development Athletics team to provide leadership and vision for NU Athletics and to maximize available resources.

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Working at Northwestern University:

Beyond being a place to learn and grow professionally, Northwestern is an exciting and fulfilling place to work! Northwestern offers many benefit options to full and part-time employees including: competitive compensation; excellent retirement plans; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; dependent care match; vacation, sick and holiday pay; professional development opportunities and tuition reimbursement.

Northwestern greatly values work/life balance amongst its employees. Take advantage of recreational, cultural, and enrichment opportunities on campus. Employees also receive access to childcare solutions, retail discounts, and other work/life balance resources.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes in creating an environment that welcomes students, faculty and staff of all races, nationalities and religions. In doing so, we offer our students the opportunity to learn and grow in diverse communities preparing them for successful careers in an increasingly global and diverse work force.

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