Development Coordinator


Development Coordinator
The University of Chicago- Chicago, IL

Job Information
Job Summary:

The Development Coordinator performs complex and diverse responsibilities in support of Medicine & Biological Sciences Development (MBSD) fundraising teams.

S/he facilitates, organizes, and executes a range of fundraising activities from identification to stewardship to ensure the $1.2 B campaign is successful.

S/he collaborates with colleagues to execute projects with a focus on increasing participation, revenue, and engagement from prospects, donors, volunteers, faculty, and other key constituents.

Works with fundraisers to advance giving strategies.

All this is done under the direction of the Associate Vice President the Project Manager for Individual Giving, and the other Individual giving teams.


Provides stewardship services and support across up to six frontline fundraising teams, providing the highest level of customer service and seeing projects through to successful completion.

Collects/researches data to support or answer specific questions/topics related to development and volunteer management activity;

Drafts, proofreads, and creates reports and presentations for the team and the volunteers that they support;

Develops and implements team procedures and policies.

Schedules and participates in meetings across MBSD to discuss stewardship plans and advances stewardship strategies.

Composes and edits correspondence and other documents for delivery internally (e.g., MBSD, UCM) and externally (e.g.,donor acknowledgements, correspondence for leaders and volunteers within the primary strategic constituencies).

Proofreads and copy-edits documents such as reports, letters, memos, analyses, etc.

Coordinates logistics of meetings, events, and staff meetings as needed.

Understands and practices team strategy and administrative processes to manage volunteers and resources effectively.


Strong verbal and writing skills, high attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills required.

Ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting required.

An exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative required.

Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, to speak, and to write well required.

Flexibility and adaptability to new programs in an emerging and changing environment required.

Additional Requirements

A bachelor’s degree or higher is required.

Experience: A minimum of one year of work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, or similar work required.

Experience with fundraising, contact management or other database software preferred.

Experience working with volunteers preferred.

Experience planning and executing events preferred.

Working Conditions:

Ability to sit for 2 hours to 4 hours.

Required Documents:

Resume and Cover Letter

Benefit Eligibility: Yes
Pay Frequency: Monthly
Pay Range: Depends on Qualification
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 37.5
Union Non-Union
Job is Exempt? Yes
Drug Test Required? No
Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job? No
Health Screen Required? No
Background Check Required?Yes

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