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Annual Giving Officer (1)

Position Deleted on 4/09/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Chicago, IL
Admin - Development and Fundraising
Full Time

The Annual Giving Officer (1) will report to the Director of Central Development. This position will create and nurture mutually-beneficial relationships between DePaul and a select group of annual donors and prospects.

The Annual Giving Officer (1) will identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward annual donors for gifts. This position will work as a team member in building visibility and support while enlarging the portfolio of donors to DePaul University.

Additionally, the Annual Giving Officer (1) will:

  • Maintain a fund-raising portfolio.
  • Plan and implement individual strategies for identifying, soliciting and upgrading prospects to gifts.
  • Solicit gifts personally.
  • Partner with Corporate Relations and President's Club initiatives to solicit gifts.
  • Participate in corporate giving campaign events and Presidents Club events, as required.
  • Make solicitation calls as needed to ensure fund-raising goals are achieved, at the direction of the Director of Central Development.
  • Identify, screen and qualify prospects.
  • Update each prospect record, as necessary, with information from each contact.
  • Provide status reports, as required, to the Director of Central Development.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 1 to 3 years fund-raising or fund-raising support experience.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Experience with databases, data structure and word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Ability to do in-depth research and follow-up.
  • Ability to work occasional overnight and out of state travel, including donor visits, alumni events, and professional conferences.
Salary & Benefits:
  • DePaul offers comprehensive and competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain talent to further the University's mission. Please click on the following link to review the full Benefits Summary:

Required Background Screening:

  • All final candidates extended an offer of employment will undergo background screening.
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:
Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected.

For more information about the Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, please visit:

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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